Nile - Defiling The Gates Of Ishtar tab

Band:  Nile
Album: Black Seeds Of Vengeance
Song:  Defiling The Gates Of Ishtar



.  - palm mute           /  - slide up to
\  - slide down to       ~  - vibrato
h  - hammer on           b  - Bend
p  - pull off            Suffixes for bend
t  - tap                 f  - full bend    h - half bend
ph - pinched harmonic    q  - quarter bend t - tap bend
*  - see comment         ^  - Hold bend    r release bend
x  - Stuccatto           ~  - vibrato bend
,  - slight palm mute    () - ghost note, sustained note
"  - tremolo note        <> - Trill


Notes: To save space, I've not tabbed out any harmonies.  They're
       pretty easy to figure once you have one guitar line anyway.


Tunning: A E A D F# B


Intro: Not sure about this but the baseline follows a similar
       descending pattern.  The guitar may do a descending run but
       if it does, I can't hear it.

|-------------------|-----------||-------------------|-----------||-------------------|-----------||-8-----------------|-5---------||-6-10-9-6-10-9-6-5-|-3----6----||---10-9-6-10-9-6-5-|------6----| . . . . . . . .
Riff A:
|------------------|-------------------|------------------||------------------|-------------------|------------------||------------------|-------------------|------------------||------------------|-------------------|------------------||------------------|-------------------|------------------||-5555555555555555-|-666655558/9996666-|-5555555566665555-|
................ ......... ....... ................___________ ___________ 1| 2||------------|------------||------------|------------||-11-----8-7-|--------8-7-||--9-----6-5-|-8h9p8--6-5-||------------|------------||------------|------------|
Riff B:
|------------------|------------------||------------------|------------------||------------------|----------------7-||--------------5-6-|------------------||------------------|----------3-6-5---||-333366553333-----|-33333333-3-6-5---| ............ ........ . . .
Riff C:
|--------------------------------|-----------------||--------------------------------|-----------------||----4h5p4-----------------------|-5-8-7-4---------||----------6-5-5h6p5\2-1h2p1-----|-3-6-5-2---------||----------------------------4-3-|---------3-6-5-2-||-33-----------------------------|---------3-6-5-2-| .. . . . .
Riff D:
|------------------|------------------|---------------------------||------------------|------------------|---------------------------||------------------|------------------|---------91012109----------||------------------|------------------|-----8911--------1198------||------------------|------------------|-7810----------------1087~-||-2222222222222222-|-2222222222222222-|---------------------------| ................ ................
Riff E:
|---------------------|--------------------||---------------------|--------------------||---------------------|--------------------||-7--------8----------|-7-------------1313-||-5--------6----------|-5---------1-0------||---013431---01310431-|---0134310-1-0------| . . . .
|-------------------|---------------|------------------||-------------------|---------------|------------------||-------------------|---------------|------------------||-1212-1010-99------|---------------|----------5-------||--------------1212-|-1111-99-88-66-|-55-33-22-3----6--||-------------------|---------------|---------------6--| . . . . .. . . . . .. .. .. .. .. ..
Riff F:
|------------------|------------------|--------------------||------------------|------------------|--------------------||---------------45-|-----8754---------|----------7-8-10-11-||-----7643----76---|-7643-------------|-6-7-9-10-----------||-6532----6532-----|----------5-6-8-9-|--------------------||------------------|------------------|--------------------| ................ ....
Solo Backing 1:
|------------------|------------------|------------------||------------------|------------------|------------------||------------------|------------------|------------------||------------------|-6--------3h4p3\1-|------------------||------------------|-4----------------|------------------||-0000000000000000-|------------------|-0000000011115555-| ................ ................
|------------------|------------------||------------------|------------------||------------------|------------------||------------------|------------------||------------------|------------------||-5555444411111111-|-1111111111111111-| ................ ................
Rhy. Fill 1:
|--------------|--------------||--------------|--------------||--------------|--------------||--------------|--------------||-0------------|--------------||-0------------|--------------|
Solo 1:
|-------------------------|----------------|-----------------||-10bh---r-~~-10h11p10h11/|/15~~~~~~~~~~~~-|-14h15p14h15~~~~-||-------------------------|----------------|-----------------||-------------------------|----------------|-----------------||-------------------------|----------------|-----------------||-------------------------|----------------|-----------------|
|--------------|-----------------|-/17~~~-16h17p16-|-16~~~-16h17p16-||-~~~~~~-16-19-|-20--19h20p19-16-|-----------------|----------------||--------------|-----------------|-----------------|----------------||--------------|-----------------|-----------------|----------------||--------------|-----------------|-----------------|----------------||--------------|-----------------|-----------------|----------------|
