For Game of Thrones fans who are also music fans, get ready for another musical cameo appearance in season 6 of HBO’s Game of Thrones. Folk-rock group Of Monsters and Men have been confirmed as joining the cast for a small role. And it is something they have been interested in for a while after they told Interview magazine that they loved Game of Thrones.
“Yeah, oh my god, we love it. We’re all obsessed with Game of Thrones.”
Entertainment Weekly broke the official news recently confirming Of Monsters and Men would appear in a cameo role in Game of Thrones, but rumors had been circulating for a while now after a fan tweeted pictures of the band in costume on location in Girona, Spain. The images showed some members of the band inside the Sant Pere de Galligants monastery where scenes were being shot for Game of Thrones.
— Toni Millán (@tomimon64) September 15, 2015
It took another Game of Thrones fan, Evan, to notice who the extras on set really were, according to fan site, Watchers on the Wall. Also according to Watchers on the Wall, the images “depict lead singer and guitarist Nanna Bryndís Hilmarsdóttir, singer-guitarist Ragnar “Raggi” Þórhallsson, and drummer Arnar Rósenkranz Hilmarsson in costume, relaxing between scenes, just outside the monastery.”
It is unclear yet what storyline Of Monsters and Men will appear in although it is suggested the scenes being filmed in that location could be from either Oldtown or Braavos. Although, as Watchers on the Wall speculate, according to the hairstyles depicted, it is more likely to be Braavos.
This is certainly not the first time Game of Thrones has given cameo roles to musicians. Entertainment Weekly noted that Coldplay’s Will Champion, Snow Patrol’s Gary Lightbody, Sigur Rós, and Mastodon have all had moments on the show.
Season 6 of Game of Thrones is the first season that will go beyond the content the TV series is based on, George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Fire and Ice book series, so fans have upped the ante in relation to taking pictures of filming in an effort to determine what will happen in season 6. However, according to Metro, one of George R.R. Martin’s reportedly close friends, Alejo Cuervo, did an interview with radio station El món a RAC1 and stated the next book, The Winds of Winter, will be released in 2016. If this is the case, it is likely some of the storylines appearing in season 6 of HBO’s Game of Thrones could, potentially, be spoilers for the book series.
Game of Thrones returns to HBO for season 6 in 2016.
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[Image credits: HBO / Twitter /Toni Millán / tomimon64 / Band promotional picture via Amazon]