Testament - First Strike Is Deadly Chords & Tabs

 

First Strike Is Deadly Chords & Tabs

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               TESTAMENT - FIRST STRIKE IS DEADLY 2001
               From the Album FIRST STRIKE STILL DEADLY
                   Copyright 2001 SPITFIRE RECORDS

                     Full Version - OCTOBER 2002

Re-Transcribed/Editing/Updated by: Death8699 (Ryan Fanucchi)
Based On Previous Tabs & Solos by: Jarle Olsen & Zac Broaddus

For Questions, Comments, Newest Version, or Corrections contact
 Death8699: at ArghEnemies@aol.com

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.  - palm mute                  ph    - pinched harmonic
/  - slide up to                ah    - artificial harmonic
\  - slide down to              th    - tap harmonic
~  - vibrato                    hr    - natural harmonic
h  - hammer on                  b     - bend
p  - pull off                      Suffixes for bend
t  - tap with finger                    f - full bend    h - half bend
"  - tremolo picking                    r - release      t - tap bend
X  - percussion mute                    p - pick when bent
>  - accented note                 Prefixes
() - ghost note, sustained note         p - pre-bend     w - use bar
*  - see comment                        d - don't pick start of bend

--Transcriber's Notes--

I have spent the past 6 months on these songs trying to
get them as perfect as possible.  If you think further
corrections are needed, have the updated solos, or a
better version of this song please mail me at ArchEnemies
@aol.com.  I plan on tabbing this entire album, I have
been hard at work making my previous 'FSSD' tabs better.
Enjoy!

--Miscellaneous Notes--

P.M.H. - palm mute heavy
(**)   - see comment(s)
Gtr.1  - right channel (Eric Peterson)
Gtr.2  - left  channel (Alex Skolnick)

Tune Gtr to D (D,G,C,F,A,D)

--FIRST STRIKE IS DEADLY--

(Drum Fill)

 [Rhy.Fig.1]
||----------------------------------|----------------------------------||
||----------------------------------|----------------------------------||
||*---------------------------------|----------------------------------||[Gtrs.1&2]
||*----5-----4-----5-----4-----5--4-|----------------------------------||
||--4--3--0--2--4--3--0--2--4--3--2-|-0--3-----3--3--3--3--3--3--------||
||--2-----------2-----------2-------|----1-----1--1--1--1--1--1--------||
||  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .   .        |______|_______|        ||
||                                                    6                ||
||                                                                     ||
||                                                                     ||
||----------------------------------|----------------------------------||
||----------------------------------|----------------------------------||
||----------------------------------|---------------------------------*||[Gtrs.1&2]
||----------------------------------|---------------------------------*||
||--333--3--3--3--3--3--3----3333-3/|/X____________________________\---||
||--111--1--1--1--1--1--1----1111-1/|/X____________________________\---||
    ...  |______|_______|    ....(**)Slides
                6


(**) = Slide chord up and down the fretboard.


Repeat Rhy.Fig.1 [1x]


 [Rhy.Fig.2]
||----------------------------------|----------------------------------||
||----------------------------------|----------------------------------||
||*---------------------------------|----------------------------------||[Gtr.1]
||*----7--6\5-----7--6\5-----7--6\5-|------------------5-----7/8-------||
||-----7--6\5-----7--6\5-----7--6\5-|------------------5-----7/8-------||
||--0------sl--0------sl--0------sl-|-0-0-0---0--0--0-----0---sl-------||
||  .          .          .           . . .   .  .  .     .            ||
||                                                                     ||
||                                                                     ||
||                                     ----------P.M.H.----------      ||
||----------------------------------|----------------------------------||
||----------------------------------|----------------------------------||
||----------------------------------|----------------------------------||[Gtr.2]
||----------------------------------|----------------------------------||
||--2----------2----------2---------|-2-2-2---2--2--2--5--2--(2)-------||
||--0----------0----------0---------|-0-0-0---0--0--0--3--0--(0)-------||
                                      . . .   .  .  .  .  .


 --Both guitars--
|----------------------------------|----------------------------------||
|----------------------------------|----------------------------------||
|----------------------------------|---------------------------------*||[Gtrs.1&2]
|-----7--6\5-----7--6\5--------6/7-|-------5-----5/6-----------------*||
|-----7--6\5-----7--6\5--------4/5-|-------3-----3/4------------------||
|--0------sl--0------sl--0--0---sl-|-0--3-----X---sl------------------||
   .          .          .  .        .  .


