Like every music fan, the members of Australian metalcore band Polaris have their heroes, and those influences play out on the quintet’s latest album, February’s The Death of Me, the follow-up to the group’s 2017 debut LP, The Mortal Coil. On their sophomore full-length, the hard-hitting upstarts take their sound next level, veering adventurously between emo-inflected sing-alongs (“Masochist”) and take-no-prisoners mosh-athons (“HyperMania”) — a range that makes sense considering that the band members cite everyone from Eminem and Blink-182 to Avenged Sevenfold and Parkway Drive as formative inspirations. With that in mind, we caught up with drummer Daniel Furnari and posed an intriguing question to him: What would be your dream supergroup? The players could be living or dead, of any genre of music, of any era. He thought hard on it and came back with a killer lineup — including a modern-day progressive metal drummer who’s surely at the top of his game — that’s hard to argue with. Check out his picks below and see what you think.
Lead Vocals: Architects’ Sam Carter
Put the man on literally anything and it will instantly sound sicker.
Lead Guitar: Queen’s Brian May
Don’t you want to know how Brian May would sound soloing over some absolutely punishing riffs?
Rhythm Guitar: Killswitch Engage’s Adam Dutkiewicz
Short-shorts and all.
Bass: Adam “Nolly” Getgood, Ex-Periphery
This supergroup accepts only the sickest and thickest bass tones.
Drums: Gojira’s Mario Duplantier
I’ve only recently started diving into Gojira, but Mario is one of the most incredible drummers in heavy music right now.