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Prince Of Darkness Tab

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Band- Megadeth
Song- Prince Of Darkness

Tuning: D

Intro (Clean with sound effects)

d|--2-------------------------------|
A|----2-----------------------------|
F|------4--(4)b5r4-(4)b5r4--(4)b5r4-|
C|----------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------|
         "My victims..."

d|------9--|
A|----8----|
F|--9------|
C|---------|
G|---------|
D|---------|
  "...bones..."

d|-----------------------|
A|-----------------------|
F|-----------------------|
C|-----------------------|
G|--7--------(7)^r-(7)^r-|
D|--0--------------------|
  "...am insidious..."

d|-----|
A|-----|
F|-----|
C|--9--|
G|--7--|
D|--0--|
  "...love..."


Riff 1
Guitar 1 (Clean)
d|---------------------------------|
A|------------3-------5-------8----|
F|----9------4-------6-------6-----| ---|
C|---9------5-------7-------8------|    |
G|--7------5-------7-------7-------|    |
D|-0-------------------------------|    |
   "I strip you of pride..."            |
                                        |--> Play 3x
Guitar 2 (Clean)                        |
d|---------------------------------|    |
A|---------------------------------|    |
F|---------------------------------|    |
C|---------------------------------| ---|
G|-7-------6-------5-------4-------|
D|---------------------------------|

d|----------------|
A|----------------|
F|----------------|
C|----------------|
G|----------------|
D|--0--------0----|
    "More than evil..."


Riff 1a (Distortion)
d|--------------------------|
A|--------------------------|
F|--------------------------|
C|--------------------------|
G|-2-2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2-|
D|-0-0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0-|
   "I am more powerful..."
d|------------------------|
A|------------------------|
F|------------------------|
C|------------------------| --> Play 3x
G|-2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2-|
D|-0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0-|
   "I am more violent..."


Riff 2
d|--------------------------|
A|--------------------------|
F|--------------------------|
C|---------------------0----|
G|-2-2--2--2--2--2--2--0-3--|
D|-0-0--0--0--0--0--0----1--|

d|---------------------------|
A|---------------------------|
F|---------------------------|
C|------------------7--------|
G|-2-2--2--2--2--2--5--8-7-5-|
D|-0-0--0--0--0--0-----6-5-3-|


Riff 2a
d|--------------------------|
A|--------------------------|
F|--------------------------|
C|---------------------0----|
G|-2-2--2--2--2--2--2--0-3--|
D|-0-0--0--0--0--0--0----1--|
   "Yeah, yeah, I'm evil..."
d|-----------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------|
F|-----------------------------------------|
C|---------------1010-101010-101010-101010-|
G|-2-2--2--2--2---8-8--8-8-8--8-8-8--8-8-8-|
D|-0-0--0--0--0----------------------------|
   "...I am..."
d|-------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------|
F|-------------------------------|
C|-101010-101010-101010-10101010-|
G|--8-8-8--8-8-8--8-8-8--8-8-8-8-|
D|-------------------------------|


Riff 3
Guitar 1
d|---------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------|
F|---------------------------------|
C|---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2-|
G|---------------------------------|
D|-0---0---0---0---3---3---3---3---|
   "My kingdom..."
d|---------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------|
F|---------------------------------|
C|---2---2---2---2---2---2---------|
G|-0---0---0---0---1---1---0-1-2---|
D|-------------------------------3-|
   "Your sins erupt..."


Guitar 2 (Comes in later)
d|-----12----------12--------|
A|-----15b17-------15b17-----|
F|---------------------------|
C|-14--------14----------14--|
G|---------------------------|
D|---------------------------|
  "...darkness..."
d|-12----------12--------|
A|-15b17-------15b17-----|
F|-----------------------|
C|-------14----------14--|
G|-----------------------|
D|-----------------------|


Riff 4                        x3
d|-----------------------------|
A|-----------------------------|
F|-----------------------------|
C|-----------------------------|
G|------2---------2---------2--|
D|-0000-0----0000-0----0000-0--|
   ****      ****      ****
   "...darkness..."
d|---------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------|
F|---------------------------------|
C|---------------------------------|
G|------2---------2-------5--4--3--|
D|-0000-0----0000-0----0--3--2--1--|
   ****      ****      *


Play Riff 2   "I take what you love..."


Guitar fills over Riff 2:
#1
d|--------------------|
A|--------------------|
F|--6b7~~~----6b7~~~--|
C|--------------------|
G|--------------------|
D|--------------------|
   "...games, [your hopes...]"