 [Rhy.Fig.2a](**)
||----------------------------------|----------------------------------||
||----------------------------------|----------------------------------||
||*---------------------------------|----------------------------------||[Gtrs.1&2]
||*----7--6\5-----7--6\5-----7--6\5-|------------------5-----7/8-------||
||-----7--6\5-----7--6\5-----7--6\5-|------------------5-----7/8-------||
||--0------sl--0------sl--0------sl-|-0-0-0---0--0--0-----0--sl--------||
||  .          .          .           . . .   .  .  .     .            ||
||                                                                     ||
||                                                                     ||
||----------------------------------|----------------------------------||
||----------------------------------|----------------------------------||
||----------------------------------|---------------------------------*||[Gtrs.1&2]
||-----7--6\5-----7--6\5--------6/7-|-------5-----5/6-----------------*||
||-----7--6\5-----7--6\5--------4/5-|-------3-----3/4------------------||
||--0------sl--0------sl--0--0---sl-|-0--3-----X--sl-------------------||
    .          .          .  .        .  .



|----------------------------------|----------------------------------||
|----------------------------------|----------------------------------||
|----------------------------------|----------------------------------||[Gtrs.1&2]
|-----7--6\5-----7--6\5-----7--6\5-|------------------5-----7/8-------||
|-----7--6\5-----7--6\5-----7--6\5-|------------------5-----7/8-------||
|--0------sl--0------sl--0------sl-|-0-0-0---0--0--0-----0--sl--------||
|  .          .          .           . . .   .  .  .     .            ||
|                                                                     ||
|                                                                     ||
|----------------------------------|----------------------------------||
|----------------------------------|----------------------------------||
|----------------------------------|---------------------------------*||[Gtrs.1&2]
|-----7--6\5-----7--6\5--------6/7-|-------5-----5\4-----------------*||
|-----7--6\5-----7--6\5--------4/5-|-------3-----3\2------------------||
|--0------sl--0------sl--0--0--sl--|-0--3-----X---sl--/X\(***)--------||
   .          .          .  .        .  .           (Slides)


(**)  = This riff has many different gallop variations.  I've put in the
        backbone of them, but listen to the CD for the slight differences.
        They execute so many different fills though I'm trying to keep
        this as simple and understandable as possible.

(***) = Slide last time only.


 [Rhy.Fig.3]
||-------------------------------|--------------------------------|
||-------------------------------|--------------------------------|
||*------------------------------|--------------------------------|[Gtrs.1&2]
||*-------------4/5--------------|-4/5-4--2---------------4/5-----|
||--4---4---4---2/3------4---4---|-2/3-2--0--5--4---4---4-2/3-----|
||--2---2---2---sl-------2---2---|-sl--------3_02---2---2-sl------|
||                                            p                   |
||                                                                |
||         ---------------P.M.H.---------------                   |
||-------------------------------|--------------------------------|
||-------------------------------|--------------------------------|
||-------------------------------|--------------------------------|[Gtrs.1&2]
||--4------2------4------5-------|--7---------5-------------------|
||--2------0------2------3-------|--5---------3-------------------|
||---------0------2------3-------|--5---------3-------------------|




|--------------------------------|--------------------------------||
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------||
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------||[Gtrs.1&2]
|--------------4/5---------------|-4/5-4--2---------------4/5-----||
|--4---4---4---2/3------4---4----|-2/3-2--0--5--4---4---4-2/3-----||
|--2---2---2---sl-------2---2----|-sl--------3_02---2---2-sl------||
|  .   .   .            .   .                 p                   ||
|                                                                 ||
|                                                                 ||
|          ---------------P.M.H.---------------                   ||
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------||
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------||
|--------------------------------|-------------------------------*||[Gtrs.1&2]
|--4------2------4------5--------|--7---------5------------------*||
|--2------0------2------3--------|--5---------3-------------------||
|---------0------2------3--------|--5---------3-------------------||


 [Rhy.Fig.4]
||------------------------------------|----------------------------------|
||------------------------------------|----------------------------------|
||*-----------------------------------|----------------------------------|[Gtrs.1&2]
||*-----------------------------------|----------------------------------|
||-<4>--------------------------------| ___________16th Notes__________--|
||-<2>-2--2-2-2--2--2--2--2-2-2--2--2-||2 2 2 2|2 2 2 2|2 2 2 2|2 2 2 2|-|
       .  . . .  .  .  .  . . .  .  .  |___|___|___|___|___|___|___|___|
                                           4       4       4       4


|-------------------------------------|----------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------|----------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------|----------------------------------|[Gtrs.1&2]
|--4/5--4--2--------------------------|--------------------4---2---4-----|
|--2/3--2--0--5---<4>-----------------|--------------------2---0---2-----|
|--sl---------3_0-<2>2--2--2-2-2--2---|-2--2--2-2-2--2--2----------------|
|              p     .  .  . . .  .     .  .  . . .  .  .      .   .     |
|                                                                        |
|                                                                        |
|-------------------------------------|----------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------|----------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------|----------------------------------|[Gtrs.1&2]
|--5---7---5--------------------------|----------------------------------|
|--3---5---3-<4>----------------------|------------____16th's Con't___---|
|------------<2>2--2-2-2--2--2--2--2--|-2-2--2--2-|2 2 2 2|2 2 2 2|2 2|--|
   .   .   .    .  . . .  .  .  .  .    . .  .  . |___|___|___|___|_|_|
                                                      4       4     2