grad bend|-17~~~~~~~~~-|-17-21-22-21h22p21\|\18~--18h21p18\19|bh--------r-~~-||-------------|-------------------|-----------------|---------------||-------------|-------------------|-----------------|---------------||-------------|-------------------|-----------------|---------------||-------------|-------------------|-----------------|---------------||-------------|-------------------|-----------------|---------------|
|-~~~~~~~~~~~~~~-||----------------||----------------||----------------||----------------||----------------|
Riff G: (This is the left speaker) I'm not sure about the last 8 bars but it was about as close as I could get.
|------------------------|------------------------||------------------------|------------------------||------781011-----781011-|------781011-----781011-||-10976------10976-------|-10976------10976-------||------------------------|------------------------||------------------------|------------------------| .... .... .... ....
|------------------|------------------|-----------------||------------------|------------------|-----------------||-----4578----4578-|-----4578----4578-|-----------------||-7643----7643-----|-7643----7643-----|---------5h6p5---||------------------|------------------|-6-5-3-2-------6-||------------------|------------------|-----------------| .... .... .... .... . . . . .
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------||-----------------|-----------------|-----------------||-----------------|-----------------|-----------------||-----------------|-------5h6p5\3---|-------5h6p5-----||-5-3-2---------6-|-5-3-2---------6-|-5-3-2-------6-5-||-------8-7-5-4---|-----------------|-----------------| . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
|--------------------|---------------------|-------------------||--------------------|---------------------|-------------------||----------9h10p9----|---------------------|-9h10p9\7----------||-10-9-7-6--------10-|-9-13p12p10-10-9-7-6-|----------10-9-7-6-||--------------------|---------------------|-------------------||--------------------|---------------------|-------------------| . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
|-------------------||-------------------||-10-9-7-6----------||----------10-9-7-6-||-------------------||-------------------|
Riff H: Not completely sure about the sweeps but they sound good to me.
|-------9h12h13p12p9-|-------9h12h13p12p9-|-------9h12h13p12p9-||-----11-------------|-----11-------------|-----11-------------||---12---------------|---12---------------|---12---------------||-12-----------------|-12-----------------|-12-----------------||--------------------|--------------------|--------------------||--------------------|--------------------|--------------------|
| | | ||--------------------|--------------------|--------------------||--------------------|--------------------|--------------------||-3------------------|------------------5-|-6------------------||--------------------|--------------------|--------------------||-1------------------|------------------3-|-4------------------||--------------------|--------------------|--------------------|
|-------9h12h13p12p9-|----6h9h10p9p6-|----6h9h10p9p6-||-----11-------------|---8-----------|---8-----------||---12---------------|--9------------|--9------------||-12-----------------|-9-------------|-9-------------||--------------------|---------------|---------------||--------------------|---------------|---------------|
| | | ||--------------------|---------------|---------------||--------------------|-8-------------|------------10-||-8------------------|---------------|---------------||--------------------|-5-------------|-------------7-||-6------------------|---------------|---------------||--------------------|---------------|---------------|
|----6h9h10p9p6-|----6h9h10p9p6-||---8-----------|---8-----------||--9------------|--9------------||-9-------------|-9-------------||---------------|---------------||---------------|---------------|
| | ||---------------|---------------||-11------------|-14------------||---------------|---------------||--8------------|-11------------||---------------|---------------||---------------|---------------|
Solo Backing 2:
|------------------|------------------||------------------|------------------||------------------|------------------||------------------|------------------||------------------|------------------||-5555999988886666-|-5555555555555555-| ................ ................
Rhy. Fill 2:
|------------------||------------------||------------------||-5--5--5----------||-3--3--3--6--6--6-||----------6--6--6-|
Solo: Not too sure about this solo but it should provide a basis for somebody to figure out a better version.
|-20bhrp19p16-20bhrp19p16-|-20bhrp19p16---------||-------------------------|------------18-------||-------------------------|--------------19--19-||-------------------------|----------------19---||-------------------------|---------------------||-------------------------|---------------------|
|---16-19bhrp18p16-181615--1615------||-18---------------------18----1817~-||------------------------------------||------------------------------------||------------------------------------||------------------------------------|
