Look, we all love metal concept albums about ancient kings, and everyone has at least one idea for a metal concept album about an ancient king kicking around in the back of their heads. But the thing that separates the rest of us from 87-year-old classically trained British actor best known for portraying Saruman the White in Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings trilogy is that the rest of us just sit around talking about our metal concept albums about ancient kings, while Christopher Lee just goes out and fucking RECORDS ONE. I just have one question:

Q: huhhhhhhhhhhhhhh?

I’m sure that this question and many others will be answered by toying around with this CHRISTOPHER LEE METAL CONCEPT ALBUM EMBEDDABLE WIDGET!

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I’m telling you, 2010 is going to be a year of minor miracles. We are FIVE DAYS into this thing and minds are already being blown left and right. This guy knows what I’m talking about:

I shall not pass!

Seriously, though, how is Christopher Lee not knighted yet? Whatever, England. Your days of empire are gone! I’m calling him Sir Christopher Lee from now on, THE QUEEN BE DAMNED. Christopher Lee will never die. (Via

Comments (50)
  1. First he creates the Uruk-Hai, and now this?

  2. I’ll bet anyone ten dollars that Pitchfork is going to eat this shit up.

  3. Album of the decade?

    • Absolutely album of the decade. I like this. I identify with it. Plus it gives me something more appropriate to listen to when I’m shedding the blood of Saxon men, as I do most every Tuesday evening. Those damned Saxons that invade Los Feliz from time to time. On second thought, they might be hipsters.

  4. Okay, fortunately the audio samples are much more “show tune” than they are “metal.” An old British actor doing musical theater? At least that I can underSTAND.

  5. It’s going to be hard to work for the rest of the day with such a BLOWN MIND. Seriously. Christopher Lee is my new idol for just doing whatever the fuck I want to do when I get old.

  6. He sounds like Will Ferrell doing Robert Goulet.

  7. Today has wrought (a totally appropriate word with a metallic connotation) a crystallization of fantasies for me not seen since Led Zeppelin.

  8. Meh… I’ll wait for Ben Kingsley’s Synth-Pop Complication.

  9. What’s weird is that I distinctly remember walking out of the Two Towers thinking “Man, Christopher Lee is so fucking metal”

  10. i have a feeling this will be a good year for fettishes

  11. i have a feeling this will be a good year for fettishes

  12. i have a feeling this will be a good year for fettishes

  13. I just hope this is half as good as Bill Cosby’s rap album.

  14. Did that dude MacPaint on his eyebrows?

  15. this looks a good a time as any to announce my own Metal Concept Album, though it’s about Charlie Brown and it’s called: I Gotta Rock!

  16. If I ever get married I’m putting a veil on a viking helmet and walking down the aisle to “The Bloody Verdict of Verden.” Suck it, Canon in D!

  17. The Lee family reunions must be bananas. Geddy is like, “eeeeeeeeee!” Then Christopher goes, “AAAAAAHHHHH!” Then Bruce starts doing ghost karate and Brandon asks him why they’re buried in Seattle. Pretty weird family, the Lees.

  18. This will be the defining album of the 10′s (onesies?) it will stand shoulder to shoulder with the Beatles, Led zeppelin, Rolling Stones. I feel proud to be british.

  19. i thought the lyrics to the first song were “the blood of a thousand sexy men” and i got all confused, thinking SURELY this is sir ian mckellen’s epic, rather light in the loafers concept metal album. this exposes my long held problem of not being able to tell the two of them apart, which made lord of the rings really difficult for me to understand at certain points.

  20. I can’t wait for the Kidz Bop version.

  21. Album of the century… the 9th century! Ha!

    Consider yourself Charleburned, Chris.

  22. i cannot believe this is happening. Rhapsody is a pretty amazing Italian power metal band: parterning with Saruman is totally the kind of thing they would do. Other hits by the band and its guitarist, who has solo records, include “The Ancient Forest of Elves”, “Black Dragon”, and “Triumph for my Magic Steel”.
    Their English is usually much more hilarious, though, and doesn’t involve words like ‘exigencies’.

    • Some of my personal favs are-
      Rain of A Thousand Flames
      Holy Thunderforce
      Knightrider of Doom
      Power of the Dragonflame

  23. We’re gonna need a bigger Mordor.

  24. People need to stop exploiting old people.

  25. Tell me, friend, when did Saruman the Wise abandon reason for madness?

  26. Dude, Rhapsody’s “Symphony of Enchanted Lands II: The Dark Secret” is a great album!
    I wish I could make fun of this or whatever, but I’ve known about Christopher Lee’s contributions to crazy fantasy metal for at least 3 years now.
    That widget’s pretty fun though.

  27. Has anyone joined the street team?

  28. But I thought Keanu Reeves was Charlemagne?

  29. Is it too late to make a Christmas wish? I wish, with all of my heart, that I could hear the inside of Christopher Lee’s brain thoughts as he decided to make a metal concept album about Charlemagne.


  30. Who the hell is Saruman the White ??? That’s Dracula, you know from the 1968 movie Dracula has Risen from the Grave, and Dracula A.D 1972

  31. Heard him sing opera on Tonight show once: impressive.
    Decades ago I read that he’d been in most movies of any actor (250+
    back then). Wonder what his total is now?

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