|-------------------------------------|----------------------------------||
|-------------------------------------|----------------------------------||
|-------------------------------------|----------------------------------||[Gtrs.1&2]
|--------------4/5---4--2-------------|----------------------------------||
|-___16th's__--2/3---2--0--5---<4>----|----------------------------------||
||2 2 2 2|2 2|-sl----------3_0-<2>-2--|-2--2-2-2--2--2--2--2-2-2--2--2---||
 |___|___|_|_|              p      .    .  . . .  .  .  .  . . .  .  .
     4     2


  ------1st Ending-------                -------2nd Ending-------
|-------------------------------------|----------------------------------||
|-------------------------------------|----------------------------------||
|-------------------------------------|---------------------------------*||[Gtrs.1&2]
|---4--2---4---5---5------------------|--4---2---5------7------5--------*||
|---2--0---2---3---3------------------|--2---0---3------5------3---------||
|------0---2---3---3--------------X\--|------0---3------5------3---/X\---||
       .   .                       sl        .   .      .      . (Slides)


 [Rhy.Fig.4a]
||-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
||-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
||*----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|[Gtrs.1&2]
||*----------------------4/5---5-----|------------------4/5---4--2-------|
||--<4>------------------2/3---3-----|-<4>--------------2/3---2--0--5----|
||--<2>-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2--sl----------|-<2>-2-2-2-2-2-2--sl----------3_0--|
        . . . . . . . .                    . . . . . .               p


                                      ---------1st Ending---------
|------------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
|------------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
|------------------------------------|-----------------------------------|[Gtrs.1&2]
|-----------------------4/5---5------|-4---2---4---5------7------5-------|
|--<4>------------------2/3---3------|-2---0---2---3------5------3-------|
|--<2>-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2--sl-----------|-----0---2---3------5------3-------|
       . . . . . . . .                 -----------P.M.H.-----------



  -----------2nd Ending-----------
|------------------------------------||
|------------------------------------||
|-----------------------------------*||[Gtrs.1&2]
|--4---2---4---5------7------5------*||
|--2---0---2---3------5------3-------||
|------0---2---3------5------3--/X\--||
   -----------P.M.H.-----------(Slides)


Repeat Rhy.Fig.4  [1x]
Repeat Rhy.Fig.4a [1x](**)


(**) = End riff using Fill 1.


[Fill 1]
|--------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------|[Gtrs.1&2]
|--4------2----4----5------4----5----7-------|
|--2------0----2----3------2----3----5-------|
|--------------------------------------------|
|                                            |
|                                            |
|                 ------P.M.H.------         |
|--------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------|[Gtrs.1&2]
|--5----7----9----7----9----10----12--9/14\--|
|--3----5----7----5----7----8-----10--7/14\--|
|-----------------5----7----8-----10--7/12\--|
                                      sl  sl


 [Rhy.Fig.5]
||--------------------------------------------------------------------|
||--------------------------------------------------------------------|
||*-------------------------------------------------------------------|[Gtrs.1&2]
||*-------------------------7-----------------------------------------|
||--<2>-----------7_8_7-----7------------------------------5----------|
||--<0>--0--0--0---h-p---0-----0--0--0--0--0--0--5_6_5--0--3_0--------|
||       .  .  .         .     .  .  .  .  .  .   h p   .   p         |
||                                                                    |
||                                                                    |
||--------------------------------------------------------------------|
||--------------------------------------------------------------------|
||--------------------------------------------------------------------|[Gtrs.1&2]
||-------------------------6__(7)--------------3--------2-------------|
||--------------7__(8)------tr--------7__8-----1--------0-------------|
||--0--0--0--0---tr-----0----------0---tr---0-------------------------|
    .  .  .  .          .          .        .



|---------------------------------------------------------------------||
|---------------------------------------------------------------------||
|---------------------------------------------------------------------||[Gtrs.1&2]
|---------------------------------------------------------------------||
|--------------7_8_7\-----5-------------------------------5-----------||
|--0--0--0--0---h-psl-0---3---0--0--0--0--0--0--5_6_5--0--3_0---------||
|  .  .  .  .                 .  .  .  .  .  .   h p   .   p          ||
|                                                                     ||
|                                                                     ||
|---------------------------------------------------------------------||
|---------------------------------------------------------------------||
|--------------------------------------------------------------------*||[Gtrs.1&2]
|-------------------------6__(7)--------------3----------------------*||
|--------------7__(8)------tr--------7__8-----1--------3--------------||
|--0--0--0--0---tr-----0----------0---tr---0-----------1--------------||
   .  .  .  .          .          .        .


