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Anthrax to appear on 'Game Of Thrones' mixtape

Thrash metal band will contribute to forthcoming 'Catch The Throne'

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Anthrax will contribute to next year's 'Catch The Throne', the mixtape inspired by 'Game Of Thrones', released to accompany the HBO series' fifth season.

Big Boi, Wale and Daddy Yankee appeared on the series four mixtape, but details of season five's version have yet to be announced. However, an image of Anthrax founder Scott Ian in a studio was posted on Facebook earlier this week with the caption "Stay tuned… #CatchTheThrone #ANTHRAXalbum2015".

In a recent interview with Metal Hammer, Ian said: "All of you out there who watch 'Game Of Thrones', much like me, probably think it's a very metal TV show. And just know: the reason for that is that one of the creators [D.B. Weiss] is a huge metalhead."

Furthermore, Anthrax will record drums for its upcoming album in the famed Westeros throne room, from the HBO set in Belfast. Ian continued, "I asked Dan, '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.'"

The full list of contributors for next year's 'Catch The Throne' has not yet been released, although Killswitch Engage has also confirmed its involvement. 'Game Of Thrones' will return to HBO and Sky Atlantic in the spring.
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