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(Loudwire)   Christopher Lee releases heavy metal versions of classic Christmas songs. You want this, mortal   (loudwire.com) divider line 47
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2012-12-20 05:42:15 PM  
He's got a Santa beard going.  
 
In other news, no Santa will ever be as cool as him.
 
2012-12-20 05:50:14 PM  
Christopher Lee can do no wrong.

Not even The Man with the Golden Gun.
 
2012-12-20 05:51:50 PM  
Metal is cool. Christopher Lee is cool. Combine them, and you should get some some sort of super mega colossal awesome coolness. In reality, it kind of sucks. I'm really disappointed.
 
2012-12-20 05:53:44 PM  
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2012-12-20 05:58:01 PM  
Well I just found my Christmas gift.
 
2012-12-20 06:01:26 PM  

Prank Call of Cthulhu: Metal is cool. Christopher Lee is cool. Combine them, and you should get some some sort of super mega colossal awesome coolness. In reality, it kind of sucks. I'm really disappointed.


Yeah, that was much worse than it should have been. Maybe it's meant to be a hipster Christmas gag gift.
 
2012-12-20 06:05:21 PM  
Coolest 90 year old ever.
 
2012-12-20 06:12:30 PM  
dude is a wizard
 
2012-12-20 06:20:49 PM  
That's awesome. Is that really him or is this some weird internet joke?
 
2012-12-20 06:23:03 PM  

Hoboclown: That's awesome. Is that really him or is this some weird internet joke?


He *has* released a heavy metal album before: Charlemagne: By the Sword and the Cross.
 
2012-12-20 06:24:05 PM  

Hoboclown: That's awesome. Is that really him or is this some weird internet joke?


I'm thinking Internet joke. Until this 90-year old hands me the CD autographed I'm skeptical.
 
2012-12-20 06:28:43 PM  
Ok Ill quit biatching about not hearing anything interesting in fark metal threads. This is just plain great.
 
2012-12-20 06:32:54 PM  

Prank Call of Cthulhu: Metal is cool. Christopher Lee is cool. Combine them, and you should get some some sort of super mega colossal awesome coolness. In reality, it kind of sucks. I'm really disappointed.


To be fair, it the vocals do sound way out of sync with the song. I think they should have spent some more time mastering it or something cause its distracting.
 
2012-12-20 06:35:39 PM  

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: Christopher Lee can do no wrong.

Not even The Man with the Golden Gun.


"I've got a brilliant idea for this next Bond flick. Let's do one of the most awesome car stunts ever put on film, and let's accompany that with a slide whistle."
"i've got an even better idea. Remember that redneck sheriff that was so popular in the last Bond movie? For some reason, he just happens to be vacationing in China and he just happens to be in the back seat of that car when Bond steals it to perform that awesome stunt."
"They don't pay us nearly enough."
"No, they really don't."


/Christopher Lee was awesome as Scaramanga, though
 
2012-12-20 06:40:44 PM  

gunga galunga: "I've got a brilliant idea for this next Bond flick. Let's do one of the most awesome car stunts ever put on film, and let's accompany that with a slide whistle."
"i've got an even better idea. Remember that redneck sheriff that was so popular in the last Bond movie? For some reason, he just happens to be vacationing in China and he just happens to be in the back seat of that car when Bond steals it to perform that awesome stunt."
"They don't pay us nearly enough."
"No, they really don't."


/Christopher Lee was awesome as Scaramanga, though


Goddddddd... I hear ya.

The jump would have been so much better if it were accompanied by the James Bond theme section "DA DA, DA DAAAAAAAAAA!"

Still, even with all of that and Sheriff Pepper, you get Lee as Scaramanga, which is a lot of awesomeness in and of itself.
 
2012-12-20 06:50:55 PM  
I like metal, and I like Christopher Lee. But together something isn't right with it. I think it's the music part.
 
2012-12-20 07:04:11 PM  

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: Christopher Lee can do no wrong.

Not even The Man with the Golden Gun.


*ahem*
 
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2012-12-20 07:04:21 PM  

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: Hoboclown: That's awesome. Is that really him or is this some weird internet joke?

He *has* released a heavy metal album before: Charlemagne: By the Sword and the Cross.


And worked with Rhapsody of Fire and Manowar
 
2012-12-20 07:18:26 PM  
He's looking rough since Van Halen, but at least he managed to get an album out.
 
2012-12-20 07:21:17 PM  

DanZero: *ahem*

www.michaeldvd.com.au


IT WASN'T HIS FAULT!

(Okay, that was bad. But STILL!)


12349876: And worked with Rhapsody of Fire and Manowar


That's easy. They know how metal the guy he is.
 
2012-12-20 07:27:54 PM  

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: That's easy. They know how metal the guy he is.


You can only be metal if you sacrifice a goat on stage.
 
2012-12-20 07:41:20 PM  
content.mydamnchannel.com
 
2012-12-20 07:54:36 PM  

12349876: Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: Hoboclown: That's awesome. Is that really him or is this some weird internet joke?

He *has* released a heavy metal album before: Charlemagne: By the Sword and the Cross.

And worked with Rhapsody of Fire and Manowar


And is releasing a second metal album next year.
 
2012-12-20 08:06:56 PM  
Metal bites but I'll stick my neck out for anything Lee has a stake in.

cinemaknifefight.files.wordpress.com

/he's a god.
 
2012-12-20 08:30:32 PM  
The metal band Agalloch put out a folk EP called The White that samples some of Lee's lines from The Wicker Man. It's perfect.

/love Lee but his music is terrible.
 
