Nile - Blessed Dead tab

Band:  Nile
Album: In Their Darkened Shrines
Song:  The Blessed Dead

Copyright (c)  (Relapse) (2002)
Version 2.0 - (10/01/04)




.  - 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


Tunning: A E A D F# B


Intro:

|---------|----------|----------|----------|-------------------||---------|----------|----------|----------|-------------------||---------|----------|----------|----------|-7h8p7-5-4---------||-0-------|-11----\--|-0--------|-11----\--|-----------7-6-4-3-||-0-------|-11----\--|-0--------|-11----\--|-------------------||-0-------|-11----\--|-0--------|-11----\--|-------------------|
|-------------------|--------------------|------------------||-------------------|--------------------|------------------||-------------------|--------------------|------------------||-------------------|--------------------|------------------||-5h6p5-3-2---------|-0--1--4--0-1-4-5-4-|------------------||-----------7-6-4-3-|-0--1--4--0-1-4-5-4-|-8888887777778888-| . . . ................
|------------------|--------------------||------------------|--------------------||----------56865---|--------------------||-------457-----87-|------8--7--5--4----||----346-----------|------------------6-||-578--------------|-0000---------------| ...... ....
Verse 1a: ________________ ________________ ____________ 1,2| 3| 4||-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-------------||-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-------------||-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-12-11--9--8-||-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-10--9--7--6-||-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-10--9--7--6-||0000888877770000-|8888777755554444-|88887777-7/1010~-|-10--9--7--6-|
Verse 1b: ________________ ________________ 1,2,4| 3||-----------------|-----------------|-----------------||-----------------|-----------------|-----------------||-----------------|-----------------|-----------------||-----------------|-----------------|-----------------||-----------------|-----------------|-----------------||0000888877770000-|8888777755554444-|88887777-7/1010~-|
Rhy. Fill 1:
|-------------------||-------------------||-9-10--9-----------||-7--8--7--12-11-11-||----------10--9--9-||-------------------|
Verse 2: ___________ _______________ 1,2,4| 3||---------------|------------|----------------||---------------|------------|----------------||---------------|------------|----------------||------8-7------|-8--7--5--4-|-8--7--7/10-10~-||---------------|------------|----------------||-0000-----0000-|------------|----------------| .... ....
Rhy. Fill 2:
|----------------||----------------||-14------13-----||-12------11-----||----------------||----------------|
Riff A:
|------------------------------|--------------------|--------------||----------11h12p11-11-8h9p8-8-|--------------------|-------3-6-4~-||------------------------------|--------------------|----245-------||------------------------------|--------------------|-235----------||------------------------------|-----------------24-|5-------------||-00000000---------------------|-00000000--245457---|--------------| ........ ........ ........ .......
Verse 3: _______________ ____________ 1,3| 2,4||-----------------|----------------|-------------||-----------------|----------------|-------------||------10--9------|-10--9-12/13-12-|-10--9--7--6-||-------8--7------|--8--7-10/11-10-|--8--7--5--4-||-----------------|----------------|-------------||-0000-------0000-|----------------|-------------| .... ....
Rhy. Fill 3:
|----------|-----------||----------|-----------||----------|-----------||-8--------|-7----6----||-6--------|-5----4----||----------|-----------|
Lead Fill 1:
|-------------------|-------------------||-------------------|-------------------||-7h8p7-5-4---------|-------------------||-----------7-6-4-3-|-------------------||-------------------|-5h6p5-3-2-----4-3-||-------------------|-----------7-6-4-3-| . .
Riff B:
|----------|----------||----------|----------||--------7-|---6------||-0------7-|---6---\--||-0------5-|---4---\--||-0--------|-------\--|
Riff C: _________________ _____________________ 1,2,3| 4||------------------|------------------|----------------------||------------------|------------------|----------------------||------------------|------------------|----------------------||------------------|------------------|---------8-7-11-10-11-||-5555555566556666-|-5555556655998899-|-555555--6-5--9--8--9-||------------------|------------------|----------------------| ................ ................ ......
Riff D:
|------------|-------------------||------------|-------------------||----8\7-8---|---7/11-11\10-10---||----6\5-6---|---5/-9--9\-8--8---||----6\5-6---|---5/-9--9\-8--8---||-0--6\5-6---|-0-5/-9--9\-8--8---| . .
Lead Fill 2:
|--------------------||--------------------||-7--8--7------------||----------10--9--9--||--------------------||--------------------|
Riff E: ____________________ ____________ 1,3,5| 2||-----------------|---------------------|-------------||-----------------|----------------ph---|-------------||-----------10bh--|---------------------|-6/7-6-6\5-5-||-----------------|----------------5bh--|-4/5-4-4\3-3-||-4-----1---------|---------------------|-4/5-4-4\3-3-||-4-000-1-0-------|-00001144440011------|-4/5-4-4\3-3-|
... . . _________________ _____________ ph 4| 6||------------------|--------------||------------12bh--|--------------||------------------|-12-11----9-8-||-2/3-2--1---------|-10--9----7-6-||------------------|-10--9----7-6-||-2/3-2--1---------|-10--9----7-6-|
Riff F: _______________ _______________ ______________ 1,3| 2,4| 5||----------------|----------------|----------------|---------------||----------------|----------------|----------------|---------------||----11/12-11----|-11/12-11-8/9-8-|-11/12-11-14-15-|-11/12-11--9-8-||-----9/10--9----|--9/10--9-6/7-6-|--9/10--9-12-13-|--9/10--9--7-6-||-----9/10--9----|--9/10--9-6/7-6-|--9/10--9-12-13-|--9/10--9--7-6-||-00--9/10--9-00-|--9/10--9-6/7-6-|--9/10--9-12-13-|--9/10--9--7-6-| .. ..
Solo Backing 1:
|------------------|------------------||------------------|------------------||------------------|------------------||------------------|------------------||------------------|------------------||-0000888877770000-|-8888777755554444-| ................ ................
