5 Heavy Bands Who Sampled Popular Video Games

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

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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.

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