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Author
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


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fenne50 10 Mar 01, 2010 11:13 AM

great tab and great song

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