HBO has announced the March 17th release date of the Catch the Throne: The Mixtape, with the list of artists featured on the second installment of the Mixtape, for the Emmy® and Golden Globe® winning series Game of Thrones. The mixtape will be released in anticipation of the season 5 debut of Game of Thrones on HBO, April 12 at 9pm.
The 15-track mixtape might not have a released track list, but “Lord of the Light” by Talib Kweli on Complex is out there and is on the album in some way.
The strong lyrics with the strumming bass at the opening of the song creates a strong and powerful entrance, while the blend of string sounds leaves the ominous effect under a strong rap game. It’s left listeners excited for how the rest of the album will be based off of this single.
The Press explained more on what you could expect from the album in general.
Showcasing the importance of music in Game of Thrones, each song on the mixtape samples music from the show’s season 4 soundtrack. This year’s mixtape also weaves in the overarching theme of fire and ice, providing listeners with an exciting line-up of heavy metal and hip-hop artists. Building on the success of Volume 1, with over 2.5MM streams to date, Volume 2 will feature artists from the R&B, electronic, Latin, heavy metal and rap worlds. Each artist was aligned with one of the Game of Thrones families, helping to determine the themes that are illustrated in their track. The full list of artists includes: Anthrax, Estelle, Kap G , Killswitch Engage, Mastodon, Melanie Fiona, Method Man, MNDR, Mushroomhead, Raquel Sofia, Snoop Dogg, Stalley, Talib Kweli, Ty Dolla $ign, and Yandel.”
Catch the Throne: The Mixtape Vol. 2 will be released March 17th via SoundCloud, free of charge. Catch The Throne: The Mixtape Vol. 1 is still available on Soundcloud. Listeners are encouraged to share using the hashtag #CatchTheThrone.
To read more on the mixtape and what you can expect from it, check out this article from mxdwn.