Lead singer Matt Davies and guitarist Darren Smith of the Welsh post-hardcore outfit FUNERAL FOR A FRIEND recently spoke to Canada's Chart Attack about the experience of opening for IRON MAIDEN on tour in Europe.

"There were times when those hardcore MAIDEN fans couldn't give a fuck what we were doing," Darren admitted. "The first show we were shitting ourselves because the first two songs we played we were getting serious 'MAIDEN' chants. After that we realized this how it’s going to be for the whole fucking tour so after that we just went out and just played and looked past all the people chanting and giving us the finger. Touring with MAIDEN and seeing them play every night, we definitely learned a lot."

"We knew whatever we do, if we managed to convince five people in the audience to like us then that was a job well done," added Matt. "After the first few shows we buckled down and just played for ourselves and when we do that, that's when we’re at our best. When we did that, we weren't booed off and I think people were semi-interested in us."


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