Seasoned metallers, Mastodon, recently featured in one of the hottest shows on TV: the epic, Game Of Thrones.
On May 31st, 2015, band members Brann Dailor, Bill Kelliher, and Brent Hinds donned leather and fur as wildlings in the episode “Hardhome”. Dan Weiss, the show’s creator and executive producer, as well as the other executive producers, who are all fans of the band, personally invited them to make their guest appearance.
Describing their time on set in Belfast, Northern Ireland, Brann Dailor said that “it was such an incredible experience to be on set as extras for our collective favourite 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 honoured to have been a part of one of the greatest stories ever told on film, and the catering wasn’t bad either!”
As well as starring in the show, Mastodon are featured on the Game Of Thrones Mixtape, Catch the Throne: The Mixtape Vol. 2, with their new original song, “White Walker,” which is available here: http://www.launchpointrecords.com/.
From their time in The North, they are moving on to perform at all the major European and South American festivals, including Belgium’s Pukkelpop, Reading and Leeds in England, as well as the massive Rock in Rio festival in Brazil. They will also support Metallica for two shows in Russia.
More details about Mastodon’s movements can be found on their website: http://www.mastodonrocks.com/tour