The HBO series returns with new episodes on July 16

HBO has revealed a new teaser trailer for Game of Thrones season 7.

The footage shows rivals for the Iron Throne taking their seats as they prepare for war in Westeros.

There's Cersei Lannister (Lena Headey) in the Red Keep, Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) in some new setting (Dragonstone's previously unseen throne room?), and Jon Snow (Kit Harington) in what looks like the Great Hall of Winterfell. Plus there's a hint of their mutual enemy, the Night King, at the teaser's ominous conclusion.

Laid underneath the action is an anachronistic music choice: James' track "Sit Down," which includes the lyrics, "In love, in fear, in hate, in tears."

Said James lead singer and lyricist Tim Booth in a statement, "Having read the books, and watched the series twice, I was very excited when Game Of Thrones asked to use ‘Sit Down' for their preview. I think the last two songs used were ‘Heroes' and ‘Wicked Game' — so we are in great company." As Booth noted, while James thought the Thrones team might opt for a cover of the track, they decided to go with the original recording instead. "Now if only they would invite us to perform at Daenery's coronation …" Booth added.

It's unclear if this teaser, titled "Long Walk," is composed of entirely new footage (sure looks like it) and whether it's from the season itself (probably not?).

Thrones will return to HBO on July 16.

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