Anthrax are set to record drums for their next record in the Westeros throne room.
The majestic hall in the fictional city of King's Landing is where many of the incredible storylines on hit TV show Game Of Thrones are played out – and where the dreaded Iron Throne is kept.
Anthrax mainman Scott Ian is a huge fan of the series and has revealed the band will record drums for a new album on the HBO set in Belfast, Northern Ireland. The guitarist has a friend who works in HBO's accounting department and he was introduced to executive producer DB Weiss – who, it turns out, is an Anthrax fanatic.
Ian tells the Metal Hammer Magazine show on TeamRock Radio: “I asked Dan, 'Hey man, what would be the possibility of us recording the drums for the next album in the throne room?' Like we bring a mobile studio and set up the drums, mic everything and record in here. He says, 'Oh my God, that would be the sickest thing ever. We know the guys that can make that possible.'
“All of you out there who watch Game Of Thrones, much like me, probably think it's a very metal TV show. And just know: the reason for that is that one of the creators is a huge metalhead.”
Ian says the band's 11th album will be released in 2015.
Listen to the full interview on Wednesday's episode of the Metal Hammer Magazine Show, on TeamRock Radio from 9pm.
Review / 14 Sep 2011Anthrax: Worship Music
This is why they’re one of the Big Four.
News / 7 Jun 2014Benante misses more Anthrax shows
Jon Dette returns for European tour after drummer reports hand problem isn't healed
Feature / 27 Jul 2005Anthrax: Metal Detector
As Anthrax prepare to play the whole of the Among The Living album at Sonisphere, Metal Hammer assesses their catalogue in this 2005 feature
News / 20 Jun 2014Anthrax Ian hails 'god' McCartney
Anthrax guitarist says meeting Beatle was like a religious experience
News / 12 May 2014HIM, Comeback Kid and a special Anthrax performance for Sonisphere
More bands join the Soni line-up
Feature / 15 May 2014Story Behind The Album: Among The Living By Anthrax
Anthrax will be playing the whole of classic album Among The Living at the Sonisphere Festival on July 4. This feature on the album first appeared in Metal Hammer issue 150
News / 24 May 2015Weiland 'technically' still in Art Of Anarchy
Guitarist Bumblefoot says legal steps would have to be taken for singer to walk away
News / 24 May 2015Clutch bassist leaves tour for daddy duties
Dan Maines rushes home to be with partner and his place is filled by Fu Manchu's Brad Davis
News / 23 May 2015Drummer Mac Poole dead after cancer battle
Midlands maestro turned down Led Zep and later worked with Gong and Huw Lloyd-Langton
News / 23 May 2015Cornell to issue Higher Truth
Soundgarden man's 4th solo album due out ahead of tour Down Under