 [Rhy.Fig.5a](**)
||--------------------------------------------------------------------|
||--------------------------------------------------------------------|
||*-------------------------------------------------------------------|[Gtr.2]
||*-------------6_7_6-----7-------------------------------------------|
||---------------h-p------7--------------------7_8_7-----5------------|
||--0--0--0--0---------0-----0--0--0--0--0--0---h-p---0--3_0----------|
||  .  .  .  .         .     .  .  .  .  .  .         .   p           |
||                                                                    |
||                                                                    |
||--------------------------------------------------------------------|
||--------------------------------------------------------------------|
||-----------------------7__8-----------------------------------------|[Gtr.2]
||--------------6__7------tr------6__7-----3--------2-----------------|
||---------------tr----------------tr------1--------0-----------------|
||--0--0--0--0--------0--------0--------0-----------------------------|
    .  .  .  .        .        .        .



|---------------------------------------------------------------------||
|---------------------------------------------------------------------||
|---------------------------------------------------------------------||[Gtr.2]
|--------------6_7_6\-------------------------------------------------||
|---------------h-psl-----5--------------------7_8_7-----5------------||
|--0--0--0--0----------0--3--0--0--0--0--0--0---h-p---0--3_0----------||
|  .  .  .  .                .  .  .  .  .  .         .   p           ||
|                                                                     ||
|                                                                     ||
|---------------------------------------------------------------------||
|---------------------------------------------------------------------||
|-----------------------7__8-----------------------------------------*||[Gtr.2]
|--------------6__7------tr------6__7-----3--------------------------*||
|---------------tr----------------tr------1--------3------------------||
|--0--0--0--0--------0--------0--------0-----------1------------------||
   .  .  .  .        .        .        .


(**) = Gtr.2 doubles Gtr.1; Gtr.1 plays Rhy.Fig.5.


 [Rhy.Fig.6](**)
||--------------------------------------------------------------------|
||--------------------------------------------------------------------|
||*------------------------------------10\9---------------------------|[Gtrs.1&2]
||*----------------------9/10-----------------------------------------|
||--<2>----------7/8-----7/8------------8\7-----8\7-----------8\7-----|
||--<0>-0--0--0--5/6--0--sl----0--0--0---sl--0--6\5--0--0--0--6\5--0--|
||      .  .  .  sl   .        .  .  .       .   sl  .  .  .   sl  .  |
||                                                                    |
||                                                                    |
||              --------Gtr.1 Fill--------                            |
||--------------------------------------------------------------------|
||--------------------------------------------------------------------|
||---------------10\9---------------9/10------------------------------|[Gtrs.1&2]
||--9/10-------------------7--------------------------------9/10------|
||--7/8-----------8\7----------8----7/8-------------7/8-----7/8-------|
||--sl----0--0-----sl--0------------sl-----0--0--0--5/6--0--sl--------|
          .  .         .                   .  .  .  sl   .



                                                       -----Gtr.2 Fill
|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------10\9-------------------------------------------------------|[Gtrs.1&2]
|-----------------------------------------9/10--------10___9----------|
|-----------8\7-----8\7-----------8\7-----7/8------------p-----7------|
|--0--0--0---sl--0--6\5--0--0--0--6\5--0--sl----0--0------------------|
   .  .  .       .   sl  .  .  .   sl  .        .  .           .



 -----------------    -----------Gtr.2 2nd Fill-----------
|------------------------------------12-------------------------------||
|---------------------13___12-------------13---12___13----------------||
|--9---------------------p------------------------h------------------*||[Gtrs.1&2]
|------10---9___10--------------14-----------------------------------*||
|-------------h-------------------------------------------------------||
|---------------------------------------------------------------------||
                                 .


(**) = Gtr.1 plays same fill upon all repeats, Gtr.2 doubles
       w/at least 2 harmony fills.  Listen to the song for a
       better idea as to what I'm talking about.  Alex plays
       the fills without a specific consistency but always
       fitting them in right in conjunction with Eric.


Repeat Rhy.Fig.6 [1x]


 [Rhy.Fig.7] (w/Solo)
||------------------------------|------------------------------||
||------------------------------|------------------------------||
||*-----------------------------|------------------------------||[Gtrs.1&2]
||*-----------------------------|------------------------------||
||--2----------2--------4--X--4-|-X--X--4--4--5--------5-------||
||--0----0--0--0-----0--2--X--2-|-X--X--2--2--3--3--3--3----3--||
||       .  .        .                           .  .       .  ||
||                                                             ||
|| -------1st Ending-------       --------2nd Ending--------   ||
||------------------------------|------------------------------||
||------------------------------|------------------------------||
||------------------------------|-----------------------------*||[Gtrs.1&2]
||---------2--------4-----------|--------2---------5--4-------*||
||---------0--------2-----5-----|--------0---------3--2---5----||
||--3-3-3-----3--2--------3-----|-3-3-3------3--2---------3----||
    . . .     .  .                . . .      .  .  .  .   .

