Charlemagne: The Omens of Death
is a heavy metal concept album by English actor and singer Christopher Lee and a sequel to his 2010 set Charlemagne: By the Sword and the Cross
. The music was arranged by Richie Faulkner, who completed the work shortly before he was called to join Judas Priest as lead guitarist. Said Lee to Skullbanger Media
about the album: "Throughout Charlemagne's life, there had been key events which could have taken various turns, and these have shaped the world in which we live today. He was the 'Father of Europe' and responsible for carving the map as it is today.
"As Charlemagne recounts his life, he focuses on these key elements which represent omens, hence the title 'The Omens Of Death'. By attempting to unify the people of Europe and take them out of the dark ages of ignorance and chaos, he also created death and destruction."