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How to Play Wolverine Blues by Entombed (Guitar Lesson)


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Kris Norris

Wolverine Blues

Kris Norris teaches this sludgy down-tuned metal song from Swedish metal band Entombed. Released on the 1993 album of the same name, this song features heavy riffing and power chords. The song is tuned to B flat but Kris teaches it in standard tuning.

Taught by Kris Norris in Songs with Kris Norris seriesLength: 12:03Difficulty: 1.5 of 5


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midnightbosemidnightbose replied on July 11th, 2013

No backing tracking for this? :(

smchattonsmchatton replied on February 17th, 2013

What u believe is the vanity u conceive What u love u don't pen to put in a cage is to put to an end Enamoured of the passion life-sucking lust u will never gain my trust I'm a misanthropical breed insatiable in my need to feed Utterly fearless for your luscious flesh I've got am appetite like a war and I always hunger for more Vicious mammal the blood is my call pound for pound I am the most vicious of all

dave420234dave420234 replied on August 12th, 2012

great lesson.. now you need to teach " Full of hell" by entombed...

FullshrederFullshreder replied on January 8th, 2012

yeah I like this song also , should be a great tune to help me get bak up to speed moving my power chords and round, I may have a few questions for you Kris !

FullshrederFullshreder replied on January 12th, 2012

Kris this was a cool song to do , do you have suggestions for other about this level and style.

ali3692ali3692 replied on October 25th, 2011

nice lesson

kris.norriskris.norris replied on February 9th, 2010

yeah those guys in Ohio are getting really good with being able to capture a nice guitar tone. really really good.

alecalec replied on October 9th, 2010

what kind of guitar is the orange one that everyone uses on jamplay??

zodijackylzodijackyl replied on December 5th, 2010

Its an ESP Ltd MH-1000NT

alecalec replied on December 16th, 2010

thanks.now ill try getting one

zodijackylzodijackyl replied on December 5th, 2010

(although I hate all this standard tuning nonsense)

zodijackylzodijackyl replied on December 5th, 2010

Awesome song, lots of fun to play. Great breakdown/explanation of it!

alecalec replied on November 6th, 2010

this song rocks!

gone workingone workin replied on March 5th, 2010

What a virtuoso performance, Kris. For a song that sounds so visceral, I would have expected some recklessness (from anyone). The extreme precision of Yoyo Ma's metal twin were he playing a metal cello all distorted and overdriven, pardon the analogy but I'm a little at a loss. Fascinating. There was a lot going on there. I really loved the song. It does appear fun to play so I'll definitely be trying it. But I don't think it will be near as easy as you make it look. Bravo! Excellent work.

alecalec replied on October 17th, 2010

what are u trying to even say man?

alecalec replied on September 14th, 2010

huh?

alecalec replied on October 16th, 2010

so i'm thinking i'm probley right,but theres no solo is there?

alecalec replied on September 13th, 2010

ba-ba-ba-ba-ba-ba i'm lovin it

alecalec replied on September 12th, 2010

I got this song in a day thanks @#*%!$g rock on!

alecalec replied on September 12th, 2010

tight man

0427owen0427owen replied on September 6th, 2010

good lesson cheers!

andersmetalandersmetal replied on July 21st, 2010

Pretty cool song, great teaching video, fantastic sound - gimme some more!

dan1963dan1963 replied on May 20th, 2010

On the tab there is a bracket [_] between cords. Not sure what that means?

kevinpickellkevinpickell replied on April 24th, 2010

Where is the backing track? Am I missing something??

dave420234dave420234 replied on March 30th, 2010

any chance you can teach "out of hand" or "full of hell" by entombed....

fl1pperfl1pper replied on March 7th, 2010

Any chance of getting the backing track to this Kris? I'm getting close to recording myself butchering this tune and it would help 8-) Apologies if it's on the site and I'm missing it.

tammy7689tammy7689 replied on February 9th, 2010

awesome lesson.....thanks kris

cretestampercretestamper replied on February 15th, 2010

Definatly get into that song!!!! Good Pic Kris

mike4370mike4370 replied on February 9th, 2010

that is just plain bad-ass!!!! awesome

David.WallimannDavid.Wallimann replied on February 9th, 2010

Killer tone!

dennis.hodgesdennis.hodges replied on February 8th, 2010

this song is awesome. Hands down.

gibson22gibson22 replied on February 7th, 2010

you make it look so easy .is there going to be any supplemental content for it .great lesson

Songs with Kris Norris

Found in our Beginner Lesson Sets

Learn to play songs from Darkest Hour's Kris Norris.



