The members of Mastodon were featured on tonight’s episode of HBO’s Game of Thrones, each portraying wildings in the episode “Hardhome” that premiered Sunday, may 31, 2015 at 9 pm (with multiple repeat showings during the week). Go here for further listings.
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 [Hinds] and Bill [Kelliher], 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 Games 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.)