GAME OF THRONES: Hear Sigur Rós' Cover Of "The Rains Of Castamere" In Full

GAME OF THRONES: Hear Sigur Rós' Cover Of "The Rains Of Castamere" In Full

On last night's shocking ep of the HBO fantasy drama series, brilliant Icelandic trio Sigur Rós made a brief appearance; annoying King Joffrey as they played their version of the Lannister song. Now hear their haunting rendition of "The Rains Of Castamere" in full after the jump.

"The Rains Of Castamere" is a joyful, upbeat little ditty that serves as a warning to anyone who might even think about crossing the most powerful family in Westeros, the Lannisters. The tune has been heard a number of times already in the first three season of Game Of Thrones, and last night we had a little preview of Sigur Rós' highly anticipated version. Well, since King Joffrey isn't around to wave them off, here it is in full. Enjoy.

Episode #33: “Breaker of Chains” * SUNDAY, APRIL 20 (9:00-10:00 p.m.) Tyrion ponders his options. Tywin (Charles Dance) extends an olive branch. Sam (John Bradley) realizes Castle Black isn’t safe, and Jon proposes a bold plan. The Hound (Rory McCann) teaches Arya the way things are. Dany chooses her champion.
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charlie2094 - 4/14/2014, 6:00 AM
Pretty great version, quite haunting...

So glad the Purple Wedding has been, waiting a while for it :P
McGee - 4/14/2014, 6:01 AM
My song for Joffery.

McGee - 4/14/2014, 6:02 AM
My song....for Gusto!

Lozzy - 4/14/2014, 6:03 AM
sameoldthing - 4/14/2014, 6:11 AM
The King is dead..long live..I'm so glad Joffery is gone.
It looked like a painful death,he certainly deserved it.

GoT loves the killing.It should be "Death Is Coming" not "Winter Is Coming".
Ineedrevelation - 4/14/2014, 6:52 AM
Yeah... anybody that thinks Joffery's death is a good thing really have no idea what's coming.
Ineedrevelation - 4/14/2014, 6:52 AM
All this stuff happening is directly Sansa's fault btw
whittaflash - 4/14/2014, 7:03 AM
Sigur Ros is amazing. Truly one of the most unique artists of our generation.
SauronsBANE - 4/14/2014, 7:20 AM
Anyone who thinks JOffrey's death is supposed to be this "F yeah, the little douche is finally dead!", fist-pumping moment is sadly mistaken. I mean, I haven't read the books or anything but the show didn't even come close to matching that kind of tone. It was more ominous and full of dread than anything else.

Plus the fact that Tyrion is immediately in trouble RIGHT after the long, drawn-out death was pretty clear that this isn't exactly a good thing, so all the users dancing around and being downright gleeful over his death...that'ss ridiculously weird to me.
Jimdlux - 4/14/2014, 8:01 AM
Shock?!?! More like thank god!!
batfan175 - 4/14/2014, 8:05 AM
SauronsBANE1: I mean the show captured both the "f-yeah" tone and the "omg this looks like an awful lot of pain" vibe. I didn't cheer when he died because I was feeling sad for Cersei actually (yeah, it's weird but that's empathy for you). In the books, he's pretty much the same douche in his last moments that he was in the episode but when he starts clawing up his own throat because he can't breathe, even reading it I started to feel bad for the guy because that's a pretty damn horrible way to go and in the books he's also younger than on the show (I think he's like 14) so yeah, horrible douche or not, in his death he's still also a scared child who has no idea what's happening to him and I don't see a reason to be cheearing fro that.
dcnoob122 - 4/14/2014, 8:14 AM
Im guessing sansa killed him, but I am still sad a noble king like Joffrey died!

SPOILER ALERT: Im just joking. The Dickwad is dead! Rejoice
sKeemAn - 4/14/2014, 8:17 AM
I can't lie I cheered for after he was dead. While he was dying it looked quite painful and displeasurable. But at the same time, Robb Stark was like 16 in the books when they killed him, so I say even steven. And yes things will get worse before they get better.
ALegendaryPanda - 4/14/2014, 8:17 AM
sKeemAn - 4/14/2014, 8:27 AM

Thats funny I was singing the same song.
GUNSMITH - 4/14/2014, 8:29 AM
sameoldthing - 4/14/2014, 8:31 AM
Anyone who liked Joffery is a cock biter.
Piss on his grave!
Side note: actor playing Joffery was terrific,what a great job of creating a total scum bag.
ICEMAN5151 - 4/14/2014, 8:43 AM
I would think it would be appropriate to cheer for his death since the story line sets the character up to be the bad guy "you love to hate" ! I couldn't stand the little lemon faced punk, and I for one was happy to see him go...the more painful...the more enjoyable!
SauronsBANE - 4/14/2014, 8:56 AM
@batfan, Yeah I pretty much agree. Even going beyond the fact that he's still just a 13 or 14 year old kid dying a terrible death...the show itself played that scene as horrifying. To some extent we should feel satisfied because Joffrey had it coming for the longest time, but the music was ominous, the reactions from the other characters were pretty straightforward, and then Tyrion immediately gets arrested.

