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Magero 02-26-2008 11:22 AM

Band Tunings - C# standard and higher
 
Welcome to the Tunings Thread.
This was originally Dyer's Eve's BRILLIANT idea, that became amazingly hard to to manage. I took on the task, but as Dyer's pointed out, not enough room in one post.
So, I present...
The Metal Forum Tunings Thread
:cheers:

*Sup.1: Notes in square brackets are for variations with amounts of strings
*Sup 2: The previous note is now null and void as I've fixed the string amounts.
*Sup 3: As an extra note, I'm adding a list here at the top of band/album tunings we're searching for specifically.
*Sup 4: I'm adding in genres to each band. Genres will be taken from Metal-Archives. No arguing because I'll just ignore you.

Searching For:
Borknagar
Kathaarsys
Warning (Watching From a Distance in particular, but any would be good)
Negura Bunget (specifically, Om album)
Walknut
Arcturus (Now just looking for confirmation of their tuning on albums other than "The Sham Mirrors")
Ahab
Septic Flesh (specifically, Communion album)
Eyehategod

Band tunings
E standard (E A D G B E)
Metallica* [[Thrash Metal (early) Modern Rock (now)]]
Black Sabbath* [[Heavy/Traditional, Doom Metal]]
Slayer* [[Thrash Metal]]
Megadeth [[Thrash Metal (early), Heavy Metal (now)]]
Iron Maiden [[Heavy Metal/NWOBHM]]
Anthrax [[Speed/Thrash, Groove Metal]]
Exodus* [[Thrash Metal]]
Emperor* [[Symphonic Black Metal (early), Symphonic Extreme Metal (later)]]
Mayhem* [[Black Metal / Post-Black Metal]]
1349 [[Black Metal]
Ensiferum [[Viking / Folk Metal]]
Gorgoroth* [[Black Metal]]
Nokturnal Mortum [[Folk Symphonic Black Metal]]
Ragnarok [[Black Metal]]
Celtic Frost [[Thrash/Death/Black Metal (early), Avant-Garde (late 80s), Glam (Cold Lake) Gothic/Doom (2000s)]]
Naglfar [[Melodic Black Metal]]
Opeth* [[Progressive Death Metal]]
Dimmu Borgir* [[Melodic Black/Symphonic Extreme Metal]]
DragonForce [[Power Metal]]
Immortal* [[Black Metal]]
Sodom [[Black/Speed/Thrash Metal]]
Bruce Dickinson* [[Heavy Metal]]
Dream Theater* [[Progressive metal]]
Municipal Waste [[Thrash/Crossover]]
Obituary* [[Death Metal]]
Buried Dreams* [[Melodic Death Metal]]
Quo Vadis* [[Technical Melodic Death Metal]]
Ne Obliviscaris [[Avant-Garde Black Metal]]
Dissection [[Melodic Black/Death Metal (early), Melodic Death Metal (later)]
Intestine Baalism [[Death Metal]]
Psyopus [[Technical Death/Grind]]
Cynic [[Thrash Metal (early), Technical Progressive Death/Fusion]]
Moonsorrow [[Viking/Folk/Black Metal]]
Mors Principium Est* [[Melodic Death Metal]]
Borknagar [[Black Metal / Progressive Viking / Folk Metal]]
Biomechanical* [[Progressive/Groove Metal]]
Judas Priest [[Heavy/Speed Metal]]

Eb Tuning (Eb Ab Db Gb Bb Eb)
Metallica* [[Thrash Metal (early) Modern Rock (now)]]
Saint Vitus [[Doom Metal]]
Candlemass [[Epic Heavy/Doom Metal]]
Pentagram [[Heavy/Doom Metal]]
Motorhead [[Heavy/Speed Metal]]
Blind Guardian [[Speed Metal (early), Power/Progressive Metal (later)]]
Helloween [[Speed Metal, Power Metal]]
Slayer* [[Thrash Metal]]
Nevermore* [[Power / thrash metal (early), Groove / progressive metal (later)]]
Cannibal Corpse* [[Death Metal]]
Cattle Decapitation [[Death Metal/Grindcore]]
Iced Earth [[Power/Thrash Metal]]
The Haunted* [[Melodic Death/Post-Thrash Metal]]
Katatonia* [[Doom/Death Metal, Depressive Rock]]
Black Sabbath* [[Heavy/Traditional, Doom Metal]]
Morbid Angel* [[Death Metal]]
Gamma Ray [[Power/Speed Metal]]
Demons and Wizards [[Power Metal]]
Hammerfall [[Heavy/Power Metal]]
Evile [[Thrash Metal]]
Testament* [[Thrash Metal]]
Dark Tranquillity* [[Melodic Death, Gothenburg]]
Nightingale* [[Melodic Metal/Progressive Rock]]
Keep Of Kalessin [[Black Metal]]
Deicide [[Death Metal]]
Agalloch [[Atmospheric Folk/Dark Metal]]
Galneryus* [[Neo-Classical/Power Metal]]
Cormorant [[Melodic Death Metal (old) - Melodic Black Metal (now)]]

