Mastodon members appear as wildlings on Game of Thrones

Mastodon were featured on last night’s episode of HBO’s smash TV phenomenon Game of Thrones. Band members Brann Dailor, Bill Kelliher, and Brent Hinds portrayed wildlings in the episode “Hardhome” that premiered Sunday, May 31 at 9 p.m. with multiple repeat showings during the week. Broadcast details are listed below. Please check local listings for further details of go to:
The band was personally invited to participate by members of the show’s creator and executive producer, Dan Weiss, as well as the other executive producers, who are all fans of the band.  The scenes were filmed on location in Belfast, Northern Ireland, and the band also got to visit the sets at Titanic Studios. As huge Game of Thrones fans themselves, Mastodon’s Brann Dailor describes their time Beyond the Wall:
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.
“Hardhome” Arya makes progress in her training. Sansa confronts an old friend. Cersei (Lena Headey) struggles. Jon travels. Written by David Benioff & D.B. Weiss; directed by Miguel Sapochnik. The executive producers of GAME OF THRONES are David Benioff, D.B. Weiss, Carolyn Strauss, Frank Doelger and Bernadette Caulfield; co-executive producers, Guymon Casady, Vince Gerardis and George R.R. Martin; producers, Chris Newman, Greg Spence, Lisa McAtackney and Bryan Cogman.
Debut: SUNDAY, MAY 31 (9:00-10:00 p.m.)
Other HBO playdates: May 31 (11:30 p.m., 2:00 a.m.) and June 1 (11:35 p.m.), 2 (9:00 p.m.,
2:45 a.m.), 3 (12:30 a.m.), 4 (10:00 p.m.), 5 (9:00 p.m.), 6 (12:45 a.m.) and 12 (8:00 p.m.)
HBO2 playdates: June 1 (9:00 p.m.), 5 (2:30 a.m.), 6 (4:45 p.m.), 7 (8:00 p.m.) and 14 (7:00 p.m.)
As previously announced, 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:
The Atlanta metal band will spend their summer overseas performing at all the major European and South American festivals, including Belgium’s Pukkelpop, the prestigious 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. Please see below for of Mastodon’s upcoming tour dates.
June 6               Houston, TX                              Free Press Summer Festival
June 10             Bologna, ITA                             Estragon
June 12              Nickesldorf, AUT                       Novarock
June 13             Zagreb, CRO                             Culture Factory
June 15             Geneva, SWI                             L’Usine
June 17             Nijmegen, HOL                          Doornroosje
June 19             Clissonm FRA                           Hellfest
June 20             Vitoria-Gasteiz, SPA                  Azkena Rock Festival
June 22             Pratteln, SWI                             Konzertfabrik Z7
June 24             Luxembourg, LUX                      Rockhal Club
June 26             Dublin, IRE                               Olympia
June 27             Cork, IRE                                  The Savoy Theatre
June 28             Belfast, N. IRE                          Ulster Hall
July 1               Malmo, SWE                              KB Hall
July 2               Roskilde, DEN                           Roskilde Festival
July 3               Turku, FIN                                  Ruisrock
Aug 7                Montreal, QC                             Heavy Montreal Fest
Aug 12              Oslo, NOR                                 Oya Festival
Aug 14              Dinkelsbuehl, GER                     Summer Breeze Fest
Aug 15              Hamburg, GER                           Elb-Riot Festival
Aug 16              Dornbirn, AUT                            Bregenz Conrad Sohm
Aug 18               Cologne, GER                           Essigfabrik
Aug 19              Berlin, GER                                Lido
Aug 20              Charleville Mezieres,                   FRA  Cabaret Vert
Aug 21              Hasselt, BEL                              Pukkelpop Shelter Marquee
Aug 25              St. Petersburg, RUS                   SKK Arena  (w/ Metallica)
Aug 27              Moscow, RUS                           Olympysky  (w/ Metallica)
Aug 29              Reading, ENG                            Reading Festival The Pit Stage
Aug 30              Leeds, ENG                               Leeds/Reading Festival The Pit Stage
Aug 31              Istanbul, TUR                            100% Metal Headbangers
Sept 2               Thessaloniki, GRE                      Principal Theater Club
Sept 3               Athens, GRE                             Gazi Hall Entertainment Stage
Sept 5               Reykjavik, ICE                           Rokkjotnar Festival
Sept 25              Rio de Janeiro, BRA                  Rock in Rio Festival
Sept 27              Sao Paulo, BRA                        Anhembi (outdoor)
Sept 28              Santiago, CHI                           Comes Louder Festival
Expect additional Mastodon news to be revealed soon. Until then, go to: