Now they've found themselves in the sweet spot of a band's career: big enough to garner love around the world, but not so much so that they can't maintain a sense of normality. "It's the ideal situation," Helders says. "It's something we were quite cautious of from day one, trying to stay away from every magazine and TV show. We didn't necessarily want to be famous, but you can't control that and balance that with wanting people to hear your music."

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