'Game Of Thrones' News: Sigur Ros Making Season 4 Guest Appearance
Sigur Ros is coming to Game of Thrones for an episode in the hit HBO medieval fantasy series’ fourth season.
The Icelandic art-pop group, comprised of Jón Þór “Jónsi” Birgisson (pictured), Georg Hólm and Orri Páll Dýrason, are reportedly a favorite of Game of Thrones creators David Benioff and Dan Weiss. While filming in the group’s native Iceland for Jon Snow’s (Kit Harrington) scenes Beyond the Wall, the two would often listen to the transcendent sounds of Sigur Ros.
Sigur Ros’ scenes won’t be shot in Iceland, but rather in Croatia, reported Entertainment Weekly. Dubrovnik, Croatia has been used in past Game of Thrones seasons for Kings Landing scenes. It was confirmed back in June that the series was adding another Croatian city to its shooting schedule – Split. The coastal city located on the Adriatic Sea couple possible be used for additional Kings Landing scenes, but also possibly for Bravos or Dorne, which plays a prominent role in the fourth book in George R.R. Martin’s Song of Ice and Fire series. It’s unknown which Croatian city Sigur Ros is filming.
Game of Thrones has featured musicians on the show in seasons past, including Coldplay drummer Will Champion and Snow Patrol singer Gary Lightbody. Champion played a drummer during the infamous season 3 Red Wedding, while Lightbody led the party escorting a bound Jamie (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) and Brienne (Gwendoline Christie) on the King’s Road in a rendition of Martin’s “The Bear and the Maiden Fair.”
Sigur Ros is no stranger to television appearances. The group was featured on a May episode of The Simpsons titled “The Saga of Carl.”
– Chelsea Regan