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Anthrax - Metal Thrashing Mad tab

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METAL THRASHING MAD
As recorded by Anthrax
(From the 1983 Album FISTFUL OF METAL)

Transcribed by B. Johnson
	

Words and Music by Anthrax
Arranged by Anthrax

Gtr I (E A D G B E) - 'Untitled'
Gtr II (E A D G B E) - 'Untitled'

 Intro
  Fast Rock Q=184                  1.,2.,3.            4.
 4/4
  Gtr I
                     PM------------------------|       PM----|
  H    Q  E E     Q  E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E  4x E E E E E E E E
|-------------||-----------------|------------------||------------------|
|-------------||o----------------|-----------------o||------------------|
|-----------7-||--7--------------|---------------7--||------------------|
|-----------7-||--7--7-7-7-7-7-7-|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7--||-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7--|
|-----------5-||o-5--5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-o||-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--|
|-------------||-----------------|------------------||------------------|


     PM--|   PM|     PM|                   PM--|   PM|     PM|
  Q  E E E E E E   E E E E +E  Q  E   +Q   E E E E E E   E E E E +E  Q  E
|----------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
|----------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
|-2--------4-----|-5-----4-(4)S7--2-|-(2)--------4-----|-5-----4-(4)S3--2-|
|-2--------4-----|-5-----4-(4)S7--2-|-(2)--------4-----|-5-----4-(4)S3--2-|
|-0--0-0-0---0-0-|---0-0----------0-|-(0)--0-0-0---0-0-|---0-0----------0-|
|----------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|


       PM--|   PM|     PM|                   PM--|   PM|     PM|
  +Q   E E E E E E   E E E E +E  Q  E   +Q   E E E E E E   E E E E +E  Q  E
|------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------||
|------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------||
|-(2)--------4-----|-5-----4-(4)S7--2-|-(2)--------4-----|-5-----4-(4)S3--2-||
|-(2)--------4-----|-5-----4-(4)S7--2-|-(2)--------4-----|-5-----4-(4)S3--2-||
|-(0)--0-0-0---0-0-|---0-0----------0-|-(0)--0-0-0---0-0-|---0-0----------0-||
|------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------||


   1st, 2nd, 3rd  Verses
    $
         PM------------------------------------------------------------|
    +Q   E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
||-------------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------|
||o------------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------|
||--(2)--------------|-----------------|-----------------|---------------2--|
||--(2)--------------|-----------------|-----------------|---------------2--|
||o-(0)--0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--|
||-------------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------|


       PM--------------------------------------------------------------|
  +Q   E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
|------------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------||
|------------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------||
|-(2)--------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------||
|-(2)--------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------||
|-(0)--0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-||
|------------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------||


 Chorus
                       PM                     PM|    PM|
  W          H    Q.   E   Q  Q  +Q.   E   Q  E E Q  E E
|----------|-------------|---------------|---------------|
|----------|-------------|---------------|---------------|
|-7--------|-------------|-3--3--(3)---2-|-2------5------|
|-7--------|-3----5------|-3--3--(3)---2-|-2------5------|
|-5--------|-3----5------|-1--1--(1)---0-|-0--0-0-3--3-3-|
|----------|-1----3----1-|---------------|---------------|


                                                   To Coda
                              PM
   E E Q  +Q.   E   H    Q.   E   Q  Q  +Q.   E   Q  Q  H
|-----------------|-------------|---------------|------------|
|-----------------|-------------|---------------|------------|
|-10-9-7--(7)-----|-------------|-3--3--(3)---2-|-2--2--5----|
|-10-9-7--(7)-----|-3----5------|-3--3--(3)---2-|-2--2--5----|
|--8-7-5--(5)-----|-3----5------|-1--1--(1)---0-|-0--0--3----|
|---------------0-|-1----3----1-|---------------|------------|


