Christopher Lee Releases Heavy Metal Christmas Song

la ca 1129 hobbit unexpected journey 908Nothing says "Merry Christmas" like a heavy metal song sung by an nanogenarian Lord of the Rings villain.

Wait, what?

Screen legend Christopher Lee has released a new, heavy metal Christmas carol titled "Darkest Carols, Faithful Sing." You can check out the video below.

Man, he really gets some mileage out of that rich, deep voice of his.

This is, as you can see from the trailer above, the third consecutive year that Lee has released a heavy metal Christmas single (starting, then, when he was 90 years old).

The single is a playful take on the Christmas classic “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing” and includes three different mixes of the song.

“It’s light-hearted, joyful and fun. It’s a band singing on how metal should be played, the effect it has on the band and its listeners,” MetalNewz quoted the actor as saying.

You can get the single on iTunes.