Charlemagne: The Omens of Death

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Charlemagne: The Omens of Death
The Omens Of Death.jpg
Studio album by Christopher Lee
Released 27 May 2013 (2013-05-27)
Genre Heavy metal, power metal
Length 52:53
Label Charlemagne Productions Ltd.
Christopher Lee chronology
Charlemagne: By the Sword and the Cross
(2010)
Charlemagne: The Omens of Death
(2013)
Metal Knight
(2014)
Singles from Charlemagne: The Omens of Death
  1. "Let Legend Mark Me as the King"
    Released: 27 May 2012

Charlemagne: The Omens of Death is the fourth and final album by actor and heavy metal singer Christopher Lee. It was released on 27 May 2013.[1][2] It is a sequel to his album Charlemagne: By the Sword and the Cross (2010). The music was arranged by Judas Priest's Richie Faulkner, and features prominent Guatemalan guitar virtuoso and World Guitar Idol Champion Hedras Ramos on guitar, as well as his father, Hedras Ramos Sr, on bass.

On his 90th birthday (27 May 2012), Lee announced the release of the first single, "Let Legend Mark Me as the King", signifying his move onto "full on" heavy metal, after performing a more symphonic metal style on his prior releases. He was the oldest heavy metal performer in history.[3] He was joined on the single by tenor Vincent Ricciardi, who also appeared on Charlemagne: By the Sword and the Cross.[4]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleLength
1."The Portent"4:29
2."Charles the Great"6:23
3."The Siege"7:09
4."Massacre of the Saxons"5:41
5."Dawning of a New Age"4:40
6."Let Legend Mark Me as the King"5:45
7."The Betrayal"5:02
8."The Devil's Advocate"4:54
9."The Ultimate Sacrifice"5:09
10."Judgement Day"3:41
Total length:52:53

Personnel[edit]

Singers[edit]

Musicians[edit]

Additional personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Christopher Lee - Charlemagne". Facebook. Retrieved 21 March 2014. 
  2. ^ Farrell, John (28 May 2012). "Christopher Lee Celebrates 90th Birthday By Recording Heavy Metal". Forbes. Retrieved 29 May 2012. 
  3. ^ "Sir Christopher Lee Celebrates 90th Birthday by Releasing Heavy Metal Work". YouTube. Retrieved 21 March 2014. 
  4. ^ "Vincent Ricciardi". Vincent Ricciardi. Retrieved 21 March 2014. 

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