- All Drummers Are Animals: Former drummer Ryan Luciani injured himself onstage several times.
- Bi the Way: Most of their romance songs are about women, but "Hell's Heroes" has a male lover as the subject.
- Heterosexual Life-Partners: Tom and Sean. They used to live together and reportedly came up with the name 'Empires' at the same time on opposite sides of Chicago.
- Stalker with a Crush: "I Want Blood".
- Your Cheating Heart: "My Poor Lover".