  1.
     PM--|   PM|     PM|                   PM--|   PM|     PM|
  Q  E E E E E E   E E E E +E  Q  E   +Q   E E E E E E   E E E E +E  Q  E
|----------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
|----------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
|-2--------4-----|-5-----4-(4)S7--2-|-(2)--------4-----|-5-----4-(4)S3--2-|
|-2--------4-----|-5-----4-(4)S7--2-|-(2)--------4-----|-5-----4-(4)S3--2-|
|-0--0-0-0---0-0-|---0-0----------0-|-(0)--0-0-0---0-0-|---0-0----------0-|
|----------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|


     PM--|   PM|     PM|                   PM--|   PM|     PM|
  Q  E E E E E E   E E E E +E  Q  E   +Q   E E E E E E   E E E E +E  Q  E
|----------------|------------------|------------------|-------------------||
|----------------|------------------|------------------|------------------o||
|-2--------4-----|-5-----4-(4)S7--2-|-(2)--------4-----|-5-----4-(4)S3--2--||
|-2--------4-----|-5-----4-(4)S7--2-|-(2)--------4-----|-5-----4-(4)S3--2--||
|-0--0-0-0---0-0-|---0-0----------0-|-(0)--0-0-0---0-0-|---0-0----------0-o||
|----------------|------------------|------------------|-------------------||


  2.
  PM|   PM|   PM|     PM| ~~~~~~     PM|   PM|
  E E E E E E E E   E E E E +H       E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E Q
|-----------------|----------------|-----------------|----------------|
|-----------------|----------------|-----------------|----------------|
|-----2-----4-----|-5-----5-(5)----|-----2-----4-----|-4s5---4s5---4--|
|-----2-----4-----|-5-----5-(5)----|-----2-----4-----|-4s5-5-4s5-4-4--|
|-0-0---0-0---0-0-|---0-0-3-(3)----|-0-0---0-0---0-0-|----------------|
|-----------------|----------------|-----------------|----------------|


  PM|   PM|   PM|     PM| ~~~~~~     PM|   PM|
  E E E E E E E E   E E E E +H       E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E Q
|-----------------|----------------|-----------------|----------------||
|-----------------|----------------|-----------------|----------------||
|-----2-----4-----|-5-----5-(5)----|-----2-----4-----|-4s5---4s5---4--||
|-----2-----4-----|-5-----5-(5)----|-----2-----4-----|-4s5-5-4s5-4-4--||
|-0-0---0-0---0-0-|---0-0-3-(3)----|-0-0---0-0---0-0-|----------------||
|-----------------|----------------|-----------------|----------------||


 Guitar Solo
  Gtr I
   H..                       E   E     E     E    E     Q    Q
|------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
|------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
|--7-------------------------9-|-9s===10-----x----9s===10----5-------|
|--7-------------------------9-|-9s===10-----x----9s===10----5-------|
|--5-------------------------7-|-7s====8-----x----7s====8----3-------|
|------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
|
| Gtr II
|                       ~~~~
|  |---3---|                     |---3----|  |---3---|
|  E    E  E  E  E     +H        E  E     E  E  E    E  Q   +Q
|------------17----------------|-------------------------------------|
|-20---17-20----20b22-(20)-----|-x-20----17--------------------------|
|------------------------------|------------19-17---19---------------|
|------------------------------|-----------------------19--(19)b21\--|
|------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
|------------------------------|-------------------------------------|


  +W                                      Q.              E     Q.          E
|--------------------------------------|---------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------|---------------------------------------------|
|-(5)----------------------------------|-12--------------10----10-----------7--------|
|-(5)----------------------------------|-12--------------10----10-----------7--------|
|-(3)----------------------------------|-10---------------8-----8-----------5--------|
|--------------------------------------|---------------------------------------------|
|
|  |--3---|  |--3--|  |--3--|  |--3--|    |--3---|  |---3----|
|  E   E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E    E   E  E  E  E     E  Q    +E.       +S
|--------------------------------------|-----------------------20---(20)b22---(20)---|
|--------------------------------------|-17-----17-20-17----17-----------------------|
|-----------------------------19-17-19-|-----19--------------------------------------|
|-----------------------17-19----------|---------------------------------------------|
|-----------15-17-15-19----------------|---------------------------------------------|
|-17--15-17----------------------------|---------------------------------------------|


