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                         AT THE GATES - UNDER A SERPENT SUN
                         From the Album "SLAUGHTER OF THE SOUL"
                         1995 Earache Records

                            Version 666 - July 2000

Originally transcribed by: Richard Broadhead II and Scott King
Changes by : Anders Bjorler (AT THE GATES) July 2000.


.  - palm mute                  /  - slide up to
\  - slide down to              ~  - vibrato
h  - hammer on                  b  - bend
p  - pull off                        Suffixes for bend
ph - pinch harmonic                      f - full bend    h - half bend
*  - see comment                         r - release      t - tap bend
X  - percussion mute                     ~ - vibrato bend
@  - slight palm mute           () - ghost note, sustained note

TUNING: B(everystring down 2.5 steps)

Intro riff *(these are 10's not 1's and 0's)
|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------| Gtrs
|-----------------------------------------------------*----------------| 1-2
|-----------------------------------------9999--------10101010---------|
|----3333------------3333------------7777---------7777------------7777-|
|1111----444444441111----444444445555---------5555------------5555-----|

Play the above a total of two times

Riff 1(* these are 10's not ones and zeros)
|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------| Gtr
|----------------------------------------------------*----------------|  1
|----------------------------------------9999--------10101010---------|
|----3333------------3333------------7777--------7777------------7777-|
|1111----444444441111----444444445555--------5555------------5555-----|
|                                                                     |
|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------| Gtr
|---------------------------------------------------------------------|  2
|3---------------3-----------3-6-7-----------9---10-------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------2--------|
|1---------------1-----------1-4-5-----------7---8-----------0--------|


Riff 2
|------------------------------------------------
|------------------------------------------------ gtr
|------------------------------------------------ 1-2
|------------------------------------------------
|------------------------------------------------
|-000-0-000-111-1-111111-333-3-333-111-1-111111--
  ... . ... ... . ...... ... . ... ... . ......

------------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------ GTR
------------------------------------------------------------------------  2
------------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------
-000-0-000-111-1-111111-333-3-333-111-1-111111--111-1-111-111-1-111111--
|... . ... ... . ...... ... . ... ... . ......  ... . ... ... . ......
|
----------------------------------------------------8---------9---------
----------------------------------------------------9---------10-------- GTR
----------------------------------------------------10--------11--------  1
----------------------------------------------------10--------11--------
------------------------------------------------8---8-8---9---9---------
------------------------------------------------------------------------

                                                           (end of Riff 2)
-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
-----------------------------------------------------------------------| GTR
-----------------------------------------------------------------------|  1
-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
-111-1-111-111-1-111111-111-1-111-111-1-111111-111-1-111-111-1-111111--|
|... . ... ... . ...... ... . ... ... . ...... ... . ... ... . ......
|
-----8---------7------------8---------9------------8-----7-------------|
-----9---------8------------9---------10-----------9-----8-------------| GTR
-----10--------9------------10--------11-----------10----9-------------|  2
-----10--------9------------10--------11-----------10----9-------------|
-8---8-8---7---7--------8---8-8---9---9--------8---8-8---7-------------|
-----------------------------------------------------------------------|

Play Riff 1 two more times

Fill 1
|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
|--2-------------(2)--------------------2------------------(2)---------|
|--0-------------(0)--------------------0------------------(0)---------|

*First time this riff is played, guitar 1 doesn't come in until the 8's on
string 6 are played. After the first time this riff is played, the 8's
remain as 8's and don't go into C5 power chords and remain palm muted.

*Riff 3
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------| GTR 1
|-------------------------------------------------------------------| & GTR 
2
|-2-----10p9---12p10---------10p9-12p10-----------------------------|
|-0-000------0------0-000-000----0-----0777888888888888--0-22-0-3---|
    ...      .      . ... ...    .     .........@@@@@@

continuation of Riff 3                               (end of Riff 3)
|------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------| GTR 1
|------------------------------------------------------------------| & GTR 2
|------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-2----10p9---12p10---------10p9-12p10-----------------------------|
|-0-00------0------0-000-000----0-----0777888888888888--0-22-0-6---|
            .      . ... ...    .     ..........@@@@@


Riff 4 (chorus) play 2 times
|--------------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------| GTR I
|--------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------7--5-----5----------------|
|-2--------2--------2--------2---2---5--3-----3--2h3p2-5--4----|
|-0--0000--0--0000--0--0000--0---0---------------------3--2----|
|    ....     ....     ....
|
|--------------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------| GTR II
|--------------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------|
|-2---10p9---12-10~---2----10p9-12-10~--9-7~--10--9----7--6----|
|-0--0-----0----------0--0-----0-------------------------------|
     .     .             .     .


