5 Heavy Bands Who Sampled Popular Video Games

Let's see what happens when hardcore music mixes with hardcore gaming.


If you’re anything like me, you know there’s no better combination than an entrancing game and the right song.

Whether you’re kicking back after a long day or attempting to get the adrenaline pumping for an epic boss battle, a great game paired with the perfect score is one of the best feelings for players and music fans alike. But what happens when these two passions are combined?

It’s always a treat when two of your hobbies can overlap, and in this specific case it happens more than you'd realize.

Now, it would have been a lot easier to go with gaming samples from hip hop, but like anyone else who’s seen more Game Over screens than they can count, I’m a glutton for punishment.

So, I’ve decided to go for a challenge and look at a heavier set of genres. These examples are fewer and further between, in addition to being a bit closer to my heart. For the purpose of enlightening all of my fellow gaming nerds and music addicts here are 5 Heavy Bands Who Sampled Popular Video Games.


Cody Ayres has contributed 3 posts since joining in September 2019.