Original Heavy Metal / Rock / Blues



Current Line Up

Band Photos

First Gig

Song List


Night of Swords are a 5 piece band with Singer, Drums, Bass and 2 Guitars (Rhythm and Lead). We play original music written and arranged by Jake Birkett with lyrics by Mike Mcleod. Our music ranges from intense heavy metal through hard rock all the way to mellow blues.

Influences are varied and include (in no particular order) : Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer, Pantera, Iron Maiden, Black Sabbath, Mercyful Fate, Deep Purple, AC/DC, Joe Satriani, Jimmy Hendrix, Van Halen, Dire Straits, Load of Blues and many more.

We aim to play powerful music which is not "in your face". The riffs are varied and interesting often containing two guitar melodies like many classic 80s bands. There are also plenty of cool guitar solos to keep all you Air Guitarists happy. Real life issues and epic adventures are all covered by the lyrics.

Current Line Up:

Singer Mike Mcleod
Lead Guitar Jake Birkett
Rhythm Guitar Andy Frampton
Bass Guitar Ross Hughes
Drums Pete Moores

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Band Photos

Jake / Mike / Ross



The Band

First Gig

On Saturday 7th April 2001, Night of Swords did their first gig upstairs at The Ropemakers in Bridport. The gig was organised by The Fallen Riders motorcycle club. The set contained 10 songs and lasted for 1 hour.

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Song List


  Marching Skeletal Hordes
2   Public Consumption
3   Faceless Entity
4   Road
5   Business as Usual
6   GFY
7   Storm
8   Viking
9   Mercyfunk
10   Blues 123

Thanks to James Carmichael for the band logo (c) 2000