Game of Thrones, The Most Metal Show Ever, Returns Tonight

L to R: Kristofer Hivju (Tormund – cast), Ben Crompton (Edd Dolorous – cast), Brann Dailor (Mastodon drums/vocals), Brent Hinds (Mastodon guitars/vocals), Kit Harington (Jon Snow – cast)
Photo credit: Helen Sloan/ HBO

Surely there will be another sci-fi fantasy show quite as great as Game of Thrones. The phenomenal series begins its final six episodes ever tonight on HBO. Not only was the show an epic experience e to watch no matter who ends up on the Iron Throne (or no throne at all), it is clearly the most metal show ever. In addition to the story and the amazing soundtrack by Ramin Djawadi, the show has battle, dragons, magic, zombies (White Walkers), Viking-like Northmen, witchcraft, and wildfire, and direwolves. But also the show has inspired metal covers and tribute songs, bands inspired by the show, a live concert experience based on the music for the show starring metal artists, music in the show and trailers from heavy bands, the actor that played the beloved Hodor character can shred to Megadeth, and even appearances by our favorite dudes in Mastodon in the army of the frozen undead (several times). Get pumped with a new Spotify playlist with a lot of rock and metal bands, and these covers below and happy watching! Continue reading

Hear Mötley Crüe’s Cover of Madonna’s “Like a Virgin”

Hard rock legends Mötley Crüe will see their biopic movie The Dirt, based on the New York Times Bestselling book, release next Friday, March 22nd on Netflix. The corresponding soundtrack features Mötley Crüe classics and four new songs. We have already heard ‘The Dirt’ featuring Machine Gun Kelly, who plays Tommy Lee in the film. Now hear the band’s metal cover of Madonna’s 1980s pop classic ‘Like A Virgin’. Continue reading