Fans of "Game of Thrones" were taken by melodic surprise when Ed Sheeran was spotted in the woodlands during a tour stop in Westeros in this season’s first episode last month. While his attempt to woo Arya Stark with his minstrel abilities may have gone up in dragon flames, members of the hard rock band Mastodon took "GoT" camoes up a notch on Sunday night during the hit show's season seven finale, Stereogum reports.
[SPOILER ALERT] As seen above, members of Mastodon — including Brann Dailor, Bill Kelliher and Brent Hinds — can be seen marching with the army of the dead at the 2:55 minute mark. Their on-screen appearance just happens to come at the most rock and roll of moments near the episode's end, when a dead dragon breathes blue flames through the air like something out of an Ace Frehley playbook.
The band had previously appeared on the show back in 2015 as Wildlings and aren't the only musical talent to make special appearances on the show. Icelandic trio Sigur Rós and Coldplay drummer Will Champion are a few other notable musicians who have found themselves in the fictional world on the popular television show. Appropriately enough, Mastodon’s latest cameo was by far the heaviest, and comes a few days after they released their latest music video for a song titled, get this, "Steambreather."
Mastodon recently released their seventh studio album, Emperor of Sand back in the spring and they’re scheduled to follow that up with a four-song EP titled Cold Dark Place, "which is scheduled to arrive Sept. 22. The band is also set to perform at the High Elevation Rock Festival on the same day along with Five Finger Death Punch and Korn to name a few. Tickets for the event can be purchased by clicking here.