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At The Sound Of The Demon Bell Tab

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Mercyful Fate:  At The Sound Of The Demon Bell

transcribed by: Mika Ristiranta      :  m_ristiranta@hotmail.com
                Kamil Serkan Gunturk :  gunturkk@boun.edu.tr
     edited by: Russ Elton           :  webmaster@abysslord.com
                
FIND EVERY MERCYFUL FATE/KING DIAMOND SONG AND
THE MOST UPDATED VERSION OF THIS SONG AT:

                          The Tab Crypt
                  http://abysslord.com/thetabcrypt/

Date last modified:  January 20, 2003

PLEASE DO NOT COPY THIS TAB TO ANOTHER SITE
WITHOUT AUTHORS' PERMISSION.  THANK YOU.

Tuning: Standard

Riff 1
e|-----------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------|
G|-------2------------7--------------|
D|-------2------------7--------------|
A|----------0-0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0-0-|
E|-0-3-4-----------------------------|
            * * * * *    * * * * * *
e|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|
G|-2-----4---0-2---5--------------|
D|-2-----4---0-2---5----------5-5-|
A|---0-0---0-----0---0-0-3--3-3-3-|
E|-----------------------1--1-----|
     * *   *     *   * * 


Riff 2
e|-----------------------------|
B|-----------------------------|
G|-2------------7--------------|
D|-2------------7--------------|
A|-0--0-0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0-0-|
E|-----------------------------|
      * * * * *    * * * * * *
e|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|
G|-2-----4---0-2---5--------------|
D|-2-----4---0-2---5----------5-5-|
A|---0-0---0-----0---0-0-3--3-3-3-|
E|-----------------------1--1-----|
     * *   *     *   * * 

                                                                              
Riff 3                                                                           
e|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|
A|-7-5------5-----5-----5-----5-7-|
E|-5-3--3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-0-3-5-|
        * *   * *   * *   * * *
e|-------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------|
D|---------------------------5-5-|
A|-7-5------5-----5-----3--3-3-3-|
E|-5-3--3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-1--1-----|
        * *   * *   * *  

Play Riff 2

Riff 4 (2 times)                                                                      
e|------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------|
D|-11/12-----12\11-----11/12-----12---|
A|--9/10-----10\-9------9/10-----10---|
E|-------0-0-------0-0-------0-0----0-|
         * *       * *       * *    * 
     "Halloween!"
e|---------------------------|
B|---------------------------|
G|---------------------------|
D|-11-11/12-----12\11-----11-|
A|--9--9/10-----10\-9------9-|
E|----------0-0-------0-0----|
            * *       * * 
      "...is the night..."
e|------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------|
D|-----9---7---5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-7--|
A|-----7---5---3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-5--|
E|-0-0---0---0------------------------------|
   * *   *   * 
                 "The legend..."
e|---------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------|
D|--12\7-9-9-9-9-9-9-9----------------7--|
A|--10\5-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7h8p7----------5--|
E|---------------------------10-8-7-5----|
     "The ghost..."


Riff 5                                                                             
e|----------------------------|
B|----------------------------|
G|------7------7--------------|
D|--7-7-7--7-7-7--7-7-7-------|
A|--5-5-5--5-5-5--5-5-5-------|
E|----------------------5-3-0-|
    "At the sound..."
e|----------------------------|
B|----------------------------|
G|----------7------7----------|
D|--5/7-7-7-7--7-7-7--7-7-7-6-|
A|--3/5-5-5-5--5-5-5--5-5-5-4-|
E|----------------------------|
    "...everything will..."

                                                                               
RIFF 6 (2 times)                                                                             
e|-------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------7---7-6-----2-----4-----5p4-5p4-|
D|--------2---2----7---7-7-----2-----4-----5---5---|
A|--4---4-0---0--0---0-----0-0---0-0---0-0---------|
E|--2-0-2---2--------------------------------------|
    * * *   *    *   *     * *   * *   * * 
    "Rise, rise..."                                                                            
e|-----------------------10p9-10--9------------|
B|------6-----8------10--10---10-10------------|
G|------5-----7-------9------------------------|
D|------3-----5-------7----------------5-5-5-5-|
A|--0-0---0-0---0-0-0------------------3-3-3-3-|
E|---------------------------------------------|
    * *   * *   * * * 


RIFF 7                             x2                                             
e|----------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------7--|
A|-------------------------------5--|
E|-0-0-3-2~----0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0----|
   * *         * * * * * * * * *     
   "...rise..."                                                                               
                                   x2                                         
e|----------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------7--|
D|-------------------------------5--|
A|-0-0-3-2~----0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0----|
E|----------------------------------|
               * * * * * * * * * 
          "...with the powers..."
                                   x2                                         
e|----------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------7--|
A|-------------------------------5--|
E|-0-0-3-2~----0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0----|
   * *         * * * * * * * * *     
            "...an if you won't..."