Play intro riff twice
Play Riff 3 as above
Play Riff 4 as above

melodic middle part (guitars 1,2) play 2 whole times

|-7--7--7--7--7--7--7-7-7-7-7-7-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2- GTR 1
|-10-10-10-10-10-10-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-4-4-4-4-4-4-
|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
|
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- GTR 2
|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
|-------------------------------------------------------4-----------------------5---------4-2-----------
|-2---------------------------4-5-----------------------------------------------------------------------
|-2-----------------------------------------------------2-----------------------3---------2-0-----------
|-0---------------------------2-3-----------------------------------------------------------------------


|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-3-----------------------------
|-8-8-8-8-8-8-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-4-4-4-4-4-4-5----------------------------- GTR 1 cont.
|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
|
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- GTR 2 cont.
|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
|-7-----------------------5-----------------------4---------2-------------------------------------------
|-------------------------------------------------------------5-----4-----2-----4-----5-----------------
|-5-----------------------3-----------------------2---------0-------------------------------------------
|-------------------------------------------------------------3-----2-----0-----2-----3-----------------


Play Riff 3
Play Riff 4


Mellow part =
Guitar II without distortion
Guitar I distorted (* without distortion)

|-----0-----0---------0-----0---------0-----0---------0-----0------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------|
|---3-----3-----3---3-----3-----3---3-----3-----3---3-----3-----3--| GTR II alone
|------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-3-----3-----3---3-----3-----3---2-----2-----2---2-----2-----2----|

then:

|------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------| GTR I
|-4*---------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------4-3-3------------------------------|
|-2*----------------------------2-1-1------------------------------|
|
|-----0-----0---------0-----0---------0-----0---------0-----0------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------|
|---2-----2---2-----2-----2-----2---2-----2-----2---2-----2-----2--| GTR II
|------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-2-----2----2----2-----2-----2---1-----1-----1---1-----1-----1----|

|------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------| GTR I
|-4*---------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------4-3-3------------------------------|
|-2*----------------------------2-1-1------------------------------|
|
|-----0-----0---------0-----0---------0-----0---------0-----0------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------|
|---2-----2-----2---2-----2-----2---2-----2-----2---2-----2-----2--| GTR II
|------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-2-----2-----2---2-----2-----2---1-----1-----1---1-----1-----1----|

Then guitar 1 starts with the heavy part alone
while guitar 2 continues from the beginning of the mellow part.

|------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------3---------------3---------------3---------------3--| GTR I
|-5-----5-----5---5-----5-----5---4-----4-----4---4-----4-----4----|
|------------------------------------------------------------------|
|---3-3---3-3-------3-3---3-3-------2-2---2-2-------2-2---2-2------|
|   . .   . .       . .   . .       . .   . .       . .   . .
|
|-----0-----0---------0-----0---------0-----0---------0-----0------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------|
|---3-----3-----3---3-----3-----3---3-----3-----3---3-----3-----3--| GTR II
|------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-3-----3-----3---3-----3-----3---2-----2-----2---2-----2-----2----|

|------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------3---------------3---------------3---------------3--| GTR I
|-5-----5-----5---5-----5-----5---4-----4-----4---4-----4-----4----|
|------------------------------------------------------------------|
|---3-3---3-3-------3-3---3-3-------2-2---2-2-------2-2---2-2------|
|   . .   . .       . .   . .       . .   . .       . .   . .
|
|-----0-----0---------0-----0---------0-----0---------0-----0------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------|
|---3-----3-----3---3-----3-----3---3-----3-----3---3-----3-----3--| GTR II
|------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-3-----3-----3---3-----3-----3---2-----2-----2---2-----2-----2----|

Then both turn to the heavy part..
Guitar II now distorted.

|------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------2---------------2---------------2---------------2--| GTR I
|-4-----4-----4---4-----4-----4---3-----3-----3---3-----3-----3----|  & 2
|------------------------------------------------------------------|
|---2-2---2-2-------2-2---2-2-------1-1---1-1-------1-1---1-1------|
    . .   . .       . .   . .       . .   . .       . .   . .

|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------2---------------2---------------2--------------------| GTR 1
|-4-----4-----4---4-----4-----4---3-----3-----3---3------------------|  & 2
|-------------------------------------------------3------------------|
|---2-2---2-2-------2-2---2-2-------1-1---1-1-----1------------------|
    . .   . .       . .   . .       . .   . .

Play Riff 2 and end both guitars like this

|---------|
|---------|
|---------|
|---------|
|-----2---|
|-3-1-0---|

            
            
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alecoholic 40 Feb 25, 2008 11:27 AM

freakin sweet stuff
good one

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schnibbel666 41 May 08, 2008 01:27 PM

i am on the way to make a good and correct gp tab out of this.

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Neverhead666 124 May 24, 2008 11:42 AM

this tab is wicked sweet. 5 stars.

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