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Nile - "Sarcophagous" Guitar Tab

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Updated: 2003-06-11 11:36:40

 

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#----------------------------------PLEASE NOTE---------------------------------#
#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the #
#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research. #
#Unless specified otherwise, this is NOT an official tab from the band members.#
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------#

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Band:  (NILE)
Album: (IN THEIR DARKENED SHRINES)
Song:  (SARCOPHAGUS)

Copyright (c)  (Relapse Records) (2002)
Version 1.0 - (28.4.03)

Transcribed By: (STRAKER)
Email:          (Mark@bigx.freeserve.co.uk)


.  - 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. I play this version a step down, although i think nile use A tuning.
It isn't at 100% but its close, the song is also played using pitch control
or vibe effect.

If playing with one guitar, just play guitar 2's riffs on guitar 1, by playing
the 2 strings instead of 1.  This is important because allot of the riffs in
this song won't sound right unless accompanied by another guitar or played
on 2 strings, including the effects. E-mail me with comments or suggestions.

INTRO

Guitar 1
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------9---9-8-------------9------------|
|-12h13p12-------------------------9---9-8--9-6-8b-----9------------|
|----------14-13-11-14b~~~-----7h9----------9-6-8b---7--------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|

Guitar 2

|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-12h13p12----------------------------------------------------------|
|----------14-13-11-14b~~~------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------2-----------------\\\\\2--------------|
|-----------------------------0-----------------\\\\\0--------------|

Guitar 1 (0:10)
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-12h13p12----------------------------------------------------------|
|----------14-13-11-13-11-11-13h14p13-12-12/15 hold \---------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|

Guitar 2
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-12h13p12----------------------------------------------------------|
|----------14-13-11-13-11-11-13h14p13-12-12/15 hold \---------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|


Riff 1 (0:16)
Guitars 1&2.
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-1/3-0-2-2b-------------------1/3-0-2-2b---------------------------|
|-1/3-0-2-2b-------------------1/3-0-2-2b---------------------------|
|--------------2-----5-----4----------------2-----------------------|
|------------0-0---0-3---0-2--------------0-0-0-3~~~~~1~~~~~~-------|
             .     .     .                .   .

|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-1/3-0-2-2b-------------------1/3-0-2-2b---------------------------|
|-1/3-0-2-2b-------------------1/3-0-2-2b---------------------------|
|--------------2-----5-----4----------------2------------------2----|
|------------0-0---0-3---0-2--------------0-0-0-3~~~~~1~~~~~~--0----|
             .     .     .                .   .

Riff 2 (0:39)
Guitar 1
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-8-7~---5-4--5p4--2------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|

Guitar 2
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------2------------------------------------------------|
|-8-7~---5-4--5p4--0------------------------------------------------|

If playing with one guitar play riff 2 like this.
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-10-9~---7--6--7/6--2----------------------------------------------|
|-8--7~---5--4--5/4--2----------------------------------------------|

Riff 3 both guitars (0:44)
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------5/6-3--------------------------------------------|
|-------5-----7----5/6-3-2------------------------------------------|
|-0--0--3--0--5--0-------0------------------------------------------|
  .  .     .     .

Play Riff 2

Riff 3a Guitar 1 (0:55)
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------<12-13>-------------12-12/16~~~------------|
|------------------5/6-3--------14-13-12-13-------------------------|
|-------5-----7----5/6-3--------------------------------2-----------|
|-0--0--3--0--5--0--------------------------------------0-----------|
  .  .     .     .

Riff 3a Guitar 2 (0:55)
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------5/6-3-12<>13-------------12-12/16~~~-------------|
|-------5-----7----5/6-3--------14-13-12-13-------------2-----------|
|-0--0--3--0--5--0--------------------------------------0-----------|
  .  .     .     .

Play Riff 2

|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------5/6-3--------------------------------------------|
|-------5-----7----5/6-3--------------------------------------------|
|-0--0--3--0--5--0--------------------------------------------------|
  .  .     .     .

Play Riff 1
Play Riff 2

(1:39)
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------7--------------------------------------------|
|----------------------7--------------------------------------------|
|------------------5/6----------------------------------------------|
|-------5-----7----5/6---2------------------------------------------|
|-0--0--3--0--5--0-------0------------------------------------------|
  .  .     .     .

Play Riff 2
Play Riff 3a
Play Riff 2 (this time play guitar 1 same as guitar 2)

Guitar 1 (2:02)
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------5/6-3--------------------------------------------|
|-------5-----7----5/6-3-2------------------------------------------|
|-0--0--3--0--5--0-------0------------------------------------------|
  .  .     .     .

Guitar 2
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------5/6-3--------------------------------------------|
|-------5-----7----5/6-3--4- slow full bend ------------------------|
|-0--0--3--0--5--0--------------------------------------------------|
  .  .     .     .

Guitar 1 (2:07)
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------5-----7------5/6-3------------------------------------------|
|-------3-----5------5/6-3------------------------------------------|
|-0--0-----0-----0--------------------------------------------------|
  .  .     .     .

|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------5/6-3------------------------------------------|
|-------5-----7-----------------------------------------------------|
|-0--0--3--0--5--0--------------------------------------------------|
  .  .     .     .

Guitar 1 (2:10)
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|---4- slow full bend ----------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|

Guitar 2
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|--12h14-14fb~~~~~--14hb-14hb-14hb-14fb~~~~-------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|

Riff 5
Guitar 1 (2:15)
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-5-7-7-5-------------------------5-7-7-5---------------------------|
|---------h6-5~~-3-0-3-0-3-5-5fb----------h6-5~~-3-0-3-0-3h5-5fb----|
                   .   .                           .   .
Guitar 2
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|---(14~)----------------(14~)--------------------(14~)-------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|

Guitar 1 (2:26)
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-5-7-7-5-------------------------5-7-7-5---------------------------|
|---------h6-5~~-3-0-3-0-3-5-5fb----------h6-5~~-3-0-3-0-3h5-5fb----|
                   .   .                           .   .

guitar 2
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-5-7-7-5-------------------------5-7-7-5---------------------------|
|---------h6-5~~-3-0-3-0-3-5-5fb----------h6-5~~-3-0-3-0-3h5-5fb----|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
                   .   .                           .   .

Riff 6 (2:36)
Both guitars
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-2---5--7-8-5--7-8-7~---5/7-----5/7-----2---3--5-6-3--5-6-5--------|
|-0---3--5-6-3--5-6-5~---3/5-0-0-3/5-0-0-0---1--3-4-1--3-4-3--------|
			     . .     . .
Guitar 2 breaks of at the end.
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------- slow half bend ---4hb-|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|

Riff 7 (2:58)
Guitar 1 (repeat X5)
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------3--5--3--3/7-7--5-5-----(5)------------------------------|
|-3h5-5~~-----------------------------------------------------------|
							5th time
|----------------------------------------------------|--------------|
|----------------------------------------------------|--------------|
|----------------------------------------------------|- slow slide -|
|----------------------------------------------------|--------------|
|-2--------------------------------------------------|-\\\\\\\\\\\\-|
|-0----------------------------0h2--0h2--------------|-\\\\\\\\\\\\-|

(3:31)
Guitar 1 continues with Riff 7 until the end.
Guitar 2
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|
|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|
  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Guitar 2 (4:04)
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-00000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000-|
|-00000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000-|
  .................................................................

END

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