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Actor Christopher Lee to release a 'Symphonic Metal' album

Discussion in 'LORD' started by black_tooth_grin, Jan 4, 2010.

  1. black_tooth_grin

    black_tooth_grin www.anwarrizk.com

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    Legendary actor Christopher Lee, who has appeared in such cinematic milestones as "Lord Of The Rings", "Star Wars", "The Man with the Golden Gun" and "Dracula", will release "Charlemagne", a concept album with original words and symphonic metal music, on March 15, 2010.

    Composer Marco Sabiu, best known for his collaborations with Kylie Minogue, TAKE THAT, Pavarotti and Morricone, has created a truly epic canvas by introducing modern metal symphonies, in a style which resembles a movie score. Marie-Claire Calvet, a graduate from Bristol University, transports the listener into "The Dark Ages", with a very powerful storyline and mesmerizing lyrics. A full orchestra, heavy metal musicians, choir and special guest vocalists bring the legend of Charlemagne to life.

    Lee has previously collaborated with MANOWAR and RHAPSODY OF FIRE.

    For more information, visit www.myspace.com/charlemagnemusical.

    Click here to have a listen.
     
  2. Shadow298

    Shadow298 UNLEASH THE GUAN

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    as AWESOME as Christopher Lee is, not sure how this will go.
    he's not the best singer, as heard on the Tolkien Ensemble album he did and they have a very yank sounding singer on the sample linked, which clashes with Lee's deep brittish vocals.

    it's more a rock opera than symphonic metal with semi speaking parts and interludes.

    oh, well.

    I'm still a sucker for these things and the 3rd sample tack has better singing on it.
     
  3. Bucko

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    is he still alive
     
  4. Goreripper

    Goreripper Metal as fuck

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    Since when was The Man With the Golden Gun a cinematic milestone?
     
  5. black_tooth_grin

    black_tooth_grin www.anwarrizk.com

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    It sounds awfully similar to Uli Jon Roth's last album. No way is this symphonic.
     
  6. Rick

    Rick Senior User

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    He was fantastic in the Wicker Man. He's one of those legendary guys really. I might have to re-watch that movie like you suggested, Brian. He has a badass voice.
     
  7. Goreripper

    Goreripper Metal as fuck

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    Doooo it! That movie is worth watching just for the Maypole dance and the naked chicks doing the fertility rite.
     
  8. Rick

    Rick Senior User

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    I never even knew a non-hilarious version existed until i heard Agalloch's "The White" ep.
     
  9. Turner

    Turner I have a cunning plan

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    this is hilarious news
    obviously he spent too much time hanging out with joey demaio
    either way we're all gonna get a few lols
     
  10. Goreripper

    Goreripper Metal as fuck

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    Too right. And knowing Lee, he'll be laughing right along with us.
     
  11. Zen

    Zen Vows In Ashes...

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    Christopher Lee is awesome on so many levels.

     
  12. Goreripper

    Goreripper Metal as fuck

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    You don't direct Christopher Lee. You just turn him loose.
     
  13. Rick

    Rick Senior User

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    Saruman's death scene you say? So the extended DVD goes back to the shire after the events of the edited movie? Wormtongue and Saruman in the shire if i remember correctly. I was annoyed that wasn't in the movie.
     
  14. Goreripper

    Goreripper Metal as fuck

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    Yeah that whole part was cut because Jackson figured it was already long enough. Apparently Lee wasn't impressed.
     
  15. Aussie_Metalchild

    Aussie_Metalchild Bass player from LORD

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    Haha sorry... probably won't be giving this a listen
     
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    i9i had a listen to the samples, just for shits and giggles and I would rather sit in a room and listen to my daughters top 40 crap.
     
  17. Celestial-Todd

    Celestial-Todd The Incredible Bulk

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    They cut the Scouring of the Shire and had Wormtongue stab Saruman and then push him off the balcony Isengard
     
  18. Rick

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    ...Dumb. You don't change an ending of a book lol.
     
  19. Celestial-Todd

    Celestial-Todd The Incredible Bulk

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    It's wasn't that much of a change really. Just moved where he died haha
     
  20. MetGreen

    MetGreen KFC Maniac!!!

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    Didn't Lee boycott all press obligations for the movie because he was completely cut out of the Cinematic release? The guy is truly awesome.
     

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