Mastodon have joined an alumni of musicians to make a guest appearance on the super popular series, Game of Thrones. Following in Coldplay’s Will Champion and Sigur Rós’s footsteps, metal quartet, Mastodon have stepped into the wintery world as ‘wildlings’. These coarse savages from north of The Wall are played by Mastodon at the invitation of creator/executive producer, Dan Weiss.
The band’s Brann Dailor recounted his bandmates being murdered and bought back to life by White Walkers as he was stabbed and had his throat slit. ‘We are more than privileged and honoured to have been a part of one of the greatest stories ever told on film’ said Dailor.
In other tributes to the famed series, Coldplay recently recorded the soundtrack for a musical version of George RR Martin’s fantasy epic. Other groups, including the National and the Hold Steady, have recorded music for the show.
It’s a shame that Mastadon never faced off against members of Coldplay or SigurRós (as wildlings or not…). That we would have liked to see.