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"It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia" fans are undoubtedly familiar with the Dayman, a hero born from the deranged, spray-paint clouded mind of one Charlie Kelly. Legend has it that the Dayman (who may or may not be Kelly himself) developed some strange and remarkable powers, as a result of a strange (and very problematic) encounter with the Nightman, his archnemesis. One day, Kelly decided to turn the story into a song; Together with his drinking buddy Dennis Reynolds, the two formed a band called Electric Dream Machine and took the legend to the big stage.

The audience at Paddy's Pub came away from the performance relatively unmoved – there was a fair bit of heckling, due in no small part to the duo's ridiculous outfits – but YouTuber and "Always Sunny" fan Brian Nichols walked away with knowledge of "Dayman"'s true power: with its good-versus-evil storyline and über-dramatic arrangement, the song's as cvlt as it gets. Naturally, then, he's adapted Electric Dream Machine's classic into a Trivium-esque banger, which you can check out below. Charlie would be proud.

Here's the original performance, in all its glory:

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Chicago-based guitarist Rob Scallon is known for innovative renditions of metal songs, such as covering Cannibal Corpse and Slayer with banjos and ukuleles. The musician is mixing up his annual "May-Tallica" YouTube series, in which he traditionally shares creative versions of Metallica tunes throughout the month of May, by including offerings from System of MAY Down, MAY-Shuggah and Iron MAYden. So far, we've seen Metallica's "For Whom the Bell Tolls" played entirely on bells, System of a Down's "B.Y.O.B." being performed on a cello at a romantic restaurant and Meshuggah's "New Millennium Cyanide Christ" on shovels.

In Scallon's latest installment for the month of May, he performs riffs from every single System of a Down song in only four minutes. Starting with "Suite-Pee," the first track on the band's eponymous debut album, Scallon impressively runs through clips all the way through the final song on the band's 2005 Hypnotize release, "Soldier Side."

"Put System of A Down's discography into a trash compactor and got this," reads the caption on the official YouTube video.

In addition to rehashing other artists' works, Scallon has written a slew of original music as well, in which he uses out-of-the-box instruments such as a theremin, the first ever electronic instrument invented, which is played without using hands. His recent album, The Scene Is Dead, is available now and can be purchased at this location.

For more about Scallon, follow him on Facebook and Twitter. You can also subscribe to his YouTube channel to keep up with his latest videos.

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During the May 15 episode of 'The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,' Metallica appeared on the show for the first time. The band performed the song "Now that We're Dead," which is taken from their latest release, 'Hardwired… to Self-Destruct.' Video footage of the performance can be seen below.

Metallica had previously made an appearance on Comedy Central's 'The Colbert Report' in September 2013.

Tour dates for Metallica's 'Worldwired World Tour' can be found at this location.

Watch the clip below and tell us what you think!

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Did you ever ask yourself, "What would Meshuggah sound like if played on shovels?" Well, wonder no more! YouTube music innovator Rob Scallon teamed up with Leo Moracchioli and Caleb Canatheviphth for a shovel cover of Meshuggah's "New Millennium Cyanide Christ."

Check out Scallon's MAY-shuggah offering below and let us know what you think!

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There's a reason why the nickname for nitrous oxide is "laughing gas," as anyone who has ever had major dental surgery can confirm. In a viral video that has been making the rounds online, a guy wearing a Slipknot shirt and proudly displaying a Whitechapel tattoo gets really goofy after oral surgery, expressing newfound excitement when he realizes he has parents, sisters and even a dog! Watch the hilarious video below and be sure to comment!

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We've seen the likes of Mike Portnoy and Zakk Wylde perform classic metal hits on Hello Kitty instruments, and now, we have the pleasure of watching a trio of dudes rock out to Rage Against the Machine on children's instruments, including a sweet Spiderman drum kit.

Watch The Wackids cover "Killing in the Name of" below and tell us what you think!

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Breakfast is the most important part of the day and now, it's the most metal! The RiffShop YouTube channel uploaded a video of a metal song about cereal, complete with pig squeals and all. Get your shredded wheat on with these shredders and watch the video below.

Be sure to tell us what you think of the cereal metal song in the comments!

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The internet has no shortage of inventive metal videos from fans. This time, YouTuber Lars Von Retriever has shared a creative video of Metallica's "Atlas, Rise!" reimagined with James Hetfield's laugh. If you are wondering what that means, the YouTuber layered the frontman's chuckle over a 53-second music bed to the tune of the song. But forget about the explanation and just watch the video below.

What do you think of the parody?

 

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YouTuber Rob Scallon has done it again with another wild banjo cover. This time, the guitarist covers Cannibal Corpse's "Hammer Smashed Face" and incorporates a ton of explosive imagery.

Check out Scallon's latest banjo cover below and tell us what you think!

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HBO's 'Westworld' series is rapidly increasing in popularity among viewers. Inspired by 'Jurassic Park' writer Michael Crichton's 1973 movie of the same name, the sci-fi series' theme song is composed by Ramin Djawadi, the same mastermind behind the 'Game of Thrones' score. Thanks to YouTuber Eric "Erock" Calderone, 'Westworld's' opening theme song has been given an epic metal makeover.

Check out Erock's shredding version of the 'Westworld' theme song and leave your thoughts in the comments!

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