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1[[quoteright:300:]]²[[caption-width-right:300:An important distinction.]]²²Nanowar 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. ²²Debuting 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. They would release "A Knight at the Opera" in 2014 and "Stairway to Valhalla" in 2018.²²Their [[ official website]] details their history, and their albums can be found on [[ Jamendo]] and [[ Bandcamp]]. Warning: often very NSFW lyrics. ²²----²!!True tropes of steel found in their work include: ²²* BarbieDollAnatomy: The song "Barbie, MILF princess of the Twilight" explicitly mentions the parts Barbie doesn't have.²* CatFolk: "Heavy Metal Kibbles" has [[spoiler:people becoming these due to eating a new type of cat food.]]²* CompoundTitle: The songs "Burger"[[note]]okay, so it's not actually a song[[/note]] and "King". ²* DoubleEntendre: "Surprise Love" is initially filled with barely concealed HoYay innuendo. Then it stops pretending it's about anything but gay sex. ²* GratuitousForeignLanguage: The album "A Knight at the Opera" features four tracks with the same melody about fictional towns or countries full of gay men: "Schwanzwald" sung entirely in German, "Campo de Nabos" in Spanish, "Kitograd" in Serbo-Croatian and "Hujzbekistan" in Russian.²* 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".²* HeavyMetalUmlaut: The titles of "Intrue" and "Outrue" ("ue" being a way to represent the German "ü").²* HeavyMithril: Some of the songs, such as "Look at Two Reels". ²-->To listen to their songs \²You need to know a lot of things \²And read at least seventy times \²"Literature/TheLordOfTheRings"²* TheImmodestOrgasm: Women moaning suggestively appear throughout, most noticeably in "RAP-Sody". ²* ListSong: "Intrue" and "Outrue" lists metals (probably parodying "The Elements" by Music/TomLehrer among other things).²* MadLibMetalLyrics: Sometimes parodied with weakly linked, but [[LargeHam strongly screamed]] lines.²* ManlyGay: A general recurring theme. ²* MetalScream: The scream (just after the spoken part) in "Metal-la-la-la" is probably the [[BlackComedyRape funniest]] use of Metal Scream. ²* MinisculeRocking: "Power Of The Power Of The Power (Of The Great Sword)", which is 5 seconds long. ²* MoneySong: "Tooth Fairy" [[spoiler:starts with Mario Draghi (the director of the European Central Bank) saying that they'll do anything to preserve the Euro. The reason? The tooth fairy is destabilizing the economy by giving money freely.]]²* MundaneMadeAwesome: A lot of their songs, such as "King", which makes a huge deal of eating a Happy Meal at [=McDonald's=]. ²* NeoClassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly:²** 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. They made a shorter but intense version of this again in "Tooth Fairy" by mixing from Yankee Doodle to russian music. ²** "[[HipHop RAP]]-Sody". ²* PunBasedTitle: "Look At Two Reels" is a pun on the name of Luca Turilli, Rhapsody Of Fire's frontman.²* TestosteronePoisoning: This is some ''manly'' metal they have ready for ya. ²²----


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