Drop D Tuning (D A D G B E)
Psycroptic* [[Technical Death Metal]]
Metallica* [[Thrash Metal (early) Modern Rock (now)]]
Opeth* [[Progressive Death Metal]]
Dream Theater* [[Progressive metal]]
Vital Remains [[Death Metal]]

Drop C# (C# G# C# F# A# D#)
Psycroptic* [[Technical Death Metal]]
Nevermore* [[Power / thrash metal (early), Groove / progressive metal (later)]]
Metallica* [[Thrash Metal (early) Modern Rock (now)]]
Odious Mortem [[Brutal Death Metal]]
Martyr [[Technical Death Metal]]
As Eden Burns [[Melodic Death Metal]]

D Tuning (D G C F A D)
Death [[Death Metal (early), Death / Progressive Death Metal (later)]]
Necrophagist [[Technical Death Metal]]
Symphony X [[Progressive Power Metal]]
Gojira* [[Death/Thrash/Groove Metal]]
Mastodon* [[Technical / Progressive Groove Metal]]
Pantera* [[Glam/'80s Metal (old) Groove Metal (later)]]
Decapitated* [[Technical Death Metal]]
Children of Bodom* [[Power/Speed Metal with Harsh Vocals]]
Vader [[Death/Thrash Metal]]
Exodus* [[Thrash Metal]]
The Haunted* [[Melodic Death/Post-Thrash Metal]]
In Flames* [[Melodic Death/Gothenburg (old), Alternative Rock/Metal (new)]]
Aborted* [[Brutal Death Metal]]
Cradle Of Filth* [[Black/Gothic Metal (early), Extreme Gothic Metal (recent)]]
Behemoth* [[Black Metal (early) - Black/Death Metal (now)]]
Atheist [[Death/Thrash Metal with Jazz and Progressive influences]]
Kathaarsys [[Progressive Black Metal]]
Black Sabbath* [[Heavy/Traditional, Doom Metal]]
Gorgoroth* [[Black Metal]]
Immortal* [[Black Metal]]
Gorod [[Technical Death Metal]]
Anata [[Technical Death Metal]]
Carcariass [[Technical Death Metal]]
Quo Vadis* [[Technical Melodic Death Metal]]
The Red Chord [[Technical Grind/Death Metal/ Metalcore]]
Anaal Nathrakh* [[Black Metal/Grindcore]]
Dream Theater* [[Progressive metal]]
Disillusion* [[Melodic Death/Progressive Metal]]
Napalm Death [[Grindcore/Death Metal, Hardcore Punk (early demos)]]
Obituary* [[Death Metal]]
Insomnium [[Melodic Death Metal]]
Wintersun* [[Epic Melodic Death Metal]]
Buried Dreams* [[Melodic Death Metal]]
Testament* [[Thrash Metal]]
Firewind [[Power/Speed Metal]]
I [[Blackened Heavy Metal]]
Inferi [[Melodic Death Metal]]
Omnium Gatherum [[Melodic Death Metal]]
Decrepit Birth [[Brutal Death Metal]]
Paradise Lost* [[Doom/Death Metal (old), Gothic Rock/Metal (new)]]
Mors Principium Est* [[Melodic Death Metal]]
Kalmah* [[Melodic Death/Power/Thrash Metal]]
Suffocation* [[Brutal Technical Death Metal]]
Kreator

C# Tuning (C# F# B E G# C#)
Down [[Southern/Doom Metal]]
Black Sabbath* [[Heavy/Traditional, Doom Metal]]
Lykathea Aflame [[Progressive/Atmospheric Death/Grind]]
My Dying Bride [[Death/Doom Metal, Gothic Metal]]
Reverend Bizarre [[Doom Metal]]
Pantera* [[Glam/'80s Metal (old) Groove Metal (later)]]
Decapitated* [[Technical Death Metal]]
Behemoth* [[Black Metal (early) - Black/Death Metal (now)]]
Cannibal Corpse* [[Death Metal]]
Venom [[NWOBHM/Black/Speed Metal]]
Akercocke [[Progressive Black/Death Metal]]
Machine Head* [[Half-Thrash/Groove Metal]]
Between The Buried and Me [[Progressive Metalcore]]
Dark Tranquillity* [[Melodic Death, Gothenburg]]
Gorguts [[Technical/Avant-garde Death Metal]]
Vader* [[Death/Thrash Metal]]
Kalmah* [[Melodic Death/Power/Thrash Metal]]
Orange Goblin [[Doom Metal, Stoner Metal]]
Suffocation* [[Brutal Technical Death Metal]]

