[Photo credit: Jimmy Hubbard]
Mastodon made an appearance on Game Of Thrones last night—plus, they've announced that they’ll be releasing a new EP, Cold Dark Places, featuring four previously unreleased tracks.
See what we know so far below!
The band made a special appearance on Game Of Thrones, with band members Brann Dailor, Bill Kelliher, and Brent Hinds playing White Walkers in the final episode of the season, “The Dragon and the Wolf,” marking the second time the band have been invited to participate as extras in the show.
Three band members made their screen debut as wildlings in episode 8 of season 5, “Hardhome,” which premiered May 31, 2015.
Not to mention Mastodon's new EP is set to be released Sept. 22, with a limited-edition 10-inch vinyl picture disk set to be released Oct. 27.
Three of the tracks, “North Side Star,” “Blue Walsh,” and “Cold Dark Place,” were recorded during the sessions for Mastodon's 2014 album Once More 'Round The Sun, and one track, “Toe To Toes,” was recorded during the sessions for the band’s most recent album, 2016's Emperor of Sand.
If you preorder their EP now, you’ll receive an instant download of “Toes To Toes” on Sept. 1.
See their full list of fall tour dates with Eagles Of Death Metal below:
09/23 – Denver, CO @ High Elevation Fest
09/26 – Orlando, FL @ Hard Rock Live
09/27 – Charleston, SC @ North Charleston Performance Arts Center
09/29 – Knoxville, TN @ Civic Auditorium
09/30 – Louisville, KY @ Louder Than Life Festival
10/03 – Raleigh, NC @ The Ritz
10/04 – Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore
10/06 – Atlanta, GA @ The Fox Theater
10/07 – Camden, NJ @ Rock Allegiance Festival
10/09 – Montreal, QC @ Metropolis
10/10 – Rochester, NY @ The Armory
10/11 – Grand Rapids, MI @ 20 Monroe Live
10/13 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom *
10/14 – San Antonio, TX @ Aztec Theater
10/15 – Houston, TX @ Houston Open Air
10/17 – Albuquerque, NM @ Historic El Rey Theater
10/19 – San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
10/21 – Sacramento, CA @ Aftershock Festival
10/23 – Boise, ID @ Revolution Center
10/24 – Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory
10/25 – Vancouver, BC @ Orpheum Theatre
12/02 – Cardiff, Wales @ Great Hall **
12/04 – Wolverhampton, England @ Civic Hall **
12/05 – Nottingham, England @ Rock City **
12/06 – Newcastle, England @ Northumbria University **
12/07 – Glasgow, Scotland @ Barrowland **
12/09 – Manchester, England @ Academy **
12/10 – London, England @ Brixton Academy **
* without Eagles Of Death Metal
** Mastodon only
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