Lesson 1

With A Thousand Words To Say But One

Kris teaches this song from his former band Darkest Hour. It uses the musical form "Passacaglia."

Length: 12:56 Difficulty: 4.5 Members Only
Lesson 2

Convalescence

Kris Norris teaches the song "Convalescence" by his former band Darkest Hour.

Length: 17:14 Difficulty: 4.0 Members Only
Lesson 3

Tunguska Guitar Solo

Kris teaches the solo from the song "Tunguska." This song can be found on the albumDeliver Us by his former band, Darkest Hour.

Length: 11:00 Difficulty: 4.0 Members Only
Lesson 4

Doomsayer (The Beginning Of The End)

Kris takes you through this song from Deliver Us by his former band, Darkest Hour.

Length: 30:00 Difficulty: 4.5 Members Only
Lesson 5

Tranquil

Kris teaches you this song from Undoing Ruin by his former band Darkest Hour.

Length: 36:16 Difficulty: 4.5 Members Only
Lesson 6

Demons

Kris teaches you this song from Deliver Us by his former band Darkest Hour.

Length: 24:11 Difficulty: 4.0 Members Only
Lesson 7

Wolverine Blues

Kris Norris teaches this sludgy down-tuned metal song from the band Entombed.

Length: 12:03 Difficulty: 1.5 Members Only

About Kris Norris View Full Biography Mr. Kris Norris was born August, 31 1978 in Canton, Ohio. He began playing around the age of 14. Early on the self-taught guitarist took an interest in metal and began playing in a local Virginia metal band. Kris' early influences were rooted in Swedish metal, bands include In Flames, Dark Tranquility, and Edge of Sanity. Norwegian Black metal also played a part in Kris' interest including early Mayhem, Emperor, and Ulver. Kris started Disinterment with future Darkest Hour bandmate Ryan Parrish. Disinterment lasted over 6 years and developed a local following in the Virginia metal by being some of the first players to incorporate Swedish metal and 3 guitar players.

College Days
When Kris was 17 he attended Virgina Commonwealth University School of Music (VCU). He studied Music composition and focused on film with world renowned composer Dika Newlin. Kris also studied classical guitar with John Patykula, prize student of Jesus Silva who was the prize student of Andre Segovia. Kris left the University after 6 years of studies. After college, he began his teaching career instructing private students and giving lessons at Mars Music. Kris' teaching career would eventually be put on hold to join Darkest Hour.

Darkest Hour Days
Kris' first album with Darkest Hour ,Hidden Hands Of A Sadist Nation, the 2005 release was recorded at Studio Fredman in Gothenburg, Sweden with producer Fredrik Nordstrom. Ironically, the same studio facilitated many of Kris' influences 10 years prior.

Darkest Hour's next release, Undoing Ruin allowed Kris to stretch his wings and show what he could truly do on the instrument with the addition of several solos. The record was produced by Canadian metal mastermind Devin Townsend (Strapping Young Lad, Steve Vai). Townsend was a big part of pushing Kris to his own musical potential on Undoing Ruin and even more so on the follow up record, Deliver Us.

Deliver Us was released in 2007 and debuted at 110 on the Billboard Chart. This would be the last Darkest Hour record with Kris as a member. The album like its predecessor was also produced by Devin Townsend, who was able to take a bigger hand in its production. Devin pushed Kris to experiment with his own playing and to hone in on his strongest abilities.

Kris' career with Darkest Hour spanned 6 years, 23 countries, 4 continents, countless tours, 3 albums, near 200,000 album sales, and many lifelong friendships made along the way. With the birth of his son in 2008, Kris felt he needed to take his career closer to home while still focusing on music and guitar. In order for Darkest Hour to devote 100% to their music and touring, Kris came to the decision to amicably part ways with the band.

His Future:
As of early 2009, Kris has full sponsorships from ESP, EMG, Peavey, DigiTech, InTune, and Morley. Currently, Kris is producing and mixing aspiring metal acts while also working for Final Symphony Studios out of Charlottesville, Virgina. Kris also edits records for James Murphy (Testament, Obituary, Death) at Safehouse Productions. Kris has released his first solo record through Magna Carta Records, entitled Icons Of The Illogical. His solo effort was recorded at Karma Productions with Cory Smoot (GWAR) and features vocals from Lamb Of God frontman Randy Blythe.

Kris is excited to be an addition to the JamPlay Instructor Roster. Lending his metal chops and thorough education to his lessons make him a valuable teacher. Kris is excited to be making lessons for JamPlay and just as stoked to learn new things from our other instructors. Check it out and stay Metal.

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