#2
d|--15^--15^--15b16~~~~~*--|
A|-------------------------|
F|-------------------------|
C|-------------------------|
G|-------------------------|
D|-------------------------|
  "...While you burn..."



Play Riff 2a   "While you burn..."
Play Riff 3    "My kingdom..."


Interlude: (12-string guitar)
d|-------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------|
F|-------------------------------------|
C|----2--1-----2--1-----2--1-----2--1--|
G|-------------------------------------|
D|-0--------3--------2--------3--------|

d|----------------------------|
A|----------------------------|
F|----2--------2--------2-----|
C|-------4--------4--------4--|
G|-2--------3--------2--------|
D|----------------------------|

d|-------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------|
F|----3--------3------3--------3-|
C|-------3---------------3-------|
G|-------------------------------|
D|-3--------2------3--------2----|

d|----------------------------------|
A|----------------------4--------2--|
F|----6--------6-----------3--------|
C|-------6--------6-----------------|
G|----------------------------------|
D|-6--------5--------4--------2-----|

d|-------------------------------------|
A|----2--------2--------2--------2-----|
F|-------2--------2--------2--------2--|
C|-------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------|
D|-2--------1--------2--------1--------|

(Distortion)
d|---------------------------|
A|---------------------------|
F|---------------------------|
C|-1010-101010-101010-101010-|
G|--8-8--8-8-8--8-8-8--8-8-8-|
D|---------------------------|

d|-------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------|
F|-------------------------------|
C|-101010-101010-101010-10101010-|
G|--8-8-8--8-8-8--8-8-8--8-8-8-8-|
D|-------------------------------|


Riff 4a (Play 2x)
Guitar 1
d|-----------------------------|
A|-----------------------------|
F|-----------------------------|
C|-----------------------------|
G|------2---------2---------2--|
D|-0000-0----0000-0----0000-0--|
   ****      ****      ****
d|---------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------|
F|---------------------------------|
C|---------------------------------|
G|------2---------2-------5--4--3--|
D|-0000-0----0000-0----0--3--2--1--|
   ****      ****      *

Guitar 2
d|---------------|
A|---------17~~--|
F|-15--16--------|
C|---------------|
G|---------------|
D|---------------|


Riff 4b (Solo Rhythm)             x3
d|---------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------|
F|---------------------------------|
C|---------------------------------|
G|------2---------2-------5--4--3--|
D|-0000-0----0000-0----0--3--2--1--|
   ****      ****      *
d|---------------------------|
A|---------------------------|
F|---------------------------|
C|---------------------------|
G|----5--4--3-------5--4--3--|
D|-0--3--2--1----0--3--2--1--|
   *             *

Solo
d|------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------|
F|------------------------------------------|
C|-------9--8--(8)b9r8-(8)b9r8-8~~----5b6r5-|
G|----7-------------------------------------|
D|-7----------------------------------------|

d|-----------------[12]13r10--------------------------|
A|----------------------------------12-11--(11)b12r10-|
F|---------[9]10r9-------------9~~--------------------|
C|---------------------------9------------------------|
G|-7b8r7----------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------|

d|------------------------------------------------|
A|-/15-14--(14)b15r14--15-14~~--17-15~~--18-17~~~-|
F|------------------------------------------------|
C|------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------|

d|--------------------|
A|-15h7p15------------|
F|---------17--16~~*--|
C|--------------------|
G|--------------------|
D|--------------------|

d|-17-15--------18-17-15-----------------------------|
A|-------17-15-----------17-15-15-14-13-12-----------|
F|-----------------------------------------14-12~~~--|
C|---------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------|

End Solo


Riff 3
Guitar 1
d|---------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------|
F|---------------------------------|
C|---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2-|
G|---------------------------------|
D|-0---0---0---0---3---3---3---3---|
   "...darkness..."
d|---------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------|
F|---------------------------------|
C|---2---2---2---2---2---2---------|
G|-0---0---0---0---1---1---0-1-2---|
D|-------------------------------3-|
   "Your satanic..."