The tone of the entire episode was building up a feeling of dread and doom, so I definitely didn't get any "F yeah!" vibes at all. In a vacuum, sure Joffrey's death IS that kind of moment. But in the context of the episode itself, it certainly wasn't IMO.
LEOSTRATOR - 4/14/2014, 9:52 AM
Man I love this show. Hate to see Joffery go he was a great villain. R.I.P. King Joffery.
McGee - 4/14/2014, 12:16 PM
Whatever Ineed. I read the books!

...And by "read the books", I mean I read the Fire and Ice wiki!

UltimaRex - 4/14/2014, 12:41 PM
Not read the books.

Not even seen any of this season since I buy the box sets and watch them fresh (I'm making an exception here as I truly hate Joffery).

Cersci did it.

And she's going to have a meltdown.

And try to take the rest of Westeros down with her.

Calling it now.
TheAstoundingMan - 4/14/2014, 12:45 PM

Right on the money. There was no satisfaction in reading about his death in the books. Relief, yes, but at the same time the bitter realisation that Joffrey was, all things considered, as powerless as Tyrion. It's the people around him that actually bite, and now they have almost free rein to go after anyone they want.
TheAstoundingMan - 4/14/2014, 12:48 PM

What makes you think Cercei did it? She had far less to gain from losing her son than seeing him take the throne, and it's made clear throughout the series that nothing is more important to her than her children.
Starkasm - 4/14/2014, 2:07 PM
Sigur Ros' album "Takk.."
Get it. It is one of my all time favorites.
Bountytaker - 4/14/2014, 2:32 PM

I'm with you. Haven't read the books, but my initial thought was Cersei was attempting to poison the new Queen, and mistakenly poisoned Joffrey instead. Last weeks scene where she thanks the former Maester for the medicine, Tyrion telling Sansa to be glad she isn't the queen, Lady Olenna's comment about the Red Wedding, and Martel's comments to her all made me think about her committing the dead. Plus references to the pie being the favorite of the Tyrell's, and/or the wine coming from her table, all made me think he wasn't the intended.

Of course, it would still benefit Cersei more than just about anyone to kill Joffrey. She goes from having no power after his marriage to Queen Reagent again while her youngest son awaits the throne, right? Plus, no issue with the Tyrell's.

The new Queen killing him before she has his child seems kind of short sighted. They get no claim to the throne. At least that's how I understood it.
UltimaRex - 4/14/2014, 3:06 PM
@TheAstoundingMan, I can pick up a rock, go to any fiction/history section of any bookshop, throw the rock in any direction and chances are it'll hit a story of someone who killed their loved ones for some oddball reason.

Hell, ask Oscar Pistorius.
SauronsBANE - 4/14/2014, 3:07 PM
@TheAstoundingMan, I wouldn't go so far as to say that Joffrey was as powerless as Tyrion. I mean, Joffrey obviously was mad with power, though Tywin was obviously wielding the REAL power behind the scenes. But still, as far as the realm was concerned, Joffrey was king and they did whatever he commanded. But with him gone, I can't fathom that things will become any better with this power vacuum.

But it's literally beyond me that people are actually considering that Cersei had anything to do with poisoning Joffrey. Really? The show has fully established that Cersei will literally do anything to protect her kids. But even ignoring that, look at her reaction to Joffrey dying and her rage when she suspects Tyrion. No, it's safe to say she had nothing to do with it.

My money is on the Tyrells or Oberyn Martell...with my dark horse being Tywin himself.
UltimaRex - 4/14/2014, 3:08 PM
*fiction/history/true crime
UltimaRex - 4/14/2014, 3:18 PM
@SauronsBANE1 The show has also fully established that Cersei is a raging control freak of a mother that'll do anything to cover up the fact she [frick]es her brother.
SauronsBANE - 4/14/2014, 3:33 PM
Yes, UltimaRex, the key word in your comment is MOTHER. She's fiercely protective of her kids, to the extent that it's been shown she'd rather kill her youngest son herself rather than let Stannis Baratheon's army come in, most likely rape both of them, then murder them brutally.

...but none of that is happening in this episode. At all. No one is threatening Joffrey like Stannis was.