2012-12-20 08:34:06 PM  

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: Christopher Lee can do no wrong.

Not even The Man with the Golden Gun.


I like that movie, but the entire time I kept asking myself "Scaramanga, will he do the fandango?"
 
2012-12-20 08:35:28 PM  

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: DanZero: *ahem*

www.michaeldvd.com.au

IT WASN'T HIS FAULT!

(Okay, that was bad. But STILL!)


The problem with that movie is that Christopher Lee only played one role instead of EVERY ROLE!
 
2012-12-20 08:37:25 PM  
Whiskey. Tango. Foxtrot.
 
2012-12-20 08:56:47 PM  
I would like to hear him read some children's stories.
 
2012-12-20 09:00:53 PM  

The All-Powerful Atheismo: I like that movie, but the entire time I kept asking myself "Scaramanga, will he do the fandango?"


HAHAHAHAHA


The All-Powerful Atheismo: The problem with that movie is that Christopher Lee only played one role instead of EVERY ROLE!


Homeboy needed to Eddie Murphy that jazz.


FunkOut: I would like to hear him read some children's stories.


How boss would it be to have him read Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day?
 
2012-12-20 09:45:56 PM  
I am so tempted to buy this.
 
2012-12-20 09:59:45 PM  
Is it better than this?
991.com

Bonus:
www.blogcdn.com
 
2012-12-20 10:12:45 PM  
And then there is this : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-QqcyuWHW9o
 
2012-12-20 10:57:27 PM  
This is better: Link
 
2012-12-20 11:30:44 PM  

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: That's easy. They know how metal the guy he is.


He has also mentioned that he worked for SOE, the British agency responsible for espionage, sabotage and reconnaissance during WWII. He can never mention what he did during the war but in the commentary track for "The Return of the King" Peter Jackson mentions how Sir Lee told them the proper sound that a knife makes when it is going into someone's back...
 
2012-12-20 11:50:11 PM  
Pentaxian,

He did a bit of work with Popski's Private Army (got to love that official name...) out in the Libyan Desert & up in Italy according to a PPA website.  Sadly one of the few verified veterans left from that great unit.
 
2012-12-21 02:08:08 AM  

Nina_Hartley's_Ass: Metal bites but I'll stick my neck out for anything Lee has a stake in.

[cinemaknifefight.files.wordpress.com image 420x480]

/he's a god.


*shake tiny stake*

Agreed.

klausming.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-12-21 02:14:21 AM  
I've heard his heavy metal stuff before. It's not great, but it is oddly endearing and entertaining in its own way.

Honestly, I'm sure he's simply doing this for his own amusement. It's the equivalent of kids playing in a garage band, only it's Christopher Lee. The guy's a 90-year-old war hero and an amazing actor with a sense of fun, so he's entitled to do anything he wants.
 
2012-12-21 09:41:59 AM  

Wayne 985: I've heard his heavy metal stuff before. It's not great, but it is oddly endearing and entertaining in its own way.

Honestly, I'm sure he's simply doing this for his own amusement. It's the equivalent of kids playing in a garage band, only it's Christopher Lee. The guy's a 90-year-old war hero and an amazing actor with a sense of fun, so he's entitled to do anything he wants.


THIS!!!
 
2012-12-21 09:48:57 AM  
Obligatory - this is the role Lee himself calls his "most important", yet it is not even known by most people!

4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-12-21 11:22:01 AM  

Bonanza Jellybean: Is it better than this?
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Bonus:
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I've owned that album since high school (...a looong time ago). It is the very essence of "WAT?"
 
2012-12-21 11:52:51 AM  

Pentaxian: Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: That's easy. They know how metal the guy he is.

He has also mentioned that he worked for SOE, the British agency responsible for espionage, sabotage and reconnaissance during WWII. He can never mention what he did during the war but in the commentary track for "The Return of the King" Peter Jackson mentions how Sir Lee told them the proper sound that a knife makes when it is going into someone's back...



upload.wikimedia.org?
 
2012-12-21 01:59:29 PM  

12349876: Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: Hoboclown: That's awesome. Is that really him or is this some weird internet joke?

He *has* released a heavy metal album before: Charlemagne: By the Sword and the Cross.

And worked with Rhapsody of Fire and Manowar


He did "The Magic of the Wizard's Dream" with Rhapsody of Fire in English and German, and the German version was excellent.

Lee is the Gentleman's Nerd. The man can do no wrong.
 
2012-12-21 02:52:04 PM  
Halford III: Winter Songs was a really well done metal holiday album.
 
2012-12-21 05:49:19 PM  

Pentaxian: Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: That's easy. They know how metal the guy he is.

He has also mentioned that he worked for SOE, the British agency responsible for espionage, sabotage and reconnaissance during WWII. He can never mention what he did during the war but in the commentary track for "The Return of the King" Peter Jackson mentions how Sir Lee told them the proper sound that a knife makes when it is going into someone's back...


And after the war he helped track down Nazis for the Nuremberg trails. Christopher Lee is the living personification of awesome.
 
2012-12-22 09:38:34 AM  

Prank Call of Cthulhu: Metal is cool. Christopher Lee is cool. Combine them, and you should get some some sort of super mega colossal awesome coolness. In reality, it kind of sucks. I'm really disappointed.


I hate to admit it, but I agree. It's like it's not as good as it could have been.
 
2012-12-24 12:21:32 AM  
Christopher Lee intimidated Hitler into shooting himself from 300 miles away.

That's just how badass he is.
http://www.badassoftheweek.com/christopherlee.html
 
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