Guitar 2
d|-----12----------12--------|
A|-----15b17-------15b17-----|
F|---------------------------|
C|-14--------14----------14--|
G|---------------------------|
D|---------------------------|

d|-12----------12--------|
A|-15b17-------15b17-----|
F|-----------------------|
C|-------14----------14--|
G|-----------------------|
D|-----------------------|


Ending Rhythm
d|-----------------------------|
A|-----------------------------|
F|-----------------------------|
C|-----------------------------|  ---------------|
G|------2---------2---------2--|                 |
D|-0000-0----0000-0----0000-0--|                 |
   ****      ****      ****                      |
d|-------------------------------------------|   |--> Play 2x
A|-------------------------------------------|   |
F|-------------------------------------------|   |
C|-------------------------------------------| --|
G|------2---------2---------2-------5--4--3--|
D|-0000-0----0000-0----0000-0----0--3--2--1--|
   ****      ****      ****      *

d|-----------------------------|
A|-----------------------------|
F|-----------------------------|
C|-----------------------------| --> Play 3x
G|-2--5--4--3----2--6--5--4--3-|
D|-0--3--2--1----0--4--3--2--1-|


d|-------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------|
F|-------------------------------------------|
C|-------------------------------------------|
G|-2--5--4--3----------------2--6--5--4--3-2-|
D|-0--3--2--1----------------0--4--3--2--1-0-|


Ending Solo
NOTE: Some effect is used so the following two bars are
an octave lower than the actual notes.
d|-/19----/18----/17----/18----/17----/17----/16----/17----|
A|-----19-----19-----19-----17-----17-----16-----16-----17-|
F|---------------------------------------------------------|
C|---------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------|

d|-16\-15\-14\--12----12----12----\10------|
A|-----------------12----12----12-----10---|
F|-----------------------------------------|
C|-----------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------x-|
D|-----------------------------------------|


d|---------------------------------------------------|
A|----12----12^-------14--(14)b16------------(16)r14-|
F|----12----12^-------14--(14)b16------------(16)r14-|
C|-12--------------14--------\----------------/------|
G|----------------------------\--[long hold]-/-------|
D|---------------------------------------------------|

d|-------------------------------------------------------|
A|-12h15p12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12h15p12-12-12-12-12-12-12-|
F|-------------------------------------------------------|
C|-------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------------|

d|-------------------------------------------------------|
A|-12h17p12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12h17p12-12-12-12-12-12-12-|
F|-------------------------------------------------------|
C|-------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------------|

d|------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-12h15p12------12-12h15p12------12-12h17p12------12-12h17p12------|
F|---------14b16------------14b16------------14b16------------14b16-|
C|------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------------------------|

d|------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-12h15p12------12-12h15p12------12-12h17p12------12-12h17p12------|
F|---------14b16------------14b16------------14b16------------14b16-|
C|------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------------------------|

d|-17p15p12------17p15p12------18p16p13------18p16p13------|
A|---------15p12---------15p12---------16p13---------16p13-|
F|---------------------------------------------------------|
C|---------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------|

d|-19p17p14------19p17p14------20p18p15------20p18p15------|
A|---------17p14---------17p14---------18p15---------18p15-|
F|---------------------------------------------------------|
C|---------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------|

d|-21p19p16------22p20p17------23p21p18------24p22p19------|
A|---------19p16---------20p17---------21p18---------22p19-|
F|---------------------------------------------------------|
C|---------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------|

NOTE: Again, some effect is used so here are the notes an octave lower.
d|-12//17//24tm----(24)\--|
A|-12//17//24tm----(24)\--|
F|------------------------|
C|-[steady gliss]---------|
G|------------------------|
D|------------------------|

d|--------------------------------------|
A|--------12-----12-----12--------------|
F|-15b16-----15-----14-----12h14-12~~~\-|
C|--------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------|

End Solo



Notation:

10^        = bend a quarter step.
10b11      = bend a half step.
10b12      = bend a full step.
10b12r10   = bend and release.
[10]12     = pre-bend.
[10]12r10  = pre-bend and release.
{14}       = pick the 14th fret while holding the most
             previous bend.
<17>       = touch the string above the 17th fret while
             previous note(s) is(are) still ringing.

10b13*     = tremolo bar bend, from the 10th fret to the 13th fret.
7d4*       = tremolo bar dive, from the 7th fret to the 4th fret.
12~*       = tremolo bar vibrato.

x   =  mute with fret-hand
*   =  palm mute
X\\ =  pick slide
h   =  hammer-on
p   =  pull-off
~   =  vibrato
t   =  finger tap
/   =  slide up
\   =  slide down
h.  =  natural harmonics
a   =  artificial harmonics
(9) =  ghost note
tm  =  trem picking
tr  =  trill
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Hangar_18 616 Jan 21, 2006 04:55 PM

*claps* *whistles* incredible! Very accurate tab! well done

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BlindKoRnKid603 41 Oct 11, 2006 09:17 PM

perfection!

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I_M_SOLID 10 May 07, 2007 01:44 AM

i am solid













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