Anthrax joins the season 5 Catch The Throne lineup

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Last week, we learned that HBO is creating a new edition of Catch The Throne with metalcore band Killswitch Engage, and now we’ve learned that thrash metal mainstays Anthrax are also signing on for the Game of Thrones season 5 mixtape.

Anthrax’s Facebook posted a photo (shown above), and shared on Twitter a message with their fans confirming their newest projects- Catch The Throne and their own album:

Anthrax consists of founding member and guitarist Scott Ian, vocalist Joey Belladonna, drummer Charlie Benante, bass player Frank Bello, and guitarist Jon Donais.

Sue the Fury: With the information of Anthrax’s involvement, I think it’s safe to say that Catch The Throne 2 does have a theme and that it’s metal, or hard rock. Are there any particular acts you readers hope will be involved?

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    1. Just a few more weeks until we get a proper season 5 trailer :-).

      I’m interested to see how the metal theme plays out for catch the throne.

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    2. Obviously, this won’t be for everyone but I for one am super excited about this!!

      KSE and Anthrax are both amazing so more of those caliber bands and we have a winner on our hands.

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    3. I wish for :

      Blind Guardian (who’s already done a couple of Asoiaf related songs).
      Iced Earth.
      Nightwish.
      Sabaton.
      Ensiferum.
      Amorphis.

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    4. Hell yeah, bring it on! I think Hammerfall can be in there too. They’ve done a couple of songs based on the saga on the last few albums. Dethklok would be cool too. Imagine a special GOT-style episode on Metalocalypse.

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    5. Gravemaster,

      Yeah, HammerFall would be great up there !

      Anyhow, I really really really hope they’ll get a massive Power Metal band ! One has to associate Power Metal to GoT !!! So I’ll say it again : Blind Guardian is a must have for Catch the Throne !

      And if they get Nightwish (one can dream !), Iced Earth and Sabaton to do GoT related song, this man will be a happy man !

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    6. I miss-read the title as Anthrax join series 5, as in will be appearing. Unless Westeros discover electricity very quickly that would certainly be a change of style for them, although I can really imagine fully grown dragons having a thrash metal type theme tune of their own.

      After listening to my dad’s terrible jokes over christmas, the only bands or songs I can think of for inclusion involve dreadful puns along ice and fire lines. I won’t mention any in case I get banned for their general groan-worthyness.

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    7. Arkash,

      I remember a Tuomas interview where he said there will be some unexpected stuff on the new album. And it comes out march 27. Perfect timing for GOT, isn’t it?

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    8. Gravemaster:
      Arkash,

      I remember a Tuomas interview where he said there will be some unexpected stuff on the new album. And it comes out march 27. Perfect timing for GOT, isn’t it?

      Thematically, I dont see how the new Nightwish album (that seems to be about evolution) could feature GoT related songs, but who knows, I’m not putting it past Tuomas to surprise us in a big way like this ! And as you said, the timing fits !

      Blutrabe:
      This is just begging for Blind Guardian!

      Thanks ! At least I’m not alone !

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    9. I don’t keep up with hard rock like I used to, but this is one I know and like! Not only are they influential in their own genre, they were one half of THE greatest rock/hip-hop crossover(sorry, RUN-DMC and Aerosmith).

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    10. Not my favorite band, but I think Coheed and Cambria would fit in nicely.
      Zeus,

      Kids like to come up with a name for every kind of music every single band plays. Metalcore is what they call the 10 bands that combine Thrash like old Metallica and Pantera with sort of a punkrock vibe, vocals that are fast and nearly understandable(but not really) and 80s hairband harmony choruses for the chicks.

      <– 34 BTW

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    11. Oh screw Anthrax.

      They’ve done this sort of thing with every popular TV show in the last 10 years. To the point that I really only know of Anthrax through their cross-promotional stuff, not as actual independent musicians.

      I mean, back when Battlestar Galactica was ending (and sucked) they jumped on the bandwagon…to the point that even when the head writer stopped updating his famous Q&A blog (because he stopped caring)….the official site actually tried to replace it with an Anthrax fan blog, written by Anthrax!

      And they’ve done the same with whatever was the current “it” show of the moment in past years.

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    12. I dunno, Madam Fury. I’m not up on metalcore, black metal, etc. So I’m going with my favorite, Iron Maiden. Also, there’s got to be a hardcore metal band that originates from Iceland that could be included.

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    13. There is a whole sub-genre of metal called “folk metal”. I think folk metal bands like Korpiklaani, Alestorm, Eluveitie, or Fintroll would be perfect for this but since the powers that be seem to be going with american metal my best hopes would be for Rob Zombie or 5 Finger Death Punch.

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    14. His Door Solar Rack:
      There is a whole sub-genre of metal called “folk metal”. I think folk metal bands like Korpiklaani, Alestorm, Eluveitie, or Fintroll would be perfect for this but since the powers that be seem to be going with american metal my best hopes would be for Rob Zombie or 5 Finger Death Punch.

      I dunno, I cant see any of these bands doing a GoT song… Well, Alestorm would be amazing for a Greyjoy related song, but that’s not likely to happen…

      Korpi could do a Cersei-drinking-song, actually, that would be funny ! ^^

      If they only do American acts, my main hope is for Iced Earth then.

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    15. Since The Sword wrote a song in 2008 about The Nights Watch called To Take the Black it would be cool if they were included in some way with this project.

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