Members of the metal band Mastodon - Brann Dailor, Bill Kelliher, and Brent Hinds - appeared in last night’s epic episode of Game of Thrones, “Hardhome.”
Mastodon contributed the song “White Walker” to the Catch the Throne Vol. 2 mixtape, making “Hardhome” an appropriate episode for them to appear in. According to a press release, showrunner Dan Weiss personally invited the Mastodon members to the set in Belfast, where they portrayed wildlings.
“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,” said Dailor. “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.”
This isn’t the first musical cameo in Game of Thrones. Coldplay drummer Will Campion appeared in the Red Wedding episode of Season 3, and Sigur Rós played at the wedding of King Joffrey and Queen Margaery in Season 4.
Game of Thrones airs Sundays at 9 p.m. ET on HBO.