Yesterday was the seventh season premiere and the first of the last 15 episodes of Game of Thrones. And last night’s episode featured a musician making a cameo that got the internet talking. In this instance, it was pop star Ed Sheeran, who looks enough like an odd character that he didn’t really even need makeup. However, under the radar, another musician made his return to the show in a short cameo, Mastodon’s Brann Dailor.
Two years ago, Dailor, along with his bandmates Brent Hinds and Bill Kelliher appeared on the show as wildlings that were killed and came back to life as white walkers (aka zombies). Metal Injection noticed Dailor in the second scene, a wordless shot showing an army of White Walkers advancing. The above screen shot shows a figure that’s unmistakably Dailor. So you can have your Ed Sheeran. The fact that the band have appeared on the show not once but twice is another of the many reasons Game of Thrones is one of the most compelling shows on TV. And unless we missed something last night, they’ll be on more, as Brent Hinds said he was on again too.