Magero 02-26-2008 11:23 AM

Band Tunings - Drop C and lower
 
Drop C Tuning (C G C F A D)]
Waking the Cadaver [[Brutal Deathcore]]
Job for a Cowboy* [[Deathcore (early), Death Metal (later)]]
Children of Bodom* [[Power/Speed Metal with Harsh Vocals]]
Metallica* [[Thrash Metal (early) Modern Rock (now)]]
The Faceless [[Progressive Death Metal]]
Machine Head* [[Half-Thrash/Groove Metal]]
Disillusion* [[Melodic Death/Progressive Metal]]
Arsis [[Technical/Melodic Death Metal]]
The Black Dahlia Murder* [[Metalcore (early)/ Melodic Death Metal (later)]]
DTH [[Industrial Death metal]]
Trepalium [[Brutal Death Metal]]

C Tuning (C F A# D# G C)]
In Flames* [[Melodic Death/Gothenburg (old), Alternative Rock/Metal (new)]]
Gorguts* [[Technical/Avant-garde Death Metal]]
Into Eternity [[Progressive/Melodic Death Metal]]
Electric Wizard* [[Doom/stoner metal]]
Cathedral* [[Stoner/Doom Metal (new), Doom Metal (old)]]
Arch Enemy* [[Melodic Death/Gothenburg]]
The Black Dahlia Murder* [[Metalcore (early)/ Melodic Death Metal (later)]]
Nightwish [[Operatic/Symphonic Power Metal]]
Cradle Of Filth* [[Black/Gothic Metal (early), Extreme Gothic Metal (recent)]]
Katatonia* [[Doom/Death Metal, Depressive Rock]]
Chthonic [[Melodic Black Metal]]
Immolation [[Death Metal]]
Dethklok* [[Melodic Death Metal]]
The Absence [[Melodic Death Metal]]
Anaal Nathrakh* [[Black Metal/Grindcore]]
Dream Theater* [[Progressive metal]]
High on Fire [[Stoner/Doom Metal]]
Sleep [[Stoner Doom]]
Casketgarden [[Melodic Death/Thrash Metal]]
Vehemence* [[Death Metal]]
Dying Fetus [[Death/Grind/Hardcore]]
Paradise Lost* [[Doom/Death Metal (old), Gothic Rock/Metal (new)]]
Abigail Williams [[Melodic Black/Deathcore]]
Akercocke [[Progressive Black/Death Metal]]
Swallow the Sun [[Melodic Doom/Death Metal]]
Septicflesh [[Death / Atmospheric Metal]]
Into Eternity [[Progressive/Melodic Death Metal]]
Suffocation* [[Brutal Technical Death Metal]]
Disgorge [[Brutal Technical Death Metal]]
Kyuss [[Stoner Rock/Metal]]
While Heaven Wept [[Epic Power/Doom Metal]]

Drop B Tuning (B F# B E G# C#)
Machine Head* [[Half-Thrash/Groove Metal]]
Slayer* [[Thrash Metal]]
Origin [[Technical Brutal Death Metal]]

Drop Bb (Bb F Bb Eb G C)
Job For A Cowboy* [[Deathcore (early), Death Metal (later)]]
In Flames* [[Melodic Death/Gothenburg (old), Alternative Rock/Metal (new)]]
Arch Enemy* [[Melodic Death/Gothenburg]]
Novembers Doom [[Death/Doom Metal]]
The Acacia Strain* [[Math/Deathcore]]

B Standard - 6 strings (B E A D F# B)
At the Gates [[Melodic Death/Gothenburg]]
Carcass [[Goregrind/Grindcore (early), Melodic Death Metal (later)]]
Type O Negative [[Gothic Metal w/ alternative, doom and other influences]]
Cryptopsy [[Technical Death Metal (early) / Deathcore (later)]]
Exhumed [[Death/Grind]]
Pelican [[Sludge/Drone/Doom (early), Post-Hardcore (later)]]
Cathedral* [[Stoner/Doom Metal (new), Doom Metal (old)]]
Arch Enemy* [[Melodic Death/Gothenburg]]
Aborted* [[Brutal Death Metal]]
Metallica* [[Thrash Metal (early) Modern Rock (now)]]
Amon Amarth [[Melodic Death Metal]]
Soilwork [[Melodic Death Metal (early) / Modern Rock (Now)]]
The Absence [[Melodic Death Metal]]
Vehemence* [[Death Metal]]
Edge Of Sanity* [[Progressive Death Metal]]
Bloodbath* [[Death Metal]]
Arcturus* [[Atmospheric Black (early), Avant-garde metal (later)]]
Paradise Lost* [[Doom/Death Metal (old), Gothic Rock/Metal (new)]]
Cephalic Carnage [[Technical Grind / Death Metal]]
Warning [[Doom Metal]]
The Monolith Deathcult [[Brutal Death Metal (early), Atmospheric Death Metal with electronic influences (later)]]
Augury* [[Progressive Death Metal]]

