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Charlemagne: By the Sword and the Cross is a symphonic metal concept album released in 2010 by actor and singer Christopher Lee. This is Lee's first full-length album, having previously worked with such bands as Rhapsody of Fire or Manowar. The album won the 'Spirit of Hammer' award from the 2010 Metal Hammer Golden God awards ceremony. The award was presented to him by Black Sabbath's Tony Iommi.

It tells the story of the First Holy Roman Emperor, King Charlemagne. The album's promotional MySpace page garnered over 20 million hits from around the world. The album features 2 ...read more

Charlemagne: By the Sword and the Cross is a symphonic metal concept album released in 2010 by actor and singer Christopher Lee. This is Lee's first full-length album, having previously worked with such bands as Rhapsody of Fire or Manowar. The album won the 'Spirit of Hammer' award from the 2010 Metal Hammer Golden God awards ceremony. The award was presented to him by Black Sabbath's Tony Iommi.

It tells the story of the First Holy Roman Emperor, King Charlemagne. The album's promotional MySpace page garnered over 20 million hits from around the world. The album features 2 metal bands, a 100 piece orchestra and a number of guest vocalists playing the different roles in the story. Music was composed by Marco Sabiu. A music video for The Bloody Verdict of Verden was released in June 2012.

A heavy metal follow-up album entitled Charlemagne: The Omens of Death will be released in summer 2012 and a musical based on the album is set to debut in 2013. « hide

Similar Bands: Rhapsody of Fire

LPs
Charlemagne: The Omens of Death
05/27/2013

3.5
16 Votes
Charlemagne: By the Sword and the Cross
2010

2.9
28 Votes
EPs
A Heavy Metal Christmas
12/13/2012

4.4
4 Votes

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