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Therion tabs for Cults of the shadow

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THERION - CULTS OF THE SHADOW
                         From the Album THELI
                         Copyright 1997 Nuclear Blast

                        Version 2.0 - October 1997

Posted by: Juan Manuel Munoz


~  - vibrato                     /  - slide up to note
h  - hammer on                   \  - slide down to note
p  - pull off                    bhr- bend string half step and release
.  - palm mute                   bf - bend string full step
ph - pinched harmonic            "  - tremolo note


Tuning: C#(every string down 1.5 steps)

Keyboard Intro(transpose for guitar of course)
|--------------------------------------------------|
|-5-4---------5-4---------5-4-----5-4-----5-4------|
|-----5-4---------5-4---------5-4-----5-4-----5-4--|  play twice
|--------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------|


Riff A(play with keyboard intro)
|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-4---4-4-4---4--444---4-4-4---4--444---4-4-4---4--444---4---444---4--444-|
|-4---4-4-4---4--444---4-4-4---4--444---4-4-4---4--444---4---444---4--444-|
|-2---2-2-2---2--222---2-2-2---2--222---2-2-2---2--222---2---222---2--222-|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|

Play Riff A chord diagramA augmentedA a total of two times

Riff B(listen to song for the way Chris Johnsson accents the notes)
|----------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------| Keyboard follows
|----------------------------------------------------| this riff too.
|-2--2--4-------2--2--4--------------------2--2--4---|
|-0--0--2-------0--0--2-------5--5--7------0--0--2---|
|-----------------------------3--3--5----------------|


Riff C.1(let ring out this time)(guitar one)
|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-2--2--4-------2--2--4--------------------2--2--4----4-----4-------------|
|-0--0--2-------0--0--2-------5--5--7------0--0--2----2-2-2-2-2-2---------|
|-----------------------------3--3--5-------------------------------------|
|                                                       . .   . .
| guitar 2(let ring out)
||----------7----------------7--------||----------5--------||------7-----||
||------7-----7---7-----7------7---7--||------5-----5---5--||----7--7-7--||
||*---7---7-----7-----7---7------7---*||*---6---6-----6---*||*--7-7--7--*||
||*-9---------------9----------------*||*-7---------------*||*-9--------*||
||----repeat twice--------------------||--repeat twice-----||--play twice||
||------------------------------------||-------------------||------------||


Riff A chord diagramD MajorD
|-------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------|
|-421-------------421------------421--------------------------|
|-----3-2--222222-----3-2-222222-----3------------2--3-222222-|
|--------------------------------------5-555555-45------------|
           ......         ......         ......        ......

Play Riff A chord diagramD MajorD a total of two times


Riff A chord diagramE MajorE
|----------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------|
|-1---------1---------1------------------|
|---3-2~------3-2~------3--------3-2~----|
|-------------------------5~---5---------|
|----------------------------------------|

Play Riff A chord diagramE MajorE a total of two times
Play Riff A chord diagramBB


Riff C.2(let ring out this time)(guitar one)
|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-2--2--4-------2--2--4--------------------2--2--4------------------------|
|-0--0--2-------0--0--2-------5--5--7------0--0--2------------------------|
|-----------------------------3--3--5-------------------------------------|
|
| guitar 2(let ring out)
||----------7----------------7--------||----------5--------||------7-----||
||------7-----7---7-----7------7---7--||------5-----5---5--||----7--7-7--||
||*---7---7-----7-----7---7------7---*||*---6---6-----6---*||*--7-7--7--*||
||*-9---------------9----------------*||*-7---------------*||*-9--------*||
||----repeat twice--------------------||--repeat twice-----||--play twice||
||------------------------------------||-------------------||------------||

Play Riff C.1 with Fill 1

Kyeboard transposed for guitar
Fill 1
|----------------------10-12-14-12-10-------------------------10-12-14-12-10-
|-12--10-12--10-12-1214---------------10-12--10-12--10-12-1214---------------
|----------------------------------------------------------------------------
|----------------------------------------------------------------------------
|----------------------------------------------------------------------------
|----------------------------------------------------------------------------

continuation of Fill 1               (end of Fill 1)
----12~---10~----------14-12-10-------14-------|
-10-------------14~-------------14-12----12~---|
-----------------------------------------------|
-----------------------------------------------|
-----------------------------------------------|
-----------------------------------------------|

Play Riff A chord diagramD MajorD 2 times
Play Riff A chord diagramE MajorE twice


Riff A chord diagramFF
|-----------------------------|
|-----------------------------|
|--------4-------------4------|
|-2------4------5------4------|
|-2------2------5------2------|
|-0-------------3-------------|

