Christopher Lee (Yes That Christopher Lee) Will Rock Your Face Off With His Heavy Metal Don Quixote Album

British actor Christopher Lee – he of Dracula, Lord of the Rings, and Star Wars fame — turned 92 yesterday, so he did what you always do when that happens: he released a heavy metal album inspired by Don Quixote. WAIT WHAT?

Yes people, there is literally no reason on earth whatsoever that you should not drop $6 on this record, Metal Knight,which has some cover art that looks like it was generated by sixth-graders working with a Photoshop knockoff. Christopher Lee, you are a rich rich man, we think. You could have really sprung for some more enticing cover art.

We’re not gonna hate, though, because his explanation of why he chose Don Quixote is the best.

“As far as I am concerned, Don Quixote is the most metal fictional character that I know,” Lee said. “Single handed, he is trying to change the world, regardless of any personal consequences. It is a wonderful character to sing.”

Man, we really hope that the hypothetical sixth-graders that designed this album cover get to grow up and write that Don Quixote was hella metal when they’re inevitably assigned that tome their sophomore year of college.

What songs does Christopher Lee think best represent the fusion of metal and Quixote? You will not be surprised to learn that one is “The Impossible Dream” but we are most psyched for the metal version of “The Toreador Song” from Carmen, which is one of those songs you totally know because of cartoons.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OL4v5KwACHc

He also sings “My Way,” because what could be more metal than that? Let’s see you do that when you’re 92. Hell, let’s see you make it to 92. No way we’re gonna.

[The Verge]

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