Game Of Thrones Season 7 Features Mastodon Guitarist As A Wildling

Singer Ed Sheeran and New York Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard aren’t the only surprise celebrities who will appear in Game of Thrones Season 7. Mastodon guitarist Brent Hinds has confirmed that he’s coming back for his second Game of Thrones cameo in the upcoming season and will play a Wildling again.

Hinds broke his leg in a motorcycle accident last year, and he filmed his Game of Thrones cameo before it healed. His broken leg affected the way he walked, making him stagger like a zombie, apparently. The Game of Thrones producers liked this, Hinds said, and even gave his character a close-up.

“I just came back from my second cameo Game of Thrones,” he said on an episode of Hatebreed singer Jamey Jasta’s The Jasta Show podcast (via Metalsucks). “This time, I had my broken leg and they were like, ‘You’re doing the best zombie walk, we want you to come right towards the camera. I want you to drag this axe behind you.’ I’m like a reborn, come-to-life Wildling turning into a White Walker.”

Hinds and his bandmates appeared in a Season 5 episode of Game of Thrones, as Wildlings. There is no word yet on if the other members of Mastodon are also in a Season 7 episode.

Mastodon wrote an original song, “White Walker,” for the Game of Thrones mixtape Catch the Throne Vol. 2. Game of Thrones co-creator DB Weiss is apparently a big fan of the group.

Here is a picture of Hinds and Mastodon’s other guitarist, Bill Kelliher, in costume for their Season 5 cameo:

I smoked so much hash with that zombie guy right behind me!!!his name was scary jerry!

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Game of Thrones Season 7 premieres on July 16.

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