ANTHRAX’s Scott Ian To Make Guest Appearance On “The Walking Dead”

Wednesday, 12th November 2014

ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian will make a cameo in the second half of the fifth season of AMC’s zombie apocalypse drama “The Walking Dead”.

Ian chronicled his latest transformation into a zombie in the latest episode of his horror FX show for Nerdist, “Scott Ian’s Bloodworks” (formerly “Blood & Guts”). Check it out below.

Ian previously appeared in a “Walking Dead” webisode in 2011. At the time, he stated about how the opportunity to appear in the show came out: “I know Greg Nicotero [‘The Walking Dead’ producer and make-up artist]. We have a mutual friend, Kirk [Hammett] from METALLICA. I met Greg as far back as the late ’80s through Kirk because Kirk’s a big collector of horror memorabilia. So I’d gone to the set of the webisodes here in Los Angeles, and got to get made up as a zombie.”

Asked why metal musicians love horror so much, Ian said: “They’ve always gone hand in hand. Metal guys are huge nerds. [Laughs] A good percentage of are either horror or sci-fi or comic book or fantasy nerds. So, all of a sudden if you have some disposable income, you’re like, ‘Wow, I can actually buy that zombie head from that movie!'”