Play Riff A chord diagramFF a total of four times with Fill 2
Second two times has the following vintage keyboard part that sounds like
a female singer.
|-------------------------------------------|
|-5~---7-5-3------7-5-7-8~---7-5-3-5-3------|
|------------4~------------------------4~---|
|-------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------|

Fill 2
Keyboard transposed for guitar
|----7---7---7---7-------------------10----10---10----10------------------|
|--5---8---5---8-----7---7---7---7-8----12----8----12------7---7---7---7--|
|------------------4---7---4---7-------------------------4---7---4---7----|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|


Riff A chord diagramG+G
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------4-4-4-4-4-4-4-------------------4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|
|---2-2-2-2-2-2-2---4-4-4-4-4-4-4---5-5-5-5-5-5-5---4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|
|---2-2-2-2-2-2-2---2-2-2-2-2-2-2---5-5-5-5-5-5-5---2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|
|---0-0-0-0-0-0-0-------------------3-3-3-3-3-3-3-----------------|

Play Riff G, also a keyboard is following Riff G, and a Fill 2 is still
being played with with a different keyboard sound.

|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------6--4--3------------------6--4--3-hold chord---------------|
|---------------4--2--1------------------4--2--1--------------------------|
|-5--4--2--------------------5--4--2--------------------------------------|
|-3--2--0--------------------3--2--0--------------------------------------|

                      ________________    _________________

Riff H               | 1,2,3,4,5,6,7.    | 8.
||-------------------------------------||---------------------|
||-------------------------------------||---------------------|
||*-----------------------------------*||---------------------|
||*------------------4-2-1--421-2-4-1-*||-4-2-1--421-2-1------|
||-------------------------------------||----------------3-2--|
||--3-2-0--320-2-3-0-------------------||---------------------|

Play Fill 3(guitar 2 plays the higher notes, while guitar 1 plays the lower)
Also a keyboard plays the higher notes too

Fill 3
|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-5--4------------5--4------------5--4--------5--4--------5--4------------|
|-------5--4------------5--4------------5--4--------5--4--------5--4------|
|-2--1------------2--1------------2--1--------2--1--------2--1------------|
|-------3--2------------3--2------------3--2--------3--2--------3--2------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|

>From && to && play Fill 3.2
&&
Play Riff A chord diagramA augmentedA with the keyboard intro, then end it and play
GTR 1 of Fill 3 but now its holding out the notes, and only the keyboard
plays the high notes instead of guitar II.
&&

Fill 3.2
|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-2---2-2-2---2--322---2-2-2---2--322---2-2-2---2--322---2---322---2--322-|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|


Play Riff C.2
Play Riff C.1 with Fill 1
Play Fill 4

Fill 4
|--------------------------|
|--------------------------|
|-------------->-----------| GTR I
|--9--7--7--5--5--4--4--2--|
|--------------------------|
|--7--5--5--3--3--2--2--0--|


Riff I
||-----------------||-------------------|-----------------|
||--repeat-twice---||-------------------|-----------------|
||*---------------*||-------------------|-----------------|
||*---------------*||-------------------|-----------------|
||-4-4-4-4-4-421---||-2-2-2-2-2--222-5--|-4-4-4-4-4-421---|
||-2-2-2-2-2----3--||-0-0-0-0-0--000-3--|-2-2-2-2-2-----3-|
   . . . . .          . . . . .  ...      . . . . .

Play Riff I until end of song and end with ENDING, also play with Fill 5,
and
there is another keyboard playing Riff I.


  ENDING
|---------------------|
|---------------------| GTR I
|---------------------|
|---------------------|
|-2-2-2-2--4--5--4----|
|-0-0-0-0--2--3--2----|
|
|---7---7-------------|
|-5---5----7--8--7----| Keyboard transposed for guitar
|----------6--7--6----|
|---------------------|
|---------------------|
|---------------------|


Fill 5
|----9--7--9-12--9-9-7-9-9-----7--5--7---12-10-9-7-9---|
|-7-------------------------5--------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------|

continuation of Fill 5
|----9--7--9-12--9-9-7-9-9-----7--5--9---12-10-9-7-9---|
|-7-------------------------5--------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------|

  continuation of Fill 5
|----9--7--9-12--9-9-7-9-9-----7--5--7---12-10-9-7-9---|
|-7-------------------------5--------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------|

|----9--7--9-12--9-9-7-9-9---| this is where the keyboard part for ENDING
|-7--------------------------| comes in
|----------------------------|
|----------------------------|
|----------------------------|
|----------------------------|

Enjoy!

Any corrections/additions email me----> mrchapo@hotmail.com

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