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Bathory - The Wheel Of Sun tab

band: Bathory
song: Wheel of Sun
album: Nordland II
year: 2003
genre: viking metal

disclaimer: I do not own anything with the Bathory title on it, and I am not making any
money off this guitar tab. I listened to this song over and over until I got it close to
right (the quality sucks, so that's quite an achievement there, lol), and this is that
version. Please don't feel afraid to leave some kind of correction at the bottom if you
find something that isn't right (or actually figured out the shredding part at the end).

tuning is drop C# (low to high: C# G# C# F# A# D#)

acoustic intro

D|---5-6\5-3---------------------------|---5-6\5-3----------7-8\7-5----------|
A|---3-----3--3---3---5-6\5-6----------|---3-----3--3---3---8-----6----------|
F|---2-----2----2---2-5-----7----------|---2-----2----2---2-5-----7----------|
C|--------------------2-----7--7---7---|-----------------------------7---7---|
G|-------------------------------8---8-|-------------------------------8---8-|
C|-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|

D|---5-6/8-3----------6-5\3-5----------|---5-6/8-8-----------8-------10~-----|
A|---3-----3--3---3---6-----3----------|---3-----8----------10-11\10-10~-----|
F|---2-----2----2---2-7-----2--2---2---|---2-----7--7---7----7--------7~-----|
C|-------------------------------3---3-|--------------7---7------------------|
G|-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
C|-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|

riff 1
D|--------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------|
F|--------------------------------------------------|
C|---0------0-2-3-2-0-5--3--8------7-5-3-5-7-5--3---|
G|---0------0-2-3-2-0-5--3--8------7-5-3-5-7-5--3---|
C|---0------0-2-3-2-0-5--3--8------7-5-3-5-7-5--3---|

verse riff
D|-----------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------|
F|-----------------------------------------------------------|
C|---0--0--3-0---0-3-0---0-3-0-2~-0--0--3-0--7--5--3--2--3---|
G|---0--0--3-0---0-3-0---0-3-0-2~-0--0--3-0--7--5--3--2--3---|
C|---0--0--3-0---0-3-0---0-3-0-2~-0--0--3-0--7--5--3--2--3---|

D|-----------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------|
F|-----------------------------------------------------------|
C|---0--0--3-0---0-3-0---0-3-0-2~-0--0--3-0--7--5--3--2------|
G|---0--0--3-0---0-3-0---0-3-0-2~-0--0--3-0--7--5--3--2------|
C|---0--0--3-0---0-3-0---0-3-0-2~-0--0--3-0--7--5--3--2------|

(chorus - semi-distorted)
D|---------0-------0-------0-------0-----|
A|-------3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3---|
F|-------------2-------2-------2---------|
C|---0-----------------------------------|
G|---0-----------------------------------|
C|---0-----------------------------------|

(chorus fill)
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
F|--------14------14--12----------------------14------10--10/12--10--9---|
C|---12-------------------15--14--10--10/12------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
C|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|

(play this beneath the chorus fill)
D|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
F|--------------------------------5-----------------------------------|
C|---0----7-------7---5---3---2---5---0----7-------3---3-/5---3---2---|
G|---0----7-------7---5---3---2---3---0----7-------3---3-/5---3---2---|
C|---0----7-------7---5---3---2-------0----7-------3---3-/5---3---2---|

(solo 1)
D|------------------------------------/15~~~------13h15--13--12--10\--|
A|---/15~~~----------13--12--10--8~~----------------------------------|
F|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
C|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
C|--------------------------------------------------------------------|

(solo 2)
D|---------------------------------------5-6~-6~-6-5---5-6----------------|
A|------------------------8-6-5-8~---6-8-------------8-----8-6-3~-3~-3~---|
F|---5/7~---9-7-9-10-9~---------------------------------------------------|
C|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
C|------------------------------------------------------------------------|

D|---------3---3-5--/8~-6h8p6p5-6-5-3-5-3-1-0-1-0-------------------------------|
A|---3-5-6---6------------------------------------1-1/3~---3-5-6-5~--5-6-7-6~---|
F|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
C|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
C|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

D|----------------------------------------------------------------------10----10-|
A|---6-8-10-11~-11~-11-10-6-8-10-8-10-11-10~--10-8-10-11-10-11-13-11-13----13----|
F|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
C|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
C|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

D|---12-10-12-13-12-13-15-13-15-17-15-17-18-17-18-20-18-20-22~~~---|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
F|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
C|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
C|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

(outro lick)
D|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---/15~~~----------13--12--10--8~~-/15~~~----------13--12--10--8~~-|
F|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
C|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
C|-------------------------------------------------------------------|

D|---/15~~~----------13--12--10--8~~-/15~~~----------13--12--10--8~~-|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
F|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
C|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
C|-------------------------------------------------------------------|

(vocalization riff)
D|-------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------|
F|-------------------------------------------------------------|
C|-------7------7---5---3---2-----------7------7---5---3---2---|
G|---5--------------------------3---5--------------------------|
C|-------------------------------------------------------------|

(play with some variations)
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
F|--------14------14--12----------------------14------10--10/12--10--9---|
C|---12-------------------15--14--10--10/12------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
C|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|

(outro 1)
D|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
F|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
C|---0---7---3---5---0---3---0---|---7---2---3---7---2---3---0---|
G|---0---7---3---5---0---3---0---|---7---2---3---7---2---3---0---|
C|---0---7---3---5---0---3---0---|---7---2---3---7---2---3---0---|

(outro 2)
D|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------10-8----8--------------------10-8----8----------10-8----8------------------|
F|---------------10---10-9-10-9h10p9----------10---10-9----------10---10-9-10-9--------|
C|---0~~~----------------------------10~----------------10~---------------------10-8~--|
G|---0~~~------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
C|---0~~~------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

D|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------10-8----8---------------10-8----8-----------|
F|---------------------------------------10---10-9-10-9----------10---10-9------|
C|---10----10-12----12-12h13p12-12~---------------------10~----------------10-~-|
G|------10-------13-------------------------------------------------------------|
C|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

---------------------------|
10-8----8------------------|
-----10---10-9-10-9--------|
--------------------10-8~--|
---------------------------|
---------------------------|


D|-----------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------|
F|-----------------------------------------|
C|-----8-10----10-12----12-12h13p12-12~~---|
G|---8------10-------13--------------------|
C|-----------------------------------------|

(finale - just shred over this)
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
F|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
C|---0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0------------0~--0----|
G|---0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0------------0~--0----|
C|---0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0------------0~--0----|

ORDER OF PLAY

acoustic intro
riff 1 - 4x
verse riff - 6x
chorus - 4x
chorus fill - 2x
riff 1 - 2x (play solo 1 over it)
verse riff - 2x
chorus - 4x
chorus fill - 2x
verse riff - 2x (play solo 2 over it)
chorus - 4x
chorus fill - 2x
chorus - 4x
riff 1 - 4x (play outro lick over it)
vocalization riff - 8
outro 1 - 2x
outro 2
finale

play it loud and play it from the heart, just like Quorthon it!
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