How to Play The Promise Of Never by Arsis (Guitar Lesson)


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James Malone

The Promise Of Never

This song appears on the band's 3 song EP released in 2005. Take note that James is known for improvising. Consequently, the rendition of the song in this lesson might not match exactly what you hear on the record. To play along with this lesson, de-tune each of your guitar strings a full step. Then, lower the pitch of the low D string to C (Dropped C Tuning).

Taught by James Malone in Arsis Songs With James Malone seriesLength: 18:05Difficulty: 3.5 of 5


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loco13loco13 replied on May 13th, 2013

I love music and I hate the lyrics... i could've become a fan if not the satanic stuf... not my thing

lucidiousgibslucidiousgibs replied on December 21st, 2011

Arsis is awesome

isserisser replied on January 30th, 2011

i love the song but not good enough yet

ErebusBlackErebusBlack replied on December 27th, 2010

perhaps as a suggestion, do Wholly Night?

ErebusBlackErebusBlack replied on December 27th, 2010

probably the funnest song ive learnt to play in a while, thanks james, keep on shreddin'

jeffpfeifer1988jeffpfeifer1988 replied on November 24th, 2010

hey i tabbed guitar 1 on guitar pro 6 how can i post this to make it easier for everyone else?

mega deathmega death replied on September 22nd, 2010

2 words: HOLY F***!!!!!

judewaddlejudewaddle replied on September 26th, 2010

i agree holy f***

wookie983wookie983 replied on September 14th, 2010

Nice one! Next song you should do is The Face of My Innocence!

AaronMillerAaronMiller replied on September 14th, 2010

Hmmm....we'll see what we can do ;-)

judewaddlejudewaddle replied on September 10th, 2010

i like ur guitar dude!+ good song!

eitanprouserepiceitanprouserepic replied on September 8th, 2010

im gonna learn this whole song tonight and its gonna be awesome. im so psyched you chose to do this one. i was really hoping you would

souldksouldk replied on September 8th, 2010

wow, that was awesome James:) I will have to learn this when I get better :) looks so fun to play:)

david.mackenziedavid.mackenzie replied on September 8th, 2010

that is some sic riffage James!!! love it!!!

Arsis Songs With James Malone

Found in our Beginner Lesson Sets

Learn Arsis songs from frontman James Malone



Lesson 1

The Promise Of Never

Learn this song by the death metal band Arsis, written by frontman James Malone.

Length: 18:05 Difficulty: 3.5 Members Only
Lesson 2

Worship Depraved

Lead singer and guitarist James Malone from the band Arsis teaches this song from A Celebration Of Guilt.

Length: 29:12 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Lesson 3

The Face Of My Innocence

From The Celebration Of Guilt comes this tap arpeggio riff monster!

Length: 28:36 Difficulty: 3.0 FREE
Lesson 4

A Diamond For Disease

James Malone teaches this song from the EP of the same name.

Length: 25:35 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only

About James Malone View Full Biography James Malone is in a band called Arsis. Arsis is an American death metal band from Virginia Beach, Virginia, formed in 2000. The band is currently signed to Nuclear Blast. He has a pretty loyal following of guitar players and has decided to share is knowledge with JamPlay.com.

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