At the end of last year, we learned that metal titans Anthrax would be contributing a song to Catch the Throne: The Mixtape Vol. II, the official Game Of Thrones album featuring music inspired by the events of Season 4 of the popular HBO series. The New York thrash band had been in the studio working on their follow-up to 2011’s Worship Music, their first album with lead singer Joey Belladonna since 1990’s Persistence Of Time, when they posted studio photos to their social media accounts that were captioned #CatchTheThrone. The hashtag was an obvious Game Of Thrones reference, as that was the title of the first mixtape compilation featuring songs inspired by Seasons 1-3.
Now, Anthrax and HBO have released a quick teaser video that contains interviews with several members of the band talking about the television series, intercut with footage of them in the studio, so we get to hear a snippet of the song, which is about the Lannister family.
Check out the teaser video here below, which features guitarist Scott Ian — who just appeared as the Steel Pole Walker on last Sunday’s episode of AMC’s The Walking Dead — bassist Frank Bello, and drummer Charlie Benante.
Hearing just the tiny bit of song that we get to hear, I already know it’s going to be good. It’s got the classic Anthrax thrash metal crunch! Also, check out those tiny bit of lyrics… sound familiar? That’s right, “you win or die” … you know what that’s about!
Here’s how Anthrax captioned the teaser video:
Check us out in the studio putting the final touches on this year’s #CatchTheThrone mixtape for @HBO & @GameofThrones.
The first Mixtape included hip hop and reggaeton tracks from artists like Common, Snow Tha Product, Bodega Bamz, and Magazeen, while Vol. II features Anthrax, Killswitch Engage, Snoop Dogg, Method Man, Mastodon, Mushroomhead, Yandel, and more, with each song containing samples from the Season 4 score.
Catch The Throne: The Mixtape Vol. II will be released streaming online for FREE online starting March 17, 2015, while Game Of Thrones returns to HBO for the premiere of Season 5 on April 12, 2015.