Solo Backing 2:
|------------------------|-------------------------|---------------||------------------------|-------------------------|---------------||------------------------|-10--9----10--9--9/13-12-|----10--9------||-7h8-7-5-4--------------|--8--7-----8--7--7/11-10-|-----8--7------||------------------------|-------------------------|---------------||-----------5-4-11110000-|-------00----------------|-00-------1111-| ........ .. .. ....
Rhy. Fill 3:
|------------||------------||-5----------||-5----------||-3----------||------------|
Rhy. Fill 4:
|------------||------------||-14---------||-12---------||-12---------||-12---------|
Solo: the swep at the end may not be right long slide grad bend
|-------------|-------------|---------------|---------------||-/----/17~~~-|-~~~~~~~~~~~-|-~~~~~~~~~~~~~-|-bh------------||-------------|-------------|---------------|---------------||-------------|-------------|---------------|---------------||-------------|-------------|---------------|---------------||-------------|-------------|---------------|---------------|
|-----------------------89-|-1191112-141517151718-----------||-----------91012101213----|----------------------791091012-||-781081011----------------|--------------------------------||--------------------------|--------------------------------||--------------------------|--------------------------------||--------------------------|--------------------------------|
|-------141514-12119891112-141514bh-|-181715171514-1514121412-11--||-131416----------------------------|-----------------------------||-----------------------------------|-----------------------------||-----------------------------------|-----------------------------||-----------------------------------|-----------------------------||-----------------------------------|-----------------------------|
|-10--------10-9-|---------6h8p6-5-|-----------------||----------------|-----------------|-----------------||----------------|-----------------|-----------------||----------------|-----------------|-----------------||----------------|-----------------|-----------------||----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|---------------------------|-------------------------------||-------------------9101213-|--------------9101213-13141617-||------------781011---------|-------781011------------------||------67910----------------|-67910-------------------------||-5689----------------------|-------------------------------||---------------------------|-------------------------------|
x3|------------------------14151718-|12141514151715141817151415171514-||--------9101213-13141617---------|---------------------------------||-781011--------------------------|---------------------------------||---------------------------------|---------------------------------||---------------------------------|---------------------------------||---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
grad bend grad bend & release|-18--17--15--14-----|--------------|---^-----------|--------------||-----------------16-|-15---13bh----|---------------|--------------||--------------------|--------------|--------15bh---|--------------||--------------------|--------------|---------------|--------------||--------------------|--------------|---------------|--------------||--------------------|--------------|---------------|--------------|
grad bend slight grad release|---------------|--------------|--------23bh-r-bh--|---------------||----15bh-------|-----r-~~~~~~-|-~~~~~-------------|---------------||--r------------|--------------|-------------------|---------------||---------------|--------------|-------------------|---------------||---------------|--------------|-------------------|---------------||---------------|--------------|-------------------|---------------|
* Play these as natural harmonics and then do a slow whammy bar dive to the end of the next bar
|----r-bh-~~~~-|-------------|-------------|-------------||--------------|-------------|-7*----------|-------------||--------------|-------------|-7*----------|-------------||--------------|-------------|-------------|-------------||--------------|-------------|-------------|-------------||--------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|
x2|-1514151415141714-|-----15h18p15------------------------||------------------|---16--------16----------------------||------------------|-17------------17\15p12--------------||------------------|-----------------------13p10---------||------------------|----------------------------10-------||------------------|------------------------------13p10~-|
Riff G1:
|--------------------------||--------------------------||--------------------------||-8"-7"-5"-4"-5"-4h5p4-----||----------------------6---||------------------------0-| .
Riff G2:
|--------------------------||--------------------------||-------6"-----------------||-8"-7"----8"-7"-5h7p5-4---||--------------------------||------------------------0-| .
Rhy. Fill 5:
|--------------------||--------------------||-9--10--9--7--6--6--||-7---8--7--5--4--4--||--------------------||--------------------|
Rhy. Fill 6:
|-----------|------------||-----------|------------||-----------|------------||-1---------|-7----6-----||-1---------|-5----4-----||-1---------|------------|
Outro:
|-----------|------------||-----------|------------||-----------|------------||-0---------|-0----0-----||-0---------|-0----0-----||-0---------|-0----0-----| .
Song Structure: Intro Verse 1a Verse 1b Rhy. Fill 1 Verse 2 Rhy. Fill 2 Riff A Verse 3 Rhy. Fill 3 Riff A Lead Fill 1 Riff B x2 Riff C Riff D x4 Lead Fill 2 Riff D x4 Riff E Riff F _ Solo Backing 1 x4 | Solo Backing 2 | Solo Backing 1 x4 | Solo played over this section, Rhy. Fill 3 | coming in on the 3rd time of Riff E | the earlier Solo Backing 1. Riff F (up to 4th ending only) | Rhy. Fill 4 _| Riff G1 x2 Riff G2 Riff G1 Verse 1b Rhy. Fill 5 Verse 2 Rhy. Fill 2 Riff A Verse 3 Rhy. Fill 6 Riff A Lead Fill 1 Riff B x4 Verse 3 Lead Fill 1 Outro x3 Hope it's all there! Any comments, corrections or suggestions welcome.
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