, we saw our first large group of wildlings since the end of season 4. And in this group, you might have thought a handful of those haggard individuals resembled members of a particular metal band.
Good eye! Three members of Mastodon—Bill Kelliher, Brent Hinds, and Brann Dailor—appeared as Free Folk during “Hardhome,” the eighth episode of season 5. Dailor shared how he enjoyed the filming, which is fitting, as season 5 was down a Bran, via Pitchfork (
It was such an incredible experience to be on set as extras for our collective favorite show
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.
The band and the show publicly linked up before this appearance, as Mastodon appeared on
, a mixtape to accompany the HBO behemoth. Sharp-eyed viewers may have also recognized another musically-inclined Wildling taking center stage: new character Karsi, played by Birgitte Hjort Sørensen of
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