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10 Most Underrated Megadeth Songs

How gifted a songwriter is Dave Mustaine? Well, the heavy metal mastermind has written so many great songs that some of them haven't even made it onto regular Megadeth albums. Like his former Metallica bandmates during their peak years ('86-'92), Mustaine has given record collectors a lot to be happy about, dropping stellar non-album Megadeth tracks on everything from soundtrack compilations to single B-sides.

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10 Greatest Iron Maiden Videos

Iron Maiden possess some of the most recognizable branding in all of music. Over the past few decades, the British band's creepy Eddie mascot is a ubiquitous presence at any heavy metal and hard rock show through the countless t-shirts he adorns. Meanwhile, the many iconic album and single sleeves artist Derek Riggs created for Maiden have inspired countless musicians throughout the years. Quite simply, besides their groundbreaking musical output, Maiden have also left their mark on the graphic design side of the music spectrum.

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10 Greatest Rock + Metal Supergroups

The term "supergroup" first surfaced during the late '60s when already successful musicians started to link up with other well-known musicians to form new groups. The first wave of these bands include legendary acts such as Crosby, Stills & Nash, Blind Faith and Humble Pie. Since then, pretty much every musical genre you can think of boasts their very own version of a supergroup.

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Best Vinyl Releases of 2013 (So Far)

According to Nielsen SoundScan, vinyl sales have increased over 33 percent in the first six months of 2013. To fans of vinyl, this comes as no surprise, but isn't it nice to have your obsession justified with concrete numbers? You've contributed to the nearly 3 million records sold so far this year.

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10 Greatest Metal Baseball Walk-Up Songs

In baseball, the walk-up song is everything. Heavy metal and hard rock-loving baseball players understand this. Unlike their fellow teammates who choose to walk to home plate or the pitcher's mound to the dance floor-ready sounds of hip-hop or R&B, metalhead players know that going with a heavy track is much more effective.

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Zakk Wylde with his Custom Shop Gibson Buzzsaw Les Paul Custom, equipped with EMG ZW 81 & 85 pickups. Ethan Miller/Getty Images
Zakk Wylde with his Custom Shop Gibson Buzzsaw Les Paul Custom, equipped with EMG ZW 81 & 85 pickups. Ethan Miller/Getty Images
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10 Searing Replacement Pickups for Hard Rock + Metal

Sonically speaking, the pickups in your guitar are at the forefront of your tone. Everything within your pickups -- such as their number of windings, the material and thickness of their wire, and their magnet type -- can have drastic effects on your tone's feel, sustain, punchiness and response. As such, many metal players oftentimes replace their stock pickups with hotter ones for more gain and aggression. It's a cheap mod that's relatively painless to perform and a hell of a lot cheaper than trying to fix the issues with a new guitar, amp or pedal.

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You Know You’re a Metal Fan When …

Ah yes, the metal fan -- a complex soul whose actions can confuse those who do not take appreciation with the music genre. We've collected some of the most retweeted #Youknowyoureametalfan quotes from our own Twitter page as well as our friends at Loudwire. For those who give metal fans funny looks, please let these quotes guide you to understanding the metal fan's DNA a little better.

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10 Greatest Grunge Albums

In the early ‘90s, a wave of bands from Seattle captured the public’s imagination, spreading the sound of the Northwest underground to the world. Dubbed “grunge” or the “Seattle sound” by the press, its sonic characteristics were rooted in ‘60s garage rock and proto-heavy metal. When grunge first started creeping into the mainstream circa 1991, hair metal still ruled MTV, but bands like Nirvana and Soundgarden changed all that. A few key players in the grunge scene might have had hair metal pasts, but the Aqua Net and eyeliner had to go to make room in the closet for all the flannels and Chuck Taylors. Noisecreep is paying tribute to the hard-rocking sounds that dominated the '90s with our 10 Greatest Grunge Albums list.

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10 Greatest Metal Songs of 2003

The year 2003 might not come up during the conversation when discussing heavy metal's landmark periods, but that doesn't mean it didn't leave behind some stellar releases. Whether it was veteran acts taking stylistic chances, or younger bands looking at the past for inspiration, 2003 gave metalheads a lot to be happy about

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10 Greatest Punk Rock Mascots

Iron Maiden have Eddie. Megadeth have been in business with a guy named Vic Rattlehead since the '80s. Anthrax? They roll with the Not Man. But heavy metal isn't the only genre packed with its own cast of c

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