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Chock Full O’ Kirk: Hammett Joins The Coffee Game

Metallica's Kirk Hammett has created some liquid lightning for fans to ride.

The guitarist has launched Ghoul Screamer, a new coffee in partnership with Dark Matter Coffee and KHDK Electronics. Packaged with appropriately ghoulish artwork by Daniel Kurz, the El Salvador blend comes with the message, "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...Heed the prophecy: Only warriors of the sacred caffeine-to-blood ration will wield the power of Ghoul Screamer, a fully fermented brew with waves of untamed punch. Those unworthy will be consumed by its force."

A video trailer for Ghoul Screamer can be found online, and the brew can be ordered now from

Hammett and Metallica, meanwhile, play in the U.K. and Belgium through November 3 and start a full European leg of its WorldWired Tour on February 1 in Portugal.

KHDK & DMC present Ghoul Screamer Coffee

Ghoul Screamer is a limited collaboration coffee blend between KHDK & DMC, celebrating Kirk Hammett's signature pedal. KHDK Electronics was founded by Metallica's Kirk Hammett and Chicago born David Karon, a music industry veteran. Artwork from Daniel Kurz. Video by Mark Rosengren

Gary Graff is an award-winning music journalist who not only covers music but has written books on Bob Seger, Neil Young and Bruce Springsteen.