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King Diamond - The Storm tab

King Diamond:  The Storm

transcribed by:  Langus          :  tlange@polbox.com
                 Mika Ristiranta :  m_ristiranta@hotmail.com
                 Russ Elton      :  webmaster@abysslord.com
      solos by:  Sekhemet        :  aussie_hardcore@hotmail.com

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Date last modified:  January 19, 2009

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Tuning: Standard

Intro
Guitar 1
e|----------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------|
A|-8-----7-----8-----10-----8---7---|
E|---0-0---0-0---0-0----0-0---0---0-|
     * *   * *   * *    * *   *   *
e|-----------------------------|
B|-----------------------------|
G|-----------------------------|
D|-------------------------7-8-|
A|-8-----7-----8-----7-----5-6-|
E|---0-0---0-0---0-0---0-0-----|
     * *   * *   * *   * *
e|------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------7----5-|
A|-8-----7-----8-----10-----8---7----5----3-|
E|---0-0---0-0---0-0----0-0---0---0---------|
     * *   * *   * *    * *   *   *

Guitar 2
e|----------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------|
A|-8-----7-----8-----10-----8---7---|
E|---0-0---0-0---0-0----0-0---0---0-|
     * *   * *   * *    * *   *   *
e|-----------------------------|
B|-----------------------------|
G|-----------------------------|
D|-------------------------7-8-|
A|-8-----7-----8-----7-----5-6-|
E|---0-0---0-0---0-0---0-0-----|
     * *   * *   * *   * *
e|------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------7----5-|
A|-8-----7-----8-----10-----8---7----5----3-|
E|---0-0---0-0---0-0----0-0---0---0--5----3-|
     * *   * *   * *    * *   *   *

Guitar 3
e|----------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------|
D|-10\----------------------10\-----|
A|--8\-----------------------8\-----|
E|----------------------------------|

e|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------|
D|-------------------------7-8-10\-|
A|-------------------------5-6--8\-|
E|---------------------------------|

e|--------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------8----7--|
E|--------------------------------------|


Riff 1
Guitar 1
e|----------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------|
A|-8-----7-----8-----10-----8---7---|
E|---0-0---0-0---0-0----0-0---0---0-|
     * *   * *   * *    * *   *   *
   "Eighteen was yesterday..."
e|-----------------------------|
B|-----------------------------|
G|-----------------------------|
D|-------------------------7-8-|
A|-8-----7-----8-----7-----5-6-|
E|---0-0---0-0---0-0---0-0-----|
     * *   * *   * *   * *
   "...today she was a ..."
e|------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------7----5-|
A|-8-----7-----8-----10-----8---7----5----3-|
E|---0-0---0-0---0-0----0-0---0---0---------|
     * *   * *   * *    * *   *   *
   "...woman, in every single way..."
e|-----------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------|
D|-10-----9----10-----12----10---9---|
A|--8-----7-----8-----10-----8---7---|
E|----0-0---0-0---0-0----0-0---0---0-|
      * *   * *   * *    * *   *   *
e|------------------------------|
B|------------------------------|
G|------------------------------|
D|-10-----9----10-----9-----7-8-|
A|--8-----7-----8-----7-----5-6-|
E|----0-0---0-0---0-0---0-0-----|
      * *   * *   * *   * *
e|-------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------|
D|-10-----9----10-----12----10---9----7----5-|
A|--8-----7-----8-----10-----8---7----5----3-|
E|----0-0---0-0---0-0----0-0---0---0---------|
      * *   * *   * *    * *   *   *


Guitar 2 
e|----------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------|
A|-8-----7-----8-----10-----8---7---|
E|---0-0---0-0---0-0----0-0---0---0-|
     * *   * *   * *    * *   *   *
   "Eighteen was yesterday..."
e|-----------------------------|
B|-----------------------------|
G|-----------------------------|
D|-------------------------7-8-|
A|-8-----7-----8-----7-----5-6-|
E|---0-0---0-0---0-0---0-0-----|
     * *   * *   * *   * *
   "...today she was a ..."
e|------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------7----5-|
A|-8-----7-----8-----10-----8---7----5----3-|
E|---0-0---0-0---0-0----0-0---0---0--5----3-|
     * *   * *   * *    * *   *   *
   "...woman, in every single way..."
e|-----------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------|
D|-10-----9----10-----12----10---9---|
A|--8-----7-----8-----10-----8---7---|
E|----0-0---0-0---0-0----0-0---0---0-|
      * *   * *   * *    * *   *   *
   "Abigail..."
e|------------------------------|
B|------------------------------|
G|------------------------------|
D|-10-----9----10-----9-----7-8-|
A|--8-----7-----8-----7-----5-6-|
E|----0-0---0-0---0-0---0-0-----|
      * *   * *   * *   * *
   "...in the forest..."
e|-------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------|
D|-10-----9----10-----12----10---9----7----5-|
A|--8-----7-----8-----10-----8---7----5----3-|
E|----0-0---0-0---0-0----0-0---0---0--5----3-|
      * *   * *   * *    * *   *   *
   "...the darkness..."

Guitar 3 (At the end when guitar 1 plays D5 and C5)
e|--------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------8----7--|
E|--------------------------------------|



Riff 2
Guitar 1                                          x2
e|-------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------------|
D|-4--4--4-4/7-7--7--7-7-7-6-6--6--6-6-6-5-5--5--7-|
A|-2--2--2-2/5-5--5--5-5-5-4-4--4--4-4-4-3-3--3--5-|
E|-------------------------------------------------|
                     * * * *       * * * *
           "It was hours ago..."