B standard - 7 strings (B E A D G B E)
Fear Factory* [[Industrial/Death Metal]]
Dream Theater* [[Progressive metal]]
Lacuna Coil [[Gothic Metal]]
Metallica* [[Thrash Metal (early) Modern Rock (now)]]
Aeon [[Brutal Death Metal]]
Emperor* [[Symphonic Black Metal (early), Symphonic Extreme Metal (later)]]
Spawn of Possession [[Technical Brutal Death Metal]]
Aghora* [[Progressive/jazz metal]]
Scar Symmetry [[Melodic Death Metal]]
Hypocrisy* [[Death Metal (early), Melodic Death Metal (later)]]
Satariel [[Death Metal, Melodic Death Metal]]
DragonForce * [[Power Metal]]
Raintime [[Melodic Death/Power Metal]]
Biomechanical* [[Progressive/Groove Metal]]
Negura Bunget [[Progressive Black Metal]]

Drop A - 6 strings(A E A D F# B)
Nile [[Brutal/Technical Death Metal]]
Job For A Cowboy* [[Deathcore (early), Death Metal (later)]]
The Acacia Strain* [[Math/Deathcore]]
Augury* [[Progressive Death Metal]]

Drop A - 7 strings (A E A D G B E)
Suicide Silence [[Deathcore]]
Thy Art Is Murder [[Deathcore]]
The Red Shore [[Technical Death Metal/Deathcore]]
Blotted Science [[Progressive Metal]]
Whitechapel [[Brutal Death Metal/Deathcore]]

Bb/A# 7-String Tuning(A# D# G# C# F# A# D#)
Meshuggah* [[Thrash Metal (early)/Progressive Industrial Groove Metal (later)]]
Nevermore* [[Power / thrash metal (early), Groove / progressive metal (later)]]
Cannibal Corpse* [[Death Metal]]
Slayer* [[Thrash Metal]]
Behemoth* [[Black Metal (early) - Black/Death Metal (now)]]
Morbid Angel* [[Death Metal]]
Vile [[Brutal Death Metal]]
Aghora* [[Progressive/jazz metal]]
Outworld* [[Progressive Heavy/Speed Metal]]
Galneryus* [[Neo-Classical/Power Metal]]

A standard - 6 strings(A D G C E A)
Bloodbath* [[Death Metal]]
Demilich [[Technical Death Metal]]
Dream Theater* [[Progressive metal]]

A standard - 7 strings (A D G C F A D)
Fear Factory* [[Industrial/Death Metal]]
Divine Heresy* [[Brutal/Industrial Death Metal]]
Beneath The Massacre [[Brutal/Technical Death Metal]]

Drop G# - 6 strings(G# D# G# C# F A#)
The Acacia Strain* [[Math/Deathcore]]

Ab Standard - 7 strings (Ab Db Gb B E Ab Db)
Mirrorthrone [[Experimental/Atmospheric Death/Black Metal]]
Weeping Birth [[Brutal Black Death Metal]]

G standard - 6 strings(G C F A# D G)
Mortician [[Death/Grind]]

Open C - 6 strings (C G C G C E)
The Devin Townsend Band [[Progressive/Industrial/Atmospheric Metal]]
Strapping Young Lad [[Industrial/Grind/Death Metal]]

Open C - 7 strings (G C G C G C E)
The Devin Townsend Band [[Progressive/Industrial/Atmospheric Metal]]
Strapping Young Lad [[Industrial/Grind/Death Metal]]

F# Standard - 8 string (F# B E A D G B E)
Divine Heresy* [[Brutal/Industrial Death Metal]]
Anchorhead [[Industrial Metal]]
DragonForce * [[Power Metal]]

F standard - 6 strings {Tuned down, not up}(F A# D# G# C F)
Burzum [[Black Metal, Ambient]]

F standard - 8 strings (F Bb Eb Ab Db Gb Bb Eb)
Meshuggah* [[Thrash Metal (early)/Progressive Industrial Groove Metal (later)]]

Misc:
Ion Dissonance [[Math/Deathcore]] - 7 strings in G# C# F# C F A D#.
Mithras [[Experimental Brutal Death Metal]] - 7 strings in A# D# G# C# F A# D#.
Outworld [[Progressive Heavy/Speed Metal]] - 8 strings in Bb Eb Ab Db Gb Eb Ab
Isis [[Atmospheric Sludge]] - 6 strings in B F# B E G B
Old Man Gloom [[Sludge, Ambient/Noise]] - 6 strings in B F# B E G B
All Shall Perish [[Deathcore]] - 7 strings in B F# B E G# C# F#

Magero 02-26-2008 11:25 AM

Album Exceptions
 
Album Exceptions

Arcturus - Used B standard 6-string tuning on 'The Sham Mirrors'. Other albums - (information to be found)

Aghora - Used B standard 7-string tuning on 'Aghora'. Used Bb standard 7-string tuning on 'Formless'

Anaal Nathrakh - Used D standard on 'Codex', 'Total', 'Domine' and 'When Fire Rains Down'.
Used C standard on 'Eschaton' and 'Hell is Empty'

Arch Enemy - Use C tuning on 'Wages of Sin', 'Anthems of Rebellion' and 'Doomsday Machine' and 'Rise of the Tyrant'
Use B tuning on 'Black Earth', 'Stigmata' and 'Burning Bridges'.

