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21st Jun '16 8:17:29 PM gewunomox
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** In their early years, the members of IronMaiden became fans of the band, and invited them to tour with them. Magazines put two and two together and claimed Maiden were FFAF's idols, which was intended to give them more credibility amongst metal fans, who were notoriously hostile to emo bands at the time. FFAF certainly got treated badly when supporting them, and vowed never to do so again. In fact, Matt noted in a 2015 interview for the Holy Roar Podcast that he wasn't a fan of Maiden at all, and actually got in trouble with their manager Rod Smallwood for announcing that FFAF's songs were about orcs and goblins (thus making fun of Maiden, and showing a [presumably intentional] lack of understanding of their lyrics).

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** In their early years, the members of IronMaiden Music/IronMaiden became fans of the band, and invited them to tour with them. Magazines put two and two together and claimed Maiden were FFAF's idols, which was intended to give them more credibility amongst metal fans, who were notoriously hostile to emo bands at the time. FFAF certainly got treated badly when supporting them, and vowed never to do so again. In fact, Matt noted in a 2015 interview for the Holy Roar Podcast that he wasn't a fan of Maiden at all, and actually got in trouble with their manager Rod Smallwood for announcing that FFAF's songs were about orcs and goblins (thus making fun of Maiden, and showing a [presumably intentional] lack of understanding of their lyrics).
4th Jun '16 6:25:29 PM gewunomox
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* LyricalDissonance - The first half of the song "Welcome Home Armageddon" is probably the most upbeat-sounding song about the apocalypse this side of {{REM}} The second part is [[SubduedSection much more somber]].

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* LyricalDissonance - The first half of the song "Welcome Home Armageddon" is probably the most upbeat-sounding song about the apocalypse this side of {{REM}} Music/{{REM}} The second part is [[SubduedSection much more somber]].
12th Mar '16 2:17:10 AM onionmaster
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* Chapter And Verse (2015)
19th Jan '16 8:13:51 AM onionmaster
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** In their early years, the members of IronMaiden became fans of the band, and invited them to tour with them. Magazines put two and two together and claimed Maiden were FFAF's idols, which was intended to give them more credibility amongst metal fans, who were notoriously hostile to emo bands at the time. FFAF certainly got treated badly when supporting them, and vowed never to do so again. In fact, Matt noted in a 2015 interview for the Holy Roar Podcast that he wasn't a fan of Maiden at all, and actually got in trouble with their manager Rod Smallwood for announcing that FFAF's songs were abut orcs and goblins (thus making fun of Maiden).

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** In their early years, the members of IronMaiden became fans of the band, and invited them to tour with them. Magazines put two and two together and claimed Maiden were FFAF's idols, which was intended to give them more credibility amongst metal fans, who were notoriously hostile to emo bands at the time. FFAF certainly got treated badly when supporting them, and vowed never to do so again. In fact, Matt noted in a 2015 interview for the Holy Roar Podcast that he wasn't a fan of Maiden at all, and actually got in trouble with their manager Rod Smallwood for announcing that FFAF's songs were abut about orcs and goblins (thus making fun of Maiden).Maiden, and showing a [presumably intentional] lack of understanding of their lyrics).
19th Jan '16 8:12:55 AM onionmaster
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** In their early years, the members of IronMaiden became fans of the band, and invited them to tour with them. Magazines put two and two together and claimed Maiden were FFAF's idols, which was intended to give them more credibility amongst metal fans, who were notoriously hostile to emo bands at the time. FFAF certainly got treated badly when supporting them, and vowed never to do so again. In fact, Matt noted in a 2015 interview for the Holy Roar Podcast that he wasn't a fan of Maiden at all, and actually got in trouble with their manager Rod Smallwood for announcing that FFAF's songs were abut orcs and goblins (thus making fun of Maiden).
19th Jan '16 7:20:51 AM onionmaster
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**** The band have done acoustic versions of at least 16 songs across various sessions and releases. When the song requires screaming, it is usually sung instead. Of particular note is The Art Of American Football (Tiscali Acoustic Session), which was rearranged so differently as an acoustic that it could almost be a different song. This version can most easily be found on the second disc of Your History Is Mine.
12th Jan '16 4:04:14 PM onionmaster
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* RefrainFromAssuming - On Casually Dressed, the only songs that actually feature the song titles in the lyrics are 'Moments Forever Faded' and 'Your Revolution Is A Joke'. On later albums the titles are more often used but there are still many examples of this trope.
8th Jan '16 3:49:38 AM onionmaster
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* OneOfUs: Matt has described himself as a nerd on many occasions.

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* OneOfUs: Matt has described himself as a nerd on many occasions. This fact is made even more emphatic by his Twitter, in which his tweets have focused on such subjects as record collecting, movies, videogames and tabletop gaming.
8th Jan '16 3:40:00 AM onionmaster
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* NeverLiveItDown - Despite making consistently great music, the band have played on the nostalgia of their first two EPs and first two albums during pretty much every album cycle they've done. The band even did a song about it, "Old Hymns", in which they lament their early popularity and the fact that older fans don't view their new work in the same way - 'I used to mean something to you, but now I'm tired and alone'.
8th Jan '16 3:19:18 AM onionmaster
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** "Juno"/"Juneau" is also one - the band have been known to stop playing whilst the crowd sings "And I'm nothing more than a line in your book". Amazingly, they were doing this as early as late 2002 when Between Order And Model was their only release (early video footage on Youtube proves this).

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** "Juno"/"Juneau" is also one - the band have been known to stop playing whilst the crowd sings "And I'm nothing more than a line in your book". Amazingly, they were doing this as early as late 2002 when Between Order And Model was their only release (early video footage on Youtube proves this). Audience members will sometimes scream along to the verse screaming as well.
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