   H..                               E       E     E     E    E     Q        Q
|-----------------------------------------|------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------|------------------------------------------|
|--7---------------------------------9----|--9s===10-----x----9s===10--------5-------|
|--7---------------------------------9----|--9s===10-----x----9s===10--------5-------|
|--5---------------------------------7----|--7s====8-----x----7s====8--------3-------|
|-----------------------------------------|------------------------------------------|
|
|  |---3---|  |--3--|  |--3--|  |---3---|    |---3----|  |---3---|  |--3--|  |--3--|
|  E    E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E    E    E  E     E  E  E    E  E  E  E  E  E  E
|-17------------------17------------------|-17---------------------17----------------|
|------20-18-20-19-20----20-18-20-18---20-|----20----18-20-19---20----20-18-20-18-20-|
|-----------------------------------------|------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------|------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------|------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------|------------------------------------------|


  +W                                      Q.              E     Q.        E
|--------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
|-(5)----------------------------------|-12--------------10----10---------7--|
|-(5)----------------------------------|-12--------------10----10---------7--|
|-(3)----------------------------------|-10---------------8-----8---------5--|
|--------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
|
|                                                               ~~~
|  |--3---|  |--3--|  |--3--|  |--3--|    |--3---|  |---3----|
|  E   E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E    E   E  E  E  E     E  Q    +Q
|-17-----------------17----------------|-17----------------------------------|
|-----20-18-20-19-20----20-18-20-19-20-|-----20-19-17------------------------|
|--------------------------------------|--------------19----17-17---(17)\----|
|--------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|


   H..                               E       E     E     E     E     Q        Q
|-----------------------------------------|------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------|------------------------------------------|
|--7---------------------------------9----|--9s===10-----x-----9s===10--------5------|
|--7---------------------------------9----|--9s===10-----x-----9s===10--------5------|
|--5---------------------------------7----|--7s====8-----x-----7s====8--------3------|
|-----------------------------------------|------------------------------------------|
|
|  |---3---|  |--3--|  |--3--|  |---3---|    |---3----|              |--3--|  |-3--|
|  E    E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E    E    E  E     E  S  S  S  S  E  E  E  E E  E
|-----------------------------------------|------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------|------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------|------------------------------------------|
|-15---15-15------------------------------|-------------------------15----15-17-x-17-|
|-15---15-15-17-15-17-15------------------|-15-------15-17-15-17-17----17------------|
|------------------------17-17-17-17---17-|----17------------------------------------|


  +W                                                 Q.                    E     Q.   E
|-------------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
|-(5)---------------------------------------------|-12--------------------10----10----7-|
|-(5)---------------------------------------------|-12--------------------10----10----7-|
|-(3)---------------------------------------------|-10---------------------8-----8----5-|
|-------------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
|
|                                                                                ~~~
|                                                    |----3----|  |-----3-----|
|  S   S  S  S S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S    S   S  E  E  S  S  E     E  H
|-------------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|--------------17-17-------17-19------|
|-19--17-19-19-x-17----17-19-17----17----17----17-|-19--19-17-19-------19---------------|
|-------------------20----------20----20----20----|-------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|


   H..                                      E    E     E     E     E     Q           Q
|---------------------------------------------|----------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------|----------------------------------------------|
|--7----------------------------------------9-|--9s===10-----x-----9s===10-----------5-------|
|--7----------------------------------------9-|--9s===10-----x-----9s===10-----------5-------|
|--5----------------------------------------7-|--7s====8-----x-----7s====8-----------3-------|
|---------------------------------------------|----------------------------------------------|
|
|  E    S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  E.      S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  E  +E
|---------------------------------------------|-------------------------17-17----------------|
|-15---------------------17-17-15-15-15-15----|-20-20-17-17-17-17-17-17-------20-20-20-(20)\-|
|------17-17-17-17-17-17----------------------|----------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------|----------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------|----------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------|----------------------------------------------|