Behemoth - C# Standard on Demigod and The Apostasy. D standard on previous releases. A# on 7-strings on certain songs (information to be found)

Black Label Society - Much like Pantera, Zakk can't seem to stick to a tuning either. Most of his material is C# but there are many an exception.

Black Sabbath - Use Standard tuning on 'Black Sabbath', 'Paranoid', 'Never Say Die' and 'Technical Ecstacy'
Use Eb tuning on 'Heaven and Hell', 'Mob Rules', 'Eternal Idol', 'Headless Cross', 'Tyr', 'Cross Purposes', 'Dehumanizer' and 'Forbidden'.
Use D tuning on 'Born Again'.
Use C# tuning on 'Master of Reality*', 'Vol. 4*', 'Sabbath Bloody Sabbath*', and 'Sabotage*'

Bloodbath - Use B standard on all albums except "Eaten" where A standard was used.

Biomechanical - Used E standard on "Eight Moons" and "The Empire of the Worlds". Used B standard 7string tuning on "Cannibalised".

Buried Dreams - uses standard tuning on the album "Beyond Your Mind", and D standard on "Perceptions" and "Necrosphere".

Cannibal Corpse
Used Eb standard on "Eaten Back to Life", "Butchered at Birth", "Tomb of the Mutilated", and "The Bleeding". Used C# standard and Bb Standard on 6-strings on "Vile". Used Bb standard on 7-strings on "Gallery of Suicide", "Bloodthirst", "Gore Obsessed", "Worm Infested", "The Wretched Spawn", and "Kill"

Cathedral - Use C tuning on 'The Carnival Bizarre', 'Supernatural Birth Machine', 'Caravan Beyond Redemption', 'Endtyme' and 'The VIIth coming'.
Use B tuning on 'In Memorium', 'Forest of Equlibrium', 'The Ethereal Mirror', 'Soul Sacrifice', 'Statik Majik' and 'The Garden of Unearthly Delights'

Children of Bodom - Use D tuning on 'Hatebreeder', 'Follow the Reaper' and 'Hate Crew Deathroll*'.
Use C# tuning on 'Something Wild'.
Use Drop C tuning on 'Trashed, Lost and Strungout', 'Are You Dead Yet?' and 'Blooddrunk'.

Cradle of Filth - Used D standard on all albums. Used C standard on "Nymphetamine Overdose" off of Nymphetamine.

Dark Tranquillity - Used Eb standard right up until "Projector". Used Db until "Fiction". Used Drop B on Fiction. Exception is The Gallery is in Eb standard and Skydancer is in E standard except for 'In Tears Bereaved' which is in Eb

Decapitated - Use D tuning on 'Winds of Creation' and 'Nihility'.
Use C# tuning on 'The Negation' and 'Organic Hallucinosis'.

Dimmu Borgir - Used E standard on all releases, except 'In Sorte Diaboli' where D standard was used.

Divine Heresy - use both 7 string guitars in A standard and 8-string guitars in F# standard on Bleed The Fifth

Dream Theater - Use E Standard tuning on When Dream and Day Unite', 'Images and Words', 'Falling Into Infinity', 'Metropolis Pt. 2' and 'Octavarium'.
Use C tuning on 'Train of Thought'.
Use Standard 7 tuning on 'Awake', 'A Change of Seasons', 'Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence', 'Systematic Chaos' and 'Falling Into Infinity'.
[See song exceptions below for more comprehensive list]

Edge of Sanity - Used A Standard and DADADE on 'Crimson'. Used C# standard on 'Nothing But Death Remains'. Used B Standard on everything else.

Emperor - Used B standard on Prometheus. Used E on all other releases.

Electric Wizard - Use B tuning on 'Come My Fanatics' and Bb tuning on Dopethrone.

Exodus - Used E on all releases except "Tempo Of The Damned", "Shovel Headed Kill Machine" and "The Atrocity Exhibition: Exhibit A". D standard was used on those.

Fear Factory - Use A Standard 7-String on the 'Obsolete' album.

Gojira - Switch between D and Drop C on Mars to Sirius.

Gorgoroth - Incipit Satan, Twilight of the Idols and Ad Majorem Sathanas Gloriam are in D standard. All others are in E.

Gorguts - used C# Standard on Considered Dead and The Erosion Of Sanity, And C standard on Obscura and From Wisdom To Hate

Job For A Cowboy - Uses Drop C on Doom. Uses Drop B, Drop Bb and Drop A on Genesis.

Katatonia - D standard on all releases up till 'Viva Emptiness'. Used C standard from then.

The Haunted - Used Eb on S/T, The Haunted Made Me Do It. Used D standard every other album.

Hypocrisy - Used 7-strings in B standard on all releases except 'Virus'. Where A# standard is used.

