Just prior to last month's season finale of HBO's Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning series "Game Of Thrones", Scott Ian of ANTHRAX sat down with Music Choice and gave his pick of what house he would want to be a part of if he was on the show. He said (see video below): "If I could be in any of the noble houses on the TV show 'Game Of Thrones', I wouldn't — I wouldn't be in any of those stinking houses filled with assholes and horrible people. I would be one of the Free Folk. I would live up north of the wall, and I'd have a little cave, and I'd hunt rabbits. I'd kind of live my life on my own terms and just try and watch out for the White Walkers and wights and other creatures that live up north. But, yeah, I'd just kind of keep to myself."
ANTHRAX recently contributed a new song, "Soror Irrumator (Lords Of The Rock)", to the the second installment of "Catch The Throne: The Mixtape", for "Game Of Thrones".
Building on the success of Volume I — with over 2.5 million streams to date — that attracted hip-hop and reggaeton fans alike, "Volume II" of "Catch The Throne: The Mixtape" also features MASTODON, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, MUSHROOMHEAD, Method Man, Snoop Dogg and Yandel.
Produced by Launch Point Records, the 15-song mixtape features diverse artists representing "Game Of Thrones" families, leveraging themes and highlights from season 4. Showcasing the importance of music in "Game Of Thrones", each song on the mixtape samples music from the show's season 4 soundtrack. This year's mixtape also weaves in the overarching theme of fire and ice, providing listeners with an exciting lineup of heavy metal and hip-hop artists.
Ian told Finland's Kaaos TV: "[Our contribution to the mixtape] was a song we had already written [for our next studio album]. We didn't have time to start writing something brand new from scratch. We listened to all the material we had and made the decision. That one just… We all thought the same thing. Everybody listened to the demos and we all had the same idea that this one demo just sounded like that should be the song for 'Game Of Thrones', so it was a pretty easy decision. The lyrics weren't written yet, though — we only had the music — so then [the show producers] said you have to pick something about the show to write about. And I got to write about exactly what I wanted to write about [the Lannister family], so I was very happy about that."
He continued: "It was a really fun thing for me to do, because I'm such a massive fan of the show. So are Charlie [Benante, drums] and Frankie [Bello, bass] — they're really big fans. So it was just something really exciting that we got the call to do that. And we were, like, 'Yeah!' A lot of times you get calls for things, and it's kind of, like, 'Naaahhh. Just say no.' But this we were very excited about."