KILLSWITCH ENGAGE snippet from Catch the Throne: Volume II

gameofthronesvol2A 40-second snippet of “Loyalty“, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE’s Martell-themed contribution to the upcoming Catch the Throne: The Mixtape Volume II has been made available to listen to on Soundcloud.

Singer Jesse Leach says of the band’s creative process on the mixtape:

… while I was writing the song, I didn’t really know what I was talking about. But [the show producers] give you a concept, they give you key words that you should use and sort of give you a storyline. And it was fun for me to work in that capacity, ’cause I’m used to just coming up with stuff on my own off the spot. And they had a lot of cool trigger words, so it was interesting to see that come together.

Listen to the sample below the cut.

 

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The mixtape itself is produced by Launch Point Records, and features 15 songs by various artists including Snoop Dogg, Method Man, and Anthrax. Each song includes samples from Ramin Djawadi’s Season 4 score.

Catch the Throne: The Mixtape Volume II releases in March. It will be available worldwide, free of charge.

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    1. Is it just me or has there been less news, trailers etc this year? Season 5 is starting in less than two months and it really doesn’t feel that way. I guess it’s gotten popular enough to not need much promotion anymore.

      Also, any word on HBO Go streaming only service? Is it going to be available before the GoT premiere? I don’t have HBO anymore and don’t want to have to pirate it.

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    2. WeirwoodTreeHugger:
      Is it just me or has there been less news, trailers etc this year? Season 5 is starting in less than two months and it really doesn’t feel that way.I guess it’s gotten popular enough to not need much promotion anymore.

      I feel the same way and I didn’t even follow GoT fansites like this one around this time last year. It did seem like there were more videos, I think the second trailer had premiered by this time last year. It’s like they’ve pushed back everything this year, perhaps because this season has taken them the longest to make, most difficult to date. Hopefully they can actually film seasons 6 and 7 on schedule and not force us to wait a year or more between the finale and next season’s premiere, but I fear that’s going to be next.

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    3. KG,

      I’m not sure why, most of the actors have no clue what the books are about. Doesn’t mean they aren’t excellent for the part.

      Nick Hartley does not sow!

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    4. I think it’s safe to assume that no one on these albums knows jack about the show besides Snoop and Dominik Omega (from Vol I.). But the song may still be good, despite that.

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    5. Did not the composer of the GoT series know nothing about the books and took only a day or so to write the theme song?

      Not knowing the source vs quality product needs to be separate here. I know plenty of fan based songs that are absolute shit.

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    6. OT: An Italian interview with Aidan Gillen. My browser’s translate feature renders the paragraphs most relevant to Season 5 as:

      A few days ago was released the official trailer of the fifth season of Game of Thrones: from what you can see his character will have an increasingly important role. Can you tell us something about the evolution of Lord Baelish?

      AG: “This year I can reveal even less than before: at this point in the series, the authors are increasingly detaching from books and are inventing many things, then in the fifth season will happen many facts that are not in the novels. Last year would not have made ​​much difference if I had revealed something about my character, because it was all so much already in the books, even just reading on Wikipedia could find news, but now it’s all new. I can say that my character and that of Sansa Stark are setting out on a journey to the Valley of Arryn to take control of the House of Arryn. Oh dear, it seems Harry Potter now! For Lord Baelish there will be more adventure, more travel and an important relationship with Sansa Stark is all I can say for now. No, I can say that there will be the entrance of a new character, The High Sparrow, played by Jonathan Pryce, who is a fantastic actor, and this role is perfect for him, a spiritual leader, a sort of Gandhi, though not just as good as Gandhi. ”

      He shot the scenes with Jonathan Pryce?

      AG: “I can not say it! The trailer is still very good: I understand that foods high expectations. Surely we expect all something big by Daenerys.”

      Perhaps someone who can read Italian can over a more precise translation?

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    7. Oh dear God yes… Thank you!

      “I can say that my character and that of Sansa Stark are setting out on a journey to the Valley of Arryn to take control of the House of Arryn.”

      (I don’t consider that a spoiler; it’s what last season set up.)

      Oh please, please, can we now stop with the ‘Sansa as Jayne’ theory?

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    8. Sean C.,

      Your translator is not bad, Sean! Some mistakes but you’ve got the gist of it just fine. (lol at foods high expectations though)

      Thank you so much by the way for this. I love Aidan Gillen and this is just a pleasure to read.

      I bet he meets the HS for Sansa’s annulment.