Riff 8 (Guitar 2 plays notes in () )
e|----------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------------|
D|-------------5----(4-5)-----(9-8-7~)----------|
A|-5-7--5-7~-----7---5-7~--(7)-7-6-5~--xxxx-5-7-|
E|-----------------7--------0----------xxxx-3-5-|

e|-------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------5----(4-5)-----(9-8-7~)-------------|
A|-5-7--5-7~-----7---5-7~--(7)-7-6-5~--x-x-x-x-5-7-|
E|-----------------7--------0----------x-x-x-x-3-5-|


RIFF 9 (Solo Rhythm)                                                                           
e|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------|
D|-----------7-7-7-7--------------|
A|---4---4-0-5-5-5-5-2-3--4--7-9--|
E|-0-2-0-2-----------0-1--2--5-7--|
                                                                               
                                                                               
Play Riff 8 


RIFF 10 (5 times)
e|----------------------------|
B|----------------------------|
G|----------------------------|
D|----------------------------|
A|----------------------------|
E|-777777777777777777-555-666-|
   ****************** *** ***
   "...bell..."
e|--------------------------|
B|--------------------------|
G|--------------10-9--7-9-7-|
D|--------------10-9--7-9-7-|
A|--------------------------|
E|-777777777777-------------|
   ************


RIFF 11 (Solo Rhythm)
e|----------------------------|
B|----------------------------|
G|----------------------------|
D|----------------------------|
A|----------------------------|
E|-999999999999999999-777-888-|
   ****************** *** ***
e|----------------------------|
B|----------------------------|
G|--------------12-11--9-11-9-|
D|--------------12-11--9-11-9-|
A|----------------------------|
E|-999999999999---------------|
   ************

                                                                               
RIFF 12
e|----------------------------|
B|----------------------------|
G|----------------------------|
D|----------------------------|
A|----------------------------|
E|-333333333333333333-111-222-|
   ****************** *** ***
e|-------------------------|
B|-------------------------|
G|--------------6-5--3-5-3-|
D|--------------6-5--3-5-3-|
A|-------------------------|
E|-333333333333------------|
   ************


Play Riff 10
Play Riff 11

RIFF 13 (4 times)                                                                          
e|----------------------------|
B|----------------------------|
G|----------------------------|
D|----------------------------|
A|-7-7-xxxx-xxxxx-xxxx-5-5-5--|
E|-5-5-xxxx-xxxxx-xxxx-3-3-3--|                                            
            "Upon...


RIFF 14 (4 times)  1,2,3       4th time ending           
e|-----------------|-----------|--------------|
B|-----------------|-----------|--------------|
G|-----------------|-----------|--------------|
D|-7---------------|-7-7-7-7-7-|--------------|
A|-5-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|-5-5-5-5-5-|-7-5-----5-3--|
E|-----------------|-----------|-----8-5------|
     * * * * * * * 

                     
RIFF 15 (2 times)
Guitar 2 plays notes in ()
e|-------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------|
D|-4-2-4-2---(4-3~)--7-6-4-2-4-------2-|
A|-2-0-2-0-2--5-4~-0-5-4-2-0-2-xxx-4-0-|
E|-----------------------------xxx-2---|
                                                                            
                                                                               
e|---------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------|
D|-4-2-4-2---(4-3~)--7-6-4-2-4-------7-9-|
A|-2-0-2-0-2--5-4~-0-5-4-2-0-2-xxx-0-5-7-|
E|-----------------------------xxx-------|
                                                                            

Play Riff 7


Lead into next section: 
e|---------|
B|---------|
G|---------|
D|---4---4-|
A|-x-2-x-2-|
E|-x---x---|


Riff 18                                                                        
e|-------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------2-------------4---4---------------2-|
A|--4-4-2-4--x-0--4-4-2-4--x-2-x-2----4-4-2-4--x-0-|
E|--2-2-0-2--x----2-2-0-2--x---x------2-2-0-2--x---|
                       
e|----------------------|
B|----------------------|
G|----------------------|
D|-------------------7\-|
A|-------------------5\-|
E|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0----|
   * * * * * * * * * 

e|---------|
B|---------|
G|---------|
D|---4---4-|
A|-x-2-x-2-|
E|-x---x---|

e|-------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------2-------------4---4---------------2-|
A|--4-4-2-4--x-0--4-4-2-4--x-2-x-2----4-4-2-4--x-0-|
E|--2-2-0-2--x----2-2-0-2--x---x------2-2-0-2--x---|

e|----------------------|
B|----------------------|
G|----------------------|
D|-------------------7\-|
A|-------------------5\-|
E|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0----|
   * * * * * * * * *


notation:
^   =  bend [ ^ = half, ^^ = whole, etc. ]
^r  =  bend and release
x   =  mute with fret-hand
*   =  mute with palm-hand
X\\ =  pick slide
h   =  hammer-on
p   =  pull-off
~   =  vibrato
t   =  tap-on
/   =  slide up
\   =  slide down
h.  =  harmonics
ah  =  artificial harmonic
(9) =  ghost note
tm  =  trem picking
tr  =  trill
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