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Bullet For My Valentine Commission ‘Waking The Demon’ Honey Mead

Mead is the oldest recorded alcoholic drink and is surrounded by myth and legend – a drink of warriors and poets with acclaimed mystical properties.

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Photo: Ville Juurikkala courtesy of Spinefarm Records

Bullet For My Valentine have commissioned a honey mead – a drink loved by the band and now available for fans to enjoy too.

Mead is the oldest recorded alcoholic drink and is surrounded by myth and legend, a drink of warriors and poets with acclaimed mystical properties. It has quite a history as it was produced in ancient times throughout Europe, Africa and Asia and has played an important role in the mythology of some peoples. In Norse mythology, for example, the Mead of Poetry was crafted from the blood of the wise being, Kvasir, and turned the drinker into a poet or scholar.

Culturally, mead is featured in many Germanic myths and folktales such as Beowulf, as well as in other popular works that draw on these myths. Notable examples include books by J.K. Rowling, J.R.R. Tolkien, George R. R. Martin, T. H. White, and Neil Gaiman. It is often featured in books using a historical Germanic setting and in writings about the Viking age. Mead is mentioned many times in Neil Gaiman’s 2001 novel, American Gods; it is referred to as the drink of the gods.

Bullet For My Valentine’s new ‘Waking the Demon’ Honey Mead is a ferment of honey, water and spices to create a smooth, rich drink which can be enjoyed on its own or mixed as a base for cocktails. The drink promises to deliver “A rich honey flavour with balanced acidity, honeyed notes and a backing of gentle spice. Like the Demon, there is hidden strength here (14.5% ABV) and not to be toyed with!” Fans can visit the ‘Waking The Demon’ website to discover more.

With over 200 million streams on Spotify alone; headline festival performances including Slam Dunk (UK), Wacken (Germany), Vainstream (Germany), Knotfest (Mexico), Vivp El Rock (Peru) and huge tours all around the world, visiting Russia, USA, Hungary, Greece, Chile, Argentina, Mainland Europe, Brazil and more; Bullet For My Valentine continue to stand their ground as behemoths of the metal scene.

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