Original Heavy Metal / Rock / Blues
Current Line Up
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
Jake / Mike / Ross
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.
|Marching Skeletal Hordes|
|5||Business as Usual|
Thanks to James Carmichael for the band logo (c) 2000