Mastodon Appeared on 'Game of Thrones'

Mastodon Appeared on 'Game of Thrones'
Mastodon were among the artists who contributed to the recent Game of Thrones-themed compilation Catch the Throne: The Mixtape Vol. 2. Now, the metal band have upped their involvement in the beloved HBO fantasy show by appearing in an episode.

Band members Brann Dailor, Bill Kelliher, and Brent Hinds appeared the episode that aired earlier this evening (May 31). The musicians, who are reportedly big Game of Thrones fans, portayed wildlings after being personally invited by the show's creator/executive producer Dan Weiss. Filming took place in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

That's a photo of the band on-set (above). They aren't the first notable musicians to appear on the show, of course, since they're following in the footsteps of Coldplay's Will Champion and Sigur Rós.

Dailor said in a spoiler-filled statement, "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."

See Mastodon's international tour schedule below.

Tour dates:

06/06 Houston, TX - Free Press Summer Festival
06/10 Bologna, Italy - Estragon
06/12 Nickesldorf, Austria Novarock
06/13 Zagreb, Croatia - Culture Factory
06/15 Geneva, Switzerland - L'Usine
06/17 Nijmegen, Holland - Doornroosje
06/19 Clissonm France - Hellfest
06/20 Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain - Azkena Rock Festival
06/22 Pratteln, Switzerland - Konzertfabrik Z7
06/24 Luxembourg, Luxembourg - Rockhal Club
06/26 Dublin, Ireland - Olympia
06/27 Cork, Ireland - The Savoy Theatre
06/28 Belfast, UK - Ulster Hall
07/1 Malmo, Sweden - KB Hall
07/2 Roskilde, Denmark - Roskilde Festival
07/3 Turku, Finland - Ruisrock
08/07 Montreal, QC - Heavy Montreal Fest
08/12 Oslo, Norway - Oya Festival
08/14 Dinkelsbuehl, Germany - Summer Breeze Fest
08/15 Hamburg, Germany - Elb-Riot Festival
08/16 Dornbirn, Austria - Bregenz Conrad Sohm
08/18 Cologne, Germany - Essigfabrik
08/19 Berlin, Germany - Lido
08/20 Charleville Mezieres, France - Cabaret Vert
08/21 Hasselt, Belgium - Pukkelpop Shelter Marquee
08/25 St. Petersburg, Russia - SKK Arena *
08/27 Moscow, Russia - Olympysky *
08/29 Reading, UK - Reading Festival
08/30 Leeds, UK - Leeds Festival
08/31 Istanbul, Turkey - 100% Metal Headbangers
09/02 Thessaloniki, Greece - Principal Theater Club
09/03 Athens, Greece - Gazi Hall Entertainment Stage
09/05 Reykjavik, Iceland Rokkjotnar Festival
09/25 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - Rock in Rio Festival
09/27 Sao Paulo, Brazil - Anhembi
09/28 Santiago, Chile - Comes Louder Festival

* with Metallica