Sigur Rós to guest star in next series of Game Of Thrones
Members of Sigur Róswill appear in the new series of Game Of Thrones.
Jonsi Birigisson, Georg Hólm and Orri Páll Dýrason are currently in Croatia shooting scenes for the HBO show's forthcoming fourth series. Entertainment Weekly reports that the bandmates will play musicians in the programme and that their cameo came about as showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss are big fans of the Icelandic band and listened to their music while shooting previous series in Iceland.
Game of Thrones has a long running association with musicians, with both The National and The Hold Steady contributing songs to the shows soundtrack. Both bands wrote original material inspired by the writing of George RR Martin, Game Of Thrones author. Meanwhile, Coldplay drummer Will Champion and Snow Patrol's Gary Lightbody made cameo appearances in series three of the programme, which airs in the UK on Sky Atlantic.
Earlier this year Sigur Rós also made a guest appearance in The Simpsons. Entitled 'The Saga Of Carl', the episode saw Homer, Moe, Lenny and Carl chase Carl to his home country of Iceland after he runs off with a winning lottery ticket the group bought together. It features new music by the band, as well as their take on the theme song. Björk also makes a cameo in her swan dress.
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