Guitar maestro GUS G. recently visited Loudwire, where he was recorded playing a metal version of the ‘Game Of Thrones’ theme.
The theme has been nearly unavoidable since the show’s inception in 2011 and has seen a wealth of artists offer their own interpretation of the catchy tune. The original version is a gorgeous string-led piece that lends itself perfectly to the opening sequence as aerial views of the entirety of Westeros take fans on a scenic ride across the show’s landscape. Check out the metal version by Gus:
Loudwire stated, that to their surprise, Gus G. was one of the few who has managed to live outside of the mania of Game of Thrones and heard the theme for the first time just minutes before laying down his own version. In world-class fashion, the icon took a few moments to listen to the theme and quickly devised an intriguing piece that starts off calling to mind a ship rocking back and forth on the high seas. An arresting pick slide signals the change in distortion and Gus kicked out the metal!
The savage barbarism of Game of Thrones is a perfect marriage for heavy metal and metalheads. The show is so metal that Mastodon appeared as Wildlings in a Season 5 episode and also contributed the song ‘White Walker”’to the Catch the Throne compilation series.
Promotional Photos for Gus G (Photo by Joe Lester)
ANTHRAX are set to record drums for their next record in the Westeros throne room, according to metalhammer.teamrock.com.
The majestic hall in the fictional city of King’s Landing is where many of the incredible storylines on hit TV show Game Of Thrones are played out – and where the dreaded Iron Throne is kept.
Anthrax main man Scott Ian is a huge fan of the series and has revealed the band will record drums for a new album in the throne room, which forms part of the HBO show’s set in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
Ian has a friend who works in HBO’s accounting department and he was introduced to GOT executive producer DB Weiss – who it turns out is an Anthrax fanatic.
Ian tells the Metal Hammer Magazine show on TeamRock Radio: “I asked Dan Weiss ‘Hey man, what would be the possibility of us recording the drums for the next album in the throne room?’ Like we bring a mobile studio and set up the drums, mic everything and record in here. He says ‘Oh my God that would be the sickest thing ever. We know the guys that can make that possible.’
“All of you out there who watch Game Of Thrones, much like me, probably think it is a very metal TV show. And just know, the reason for that is that one of the creators of it is a huge metalhead.”
Ian says the band’s 11th album will be released in 2015.
Listen to the full interview on Wednesday’s episode of the Metal Hammer Magazine Show, on TeamRock Radio from 9pm.