Anthrax man Scott Ian becomes a Game Of Thrones White Walker

Scott Ian as a White Walker
Scott Ian as a White Walker

A video featuring Anthrax mainman Scott Ian being shown how the special effects are created in HBO hit series Game Of Thrones has been released.

In the short filmed by Nerdist, Ian speaks with prosthetic makeup designer Barrie Gower, who leads the guitarist through the process of how they created the series’ iconic White Walkers, Wights and the Night King himself. View it below.

The film also shows Ian transformed into a White Walker – complete with blue eyes and a full set of armour.

In 2014, Anthrax contributed their track Soror Irrumator to The Game Of Thrones Mixtape: Catch The Throne. Ian has also appeared as a zombie in an episode of The Waking Dead.

Anthrax, who won the Inspiration Award at this week’s Metal Hammer Golden Gods, are currently on tour across Europe in support of latest album For All Kings.

Anthrax 2016 tour dates

Jun 15: Cork Live At The Marquee, Ireland
Jun 17: Clisson Hellfest, France
Jun 18: Pratteln Z7 Konzertfabrik, Switzerland
Jun 19: Dessel Graspop, Belgium
Jun 25: Montebello Amnesia Rockfest, QC
Jul 02: Helsinki Tuska Open Air, Finland
Jul 03: Wroclaw Stadium, Poland
Jul 09: Oulu Jalometalli Festival, Finland
Jul 15: Gavle Gefle Metal Festival, Sweden
Jul 16: Eindhoven Dynamo Metalfest, Netherlands
Jul 24: Rome Rock In Roma, Italy
Aug 14: Walton On Trent Bloodstock, UK
Aug 21: Auburn Pain In The Grass, WA

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