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-/
/ The following is the author's own interpretation of the song, to be used  /
/ for private use and studying                                             /
/-------------------------------------------------------------------------/
                             SLAYER - SPIRIT IN BLACK
                        From the Album SEASONS IN THE ABYSS
                        Copyright 1990 DEF AMERICAN RECORDS
                      
                           Version 1.0 - October 1998

Transcription By: dschellhaas@hotmail.com 

For Questions, Comments, Newest Version, or Corrections contact
         dschellhaas@hotmail.com       

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.  - palm mute                  /  - slide up to
\  - slide down to              ~  - vibrato             
h  - hammer on                  b  - bend 
p  - pull off                        Suffixes for bend    
ph - pinch harmonic                      f - full bend    h - half bend
*  - see comment                         r - release      t - tap bend
X  - percussion mute                     ~ - vibrato bend
@  - slight palm mute           () - ghost note, sustained note

Tuning: Eb(Eb,Ab,Db,Gb,Bb,Eb)
Tempo= 124 bpm

Intro-
|----------------------------------------------------
|----------------------------------------------------
|----------------------------------------------------
|-----------------------------------------------5-3--
|-2----7p5----8p7----10p8----2----7p5----8p7----5-3--
|-0-00-----00-----00------00-0-00-----00-----00-3-1--
  pm--     --     --      --   --     --     --

------------------------------------------------------|
------------------------------------------------------|
------------------------------------------------------|
------------------------------------------------------|
-2----7p5----8p7----10p8----2----7p5----2-3-2-------3-|
-0-00-----00-----00------00-0-00-----00-------3-2-0-1-|
 pm--     --     --      --   --     --------------
                                                                
The verse is just a variation on the intro except with a
few palm muted E5 (-2-) chords played between the notes.
                  (-0-)

Chorus-                                        
|---------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------3-2-----------|
|-2----3--------3--------3----2-----3-2-1-----|
|-0-00-1-000000-1-000000-1-00-------------2-1-|
  pm--   ------   ------   ------------------   

 Alt. endings:
|----------------|---------------|
|----------------|---------------|  play E5 instead of F5 on
|----------------|---------------|  last chord of 2nd Alt. ending
|--3-2---------1-|---------------|  on 2nd chorus (does this make
|-2----3-2-1---1-|-2-3-2-------3-|  sense?!?!?)
|------------3---|-------3-2-0-1-|
pm-------------    -----------

1st lead= It's too much bendy shit to do right now, if anyone
REALLY wants it, mail me.  If I get enough people mailing me,
I'll put it up.

Tempo= 220 bpm
|-----------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------|
|----------5h6p5h7p6p5h6p5h6p5----------5h6p5h7p6p5-6-|
|-00000000---------------------00000000-------------4-|
pm--------                     --------

Play w/more pm'd open e string but keep all that
5h6p5h6p5h6p5 crap going (just listen to the damn song!!!)

2nd Guitar Solo= I had to do this one, it's reeaallyy kick ass!!
It has a lot of weird bendy crap that is hell to figure out, I
hope it isn't too hard for anyone to understand.  Sorry!

Backup riff played during most of the lead
4|o-----------------------------3--5--
5|------------------------------3--5--
6|o--333333333333333333333333-3-1--3--
   pm--------------------------

--6---------------------------9--6--o|
--6---------------------------9--6---|
--4-44-44444444444444444444-4/7--4--o|
    pm------------------------

|----------------------------------------------------
|----------------------------------------------------
|--------19-19-19-19-19-19-19-19-19-19-19-etc.-20~~--
|----------------------------------------------------
|-0\-------------------------------------------------
|---\------------------------------------------------
trem bar
to slack

  1/4 bend
-------------------3--4--7-4-3----------------------------
----/\--/\---------------------6-4-3----------------------
-20/--\/--\-20\----------------------5-4------------------
-----------------------------------------6-5-3------------
----------------x\-----------------------------6-5-3------
-----------------------------------------------------7-4--

