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You might not know this, but Christopher Lee is the greatest 92-year-old to have ever graced the earth. Not only is he one of the most dedicated and talented actors to ever be committed to celluloid, but he is also a bona-fide heavy metal artist, too. And he even has a brand-new Christmas single out. You can hear a snippet from it in the video below.
Christopher Lee’s festive Christmas single is titled, Darkest Carols, Faithful Sing. And while it may not be the normal sort of track that you hear around the Christmas season, you can’t help but adore it since The Wicker Man actor’s famous dulcet tones feature on it. As you can probably tell, the metal song is actually set to the music of Hark the Herald Angels Sing. However the lyrics themselves have been slightly altered to fit in with the metal vibe. Christopher Lee’s bassy voice flows over the riff of Hedras Ramos’ guitar for Darkest Carols, Faithful Sing, and various publications have already called for a campaign to try and get the song to Christmas number 1.
But this isn’t the first time that the 92-year-old actor has put out a metal track at Christmas time. In fact, it’s actually the third year in a row that he has done so. Back in 2012 he started this tradition with A Heavy Metal Christmas. This saw Christopher Lee record tracks such as The Little Drummer Boy and Silent Night in time for the holiday season. After noticing that his rocking efforts had actually received a sterling response from moviegoers, metal-heads and members of the public who appreciate seeing men in their 90s still loving life, Christopher Lee decided to proceed with his unique Christmas music the following year. In 2013 he followed up A Heavy Metal Christmas with A Heavy Metal Christmas Too, which included Jingle Hell and My Way.
Jingle Hell actually achieved chart success too. In fact, it made it to number 18 on the Billboard chart. This meant that the former James Bond villain now had another achievement to add to his already long-list of accolades, as he was now the oldest charted performer in Billboard history. Christopher Lee first embraced the metal genre back in 2005. This was when he collaborated with Rhapsody of Fire’s lead singer, Fabio Lione, to sing a duet on the single, The Magic of the Wizard’s Dream. Since then, Christopher Lee has released two more metal albums, Charlemagne: By the Sword and the Cross and Charlemagne: The Omens of Death, while he has also recorded four EPs too. What do you think you’ll be doing when you’re 92?