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Listen: Sigur Rós’ cover of “The Rains of Castamere” for Game of Thrones

on April 13, 2014, 4:21pm

Earlier this month, Sigur Rós gave us a sneak peek of their cover of “The Rains of Castamere” for Game of Thrones. Now, the full version of the traditional Westeros folk song has finally been unveiled. The Icelandic outfit’s haunting and foreboding take is streaming below and is available for sale over at Amazon. It’s definitely not the Game of Thrones’ hip-hop mixtape.

To coincide with the song’s premiere, Sigur Rós appeared on tonight’s episode, “The Lion and the Rose”. *SPOILER* The trio served as the official wedding band during the nuptials between King Joffrey (hate him) and Margaery Tyrell. Watch the video here. I’m just glad they weren’t some traveling minstrels slaughtered encountered by The Hound.

“The Rains of Castamere” was originally written by George R.R. Martin and famously soundtracked last season’s “Red Wedding” episode. The National previously offered up their own rendition for an episode in the series’ second season.

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jimmy
April 14, 2014 at 4:38 am

I like the sound of this version better than the other one, however I really wish it had all the lyrics. It feels incomplete.

Anonymous
April 14, 2014 at 1:23 am

Great cover of The Reynes of Castamere and a nice counterpart to the one done by The National a couple years ago.

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