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    9. Luka Nieto,

      Q: Did you film any scenes with Jonathan Pryce?
      A: “I can’t say! The trailer however is very good: I understand it raised high hopes/ expectations. Surely, we all expect something big from Dany.”

      EDIT: funny when they say “I can’t say” I always assume that they confirm the question! I need to correct that. It will get me into trouble with the

      LS

      part every time.

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    10. Tormund’s Woman,

      Thank you very much indeed.

      I’m more excited than ever about their storyline. People ask “What are they going to do all season?”. First, they don’t need to be in every episode. They never have been, and considering they’re pretty isolated, they definitely won’t be this season. Theon and the Boltons had quite a meaty storyline last season, especially considering the Boltons are “new POV characters” in the show (their scenes in Season 4 are the first in which they are not supporting characters to other main characters), yet they were only in 3 episodes.

      Now, obviously Sansa and Littlefinger will be in more episodes, but maybe 6 or 7 are enough. We pretty much know what will happen in the first few (another chance encounter), then Petyr will go to King’s Landing, and then… we have no idea! But, that doesn’t mean we have to throw Sansa to some other storyline we do know about, like Winterfell. Both Sansa and Petyr can and deserve to have their own storyline, maybe with a couple TWOW spoilers at the end. Far more believable (and satisfying) than the current popular theory.

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    11. Maybe in Kings Landing, LF will secure annulment of Sansa’s marriage and the season will end similarly as book 4, with Harry the Heir, who will be introduced in S6?

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    12. There are so many irritating theories about Sansa this season.

      And the most popular theories are Sansa as fArya and Sansa as LSH.

      We already have fArya (Winterfell Worker), and if LSH is cut, that means that her storyline is not important, and not that someone will fill that place. If LSH is important, we will have her. If she isn’t, there is no way that Sansa will play role of unimportant character

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    13. There seems to be some misreading of the quote: Of course he and Sansa are setting out to secure the Vale in E1, that’s what the end of last season set up and we see shots of this happening in the trailer. The leaked script has them running into Brienne at that point, her getting chased off by the knights of the Vale and then LF letting Sansa in on his “vengeance plan” whereby he gives her a big pep talk and then they go on separate paths.

      Gillan says LF has travels and adventures (in King’s Landing we already have confirmed). And he has a special relationship with Sansa (which is already established). This is probably hinting at the fact that they reunite by the end of the season. He’s sending her on a mission and it stands to reason that he’ll be off to fetch her in the latter portion of the season.

      All of this is not news. He’s just more or less confirming what he’s up to.

      What’s entirely unclear is what Sansa’s up to. And I can absolutely-guarantee you that her season-long arc will not be sitting around in the Vale, interacting with no one and waiting for LF to return from his adventures. There are ZERO people that are in the cast that could plausibly interact with her in the Vale (unless you believe Brienne comes back again for another go at her which would be kind of stupid).

      As soon as someone comes up for a plotline where Sansa does something by herself (or little Robin Arryn who no one cares about and who isn’t important to the plot) for 6-7 episodes, clue me in because all I hear is people saying her going into another storyline wouldn’t make sense but they’re content to shrug their shoulders when asked “then what does she do?”

      We have almost everyone interviewed with this show (and this Aiden Gillan one is yet another one) say explicitly that there are big changes from the book and that characters are crossing storylines and interacting with characters they don’t in the books. All these big neon signs but people are willfully wanting to believe that the show is going to isolate Sansa from any of the other characters this year and even send the only other major character she can do scenes with away on his own adventures. So she can hang out in the Vale by herself. Completely believable.

      We’re getting into plugging ears and singing songs to drown out the important news territory now folks.

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    14. Showing my age – cannot understand one word of the song (too lazy to get my headphones). I am assuming the lyrics are about the Red Viper?

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    15. King Tommen,

      “And I can absolutely-guarantee you that her season-long arc will not be sitting around in the Vale, interacting with no one and waiting for LF to return from his adventures.”

      Heh. We agree on something. Nice straw-man right there.

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    16. mau,

      Completely agree. Not to mention Sansa has no reason to

      send Brienne off to kill Jaime. Also I really don’t think she would go with hanging Pod regardless if she is becoming “Dark Sansa”.

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    17. King Tommen,

      Why bother. How many times have we got to suggest stuff? Like, right above you. Also, she doesn’t HAVE to have the thickest of plots. Maybe she has like one episode alone. You don’t know. I don’t know. Just because we don’t know what’s gonna happen, because we’re beyond the books, doesn’t mean that any crazy theory becomes acceptable. It’s okay to say “I don’t know.”