[ Tab from: http://www.guitartabs.cc/tabs/t/testament/first_strike_is_deadly_tab_ver_2.html ]
 [Rhy.Fig.8] (w/Solo)
||---------------------|---------------------|---------------------|
||---------------------|---------------------|---------------------|
||*--------------------|---------------------|---------------------|[Gtrs.1&2]
||*-2(2)---------------|---------------------|---------------------|
||--0(0)0--0--0--0-0-0-|-3-------------------|-5-------------------|
||---------------------|-1---1--1--1--1-1-1--|-3---3--3--3--3-3-3--|
        .  .  .  . . .       .  .  .  . . .        .  .  .  . . .



|----------------------|---------------------|---------------------|
|----------------------|---------------------|---------------------|
|----------------------|-5----------5--------|-5---------5---------|[Gtr.1]
|--5-------------------|-3---3--3---3---3--3-|-3---3--3--3---3--3--|
|--3--3--3--3--3-3-3---|---------------------|---------------------|
|----------------------|---------------------|---------------------|
|     .  .  .  . . .         .  .       .  .       .  .      .  .  |
|                                                                  |
|                                                                  |
|----------------------|---------------------|---------------------|
|----------------------|---------------------|---------------------|
|----------------------|---------------------|---------------------|[Gtr.2]
|--5-------------------|---------------------|---------------------|
|--3--3--3--3--3-3-3---|-3----------3--------|-3---------3---1--1--|
|----------------------|-1---1--1---1---1--1-|-1---1--1--1---------|
      .  .  .  . . .         .  .       .  .       .  .      .  .



|----------------------|---------------------|---------------------||
|----------------------|---------------------|---------------------||
|----------------------|---------------------|---------------------||[Gtrs.1&2]
|--3----------3--------|------------2/3------|-----------2---------||
|--1---1--1---1---1--1-|-2----------2/3------|-3-3-3-----2---------||
|----------------------|-0---0--0---sl----0--|-1-1-1-0-----------0-||
|      .  .       .  .       .  .         .    . . . .           . ||
|                                                                  ||
|                                                                  ||
|----------------------|---------------------|---------------------||
|----------------------|---------------------|---------------------||
|----------------------|---------------------|--------------------*||[Gtrs.1&2]
|----------------------|---------------0-----|--------------------*||
|----------------0-----|-2------3------------|-3------2------------||
|--1------3------------|---------------------|---------------1-----||
   .      .      .       .      .      .       .      .      .


 [Rhy.Fig.9] (w/Solo)                                         --P.M.H.--
||-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
||-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
||*----------------------------------|----------------------------5------|[Gtrs.1&2]
||*-2---2----------------------------|-------------5---5-------2--3--2---|
||--0---0--0-2-----3---3-----------5-|-5-----------3---3-------0--3--0---|
||-------------3-2-1---1--0--1--0--3-|-3--0--3--0--------------0-----0---|
           . . . .        .  .  .         .  .  .



|------------------------------------|-----------------------------------||
|------------------------------------|-----------------------------------||
|--5--------5------------------------|-----------------------------------||[Gtrs.1&2]
|--3--3--3--3--3--3-----3---------3--|-------3/4-------------------------||
|-----------------------1---1--1--1--|-1--1--1/2----------2---------2----||
|------------------------------------|-------sl--0--3_0---0---0--0--0----||
|     .  .     .  .         .  .       .  .      .   p        .  .       ||
|                                                                        ||
|                                                                        ||
|                                                                        ||
|------------------------------------|-----------------------------------||
|------------------------------------|-----------------------------------||
|------------------------------------|----------------------------------*||[Gtrs.1&2]
|---------------2--------------------|----------------0-----------------*||
|--------2------2--------------------|-0----2----3---------3----2--------||
|--0--0--0------------0----1----3----|-------------------------------1---||
   .  .               .    .    .      .    .    .    .    .    .    .


 [Rhy.Fig.9a] (w/Solo)
||-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------||
||-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------||
||*------------------------------------|---------------------------------5---||[Gtrs.1&2]
||*-2-----2----------------------------|--------------------5------------3---||
||--0-----0--0--2--------3-------------|-2--3--5------------3----------------||
||-----------------3--2--1-------------|-0--1--3------0--3---------0--0------||
||           .  .  .  .                               .  .         .  .      ||
||                                                                           ||
||                                                                           ||
||-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------||
||-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------||
||--------5----------------------------|------------------------------------*||[Gtrs.1&2]
||--3--3--3---3--3--3---------3--------|-3/4------------------------------2-*||
||------------------1---1--1--1---1--1-|-1/2-------2---------2---------2--2--||
||-------------------------------------|-sl--0-3_0-0---0--0--0---0--0--0-----||
    .  .      .  .      .  .      .  .       .  p      .  .      .  .


|--------------------------------------||
|--------------------------------------||
|-------------------------------------*||[Gtrs.1&2]
|-----------------------0-------------*||
|-----------0---2---3-------3---2------||
|--0--1--3--------------------------1--||
   .  .  .  .   .   .   .   .   .   .