Immortal - Used E standard on all releases except Damned in Black and Sons of Northern Darkness. Used D standard on those.

In Flames - Used D standard on Lunar Strain and Subterrian. Used C standard on every other album up until R2R. After that, used Drop Bb on Soundtrack to your Escape, Come Clarity and A Sense of Purpose.

Machine Head - Vary between D tuning and Drop C tuning and Drop B on all releases.

Mastodon - Use D standard with Dropped A (A G C F A D) on 'Remission'.

Metallica - Used E standard on Kill Em All, Ride The Lightning, Master Of Puppets, And Justice For All, & The Black Album
Used Eb standard on Load & Reload
Used variety on St. Anger

Meshuggah - Use 8-String Half-Step Down (F Bb Eb Ab Db Gb Ab Eb) on 'Nothing', 'I', 'Catch 33' and 'obZen'

Morbid Angel - Alternate between Eb on 6-strings and Bb on 7-strings.

Mors Principium Est - Used D standard on "Inhumanity", used E standard on "The Unborn" and "Liberation = Termination".

Mortician - Used A standard (6-strings) on "Rehearsal 12/14/89 Demo", "Demo 1", "Brutally Mutilated", "Mortal Massacre EP", and "House By The Cemetery". Used G standard on everything else.

Nevermore - Use Eb tuning on 'Nevermore', 'Politics of Ecstasy', 'Dreaming Neon Black' and 'In Memory' . Use 7-string A# Tuning on 'Dead Heart in a Dead World', 'Enemies of Reality' and 'This Godless Endeavor'.

Nightingale - Used Eb on all releases except, used DADADE on 'The Breathing Shadow' and 'Closing Chronicles' and used D standard on 'I'.

Norther - Standard on "Dreams of Endless War", "Mirror of Madness", and "Death Unlimited" and D Standard on "Till Death Unites Us" and "N"

Obituary - Used D standard on all releases except "Slowly We Rot" where E standard was used.

Opeth - Used E on all releases up until Ghost Reveries. Drop D and Open Dmin were used for Ghost Reveries, and Drop D was used on "Demon of the Fall" off of My Arms, Your Hearse.

Pantera - Dimebag could never make his mind up about tunings, so different tunings are scattered across the Pantera albums. But they generally tend to be E, Drop-D, D or C# tuning.

Paradise Lost - Used D standard on 'Shades of God', 'Icon' and 'Draconian Times'. Used C standard on 'In Requiem'. Used B standard on 'Lost Paradise' and 'Gothic'

Psycroptic - Used Drop C# on Isle of Disenchantment album. All other releases are in Drop D.

Slayer - Use Standard tuning on 'Show No Mercy'
Use Eb Tuning on 'Reign in Blood', 'South of Heaven', 'Seasons in the Abyss', 'Divine Intervention and 'Diabolous in Musica', 'God Hates us All*' and 'Hell Awaits'.

Suffocation - Used D standard on "Reincremated", used C standard on "Human Waste" and "Effigy of the Forgotten". Used C# standard on all other releases.

The Acacia Strain - Used Drop Bb on "3750", used Drop G# on "The Dead Walk" and used Drop A on "Continent".

The Black Dahlia Murder - Used Drop C on 'A Cold Blooded Epitaph', 'What A Horrible Night to Have a Curse' and 'Unhallowed'. Used C standard on 'Miasma', 'Nocturnal' and 'Deflorate'.

Vader - Used D standard on all albums except "Impressions in Blood", where C# standard was used.

Magero 02-26-2008 11:31 AM

Song Exceptions
 
Song Exceptions

Arch Enemy (Anthems of Rebellion) - Used Drop A#/Bb on 'Savage Messiah' and 'Leader of the Rats'

Black Sabbath (Master of Reality) - 'After Forever' is in D tuning. 'Solitude' & 'Orchid' is in Standard tuning.
(Vol. 4) - Laguna Sunrise is in Standard tuning.
(Sabbath Bloody Sabbath) - 'Fluff' and 'Looking for Today' are in Standard tuning.
(Sabotage) - 'Don't Start (Too Late)', 'Symptom of the Universe', 'Supertzar', 'Am I Going Insane?' are in Standard tuning.

Bruce Dickinson (The Chemical Wedding) - Used Drop D on 'The Book Of Thel'

Cannibal Corpse (Vile) - "Bloodlands", "Disfigured", "Mummified in Barbed Wire", "Absolute Hatred", "Eaten from Inside", and "Orgasm Through Torture" are in C# Standard.
"Perverse Suffering", "Devoured by Vermin", "Puncture Wound Massacre", "Relentless Beating", and "Monolith" are in Bb standard on 6-strings.
(Kill) - "The Time To Kill Is Now", "Death Walking Terror" and "Infinite Misery" are in Ab-Db-Gb-B-E-Ab-Eb

Children of Bodom (Hate Crew Deathroll) - 'Sixpounder' and 'Angels Don't Kill' are in Drop C tuning.