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    18. King Tommen,

      Sansa’s plot for S5

      Opening scene,
      scene(s) with Brienne,
      scenes with some lords from the Vale(setting out on a journey to the Valley of Aryan totake control of the House of Aryan),
      scene where LF tells Sansa that he is leaving for KL and that she must kill Robin,
      some scenes with Robin and preparation for murder,
      Robin’s death scene,
      LF comes back and revels his next big move.
      End of season.

      This is enough for 6 episodes.

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    19. It’s the bit about them taking over House Arryn that’s the most pertinent quote from Gillen’s interview. That DOES sound like the description of an arc. Now there is an actual hint about what’ll be going on in the Sansa-LF storyline instead of just theories. This and references from Sophie Turner about Sansa and LF’s relationship are all we have to go by, so it stands to reason that that’s what s5 will focus on for them.

      LF will leave the Vale probably in 502 after the Brienne kerfuffle blows over (which I think will be his first appearance too). He’ll arrive in KL in 504 (via TristanSnow’s info on his scene with Lancel shot in Dubrovnik, directed by Mark Mylod). He’ll talk with some folks there, probably the HS, potentially having Sansa’s marriage annulled.

      In the meantime Sansa could really just have one appearance by her lonesome. If they go the Fingers, they really wouldn’t have to cast anyone new, it could just be the Sansa and Robin show (besides some extras or featured players as servants, knights etc.). Or they could have the Waynwood and Royce guest actors return as well and have her stay with one of them in the meantime.

      Then LF would return in the midseason and tell Sansa about Cersei’s inevitable downfall (as he did in her third AFFC chapter, though now having seen her misrule firsthand). Then whatever TWOW material they’ll get to could happen to finish up their arc. But in the Vale.

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    20. King Tommen,

      If you assume that Littlefinger and Sansa are going to meet up again (and it really makes absolutely no sense not to), I have no idea how you reconcile that with Sansa going to Winterfell and ending up as some sort of Jeyne Poole replacement. The whole function of that character arc is to end up escaping with Theon and go hang out with Stannis.

      If you assume Sansa isn’t going to interact with Brienne anymore, what’s Brienne doing for the rest of the season, since we likewise have no spoilers about that?

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    21. Sean C.,

      We know that Brienne will spend a few episodes of the season sheltered by an old woman. I don’t think Sansa will be around her for that. But yeah, beyond that we’re in the dark.

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    22. Sean C.:
      King Tommen,

      My best guess on Brienne is that she spends the first 2-3 episodes dealing with running into Sansa and getting chased out of the Vale by their knights. We’ve seen enough footage of her being chased by them on horseback to know that. Mid-season we’ll see her and Pod take refuge at an Inn since there’s a casting call that has an old lady at an Inn that helps her. She and Pod will have a scene or two deciding what to do as next steps since she’s failed on her mission. They’ll get chased away by someone (maybe the knights of the Vale still trying to track her, maybe random bandits etc). The old lady helps them to escape here I guess. We see the shot of them taking off from the Inn in the trailer.

      From there, I really think they run into a Blackfish-led BwB and we get a retread of the end of her AFFC arc where eventually she’s told to get Jaime, which sets up S6.

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    23. King Tommen,

      The casting call didn’t specify an inn (though I did speculate early on that she’d be Masha Heddle). There was a fan-edit on IMDB that said something about an Innkeep woman but that’s since been deleted.

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    24. Sansa kicks Brienne and Pod out. Brienne and Pod head for the Wall to tell Jon Snow Arya and Sansa are alive and their last known locations. LF heads back to KL, commands Sansa to take control of the Vale and prove herself worthy by killing Sweetrobin by the time he returns. Midway point Brienne and Pod reach the Wall. Jon is planning for Hardhome, can’t go collect Sansa. Sends Sam to the Vale to see for himself if Sansa is there, Stannis orders Davos to accompany Sam. Sansa tries but cannot bring herself to kills Sweetrobin by seasons end. LF returns and is disappointed and kills Sweetrobin himself. Grabs and threatens Sansa, Sam and Davos arrive to witness this Season end.

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    25. Darjan,

      Darjan: I feel the same way and I didn’t even follow GoT fansites like this one around this time last year. It did seem like there were more videos, I think the second trailer had premiered by this time last year. It’s like they’ve pushed back everything this year, perhaps because this season has taken them the longest to make, most difficult to date. Hopefully they can actually film seasons 6 and 7 on schedule and not force us to wait a year or more between the finale and next season’s premiere, but I fear that’s going to be next.

