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Nanowar Of Steel (formerly known as Nanowar or [=NanowaR=][[note]]A reference to Music/{{Manowar}}[[/note]] but later changed their name for copyright issues) is an Italian "[[SatireParodyPastiche parody-fun]]-[[ManlyGay gay]]-[[HeavyMetal metal]]" band--in fact, they are the '''truest''' metal band in existence, standing head-and-shoulders above all the posers (or at least, that's what they claim). As the genre implies, their songs are mainly humorous {{Affectionate Parod|y}}ies of various tropes and genres of metal in general.

Debuting in 2003 with the demo "Triumph Of True Metal Of Steel", their first full-length album was 2005's "Other Bands Play, Nanowar Gay!". They followed with "Made In Naples" in 2007, and "Into Gay Pride Ride" in 2010. In the meanwhile, they went on a couple of tours around Europe.

Their [[http://www.nanowar.it official website]] details their history, and their albums can be found on [[http://www.jamendo.com/artist/nanowar Jamendo]]. Warning: often very NSFW lyrics.

!!True tropes of steel found in their work include:

* CompoundTitle: The songs "Burger"[[note]]okay, so it's not actually a song[[/note]] and "King".
* DoubleEntendre: "Surprise Love" is initially filled with barely concealed HoYay innuendo. Then it stops pretending it's about anything but gay sex.
* HeavyMeta: Fulfills this trope with songs like "True Metal Of The World (Ah-Ah)" and "Metal-La-La-La". And uses via LiteralMinded approach, so they got songs about, uh, the True Metal -- such as "Outrue" (Cuprum! Yttrium! Plutonium!). Even their website's title is "Nanowar Of Steel Website of Nickel".
* HeavyMetalUmlaut: The titles of "Intrue" and "Outrue" ("ue" being a way to represent the German "ü").
* HeavyMithril: Some of the songs, such as "Look at Two Reels".
-->To listen to their songs \\
You need to know a lot of things \\
And read at least seventy times \\
The "LordOfTheRings"
* TheImmodestOrgasm: Women moaning suggestively appear throughout, most noticeably in "RAP-Sody".
* ListSong: "Intrue" and "Outrue" lists metals (probably parodying "The Elements" by Music/TomLehrer among other things).
* MadLibMetalLyrics: Sometimes parodied with weakly linked, but [[LargeHam strongly screamed]] lines.
* ManlyGay: A general recurring theme.
* MetalScream: The scream (just after the spoken part) in "Metal-la-la-la" is probably the [[BlackComedyRape funniest]] use of Metal Scream.
* MinisculeRocking: "Power Of The Power Of The Power (Of The Great Sword)", which is 5 seconds long.
* MundaneMadeAwesome: A lot of their songs, such as "King", which makes a huge deal of eating a Happy Meal at [=McDonald's=].
* NeoClassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly:
** They mostly aim their arrows at either Music/{{Manowar}} or Music/{{Rhapsody|OfFire}}, but in "Odino & Valhalla" they manage to parody Music/EnnioMorricone, the lambada, Music/PinkFloyd and Music/SystemOfADown, all in the same song.
** "{{RAP}}-Sody".
* TestosteronePoisoning: This is some ''manly'' metal they have ready for ya.