Chthonic (Seediq Bale) - "Quasi Putrefaction" is in C# standard. "Bloody Gaya Fulfilled" is in E standard tuning

Dan Swno (Moontower) - Entire album in E Standard except for 'Encounterparts' and 'Patchworks', which are in Drop D.

Dark Tranquillity (Fiction) - "Nothing to No One" and "Focus Shift" are in Drop B.

Dethklok (Dethalbum) - Use Drop D on 'Duncan Hills Coffee Jingle'

DragonForce (Inhuman Rampage) - Used a 7-string in B standard for "Revolution Deathsquad", "Storming the Burning Fields", and the bridge section of "Operation Ground and Pound".
(Ultra Beatdown) - Used an 8-string in F# standard for certain instrumental sections.

Galneryus - (Alsatia/Cause Disarray) Used 7-string Bb standard tuning on "Alsatia".

Gorgoroth (Under the sign of Hell) - All in D standard tuning, except for the songs "Revelation of Doom" and "Krig" which are in E standard.

Machine Head (The Blackening) - Use C# standard on 'Aesthetics Of Hate'

Mayhem (Deathcrush) - Used C# on 'Chainsaw Gutsfuck' and 'Deathcrush'

Meshuggah (Nothing) - Used Drop E 8-string tuning (E B E A D G B E) on 'Stengah'.

Metallica (Master of Puppets) - Used D standard on 'The Thing That Should Not Be'
(The Black Album) - Used D standard on "Sad But True"
(ReLoad) - Used Drop D on 'Devil's Dance', used C# Standard on 'Bad Seed'.
(S&M) - Used Eb on 'No Leaf Clover', and Drop Db on '- Human'
(St. Anger)
Frantic, St. Anger, My World, Shoot Me Again, Some Kind of Monster, Purify, All Within My Hands - Drop C
Dirty Window, Sweet Amber - Drop Db
The Unnamed Feeling - Drop Bb on 6-string.
Invisible Kid - Drop Ab on baritone 6-string
(Death Magnetic) - 'All Nightmare Long' is in Drop D.

Nevermore (Dreaming Neon Black) - used Drop C#/Db on 'Dreaming Neon Black'
(Enemies of Reality) - used Drop C#/Db on 'Seed Awakening' and 'Create the Infinite'
(This Godless Endeavor) - used Drop C#/Db on 'The Psalm Of Lydia' and Double Drop D#/Eb (G# C# G# C# F# A# D#) on 'Sell My Heart For Stones'

Nightingale (Nightfall Overture) - Used Drop C on 'Nightfall Overture'.

Outworld (Outworld) - Used Bb standard on 8-strings on "The Grey Tide", "Prelude To Madness", and "The Never".

Slayer (God Hates Us All) - 'Disciple', 'Bloodline' and 'New Faith' is in C# tuning. 'Warzone' and 'Here Comes The Pain' are in A# tuning on a 7-string.
(Christ Illusion) 'Catatonic', 'Supremist', 'Skeleton Christ', 'Eyes of the Insane' and 'Final Six' are in Drop B 'Cult' and 'Black Serenade' are in C# standard.

Wintersun (Wintersun) - E standard on 'Starchild', and Drop C on 'Beautiful Death' and 'Death and the Healing'. All others in D standard
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Various artists who use a ridiculous amount of tunings
All things Hevy Devy (City) - 'AAA' is in A A A E A E with the second and third string being the same and first being an octave down. 'Detox' is in Drop D.
(Physicist) - The entire Physicist album is in A A A E A E.
(Synchestra) - "Sunshine And Happiness", "Vampira" and "Vampolka" are in E standard.
(Ocean Machine) - "Bastard" in in Open C down half a step (B F# B F# B D#)
Everything else is in Open C.

Opeth (Orchid) - All in E standard
(Morningrise) - All in E standard
(My Arms, Your Hearse) - All in E standard except for 'Demon of the Fall' which is in Drop D.
(Still Life) - All in E standard
(Blackwater Park) - All in E standard except 'Blackwater Park' which is in Drop D.
(Deliverence) - All in E standard
(Damnation) - All in E standard, but 'Windowpane' and 'Hope Leaves' have a capo on the 2nd fret.
(Ghost Reveries) - 'Ghost of Perdition', 'Baying of the Hounds', 'The Grand Conjuration' and 'Isolation Years' are in Open Dmin (D A D F A D), 'Reverie/Harlequin Forest' is in D A D F A E, 'Beneath the Mire' and 'Atonement' are in E standard.
(Watershed) - All in E standard except 'Porcelain Heart' which is in Drop D.