And what does the fact that she has sex with her brother have to do with ANYTHING in this episode? Using your logic, she poisoned Joffrey, the KING, committing the massive Westorosi taboo of she could keep her relationship with Jaime a secret? What? That literally has nothing to do with anything in this episode.
UltimaRex - 4/14/2014, 3:53 PM
The key words were CONTROL FREAK. I should know, I typed them...

Oh, and "-it's been shown she'd rather kill her youngest son herself rather than let-" helps me not you...
SauronsBANE - 4/14/2014, 4:07 PM
You literally didn't address a single one of my points, buddy. Reading comprehension is important, and so is looking at sentences in context. Let me quote it right back at you, with the important stuff in bold to help you out a little:

"She's fiercely protective of her kids, to the extent that it's been shown she'd rather kill her youngest son herself rather than let Stannis Baratheon's army come in, most likely rape both of them, then murder them brutally.

...but none of that is happening in this episode. At all. No one is threatening Joffrey like Stannis was.
SauronsBANE - 4/14/2014, 4:08 PM
Oh, and you conveniently decided not to even answer my last point as well. I'll copy and paste that as well too, in case you feel like coming up with some kind of counter argument:

"And what does the fact that she has sex with her brother have to do with ANYTHING in this episode? Using your logic, she poisoned Joffrey, the KING, committing the massive Westorosi taboo of she could keep her relationship with Jaime a secret? What? That literally has nothing to do with anything in this episode."
SauronsBANE - 4/14/2014, 4:11 PM
This isn't even a debate. You're saying that you think Cersei killed Joffrey, I provided hard evidence that she most likely didn't. Now we just wasted another 2 comments basically repeating my last comment to you. How about providing some counter arguments to my last comment instead of quoting me wildly out of context? Your move.
capcyclopsftw - 4/14/2014, 4:13 PM
SauronsBane1 - Cersei could have been the culprit due to the fact she wanted to poison Margarey, not her son.

However, I think she would've stopped Joffrey from drinking or eating if she was culprit.

Or she wanted the power back that she was losing, and the only to do that was to tell Joffrey to humiliate Tyrion multiple ways, including with the wine, and then she could pen the murder on Tyrion.

The Tyrells lost their chance at power because of this, I think that puts them lower on the list of possibles. However, the Queen of Thorns is a smart women and could have something up her sleeve. Last week she did tell Margarey to not talk bad about Joffrey, not even to her. Maybe she said that to distance herself from possible accusations.

The Red Viper is a killer, but he's not the kind of guy who would poison someone. He's a skilled warrior. Poison does not become him.
SauronsBANE - 4/14/2014, 4:40 PM
@capcyclopsftw, Thank you for actually engaging in rational discussion, it makes this a lot more interesting to talk about!

First of all, I seriously doubt Cersei instructed Joffrey to humiliate Tyrion in order to gain back the power she was losing. That was completely in character for Joffrey. He had more than enough reason to do that on his own. He HATED Tyrion, and used the ridiculously high-profile environment of a royal wedding to further humiliate him, that's all. It helped make Tyrion more of a suspect in the murder later on, but when Cersei ran over to Joffrey's body and blamed Tyrion, she was almost mad with grief and rage. She wasn't exactly acting like a frame-up was the plan all along.

Second, that brings us back to the fact that Joffrey was her most FAVORITE child. There's just no way in hell she'd poison him, either on purpose or by accident, in order to gain back power. Or let's say she was trying to kill Margaery. That would just delay the inevitable. Joffrey would eventually get remarried to continue the bloodline, Cersei wouldn't be Queen Regent anymore, and we'd be back to square one.

She's smart, she's calculating, and she would've known all this already. She gained nothing from having Margaery potentially killed.

I agree that Margaery probably wouldn't have wanted Joffrey killed, but who knows about her grandmother? Olenna is definitely a wildcard in this, and I have a feeling her ultimate plans have been hidden from us to this point. As for Oberyn, we simply don't know enough about him (in the television show, at least) in order to rule him out.

Still, I wouldn't be surprised if Tywin orchestrated this. At the end of last season, he had homicidal rage when Joffrey dared to question his actions during Robert's Rebellion. He calmly sent him to bed without supper for that, but I wouldn't be surprised if that was the tipping point that led to Tywin wanting to kill the uncontrollable Joffrey.
Starkasm - 4/14/2014, 7:44 PM
Many possibilities. The fool, Tyrion, Tywin, Sansa and the red viper.
All have reasonable cause to poison him but what I like to remember, which may narrow down the list, is that Ned Stark and Maester Pycell deducted that poison is a woman's tool...
TheAstoundingMan - 4/14/2014, 8:37 PM
She was determined to get Sansa's opinion on Joffrey, after all.
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