Atlanta based metal favourites Mastodon featured as wildlings in last night’s (May 31st, 2015) premiere of Game Of Thrones episode, ‘Hardhome’ (Season 5, Episode 8). The band was personally invited to participate by the show’s creator and executive producer, Dan Weiss, as well as the other executive producers, who are all fans of the band.
As huge Game Of Thrones fans themselves, drummer Brann Dailor commented, “It was such an incredible experience to be on set as extras for our collective favorite show Game Of Thrones and to be wildlings murdered and then brought back to life by White Walkers was beyond amazing. I watched my best friends Brent and Bill, murdered right in front of me as I myself was stabbed in the stomach and had my throat slit multiple times, and I didn’t mind at all. It made me love being in Mastodon even more. We are more than privileged and honored to have been a part of one of the greatest stories ever told on film, and the catering wasn’t bad either.”
Mastodon are also featured on the Game Of Thrones mixtape, ‘Catch The Throne: The Mixtape Vol. 2’, with their original song, ‘White Walker’. The mixtape is currently available on the Launchpoint Records website (here).
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