|---------------------------13h16p13-|---------------------||-16151312----------------14---------|-14------------------||---------15141211------15-----------|---15--------^-^-^---||-----------------14~-15-------------|-----13bh----------r-||------------------------------------|---------------------||------------------------------------|---------------------|
|-------------------------------|------------------------||-------------------------------|------------------------||-781081011101113-14131110------|------------11bh-r-bh~~-||-------------------------12119-|-8bh-r-bh~~-------------||-------------------------------|------------------------||-------------------------------|------------------------|
Rhy. Fill 3:
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||-5--------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||-5--------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
Outro 1:
|------------------|------------------|-------------------||------------------|------------------|-------------------||------------------|------------------|-------------------||------------------|------------------|-------------------||------------------|------------------|-------------------||-5555555555555555-|-6666666666666666-|-8/999666666666666-|
|-------------------|------------------|------------------||-------------------|------------------|------------------||-------------------|------------------|------------------||-------------------|------------------|------------------||-------------------|------------------|------------------||-8/999999966666666-|-6666888899998888-|-5555555555555555-|
|------------------||------------------||------------------||------------------||------------------||-4444444444444444-|
Outro 2:
|------------------|------------------|------------------||------------------|------------------|------------------||------------------|------------------|------------------||------------------|------------------|------------------||------------------|------------------|------------------||-5555555555555555-|-6666666666666666-|-8888888855555555-|
|------------------|------------------||------------------|------------------||------------------|------------------||------------------|------------------||------------------|------------------||-6666666666666666-|-5555555555555555-|
x2|----------------------------------||----------------------------------||----------------------------------||-12121212121212121212121212121212-||----------------------------------||----------------------------------|
Outro 3:
|------------|------------|------------|------------|-----------||------------|------------|------------|------------|-----------||------------|------------|------------|------------|-----------||------------|------------|------------|------------|-----------||-5----------|-6----------|-8/9-6------|-8/9-9-6----|-------8/9-||-5----------|-6----------|-8/9-6------|-8/9-9-6----|-------8/9-|
|------------|------------||------------|------------||------------|------------||------------|------------||-5----------|-4----------||-5----------|-4----------|
Outro 4:
|------------------|------------------|------------------||------------------|------------------|------------------||------------------|------------------|------------------||------------------|------------------|------------------||------------------|------------------|------------------||-5555555555555555-|-6666666666666666-|-8888888855555555-| ................ ................ ................
|------------------|------------------||------------------|------------------||------------------|------------------||------------------|------------------||------------------|------------------||-6666666666666666-|-5555555555555555-|
................ ................* x2|----------------------------------||----------------------------------| * grad bend up 1/2 step during|----------------------------------| first bar then hold the bend|----------------------------------| during the second bar.|----------------------------------||-17171717171717171717171717171717-|
Outro 5:
|------------------|------------------|-------------------||------------------|------------------|-------------------||------------------|------------------|-------------------||------------------|------------------|-------------------||------------------|------------------|-------------------||-5555555555555555-|-6666666666666666-|-8/999666666666666-| ................ ................ . ...............
|-------------------|------------------|------------------||-------------------|------------------|------------------||-------------------|------------------|------------------||-------------------|------------------|------------------||-------------------|------------------|------------------||-8/999999966666666-|-6666888899998888-|-5555555555555555-| . ............... ................ ................
|-------------||-------------||-------------||-------------||-4--4--4--\--||-4--4--4--\--|
Song Structure: Intro Riff A Riff B Riff A Riff C Riff D Riff E Riff A (Up to 1st ending) Riff F _ Solo Backing 1 (x2) | Solo 1 played over Rhy. Fill 1 _| this section Riff G Riff H _ Solo Backing 2 (x3) | Solo 2 played over Rhy. Fill 2 _| this section Riff A Riff B Riff A Riff C Riff D Riff E (w/ ritard on last two chords) Rhy. Fill 3 Break Outro 1 Outro 2 Outro 3 Outro 2 Outro 3 Outro 4 Outro 5 Listen to the CD if you are not sure of the song structure. Any comments, suggestions or corrections are welcome. END
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