Tremendously successful zombie drama The Walking Dead is a ratings juggernaut, but what if the show started back from the beginning with a cast entirely made up of your favorite rock and metal musicians?

If you're not caught up on every episode of The Walking Dead, no worries. We've kept this post almost entirely spoiler-free. However, if you don't want a few little details spoiled, think twice before reading the text portion of this post.

Disregarding whether or not a character from the show is currently alive, dead or AWOL, we've selected the series' essential roles and stuck a musician in their shoes. On that note, please enjoy our vision of The Walking Dead recast by some of rock and metal's greatest talents!

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