The halls are decked–and the holly is soaked in blood.
Sir Christopher Frank Carandini Lee, Commander of the Order of the British Empire, Member of the Most Venerable Order of Saint John, is back with his third annual heavy metal Christmas carol.
Entitled “Darkest Carols, Faithful Sing,” the tune re-imagines “Hark, The Herald Angels Sing,” and lays the metal style on thick like an ogre’s thighs.
If you like screaming guitar solos, monster riffs, bolts of lightning, and the blackest of black magic–or if you’re just in the mood for a good ironic smile–check out Lee’s track, and remember that Saruman is a powerful wizard indeed:
Stirring stuff. Plus, Lee is 92 years old, making him easily the oldest performer in heavy metal history if we can divorce Gene Simmons’ antiquated beliefs from his aging body.
Why a heavy metal Christmas from the legendary actor? Well, because he went full-on metal just a few years ago, sillykins. Lee has put out entire albums. Consider, for example, the cover of last year’s concept album Charlemagne: The Omens of Death.
So it should come as no surprise when he explains “Darkest Carols” by saying, simply, “I do not know how long I am going to be around, so every day is a celebration and I want to share it with my fans.”
To purchase the song, visit your friendly iTunes retailer.