It didn’t make any sense last year when HBO released a mixtape of rappers referencing Game Of Thrones, and it doesn’t make any more sense this year. But it’s happening again anyway! And the forthcoming Catch The Throne Vol. 2 won’t just feature rappers and R&B singers like Ty Dolla $ign, Talib Kweli, Snoop Dogg, and Method Man. It’ll also include “White Walker,” a song that Atlanta metal overlords Mastodon wrote about the show’s mysterious northern zombie hoard. Where Mastodon songs rumble and roar, this one broods and builds. And it’s about how the White Walkers will “save us all”? These guys must be watching a different show than me. I don’t want to see those Others anywhere near me. Listen to the song below.
Catch The Throne Vol. 2 is out 3/17, and the new Game Of Throne season debuts 4/12.