Enlarge Bag artwork is from Daniel Kurz, with design by Jennifer Ferguson

Metallica’s Kirk Hammett Makes Coffee Now

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Bag artwork is from Daniel Kurz, with design by Jennifer Ferguson
Bag artwork is from Daniel Kurz, with design by Jennifer Ferguson


Metallica axeman Kirk Hammett is the latest metal musician to jump on board the proprietary branded coffee train, joining the company of Dave Mustaine, Periphery and others.

Chicago coffee purveyors Dark Matter Coffee have teamed up with KHDK Electronics (Hammett’s guitar pedal company) to release a brand new, limited edition brew just for the master of puppets himself. The beans are sourced from El Salvador and feature notes of apricot, praline, bourbon and mulling spice. From the Dark Matter Coffee website:

Guarding a serpentine circuit of obsidian, Ghoul Screamer was forged in the bottomless mines of Az’g’orath to protect humanity from the forces of evil by summoning the scream of the Ghoul. (from “ghôùll”, Sumarian for “sick tone”). Heed the prophecy; only warriors of the sacred caffeine-to-blood ratio will wield the power of Ghoul Screamer, a fully fermented brew with waves of untamed punch. Those unworthy will be consumed by its force.

This isn’t Dark Matter’s first foray into the metal game: the staff there are avowed metalheads, having previously teamed up with Mastodon for a “Crack the Skye” blend and with Heavy Metal Magazine for their own righteous brew.

Hammett’s new Ghoul Screamer brew — also the name of one of his KHDK pedals — is available now for $18.00 for a 12 oz. bag. Watch a brief promo video featuring Hammett loudly sipping and enjoying his own coffee below:

Additional reporting: Snaximus

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