Here's what happened when Scott Ian got made a Game Of Thrones White Walker
The Anthrax legend was shooting for his Bloodworks project - and we were there to see it all happen
Game Of Thrones is the most metal show on television. It's just a fact. So, when Anthrax's Scott Ian went behind the scenes of the show to find out what it takes to become a fully-fledged White Walker, we obviously had to get involved. Here's what Scott had to say about it...
HI, SCOTT! SO, HOW DID YOUR BLOODWORKS PROJECT ORIGINALLY COME ABOUT?
“A few years back The Walking Dead was airing and my agent called to tell me they were shooting a showb where myself and Chris Hardwick [presenter of TWD talk show Talking Dead] were going to watch an episode, then talk about it and take calls from the audience. I was going to be a field reporter and get made up as a Walker and stuff, so we shot a pilot, but the network decided they didn’t want a field reporter. I wasn’t bummed because I didn’t know what Talking Dead was going to turn into, but Chris called and said, ‘How would you feel about doing a show like the one we recorded for my website, Nerdist?’ It sounded great! That became Bloodworks – we get to go to sets and see how everything plays out.”
AND YOU GET TO BE MADE UP LIKE A GAME OF THRONES WHITE WALKER FOR BLOODWORKS! RESULT! WHAT ATTRACTED YOU TO COVERING GAME OF THRONES?
“They let us in! The episode with The Walking Dead opened doors for us; people started to take the web series more seriously. I know one of the runners and had been to the set to hang out before, and I asked if we could get access to do the show with something from Game Of Thrones.= The HBO people were in, and they let me shoot stuff on the set in Belfast just before I went on tour with Slayer last year. Now I’m here getting made up as a White Walker! It’s amazing, because these are arguably the two biggest shows on television… certainly in my house they are.”