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Song: Emperor of the Void
Band: Candlemass
Album: King of the Grey Islands
Tabbed by: TrollFaceJesus
E-mail: trollfacejesus@gmail.com


Hey guys, this is my tab for this song, and I think it sounds pretty good. All 
of the rhythm parts are in here, but I didn't tab out the solo. Hopefully 
everything here is accurate, and that you guys find it to be helpful! If you 
have any comments, questions, or corrections to point out, please feel free 
to leave a message here, or to send me an email! :D


Tuning: C#


Riff 1 (Guitar 1)
|---------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------| x4
|----9-8-7----9-8-7----10-9-8---10-9-8--|
|--7--------7--------8---------8--------|
|---------------------------------------|

Riff 1 (Guitar 2)
|--------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------| x4
|----4-3-2----4-3-2----5-4-3----5-4-3--|
|----2-1-0----2-1-0----3-2-1----3-2-1--|
|--0--------0--------1--------1--------|


Riff 2
|---------------|
|---------------|
|---------------| x2
|--2-----3---2--|
|--2-----3---2--|
|--0-----1---0--|


Riff 3
|--------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------|
|--5--(5)-(5)--8---4---5--(5)--8---11--| x1
|--5--(5)-(5)--8---4---5--(5)--8---11--|
|--3--(3)-(3)--6---2---3--(3)--6---9---|
|--------------------------------------|

[Note: the chords in the parentheses are 
somewhat faint, and a little hard to hear 
in the song. I consider them to be "optional", 
and don't always play them.]


Riff 4a
|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------| x1
|------------------------2-1------|
|--2-----------1-2-3-2-0-----3-2--|
|--0--2--3-2-3--------------------|

Riff 4b
|-------------------------------|
|-------------------------------|
|-------------------------------| x1
|-------------------------------|
|--2-----------1-2-3-3-2-3------|
|--0--2--3-2-3---------------2--|


Riff 4a x 1

Riff 4b x 1

Riff 2 x 2

Riff 3 x 1

Riff 4a x 1

Riff 4b x 1

Riff 4a x 1

Riff 4b x 1


Riff 5
|------------------------------|
|------------------------------|
|------------------------------| x2
|------------------------------|
|------------------------------|
|--0-0-0--0-0-0--0-0-0--0-0-0--|
   . . .  . . .  . . .  . . .

Riff 6
|-------------------|
|-------------------|
|-------------------| x1
|--2-2-2--2-2-2--2--|
|--2-2-2--2-2-2--2--|
|--0-0-0--0-0-0--0--|


Riff 7a
|-------------------------------|
|-------------------------------|
|--5/7-7-7-7-5-5-5--------------| x1
|--5/7-7-7-7-5-5-5---6--5--3p0--|
|--3/5-5-5-5-3-3-3--------------|
|-------------------------------|

Riff 7b
|-----------------------------|
|-----------------------------|
|--5/7-7-7-7-5-5-5------------| x1
|--5/7-7-7-7-5-5-5---6--5--6--|
|--3/5-5-5-5-3-3-3------------|
|-----------------------------|


Riff 7a x 1


Riff 7c
|------------------------------|
|------------------------------|
|--5/7-7-7-7-5-5-5-------------| x1
|--5/7-7-7-7-5-5-5-------------|
|--3/5-5-5-5-3-3-3-------------|
|---------------------4--3--1--|


Riff 7a x 1

Riff 7b x 1

Riff 7a x 1

Riff 7c x 1


Riff 8
|------------------------------|
|--11---8---7-----11---12---6--|
|--10---7---6-----10---11---5--| x2
|--8----5---4-----8----9----3--|
|------------------------------|
|------------------------------|

[Note: I'm actually not 100% sure 
about this part, but I think this 
is at least fairly close to how 
they play it in the song.]


Riff 1 x 2

Riff 2 x 2

Riff 3 x 1

Riff 4a x 1

Riff 4b x 1

Riff 4a x 1

Riff 4b x 1


Riff 9 (Guitar 1)
|------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------| x1
|------------------------------------------------------|
|--7-7--7-7--7--7-7--7-7--7--7-7--7-7--7--7-7--7-5--5--|
|------------------------------------------------------|

Riff 9 (Guitar 2)
|------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------|
|--9-9--9-9--9--9-9--9-9--9--9-9--9-9--9--9-9--9-7--7--|
|--9-9--9-9--9--9-9--9-9--9--9-9--9-9--9--9-9--9-7--7--| x1
|--7-7--7-7--7--7-7--7-7--7--7-7--7-7--7--7-7--7-5--5--|
|------------------------------------------------------|


|-----|
|-----|
|-----| Song ends on C#. [Guitar 2
|--2--| plays the chord, and guitar
|--2--| 1 only plays the high C#.]
|--0--|


And that's just about it!


************************************

| /   slide up
| \   slide down
| h   hammer-on
| p   pull-off
| v   vibrato
| .   mute note
| *   harmonic
| b   bend
| pb  pre-bend
| br  bend release
| pbr pre-bend release
| brb bend release bend

************************************
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krvolok 570 Feb 01, 2013 01:37 AM

There's still something about the chorus riff, I don't know whether is it just how the tab is written, or that a few notes are too low a bit high.
|-----------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------| x1
|--2---------------------2-1--------|
|--2-----------1-2-3-2-1-----3-2----|
|--0--2--3-2-3----------------------|

Something like this?

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krvolok 570 Feb 14, 2013 01:43 AM

Just trying to help a bit. Another change would be in the opening riff it goes like this:
Riff 1 (Guitar 1)
|---------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------| x4
|----9-8-7----9-8-7----10-9-8---10-9-8--|
|--7--------7--------8---------8--------|
|---------------------------------------|

Riff 1 (Guitar 2)
|----------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------| x4
|----9-8-7----9-8-7----10-9-8----10-9-8--|
|----9-8-7----9-8-7----10-9-8----10-9-8--|
|--0-7-6-5--0-7-6-5--1-8--7-6--1-8--7-6--|

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TrollFaceJesus 1,104 Feb 14, 2013 10:59 AM

I just listened to the song again, and I think you're right about the opening riff... it makes sense anyway; all of the other notes move up a half-step, so it makes sense that the C# would move up a half-step as well. Thanks for pointing out that mistake! I'm still pretty new to writing tabs and stuff, so I really appreciate the feedback!

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