----------------------------------------------------------
----------------------------------------------------------
-5-4-2-----------------------------------------0\--/-6p0--
-------6-5-3-------------------------------------\/-------
-------------6-5-3----------------------------------------
-------------------7-4-3-7-4-3-4---4--3\------------------
                                        \slack  (2 steps,)
                                                (1 1/4, 2)

                                               1 1/4   1 1/4
----------------------full bend---full bend------/\------/---
-----1 step--full bend--/7\~~~------/9\~~~---/12/--\(12)/----
-6p0-\--/----/7\~~~------------------------------------------
------\/-----------------------------------------------------
-------------------------------------------------------------
-------------------------------------------------------------
vib. w/bar>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
     1 1/4             full bend
------_/~~~~\-------------/-------------------------------
-(12)/-------\(12)\9--(9)/--------15p13-15p13\12p9/16p13--
----------------------------------------------------------
----------------------------------------------------------
----------------------------------------------------------
----------------------------------------------------------
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

---------------------------------------------------------
-12p9/18p13-(13)-18p13-12p9/16p13-16p13-12p9/15p13-15p13-
---------------------------------------------------------
---------------------------------------------------------
---------------------------------------------------------
---------------------------------------------------------

-----------------------------------------------------------
-12p9-16p13-16p13-12p9/18p13-18p13-12p9/16p13-16p13-12p9---
-----------------------------------------------------------
-----------------------------------------------------------
---------------------------------------------------------0\
-----------------------------------------------------------\
                                                         slack

The kick ass 2 Gtr. part!!!!!!!
New Backup riff:
 Keep struming an F5 then play one Gb5, repeat throughout
 (listen to the album to get rythm, obviously)
|---------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------18------|
|----------------18----18-20-18-20-21-20-21----21---|
|-18-19-22-19-22----22------------------------------|
|                                                   |
|---------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------13------|
|----------------13----13-15-13-15-16-15-16----16---|
|-13-14-17-14-17----17------------------------------|

|----------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------18----18-19-18-19-|
|----------------------19----19-20-19-20----20-------------|
|-18-20-18-20-21-20-21----21-------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------|
|                                                          |
|----------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------13----13-14-13-14-|
|----------------------14----14-15-14-15----15-------------|
|-13-15-13-15-16-15-16----16-------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------|

|----------18----18--19-22-22-22-22-22-22-18-18-18-18-18-18-|
|-21-19-21----21--------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------|
|                                                           |
|----------13----13--14-17-17-17-17-17-17-13-13-13-13-13-13-|
|-16-14-16----16--------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------|

                           gradual bend> /
|-19-19-19-19-19-19-22-22-22-22-22-22-23/---|
|-------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------|
|                                           |
|                          gradual bend> /  |
|-14-14-14-14-14-14-17-17-17-17-17-17-18/---|
|-------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------|

Backup:
Hold E5 chord                      / full bend
|-17--16--15--------------17--(17)/--~~~~~~----|
|-------------17-------------------------------|
|-----------------17--16-----------------------|
|----------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------|
|                                              |
|----------------------------------/full bend--|
|-15--14--13--------------15--(15)/--~~~~~~----|
|-------------14-------------------------------|
|-----------------15--14-----------------------|
|----------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------|


At end of song, hold Ab5 (6th string, 4th fret) while drums
and bass do some thing, then play these chords to end
the song:
5|--9--6-5--|
6|--7--4-3--|

Then, it ends.

~~~~=vibrato
 /
/  -bar up to the specified step

\
 \ -bar down to the specified step

pm- palm mute
\ or /-  slide to next note/chord indicated
(2)- hold note
x-pick slide
>>>>>>- vibrato the note(s) w/the bar


Enjoy...or you'll be shot.  :)

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bass_emagdnim 200 Jun 15, 2007 03:55 PM

Great job tabbing the solos! They sounds awesome.

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MASTER JiMMY 570 Aug 30, 2007 09:09 PM

thank god for you. if it werent for ppl like you, we'd all be scratchin our heads wondering how to play all these ****n fast slayer songs

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