  +W                                           Q.                 E  Q.    +E
|-------------------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
|-(5)---------------------------------------|-12-----------------10-10----(10)\-|
|-(5)---------------------------------------|-12-----------------10-10----(10)\-|
|-(3)---------------------------------------|-10------------------8--8-----(8)\-|
|-------------------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
|
|                                                                    ~~~
|                                              |-----3------|
|  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  E  E    E  E  Q      Q        H
|-17h20-17-17-17-17-17-17-20-17-17-17-17-19-|-22p17-22b24==22b24----22r---------|
|-------------------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------|-----------------------------------|


    PM-|   PM|   PM|        PM| ~~~~~~     PM|   PM|
    E  E E E E E E E     E  E E E +H       E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E Q
|--------------------|-------------------|-----------------|----------------|
|--------------------|-------------------|-----------------|----------------|
|--------2-----4-----|---5------5-(5)----|-----2-----4-----|-4s5---4s5---4--|
|--------2-----4-----|---5------5-(5)----|-----2-----4-----|-4s5-5-4s5-4-4--|
|---0--0---0-0---0-0-|------0-0-3-(3)----|-0-0---0-0---0-0-|----------------|
|--------------------|-------------------|-----------------|----------------|
|
|   ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
|  +W                   +W                 W                 W
|-(22)---------------|-(22)--------------|-----------------|----------------|
|--------------------|-------------------|-----------------|----------------|
|--------------------|-------------------|-----------------|----------------|
|--------------------|-------------------|-----------------|----------------|
|--------------------|-------------------|-----------------|----------------|
|--------------------|-------------------|-----------------|----------------|


  PM|   PM|   PM|     PM| ~~~~~~     PM|   PM|
  E E E E E E E E   E E E E +H       E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E Q
|-----------------|----------------|-----------------|----------------||
|-----------------|----------------|-----------------|----------------||
|-----2-----4-----|-5-----5-(5)----|-----2-----4-----|-4s5---4s5---4--||
|-----2-----4-----|-5-----5-(5)----|-----2-----4-----|-4s5-5-4s5-4-4--||
|-0-0---0-0---0-0-|---0-0-3-(3)----|-0-0---0-0---0-0-|----------------||
|-----------------|----------------|-----------------|----------------||


     PM--|   PM|       PM                PM--|   PM|     PM|
  Q  E E E E E E   E E E E E Q  E   +Q   E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
|----------------|----------------|------------------|-----------------|
|----------------|----------------|------------------|-----------------|
|-2--------4-----|-5p0---4-xs7--2-|-(2)--------4-----|-5-----4s3-3s2-2-|
|-2--------4-----|-5p0---4-xs7--2-|-(2)--------4-----|-5-----4s3-3s2-2-|
|-0--0-0-0---0-0-|-----0--------0-|-(0)--0-0-0---0-0-|---0-0---------0-|
|----------------|----------------|------------------|-----------------|


                                                         D.S. al Coda
     PM--|   PM|       PM                PM--|   PM|     PM|
  Q  E E E E E E   E E E E E Q  E   +Q   E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
|----------------|----------------|------------------|-----------------||
|----------------|----------------|------------------|-----------------||
|-2--------4-----|-5p0---4-xs7--2-|-(2)--------4-----|-5-----4s3-3s2-2-||
|-2--------4-----|-5p0---4-xs7--2-|-(2)--------4-----|-5-----4s3-3s2-2-||
|-0--0-0-0---0-0-|-----0--------0-|-(0)--0-0-0---0-0-|---0-0---------0-||
|----------------|----------------|------------------|-----------------||


 Out-Chorus
  &
                       PM                     PM|    PM|
  W          H    Q.   E   Q  Q  +Q.   E   Q  E E Q  E E
|----------|-------------|---------------|---------------|
|----------|-------------|---------------|---------------|
|-7--------|-------------|-3--3--(3)---2-|-2------5------|
|-7--------|-3----5------|-3--3--(3)---2-|-2------5------|
|-5--------|-3----5------|-1--1--(1)---0-|-0--0-0-3--3-3-|
|----------|-1----3----1-|---------------|---------------|


