“The Rains of Castamere” may not be the most enchanting song. After all, it’s played during the Red Wedding and Joffrey’s wedding feast. And we all know how those ended. The song is the soundtrack of some of the least charming family moments ever shown on television. But this cover, sung in an ultra-deep voice, almost makes you forget those atrocities. Four versions of singer Geoff Castellucci sing the song together. In the video below, he also cosplays as a knight, a rogue, and the Hand of the King. And of course they all take their turn sitting on the Iron Throne. Though the words are still quite ominous, Castellucci’s voice is almost enough to make something from Game of Thrones comforting.
In the show’s mythology, “The Rains of Castamere” is a song commemorating a massacre Tywin Lannister oversaw. It makes multiple appearances throughout the books and the TV show. Including once when Tyrion Lannister, played by Peter Dinklage, hums it.
We learned of this booming refrain thanks to Laughing Squid. It’s not the only cover of the song. The version from Joffrey’s wedding was sung by the band Sigur Rós, who also portrayed the musicians in the episode. There’s also a version on the show’s official soundtrack.
This is a worthy follow-up to last year’s version of “The Misty Mountains” from The Hobbit. In that video, multiple versions of Castellucci donned dwarf beards and sang Thorin’s song. The Geoff Castellucci YouTube channel is full of other glorious low bass covers, including of some unexpected pop songs and Disney favorites. He also narrates poems and even gives tutorials on how to sing deep. It’s a rabbit hole well worth falling into.
Melissa is Nerdist’s science & technology staff writer. She also moderates “science of” panels at conventions and co-hosts Star Warsologies, a podcast about science and Star Wars. Follow her on Twitter @melissatruth.