It Takes Love!

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The first song written by Eddie and company. Inspired by friends Brian T. and Jay F. while in the studio. Re-recorded for this release.

Uses complex metaphors like "dragons" and "demons" to discuss the dangers of drugs. Uses enigmatic images such as "swords" and "shields" to metaphorically discuss the importance of accountability partners as weapons in the war on drugs.


PURGE! Purge yourself of poison.
FIGHT! It's a fight to save your soul.
DRAGONS! Seeking you in the darkness...
DEMONS! Fleeing my blade of light.

It takes love to keep us strong,
To keep us fighting on and on,
Until the break of dawn.

With the Shield of Time and the Crystal of Fate
I've come to save the world.
I'll fight to the death with my very last breath
Just to save you, girl.


from It Takes Love!, released January 1, 2011
Eddie Darksbane - guitar/vocals
Brandon Axefalcon - lead guitar
Lars Hammer - drums
Phil Valor - bass

Lyrical and artistic inspiration: Brian T. and Jay F.



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Steel Maverick Nashville, Tennessee

In 2004, Eddie Darksbane was working in the steel mills of Pittsburgh by day and toiling in the studio by night.

His goal?

Meld the power of bands like Metallica with a bit of the sensitivity of bands like Nickelback.

When he met like-minded rockers Brandon, Phil, and Lars, he did more. He forged a band that rocks harder than any alloy from the steel mill.

He forged Steel Maverick.
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