                              PM
   E E Q  +Q.   E   H    Q.   E   Q  Q  +Q.   E   Q  Q  H
|-----------------|-------------|---------------|------------|
|-----------------|-------------|---------------|------------|
|-10-9-7--(7)-----|-------------|-3--3--(3)---2-|-2--2--5----|
|-10-9-7--(7)-----|-3----5------|-3--3--(3)---2-|-2--2--5----|
|--8-7-5--(5)-----|-3----5------|-1--1--(1)---0-|-0--0--3----|
|---------------0-|-1----3----1-|---------------|------------|


  Q.   Q.   Q    Q.   Q.   Q    Q.   Q.   Q
|--------------|--------------|--------------||
|--------------|--------------|--------------||
|-7---------5--|-7---------5--|-7---------5--||
|-7----3----5--|-7----3----5--|-7----3----5--||
|-5----3----3--|-5----3----3--|-5----3----3--||
|------1-------|------1-------|------1-------||


   W                    +W
|--------------------:-------------------------:
|--------------------:-------------------------:
|--7-----------------:--(7)--------------------:
|--7-----------------:--(7)--------------------:
|--5-----------------:--(5)--------------------:
|--------------------:-------------------------:
|
| Gtr II
|  H.         Q         +Q    H         Q
|-15b17--------------:-------------------------:
|--------------------:-------------------------:
|------------10tr12--:-(10)--12tr14----14tr16--:
|--------------------:-------------------------:
|--------------------:-------------------------:
|--------------------:-------------------------:


   +W                        +W             +H      H
|-------------------------:--------------:---------------*|
|-------------------------:--------------:---------------*|
|--(7)--------------------:--(7)---------:--(7)/---------*|
|--(7)--------------------:--(7)---------:--(7)/---------*|
|--(5)--------------------:--(5)---------:--(5)/---------*|
|-------------------------:--------------:---------------*|
|
|                             \2_____________/
|  +Q    Q       H           +W             +H      H
|-------------------------:--------------:---------------*|
|-------------------------:--------------:---------------*|
|-(14)--16tr17--17tr19----:-(17)---------:-(17)/---------*|
|-------------------------:--------------:---------------*|
|-------------------------:--------------:---------------*|
|-------------------------:--------------:---------------*|



Duration Legend
---------------
W - whole; H - half; Q - quarter; E - 8th; S - 16th; T - 32nd; X - 64th; a - acciaccatura
+ - note tied to previous; . - note dotted; .. - note double dotted
Uncapitalized letters represent notes that are staccato (1/2 duration)
Irregular groupings are notated above the duration line
Duration letters will always appear directly above the note/fret number it represents the
duration for.  Duration letters with no fret number below them represent rests.  Multi-
bar rests are notated in the form Wxn, where n is the number of bars to rest for.  Low
melody durations appear below the staff

Tablature Legend
----------------
 h   - hammer-on
 p   - pull-off
 b   - bend
 pb  - pre-bend
 r   - bend release (if no number after the r, then release immediately)
 /\  - slide into or out of (from/to "nowhere")
 s   - legato slide
 S   - shift slide
 - natural harmonic
[n]  - artificial harmonic
n(n) - tapped harmonic
 ~   - vibrato
 tr  - trill
 T   - tap
 TP  - trem. picking
 PM  - palm muting
\n/  - tremolo bar dip; n = amount to dip
 \n  - tremolo bar down
 n/  - tremolo bar up
/n\  - tremolo bar inverted dip
 =   - hold bend; also acts as connecting device for hammers/pulls
 <> - volume swell (louder/softer)
 x   - on rhythm slash represents muted slash
 o   - on rhythm slash represents single note slash

Misc Legend
-----------
 |  - bar
||  - double bar
||o - repeat start
o|| - repeat end
*|  - double bar (ending)
 :  - bar (freetime)
 $  - Segno
 &  - Coda
Tempo markers -  = BPM(8/16=s8/s16), where s8 = swing 8ths, s16 = swing 16ths

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