Dream Theater (When Dream and Day Unite) - All in E standard
(Images and Words) - All in E standard
(Awake) - All in E standard, except 'Lie', 'Mirror' and 'Caught In A Web' which are in B standard on 7-strings and 'Space Dye-Vest' which is in Drop D tuning.
(Falling into Infinity) - All in E standard except 'New Millenium' and 'Just Let Me Breathe' which are in B standard on 7-strings.
(Metropolis Part 2: Scenes from a Memory) - Used E standard on all, used a 7-string in B standard on the 'Dance Of Eternity' and a 6-string in Drop D on 'Home'.
(Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence; Disc 1) - Used B standard 7-string for 'The Glass Prison'. E standard on all others, except on 'Misunderstood', where Drop D was used. Also, on 'Blind Faith' used a detuned Ernie Ball Silhouette six-string bass guitar, simulating a baritone guitar tuned to Bb standard.
(Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence; Disc 2) - Used E standard on all
(Train of Thought) - C standard on all, except 'This Dying Soul' where B standard on 7-strings was used and 'Stream Of Consciousness' where 6-strings in Eb standard were used.
(Octavarium) - E standard on all except 'Root of all Evil' where Eb standard is used, 'Panic Attack' where a detuned Ernie Ball Silhouette six-string bass guitar, simulating a baritone guitar tuned to Bb standard is used and 'These Walls' where a detuned Ernie Ball Silhouette six-string bass guitar, simulating a baritone guitar tuned to A standard is used.
(Systematic Chaos) - Used E standard on all except 'Forsaken' which is in D standard, 'Repentence' and 'The Dark Eternal Night' which are in B standard 7-strings.
(Black Clouds and Silver Linings) - 'A Nightmare To Remember' is in C standard, 'A Rite of Passage' is in D standard, on 'Wither' used a detuned Ernie Ball Silhouette six-string bass guitar, simulating a baritone guitar tuned to Bb standard, 'The Shattered Fortress' is in B standard on 7-strings, and 'The Best of Times' and 'The Count of Tuscany' are both in E standard.

Anooplol 02-26-2008 11:31 AM

Could you add Anaal nathrakh D standard on codex, total, domine and when fire rains down. C standard on eschaton and hell is empty :D

webbtje 02-26-2008 11:32 AM

I'm pretty sure Behemoth now play their A# songs on 6-strings, even though they played them on 7s in the Zos Kia Cultos era.

Magero 02-26-2008 11:34 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Anooplol
Could you add Anaal nathrakh D standard on codex, total, domine and when fire rains down. C standard on eschaton and hell is empty :D

Since you asked so nicely :D
Haha, cheers dude.

szekelymihai 02-26-2008 11:34 AM

what songs do you know by metallica in drop D?
i really dont
also metallica's whiskey in the jar is in D tunning

webbtje 02-26-2008 11:35 AM

The Thing that Should Not Be.

And it's NOT in D standard.

fretboard88 02-26-2008 11:37 AM

i thought that james in metallica used a D tuning on Sad but true. Maybe i was mistaken.

Dream theater has used the following tunings:

E
D
Drop D
C
Standard 7 tuning (B)
Eb
A

ever dying 02-26-2008 11:42 AM

You could add, Disillusion, If you know that band.. :p:

They play in CGCFAD, except for Three Neuron Kings(song), A day by the lake, and all songs on RED.. They are tuned in DGCFAD..
Well.. the band says so..

Nice thread bro..

Magero 02-26-2008 11:43 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by fretboard88
i thought that james in metallica used a D tuning on Sad but true. Maybe i was mistaken.

Dream theater has used the following tunings:

E
D
Drop D
C
Standard 7 tuning (B)
Eb
A

If It ain't on the list, gimme some time. They are shocking with changing tunings.
Quote:
Originally Posted by webbtje
The Thing that Should Not Be.

And it's NOT in D standard.

It's in C#
Until I find more definitive proof than THE GUY WHO WROTE IT I refuse to accept anything else.
Quote:
Originally Posted by szekelymihai
what songs do you know by metallica in drop D?
i really dont
also metallica's whiskey in the jar is in D tunning

Devil's Dance is in Drop D.

webbtje 02-26-2008 11:48 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Magero
It's in C#
Until I find more definitive proof than THE GUY WHO WROTE IT I refuse to accept anything else.


Listen to the intro to Killing in the Name. Then listen to the intro to The Thing that Should Not Be.

Same note.

Magero 02-26-2008 11:49 AM

Dont'
Care
Kirk Hammett wrote it
Kirk Hammett taught it
Kirk Hammett = proof

webbtje 02-26-2008 11:50 AM

Kirk Hammet = crap!

Well, whatever. That's a D on the Master of Puppets version, and that's all I know.

Please don't kill me? :(

Magero 02-26-2008 11:51 AM

Now you're getting somewhere. I will concede that the recorded version sounds like D.
:D

webbtje 02-26-2008 11:54 AM

*victory jig*

Not a huge issue. Not a great song.

Magero 02-26-2008 11:55 AM

Haha, I love all this fighting over something so stupid.
Epic lulz.

webbtje 02-26-2008 11:57 AM

It keeps us entertained :p:

Magero 02-26-2008 12:03 PM

We are indeed amused my good friend
Indeed.
*said in Devin/Ziltoid voice*


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