“The Rains of Castamere” is the most iconic song from Game of Thrones, a haunting reminder of how the Lannisters always pay their debts.
After last night’s chilling ending of Game of Thrones, “The Lion and the Rose,” a haunting rendition of the song by the Icelandic post-rock trio, Sigur Rós, played out the evening. The cover has now been released online. You can listen to the full track, embedded below.
Sigur Rós also had a cameo role in “The Lion and the Rose” episode itself. The band got to be the wedding singers at Joffrey Baratheon and Margaery Tyrell’s royal wedding.
The lyrics to “The Rains of Castamere” were originally written by George R.R. Martin in the A Song of Ice and Fire novels that Game of Thrones is based on. It tells of Lord Tywin Lannisters complete decimation of House Reyne of Castamere, which rebelled against Tytos Lannister, Tywin’s father and the Reyne’s liege lord.
A cover of “The Rains of Castamere” by a different band, The National, was included in a previous collection, The Music of Game of Thrones Season 2.
Game of Thrones airs Sunday at 9 p.m. ET on HBO.