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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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jessefinlayjessefinlay replied

With all of Malone's demos, I can keep up at 50% speed. 75% becomes a challenge but it's doable. Then when I reach 100% I think, "The player must be broken! It's playing in fast-forward... no wait, he's actually playing that fast." You're a Jedi Master Malone!!

loco13loco13 replied

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

lucidiousgibslucidiousgibs replied

Arsis is awesome

isserisser replied

i love the song but not good enough yet

ErebusBlackErebusBlack replied

perhaps as a suggestion, do Wholly Night?

ErebusBlackErebusBlack replied

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

jeffpfeifer1988jeffpfeifer1988 replied

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

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

judewaddlejudewaddle replied

i agree holy f***

wookie983wookie983 replied

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

AaronMillerAaronMiller replied

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

judewaddlejudewaddle replied

i like ur guitar dude!+ good song!

eitanprouserepiceitanprouserepic replied

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

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

david.mackenziedavid.mackenzie replied

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



The Promise Of NeverLesson 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
Worship DepravedLesson 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
The Face Of My InnocenceLesson 3

The Face Of My Innocence

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

Length: 28:36 Difficulty: 3.0 FREE
A Diamond For DiseaseLesson 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
James Malone

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.

He has put together one hell of a series for all you metal heads out there. You'll learn everything from basic techniques to how to sing (growl?) and play at the same time.

Furthermore, he's taken the time to record some kickass licks for our lick & riff library. He has also taught a handful of Arsis songs for you to learn.

James is a great addition to the JamPlay metal instructor army!

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