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Horror legend Christopher Lee releases metal album, aged 92

Published on May 27, 2014 9:31 PM
 

LONDON (AFP) - Horror film legend Christopher Lee, who turned 92 on Tuesday, is celebrating the milestone by releasing a heavy rock mini-album entitled Metal Knight.

The Dracula actor is a long-time devotee of heavy metal - a genre partly inspired by the sort of horror films he starred in - and has already several album releases under his belt.

"I associate heavy metal with fantasy because of the tremendous power that the music delivers," explained Lee, who possesses a booming, classically-trained bass voice.

Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi presented the Lord Of The Rings star with the Spirit of Metal prize at the Golden Gods Awards in 2010 for his services to metal music.

British actor Christopher Lee arriving on the red carpet to attend the royal world premiere of the new James Bond film Skyfall at the Royal Albert Hall in London on Oct 23, 2012. Lee, who turned 92 on May 27, 2014, is celebrating the milestone by releasing a heavy rock mini-album entitled Metal Knight. -- PHOTO: AFP
 
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