 [Rhy.Fig.9b](**)
||--------------------------------|---------------------------------|
||--------------------------------|---------------------------------|
||*-------------------------------|---------------------------------|[Gtrs.1&2]
||*-2-----------------------------|-5--5--5--5--------5---------5---|
||--0-----0--2--------3-----------|-5--5--5--5--------3---3--3--3---|
||--------------3--2--1------0--3-|-------------0--0----------------|
          .  .  .  .         .  .               .  .      .  .



|---------------------------------|---------------------------------||
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------||
|--------5---------5--------------|---------------------------------||[Gtrs.1&2]
|--------3---3--3--3---3--3--3----|-------3--------3/4--------------||
|--3--3----------------------1----|-1--1--1--1--1--1/2-------2------||
|---------------------------------|----------------sl--0-3_0-0---0--||
|  .  .      .  .      .  .         .  .     .  .      .  p      .  ||
|                                                                   ||
|                                                                   ||
|                                                                   ||
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------||
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------||
|---------------------------------|--------------------------------*||[Gtrs.1&2]
|-------------------2-------------|-------------0------------------*||
|-----2---------2---2-------------|-0---2---3-------3---2-----------||
|--0--0---0--0--0------0---1---3--|-------------------------1-------||
   .      .  .         .   .   .    .   .   .   .   .   .   .


(**) = First few bars, omit after Bb5 chords and substitute Fill 2.
       Play Fill 2 once.


Repeat Rhy.Fig.9 [1x]


[Solo] (Gtr.3)
|--------------------------------------|--------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------|-----------10_b_12__r_10-10_8---8-----|
|-----9-11-12-9~-------9-11-12-9~------|----9-11-12----------------p--11--9~--|
|-/12--------p.h.---12-----------------|-12------------------------------p.h.-|
|-sl-----------------------------------|--------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------|--------------------------------------|
|                                                                             |
|                                                                             |
|--------------------------------------|--h-----------------------------------|
|-/15----13___12-12-10-10___12-10-8----|-810-8-7-8--------p-------------------|
|-sl--------p-------------h------------|-----------9b11__r__7-9~--7-----------|
|--------------------------------------|-------------------------9--9-7_5-----|
|--------------------------------------|-------------------------------p--7_5-|
|--------------------------------------|-----------------------------------p--|



||-12121212121212121213-12-10-12-10--8-10--8--7-8-7-5--------------------||
||--|_|_|-|_|_|-|_|_|-|__|__|--|__|__|--|__|__|-|_|_|-8-6-5-6-5-3-5~-(5)-||
||----3-----3-----3------3--------3--------3------3---|_|_|-|_|_|--------||
||------------------------------------------------------3-----3----------||
||-----------------------------------------------------------------------||
||-----------------------------------------------------------------------||
||                                                                       ||
||                                                                       ||
||-----------------------------------------------------------------------||
||--5-8-6-5-6-5-3--------------------------------------------------------||
||--|_|_|-|_|_|---9-7-5-7-5-4-5~-4-5---4---------------------------------||
||----3-----3-----|_|_|-|_|_|--------7---5-7-3-5-2-3---2-----------------||
||------------------3-----3------|_|_|-|_|_|-|_|_|---5---3-5-2-3---2-----||
||---------------------------------3-----3-----3---|_|_|-|_|_|---5---4~--||
                                                     3     3  |_|_|
                                                                3

 (Arpeggios)
||------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------||
||-----------5------------|-------------13-17_13----|--------------10-13_10---||
||-------4-7---7_5-7/9~---|----------14------p---14-|-----------10------p-----||
||-----6--------p---sl----|-------14----------------|--------10---------------||
||---7--------------------|/12-15-------------------|-8--12-------------------||
||-0----------------------|sl-----------------------|-------------------------||
||                                                                            ||
||                                                                            ||
||                                                                            ||
||-------------------p----|-------------------------|--------------17--20_17--||
||---------------121512---|-------------17-20_17----|-----------18-------p----||
||-10---------12-------12-|----------17------p---17-|--------17---------------||
||---------12-------------|-------17----------------|-15--19------------------||
||---10-14----------------|-15-19-------------------|-------------------------||
||------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------||
||                                                                            ||
||                                                                            ||
||                                                                            ||
||------------------------|-------------------------|------16___19------------||
||-18---------------------|-15---18___15------------|-17------h---------------||
||---------------------15-|---------p------15---16--|-------------------------||
||----------------15------|-------------------------|-------------------------||
||------13---17-----------|-------------------------|-------------------------||
||------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------||
||                                                                            ||
||                                                                            ||
||                                                                            ||
||---------12___16--------|-------------------------|-------------------------||
||-----12-----h-----------|---------12___17---15----|-13~---(13)(**)----------||
||-13---------------------|-----13-----h------------|-------------------------||
||------------------------|-14----------------------|-------------------------||
||------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------||
||------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------||


(**) = End of guitar solo, lead melody follows.


