Song name
# A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Avenged Sevenfold - Hail To The King tab

Song: Hail to the King
Artist: Avenged Sevenfold
Album: Hail to the King
Tabbed by: dusty125

Tuning: Drop C#(C#G#C#F#A#D#)/Drop Db(DbAbDbGbBbEb) Whichever you prefer.


This song just came out today, so I took it upon myself to ear transcribe it.
I had a lot of fun tabbing out this song. I hope you enjoy it.
If you have Guitar Pro, please check out my Guitar Pro tab as well.
It will be easier to learn from that.

Intro A

(Synyster)
|-12-----14-----15-----14-----14---------|
|---12-12--12-12--12-12--12-12--12-12-12-|
|----------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------|x3
|----------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------|

|-17-----17-----15-----15-----14---------|
|---15-15--15-15--15-15--15-15--15-15-15-|
|----------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------|
Play the whole thing 6 times.

(Zacky) Starts on the 3rd time through the lead riff.
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-2--4--5---------2--4--5---------2--4--5--------------2--4--5------|
|-2--4--5---------2--4--5---------2--4--5--2-2---------2--4--5--2-2-|
|-2--4--5---------2--4--5---------2--4--5--2-2---------2--4--5--2-2-|
                                           * *                  * *
|--------------------------|   |-------------------------|
|--------------------------|   |-------------------------|
|--------------------------|   |-------------------------|
|-2--4--5------------------|x3 |-2--4--5----0------------|
|-2--4--5--2-2---2-2---2-2-|   |-2--4--5----0------------|
|-2--4--5--2-2---2-2---2-2-|   |-2--4--5--5-0------5-4-0-|
           * *   * *   * *
Intro B:

(Synyster)
|--3-----3-----3------------|      |---------------------------------|
|-5-5-3-5-5-3-5-5-3-3-5-3-0-|      |-3-5-3-0-3-5-3-0-3-5-3-0-3-5-3-0-|
|---------------------------|      |---------------------------------|
|---------------------------|x3    |---------------------------------|
|---------------------------|      |---------------------------------|
|---------------------------|      |---------------------------------|
This is all played twice.

(Zacky)
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-2---2---2------0h2----2---2------0h2----2---2--------0------------|x2
|-2---2---2------0h2----2---2------0h2----2---2--------0------------|
|-2---2---2--5-0-0h2----2---2--5-0-0h2----2---2--5-5---0------5-4-0-|

Verse:

(Synyster)
|--3-----3--------------------|
|-5-5-3-5-5-3-3-5-3-0-3-5-3-0-|
|-----------------------------|
|-----------------------------|x2
|-----------------------------|
|-----------------------------|

|--3-----3---2-5-2-2-5-2---3-----3--------------------|
|-5-5-3-5-5-3-----3-----3-5-5-3-5-5-3-3-5-3-0-3-5-3-0-|
|-----------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------|
Play all of that twice.

(Zacky)
|-----------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------|
|-2--------------------------0----2--------------0----------|x2
|-2--2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2---0----2--2-2-2-2-2-2-0----------|
|-2--2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-5-0----2--2-2-2-2-2-2-0----5-4-0-|
     * * * * * * * * * * *           * * * * * *

Pre-Chorus:

(Synyster)
|-5-8-5-5-8-5-5-8-5---5----|     |-7-10-7--7-10-7--7-10-7-----7-----|
|------8-----8-----8-8-8-5-|     |-------10------10------10-10-10-7-|
|--------------------------|     |----------------------------------|
|--------------------------|x4   |----------------------------------|x4
|--------------------------|     |----------------------------------|
|--------------------------|     |----------------------------------|

(Zacky)
|-----------------------------|   |-----------------------------|
|-----------------------------|   |-----------------------------|
|-----------------------------|   |-----------------------------|
|-7--7-7--10-10--7--7-7--10-5-|x2 |-9--9-9--12-12--9--9-9--12-7-|x2
|-7--7-7--10-10--7--7-7--10-5-|   |-9--9-9--12-12--9--9-9--12-7-|
|-7--7-7--10-10--7--7-7--10-5-|   |-9--9-9--12-12--9--9-9--12-7-|

Chorus: (There are at least 4 guitars playing during the Chorus)

(Zacky)
|--------------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------|
|-2--2-2-2-0-2-0--0-0-0--------9--9-9-9-7-9-12--12-12-12-------|x2
|-2--2-2-2-0-2-0--0-0-0--------9--9-9-9-7-9-12--12-12-12-------|
|-2--2-2-2-0-2-0--0-0-0-5-4-0--9--9-9-9-7-9-12--12-12-12-5-4-0-|

(Harmony 1)
|-------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------|
|----17-14-16s17--16--------------17-14-16s17--16---\11-|x2
|-------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------|

(Harmony 2)
|-------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------|
|----16-12-14s16--14--------------16-12-14s16--14---\12-|
|-------------------------------------------------------|x2
|-------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------|

(Backing Track)
|--3-----3-----3-----3----2-5-2-2-5-2-2-5-2-2-5-2--|
|-5-5-3-5-5-3-5-5-3-5-5-3------3-----3-----3-----3-|
|--------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------|x4
|--------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------|

Post Chorus:

(Synyster)                     This part isn't in the actual song.
|------------------------|   |--------------------------|
|-5---7---8---7---7------|   |-10---10---8---8---7------|
|--4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|   |---7-7--7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|
|------------------------|x3 |--------------------------|
|------------------------|   |--------------------------|
|------------------------|   |--------------------------|
                               I just like doing it.
(Zacky)
|------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------|
|-2--4--5-------------------2--4--5---0----------|
|-2--4--5--2-2---2-2---2-2--2--4--5---0----------|
|-2--4--5--2-2---2-2---2-2--2--4--5-5-0----5-4-0-|
           * *   * *   * *

Repeat the Verse, Pre-Chorus, Chorus, and Post Chorus again.

