EMPEROR Guitar Tab Book Confirmed for January 23rd Release

Candlelight Records has confirmed January 23 as the North American release date for EMPEROR‘s Scattered Ashes: A Decade of Emperial Wrath tab book.  The 132-page oversized book will include guitar tablature, transcribed by vocalist/guitarist Ihsahn himself, for 13 EMPEROR classes as contained on the band’s 2003 compilation of the same name.  Additionally, the book will include a foreword Ihsahn and a value-added play-along cd.

The transcriptions found on Scattered Ashes is set to include full transcriptions for both guitars (separating out parts played by Ihsahn and Samoth) plus bass guitar tabs and full lyrics.

Ihsahn comments on the book: “In my experience as a guitar teacher I’ve come across a lot of transcribed metal material. However, when looking for material covering the more extreme forms of metal I found there were definite shortcomings and hence came the idea to do a tab book on EMPEROR . As tab books were such an important part of my early years as a guitar player, I hope this book too may be helpful and inspiring to guitarists with a passion for extreme music.”

The full tracklisting for Scattered Ashes is as follows:
1. “Curse You All Men
2. “The Tongue Of Fire
3. “The Majesty Of The Nightsky
4. “Cosmic Keys To My Creation And Times
5. “Wrath Of The Tyrant
6. “The Loss And Curse Of Reverence
7. “An Elegy Of Icaros
8. “I Am the Black Wizard
9. “Thus Spake The Nightspirit
10. “Ye Entrancemperium
11. “In the Wordless Chamber
12 “With Strength I Burn
13. “Inno A Satana

BIOMECHANICAL Post Empires of the Worlds Guitar Tabs Online

UK metal band, BIOMECHANICAL, have posted guitar tablature for their most recent album, Empires of the Worlds. All tabs for the album (except for the track “Sibelius“) are available here in Guitar Pro 5 format:
http://www.biomechanical.co.uk/Tabs/TheEmpiresOfTheWorldsTabs.zip

For those without Guitar Pro 5, two PDFs have been made available here:
http://www.biomechanical.co.uk/Tabs/EnemyWithin.zip

Empires of the Worlds is set to be re-released with bonus footage and a cover of JUDAS PRIEST‘s “Painkiller” on November 13th through Earache Records. Also, the band’s forthcoming new album has been named “Cannibalised,” and will see an April 2007th release.

Meanwhile, BIOMECHANICAL are about to kick off a European tour with EXODUS. Here are the tour dates:

11/1 UK Manchester Music Box
11/2 UK Nottingham Junktion 7
11/3 UK Bradford Rio
11/4 Ireland Dublin Voodoo Lounge 5 UK Newcastle Trillians
11/6 UK Wolverhampton Wulfrun Hall
11/7 UK London Underworld
11/8 France Paris – venue
11/9 Holland Eindhoven Effenaar
11/10 Holland Haarlem Patronaat
11/11 Belgium Hasselt Muziek-o-droom
11/13 Germany Osnabrück Rosenhof
11/14 Germany Bochum Matrix
11/15 Germany schweinfurt Stattbahnhof
11/16 Germany Berlin Kato
11/17 Germany Saarbrucken Roxy
11/18 Denmark Copenhagen Kino
11/19 Norway Olso John Dee
11/20 Sweden Gothenburg Sticky Fingers
11/22 Finland Oulu Teatria
11/23 Finland Helsinki Tavastia
11/25 Poland Poznan Eskalup
11/26 Czech Rep Brno Faval club
11/27 Austria Wien Arena
11/28 Hungary Budapest Wigwam
11/29 Serbia Belgrade SKC
11/30 Italy Padova Sottosopra
12/1 Italy Siena Sonar Club
12/2 Italy Senigalia(Ancona) Mamamia
12/3 Italy Naples Duel Beat
12/4 Switzerland Wil Remise
12/5 France Lyon
12/7 Spain Villareal Salatal
12/8 Spain Bilbao Santana
12/9 Spain Madrid Ritmo & Compas
12/10 Spain Barcelona Apolo 2