 [Lead Melody](**)
||-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
||-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
||*-14-16-17--16_14-----12-14-16--14_12-----10-12-14--12_10-----9_10-----|[Gtr.3]
||*-------------p---15~-------------p---14~-------------p---12~--h-------|
||-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
||-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
||                                                                       |
||                                                                       |
||                                                                       |
||-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
||-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
||*-10-12-14--12_10-----9-10-12---10_9------7--9-10---9_7----------------|[Gtr.4]
||*-------------p---12~-------------p---10~------------p----8~--9_10-----|
||---------------------------------------------------------------h-------|
||-----------------------------------------------------------------------|



|-------------------------------17-19-20--19_17-----15-17-19--17_15------|
|-----------9__(10)--12__(13)---------------p---18~-------------p---17~--|
|--9__(10)---tr--------tr------------------------------------------------|[Gtr.3]
|---tr-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|                                                                        |
|                                                                        |
|                                                                        |
|-------------------------------13-15-17--15_13-----12-13-15--13_12------|
|---------------------9__(10)---------------p---15~-------------p---13~--|
|-----------9__(10)----tr------------------------------------------------|[Gtr.4]
|--9__(10)---tr----------------------------------------------------------|
|---tr-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------------|




|--13-15-17--15_13---------------------12__(13)--16__(17)--12__(13)------||
|--------------p---15~-12_13-12__(13)----tr--------tr--------tr----------||
|------------------------h-----tr---------------------------------------*||[Gtr.3]
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------*||
|------------------------------------------------------------------------||
|------------------------------------------------------------------------||
|                                                                        ||
|                                                                        ||
|                                                                        ||
|--10-12-13--12_10---------------------12__(13)--16__(17)--12__(13)(***)-||
|--------------p---11~-12_13-12__(13)----tr--------tr--------tr----------||
|------------------------h-----tr---------------------------------------*||[Gtr.4]
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------*||
|------------------------------------------------------------------------||
|------------------------------------------------------------------------||


(**)  = Gtrs.3&4 repeat 2 times.  Played w/Rhy.Figs.9a, 9b & 9 1 time each.
        On the last part of Rhy.Fig.9, some notes Gtrs.1&2 omit and play a
        different ending.

(***) = Last time use this trill numerous times upon fading out of riff
        completely.


[Fill 2] (w/Gtrs.3&4)(**)
||-------------------------------------------------------||
||-------------------------------------------------------||
||*-9~-----------11~------------------------10~(10)\----*||[Gtr.1]
||*----------------------------7~-----------------------*||
||--7~-----------9~-------------------------8~--(8)\-----||
||-----------------------------5~------------------sl----||
||                                                       ||
||                                                       ||
||                                         ---Sustain--- ||
||-------------------------------------------------------||
||-------------------------------------------------------||
||*------------------------------tr---------------------*||[Gtr.2]
||*----tr-----------tr---------7___(8)--------tr--------*||
||--7___(8)------9___(10)-------------------8___(9)------||
||-------------------------------------------------------||


(**) = Gtrs.1&2 use pick slides and scrapes here to segue
       into Rhy.Fig.10.


 [Rhy.Fig.10]
||--------------------------------------------------------------|
||--------------------------------------------------------------|
||--------------------------------------------------------------|[Gtrs.1&2]
||----------------------------------6/7-------------------5/6---|
||------4---5-------4---5-------4---4/5-------4---5-------3/4---|
||--0---2---3---0---2---3---0---2---sl----0---2---3---0---sl----|
||  .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .         .   .   .   .         |
||                                                              |
||--------------------------------------------------------------|
||--------------------------------------------------------------|
||--------------------------------------------------------------|[Gtrs.1&2]
||----------------------------------6/7-------------------5\4---|
||------4---5-------4---5-------4---4/5-------4---5-------3\2---|
||--0---2---3---0---2---3---0---2---sl----0---2---3---0----sl---|
    .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .         .   .   .   .



