Of Monsters And Men are to appear in the sixth series of HBO’s fantasy epic, Game of Thrones.
The Icelandic band are not the first musicians to cameo in the faux-medieval world of Westeros. They join compatriots Sigur Rós, metal band Mastodon, Coldplay‘s Will Champion and Snow Patrol‘s Gary Lightbody.
The National have also been featured in the show, providing the credit music for the penultimate episode of series two, ‘Blackwater’.
Of Monsters And Men were recently photographed in costume on the set in Girona, Spain, filming inside the Sant Pere de Gallivants monastery. Game of Thrones fansite Watchers on the Wall was behind the revelation.
The first photo shows singer Nanna Bryndís Hilmarsdóttir with guitarist Ragnar Þórhallsson. Arnar Rósenkranz Hilmarsson, the band’s drummer, is in the second. See the photos below:
Earlier this year the band announced a string of UK tour dates to follow up the release of their album ‘Beneath The Skin’ in June.
‘Beneath The Skin’ was co-produced by the band and Rich Costey (Muse, Death Cab For Cutie, Foster The People) between studios in Iceland and Los Angeles. First single ‘Crystals’ was unveiled in March. However, the track ‘Silhouettes’, which featured on ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ soundtrack, has not been included on the album.
Of Monsters And Men will play:
Manchester Academy (October 18)
Birmingham O2 Academy (19)
Bristol O2 Academy (20)
Dublin Olympia Theatre (22)
Glasgow Barrowland (23)
London O2 Academy Brixton (24)
Newcastle O2 Academy (26)
Sheffield O2 Academy (27)