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Emperor tabs for Thus spake the nightspirit

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Title: Thus Spake the Nightspirit
Band: Emperor
Album: Anthems to the Welkin at Dusk

Transcription: Robinson Marks (rbj125@hotmail.com)

This is the first tab i've written. it should give you a good idea
of how to play the song.  It wasn't the easiest to transcribe--
with all the backround buzzing and general noise common in Emperor tunes-
so tell me if i've got something wrong - by writing to my email.  I havn't
distinguished parts between Ishan and Samoth- cause i don't know, but you
can figure that out.

symbols:

	h-hammer on
	p-pull off
	/-slide up
	\-slide down
	[]- pinch harmonics


Intro riff:

e-----------------------------------------------------------
b--------------------------------------------------------[17]
g-------------9\8---4/7--2/6------------9\8--7h 9p7--6-------
d-------2/---10\9---5/8--2/7--------2/-10\9--8h10p8--7-------
a-------0---------------------------0------------------------
e-0-1-0-----------------------0-1-0--------------------------

e------------------------------------------------------------
b------------------------------------------------------------
g-------------9\8---4/7--2/6------------9\8--77h97-----------
d-------2/---10\9---5/8--2/7--------2/-10\9--88--8-----------
a-------0---------------------------0------------------------
e-0-1-0-----------------------0-1-0----------------/12\\\tr1-

Riff A:bass and guitar
-tremelo everything            reapeat x2
e------------------------------------------------------------
b------------------------------------------------------------
g------------------------------------------------------------
d------------------------------------------------------------
a-------5-7-6-3---------1-0----------------------------------
e-0-2-3---------1-0-2-3-----1-4-1----------------------------


It's hard to say, but this sounds like the other guitar part

Riff A: guitar 2
-tremelo everything            repeat x2
e------------------------------------------------------------
b------------------------------------------------------------
g-------------------------3-2---1-------------------------------
d--2-4-5-4-5-4-5-3--2-4-5-----3---3-------------------------------
a------------------------------------------------------------
e------------------------------------------------------------


Riff B: bass part
-w/ tremelo
e------------------------------------------------------------
b------------------------------------------------------------
g------------------------------------------------------------
d------------------------------------------------------------
a------6---------- 7------------------------------------------
e--0-5---1-0-3-4-0----8-7-3-2--6-5-1---------------------------


Riff B: guitar sounds something like this
        figure out the strumming rythm yourself repeat x2
e------------------------------------------------------------
b------------------------------------------------------------
g---------8--------------------9--------------7--6-----------
d------7--8--3------5--6--2----9--10--9----8--8--7--3--------
a--2---7--6--3---2--5--6--2----7--10--9----8--8--7--3--------
e--0---5-----1---0--3--4--0--------8--7----6--6--5--1--------


Now do Riffs A chord diagramA augmentedA and A chord diagramBB again, enter vocals w/lyrics

this time, substitute last chord of Riff A chord diagramBB w/ this:


                                                 ------------
                                                 ------------
                                                 --9/10\9----
                                                 --9/10\9----
                                                 --7/8\\7----
                                                 ------------


Riff C: guitar                  repeat x2

e------------------------------------------------------------
b------------------------------------------------------------
g--121212-11-11-11--121212--999--11-11-11--------------------
d--121212-11-11-11--121212--999--12-12-12--10-10-10---9-9-9--
a------------------------------------------11-11-11--101010--
e------------------------------------------------------------


e------------------------------------------------------------
b----------------------------------------12-----------------
g------------14/16-------14/16---------12--12---------------
d-888-------------16-----------16-------------121212-11-11-11
a-999---12------------11-----------10---------141414-13-13-13
e------------------------------------------------------------


Riff D:
the rythm guitar and bass do something like this:
e------------------------------------------------------------
b------------------------------------------------------------
g------------------------------------------------------------
d----------2--------------------------------------------------
a---7\\2--1---------4---------3--4----4h5p4-4----------------
e-0----------02220-----5-5-0---------------5-5p4-0h2----------


Riff D: lead guitar solo comes in somewhere-- you figure it out

e------------------14-----17-----19--20------20--------20----21\----
b------------14-------14------17-------19--19--19----19--19----------
g---15-p14------14-----------------------17--------18------18-------
d---------16---------------------------------------------------
a------------------------------------------------------------
e------------------------------------------------------------


e-----9h10p9---9----------------------------------------------------
b-----------10--10p9-----------------------------------------------
g--------------------10h11----------------------------------------
d------------------------------------------------------------
a------------------------------------------------------------
e------------------------------------------------------------


rythm guitar: (with lead guitar doing same 1 octave above)
-with tremelo

e------------------------------------------------------------
b------------------------------------------------------------
g------------------------------------------------------------
d---------------------5---------5--------5-------5------------------
a--------4---2---2----3----4----3----4---3---4---3---4--------------
e--2-4-5---5---4-----------2---------2-------2-------2-----------

i think this next part is basically like this:

						do 4X
e----------------------10-------8----10---------------------------
b----------------------11-------9----11---------------------------
g----7---8--7---8------12------10----12--------------------------------
d----7---8--7---8------12------10----12-------------------------------
a----5---6--5---6------10-------8----10-------------------------------
e------------------------------------------------------------

-Go back to Riff A chord diagramD MajorD and latter section again.
-then do Riff C.

Interludish guitar riff:    "Thus spake the nightspirit"
					do 4X
e------------------------------------------------------------
b-----------0-----------0--------------------------------------
g---------0---0-------6---6--------------------------------------
d-------6-----------6-------6-----------------------------------
a-----6-----------4--------------------------------------------
e---4---------------------------------------------------------


slow section:

e-------------------------------0-----------------------------
b-------------------------------0-----------------------------
g---5--5--5--5--5--5--5---------0----0---------etc etc, does------
d---4--4--2--4--5--4--2----4----4----5--- ------more of the same---
a---3--3--3--3--3--3--3----2----2----2---------------------------
e--------------------------0----0----0--------------------------

finale:
sounds something like this:
				retard
e------------------------------------------------------------
b------------------------------------------------------------
g------------------------------------------------------------
d-------7-5-4-----5-4--2-0-------4--2--0--------------------------------
a-----5--------3-------------2------------2------------------------
e--------------------------------------------0----------------
ⓘ Guitar tab for 'Thus Spake The Nightspirit' by Emperor, a black metal band formed in 1991 from Akkerhaugen, Norway

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