Bridge:

(Synyster)
|------------------------------------------------------|
|-5-8-5-5-8-5-5-8-5-5-8-5-7-10-7--7-10-7--4-7-4-4-7-4--|
|------7-----7-----7-----7------10------10-----4-----4-|
|------------------------------------------------------|x2
|------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------|

|-------------------------5-8-5-5-8-5---------------------------------------------------|
|-5-8-5-5-8-5-5-8-5-5-8-5------8-----8-7-10-7-7-10-7--8-12-8-8-12-8-7-11-7--7-11-7--/12-|
|------7-----7-----7-----7-------------------7------10------9------9-------8------8-----|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

(Zacky)
|------------------------------|
|------------------------------|
|------------------------------|
|-2--2-2-2-2-2-2-0--0-0-9--9-9-|x2
|-2--2-2-2-2-2-2-0--0-0-9--9-9-|
|-2--2-2-2-2-2-2-0--0-0-9--9-9-|

|-----------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------|
|-2--2-2-2-2-2-2-7--7-7-4--4-4-5--5-5-4--4-4--9-|
|-2--2-2-2-2-2-2-7--7-7-4--4-4-5--5-5-4--4-4--9-|
|-2--2-2-2-2-2-2-7--7-7-4--4-4-5--5-5-4--4-4--9-|

Solo:

(Synyster)
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------/7--5--4--5-7-/13--12--10--12-13-10--12-13-15hb-15pb15pb15pb-15fb-|
|-/4---3-4------------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

|---------------------19--17----------19-20-17-19-20-17-19-|
|-16--17-19-16--17-19--------20-17-------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------|

|-----------------------12-14-15b-14--12-|
|--------------------12------------------|I'm not 100% sure about this part
|----------9-11-9s12---------------------|and the next few bars, but I think
|--------9-------------------------------|it's pretty close to what Synyster
|-7-9-10---------------------------------|is actually doing.
|----------------------------------------|

|-11-14-12-------------------------------------|
|----------15-12-------------------------------|
|----------------11-12-14-12-11----------------|
|-------------------------------14-14bv----14/-|
|----------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------|
           T  T                 T  T                 T  T                 T  T
|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-10-12-13-22-22-13-12-10-12-13-21-21-13-12-10-12-13-20-20-13-12-10-12-13-19-19-13-12-|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

|----------------------------------------------------|
|-18-19-18-17-16-------------------------------------|I think this is close,
|----------------18-19-18-17-16----------------------|but it's a bit hard to
|-------------------------------18-19-18-17-16-------|tell.
|----------------------------------------------18----|
|-------------------------------------------------14-|

|---------------------------------------11-12---------------------|
|------------------------------10-12-13-------12------------------|
|------------------------11-12-------------------12-11-9----------|
|-----------------8-9-10---------------------------------9--------|
|----------7-9-10------------------------------------------10-8-7-|
|-9-10-8-9--------------------------------------------------------|

|---------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------|
|-9-12-11-9-8---------------------------------------|
|-------------10-9-7----------------------------7HD-|
|--------------------10-10-9-8-7--------------------|
|--------------------------------10-9-8-7---7-------|

(Zacky)
|----------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-2--------------------------------------------------------------|
|-2--2-2-2-2-2-2-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|
|-2--2-2-2-2-2-2-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|
     * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

|------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------9----------|
|-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9----------|
|-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9----5-4-0-|
  * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|
|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|
  * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
|--------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------2----5----7----9-|
|-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2----5----7----9-|
|-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2----5----7----9-|
  * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

Verse 3:

(Synyster) Play the opening riff 3 times.
On the third time, instead of ending it normally, you do this.
|-17-----17-----17-----17-----17--------17-----17-----15-----15-----14---------|
|---15-15--15-15--15-15--15-15--15-15-15--15-15--15-15--15-15--15-15--15-15-15-|
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

(Zacky)
|---|                           |-----------------------------------------------------|
|---|Sustain as the lead does   |-----------------------------------------------------|
|---|the opening riff once.     |-----------------------------------------------------|
|-2-|                           |-2--4--5-------------x3--2--4--5---0-----------------|
|-2-|                           |-2--4--5-2-2--2-2-2-2----2--4--5---0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|
|-2-|                           |-2--4--5-2-2--2-2-2-2----2--4--5-5-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|
                                          * *  * * * *                * * * * * * * *

From there, just do the Chorus twice, and end halfway through the Pre Chorus, and that's all.

This is such a fun song to play. Hopefully, there aren't too many
mistakes, though I think the solo is about 75-90% accurate.

LEGEND
======
h - hammer on
s - slide
b - bend
hb - half bend
pb - pre bend
fb - full bend
bv - bend with vibrato
HD - Harmonic with a Dive
T - tap
Tap to rate this tab
# A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z