      Do you think they’ll delay it past April 12th this year?

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    26. King Tommen: Lay her plot on me then. Honestly, I’m dying to hear it.

      Ok…no way this is close to actual D&D&BC, but here is my 2c on Sansa’s S5 funfic arc:

      – LF/Sansa set up shop in the Vale as the weather gets colder; Sansa meets other respectful but wary Vale folk/lords
      – Brienne/Pod captured by Vale guards and brought to LF
      – Brienne/Pod meet with LF, informs of KL status; Brienne is suspicious of Sansa/Alayne, knowingly speaks of Arya & the Hound (says she killed him)
      – Brienne/Pod are sent away; later walking out of Vale, suddenly surrounded by unknowns with swords…fade out
      – In the bath, Sansa thinks of Arya, then dreams of the Hound, her mother, Winterfell, Bran; LF watches her
      – LF preps to leave for KL, tells Sansa of his plans for them; leaves
      – SweetRobin suffers an accident (or is killed mysteriously); Sansa is surrounded by controversy
      – After funeral, Sansa befriends a female Vale heir/bastard (Mya?) who tells her of the BF; other Vale folk meet Sansa
      – One of Sansa’s new male Vale acquaintances (Lannster/Bolton infiltrator?) attacks her when alone (same who attacked SR?); she defends herself and kills the attacker with her stabby necklace
      – Her friend discovers the murder and bloody Sansa; gets Sansa out of there
      – Sansa and her friend leave the area and soon are surrounded by unknowns (the BwB? The Mountain Clans?); from behind them steps the BF
      – Sansa learns more about the RW directly from BF; plan to take back Riverrun with BwB and other forces; BF shows her his captives…Brienne & Pod
      – Brienne repeats her oath to Sansa, with OathKeeper, made from Ned’s sword, Ice
      – Sansa & BF & Brienne hear of WF in Bolton hands; Sansa impassionaed; ideas start forming about getting Sansa back in WF
      – Sansa & BF, leading Vale and Riverlands forces, ride toward Riverrun and beyond, determined; LF watching from afar
      [End Sansa’s S5 arc]

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    27. Hodor’s Bastard,

      This is cool, but Brotherhood Brienne isn’t something I’d think to see. Blackfish Brotherhood and riverlords (Bracken I think, has been seen the most) definitely are behind her (Frey whacking?) but how can she secure the Vale if she is suspected of killing Robin? I think Royce (definitely influential) will come into play here, and it’s Sansa, BF and Yohn onto Winterfwll. Where this leaves Brienne and Stannis at Winterfell, I don’t know…

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    28. Greenjones,

      That is exactly what I see happening, more or less. Of course, there are gaps. But there should be. We’re beyond the books on this one. Making shit up (like in the current popular theory) is not a proper alternative just because we don’t now what’s gonna happen.

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    29. Luka Nieto,

      Exactly.

      Today’s Gillen interview and Sophie’s interview are really all we have to go on at this point and neither points to the fSansa business in the slightest.

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    30. I do think that Sansa is going to end up in Winterfell in some form. Like King Tommen pointed our in previous thread D&D like to get existing characters together instead of using new ones.

      The storyline that Hodor’s bastard theorized doesn’t have enough stuff happen for D&D. Season 4 implicated that they are going for more shock and plot oriented way of doing things. (and maybe that is necessary to keep the momentum and finish the series in 7 seasons)

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    31. Rafael,

      I think people overestimate the amount of plot and story per character that is usually covered within a season. There’s plenty of suggested material for a whole Sansa season arc, maybe too much of it, without ever going near Winterfell. Let me explain.

      Except for Tyrion, Daenerys, Jon and Arya (who usually have around 45 or 55 minutes of screen time each per season), D&D have had no quarrels cutting on screen time —or number of appearances— for certain characters, particularly in the last few seasons. As I often say, Theon and the Boltons had a hefty enough plot this past season, covering the Fall of Moat Cailin and the recapture of the North, yet they only appeared in three episodes (and a whole third of it is considered filler by many!). Obviously Sansa and Littlefinger are more relevant characters, but still, few characters are in 9 or 10 episodes per season. Please remember that Sansa only had 25 minutes of screen time once she left King’s Landing last season. Don’t overestimate how much can be done within that purview.

      In other words, there’s plenty for Sansa to do in the Vale for a season, especially if she’s only in 6 or 7 episodes, with about 30 or 40 minutes of screen time in total. There’s no need for “aimlessly wandering around the Vale”, or whatever it is that people fear will happen if they don’t stick her in someone else’s storyline.

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