Columbia Records Teaming With HBO for 'Music Inspired by Game of Thrones' Album

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Emilia Clarke and Kit Harington in Game of Thrones season 7 episode 5.

As Game of Thrones storms to a conclusion next year, Columbia Records and HBO have teamed up for an officially licensed album, Music Inspired by Game of Thrones. While a full track listing wasn't available at press time, a release announcing the project teased that it would feature songs inspired by the hit series and showcase artists "from diverse musical genres." 

The eighth and final season of the Emmy-winning HBO drama is due out in 2019, though an exact airdate has not yet been announced. GoT's action is driven by the pulsating score provided by Ramin Djawadi, but the series has frequently tapped musicians in disguise to appear or perform on the show. Season one featured an extended cameo from Dr. Feelgood guitarist Wilko Johnson, Snow Patrol singer Gary Lightbody sang a bit of "The Bear and the Maiden Fair" in season 3, Coldplay drummer Will Champion jammed with a house band in that same season and Sigur Ros performed "The Rains of Castamere" at Joffrey's wedding to Margaery.

You might remember Mastodon were killed off in season 5's "Hardhome" episode, Of Monsters and Men played in the background in a few episodes of season 6 and, in one of the most famous cameos, Ed Sheeran hung with Arya during the "Dragonstone" episode of season 7.