|---------------------------------------------------------------||
|---------------------------------------------------------------||
|---------------------------------------------------------------||[Gtrs.1&2]
|----------------------------------6/7-------------------5/6----||
|------4---5-------4---5-------4---4/5-------4---5-------3/4----||
|--0---2---3---0---2---3---0---2---sl----0---2---3---0---sl-----||
|  .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .         .   .   .   .          ||
|                                                               ||
|                                                               ||
|---------------------------------------------------------------||
|---------------------------------------------------------------||
|--------------------------------------------------------------*||[Gtrs.1&2]
|----------------------------------6/7-------------------------*||
|------4---5-------4---5-------4---4/5-------4---5-------/X\----||
|--0---2---3---0---2---3---0---2---sl----0---2---3---0---/X\----||
   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .         .   .   .   .(Slides)


Repeat Rhy.Fig.2  [1x]
Repeat Rhy.Fig.2a [1x]


 [Rhy.Fig.2b] (Gtr.2; w/Rhy.Fig.2a)
||----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
||----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
||*---------------------------------|-----------------------------------|[Gtr.2]
||*---------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
||-----7--6\5-----7--6\5-----7--6\5-|-------------------5-------7/8-----|
||--0--5--4\3--0--5--4\3--0--5--4\3-|-0-0-0---0--0--0---3---0---5/6-----|
||  .      sl  .      sl  .      sl   . . .   .  .  .       .    sl     |
||                                                                      |
||                                                                      |
||----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
||----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
||----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|[Gtr.2]
||------------------------------6/7-|---------5-------5/6---------------|
||-----7--6\5-----7--6\5--------4/5-|---------3-------3/4---------------|
||--0--5--4\3--0--5--4\3--0--0--4/5-|-0---3---3---X---3/4---------------|
    .      sl  .      sl  .  .  sl    .   .           sl


|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------||
|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------||
|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------||
|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------||
|-----7--6\5-----7--6\5-----7--6\5--|-------------------5-------7/8-----||
|--0--5--4\3--0--5--4\3--0--5--4\3--|-0-0-0---0--0--0---3---0---5/6-----||
|  .      sl  .      sl  .      sl    . . .   .  .  .       .   sl      ||
|                                                                       ||
|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------||
|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------||
|-----------------------------------|----------------------------------*||
|------------------------------6/7--|---------5-------5\4--------------*||
|-----7--6\5-----7--6\5--------4/5--|---------3-------3\2---------------||
|--0--5--4\3--0--5--4\3--0--0--4/5--|-0---3---3---X---3\2---------------||
   .      sl  .      sl  .  .  sl     .   .            sl


 [Rhy.Fig.3a]
||------------------------------|-------------------------------|
||------------------------------|-------------------------------|
||*-----------------------------|-------------------------------|[Gtrs.1&2]
||*-------------4/5-------------|-4/5-4--2---------------4/5----|
||--4---4---4---2/3------4---4--|-2/3-2--0--5--4---4---4-2/3----|
||--2---2---2---sl-------2---2--|-sl--------3_02---2---2-sl-----|
||                                           p                  |
||                                                              |
||                                                              |
||        ---------------P.M.H.---------------                  |
||------------------------------|-------------------------------|
||------------------------------|-------------------------------|
||------------------------------|-------------------------------|[Gtrs.1&2]
||-4------2------4------5-------|--7---------5------------------|
||-2------0------2------3-------|--5---------3------------------|
||--------0------2------3-------|--5---------3------------------|




|-------------------------------|-------------------------------||
|-------------------------------|-------------------------------||
|-------------------------------|-------------------------------||[Gtrs.1&2]
|--------------4/5--------------|-4/5-4--2---------------4/5----||
|--4---4---4---2/3------4---4---|-2/3-2--0--5--4---4---4-2/3----||
|--2---2---2---sl-------2---2---|-sl--------3_02---2---2-sl-----||
|                                            p                  ||
|                                                               ||
|        --P.M.H.--                                             ||
|-------------------------------|-------------------------------||
|-------------------------------|-------------------------------||
|-------------------------------|------------------------------*||[Gtrs.1&2]
|--4------2------4------5(5)----|------------------------------*||
|--2------0------2------3(3)----|--4----------------------------||
|---------0------2------3(3)----|--2----------------------------||
                                 (End!)


--'FIRST STRIKE IS DEADLY' LYRICS--

Music:  Skolnick, Peterson
Lyrics: Souza, Christian

Prisoners of the venom master
Guilty for what you've been charged
Sit in cells condemned to face
The deadly snap of their jaws
Terror stricken you lie and wait
In the final hour
Knowing of your wretched fate
And the serent power

FIRST STRIKE IS DEADLY

The evil path that you must take
Is filled with the slither of snakes
Their hiding and waiting for the time to lunge
For your flesh and your fate
No one escapes or comes out alive
For the snakes they'll never lose
For if they hit you just one time
You have just faced your doom

FIRST STRIKE IS DEADLY

Deadly strike bred to kill
The venoms howling in your veins
Psychotic spell a gift from hell
The sound of a deadly lead remains

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