Guitar 2
e|-------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------------|
D|-4--4--4-4/7-7--7--7-7-7-6-6--6--6-6-6-5-5--5--7-|
A|-2--2--2-2/5-5--5--5-5-5-4-4--4--4-4-4-3-3--3--5-|
E|-------------------------------------------------|
                     * * * *       * * * *
e|---------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------|
D|-4--4----------------------------------------------|
A|-2--2--2-2-2---------------------------------------|
E|-------------5-5--5--5-5-5-4-4--4--4-4-4-3-3--3--5-|
         * * *         * * * *       * * * *


Play Riff 1  [for first half it's solo rhythm]

Solo
e|----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-12-------12-15p12----12-15-14-12----12-------12----12----12----|
G|-14b16~~-----------15-------------15----14-15----15----15----14-|
D|----------------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|

e|------------------------|
B|------------------------|
G|-12b15r12b15r12b15r12~~-|
D|------------------------|
A|------------------------|
E|------------------------|

e|------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-12-14-13-12------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------14-13-12-------12------------------------------|
A|----------------------14-15----14-15-12-14----12------------|
E|-------------------------------------------15----15-14-12~~-|

e|----------------------------|
B|----------------------------|
G|----------------------------|
D|----------------14/17-14b~~-|
A|-------14-12-15-------------|
E|-12-15----------------------|

End Solo



Riff 3
e|--------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------|
G|--10-10-10--9--10--12--10-9-10-10-10--9--------------9--|
D|---0--0--0--0---0---0---0-0--0--0--0--0--10---9--10--0--|
A|------------------------------------------0---0---0-----|
E|--------------------------------------------------------|
              "Ahh, then her face turned white..."
e|----------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------|
G|--10-10-10--9--10--12--10-9-------------|
D|---0--0--0--0---0---0---0-0--10---9-----|
A|------------------------------0---0--10-|
E|--------------------------------------0-|
   "...never did she see..."


Guitar fill over Riff 3 (Quiet)
NOTE: Comes in the last time every time this riff is played
e|---------------------------|
B|---------------------------|
G|------------------5--7--4--|
D|---7--5--7--8--7-----------|
A|---------------------------|
E|---------------------------|
   "...rain, black rain..."


Riff 4
e|---------------------------|
B|---------------------------|
G|---------------------------|
D|-------------------9\--/9\-|
A|-------------------7\--/7\-|
E|-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0----------|
                  "Oh no..."
e|-------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------|
A|-----------------------5-------|
E|-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0--7-8---8-7-5-|
   "Let me go back to my home..."
e|---------------------------|
B|---------------------------|
G|---------------------------|
D|-------------------9\--/9\-|
A|-------------------7\--/7\-|
E|-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0----------|
                   "Oh no..."
e|-------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------|
A|-------------------------5-----|
E|-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0--5-7-8---8-7-|


Riff 4a (Solo Rhythm)
e|-----------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------9/10-10-10-10-10-10\9-9-9\--|
A|-------------------7/-8--8--8--8--8--8\7-7-7\--|
E|-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0------------------------------|

e|-------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------|
A|-----------------------5-------|
E|-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0--7-8---8-7-5-|

e|-----------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------9/10-10-10-10-10-10\9-9-9\--|
A|-------------------7/-8--8--8--8--8--8\7-7-7\--|
E|-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0------------------------------|

e|-------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------|
A|-------------------------5-----|
E|-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0--5-7-8---8-7-|


Solo (Edited by Dean Bennett: DABennett@varco.com)
e|-----------------------------------------|
B|-[16b18]--[(18)r16-13]-------------------| <-- Harmony notes
G|--17b19----(19)r17-17--16~--13-14-16-13~-|
D|-----------------------------------------| 
A|-----------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------|

e|----------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------|
G|-13-14-16-17-16-14h16p14----14-16-|
D|-------------------------18-------|
A|----------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------|

e|-/22-22p19----22p19-------19p16-------16p13-------13p10------10p7--------|
B|----------h21------h21\18------h18\15------h15\12------h12\9-----h9\6----|
G|-----------------------------------------------------------------------7-|
D|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-13p10-------16p13-------19p16-------19b20-19--17--16--17--19------|
B|------12----------15----------18-------------------------------15~-|
G|--------13----------16----------19---------------------------------|
D|----------15----------18----------21-------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------|

End Solo


Play Riff 3 w/ guitar 2   "But he looked away..."

Lead into next section:
e|-----|
B|-----|
G|-----|
D|--7--|
A|--5--|
E|-----|


Play Riff 1   "Rain was pulling..."
Play Riff 2   Solo Rhythm


Solo (with wah pedal)
e|--------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------|
G|-9b11r9~--9b11r9~--9b11r9~--9b11--(11)r9p7---9-7~-|
D|-------------------------------------------9------|
A|--------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------|

e|------------------7-10-7-9----7-7---------------|
B|-10b12~~----10b12----------10-----10p7-10p7-----|
G|-------------------------------------------9b11-|
D|------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------|

e|-7----------7----------7----------7----------7----------|
B|---10p7-------10p7-------10p7-------10p7-------10p7~~-\-|
G|-------9b11-------9b11-------9b11-------9b11------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------|

e|-/12b14r12-10--10-12-12b14r12-12-10----10-12-12b14r12-10-|
B|-------------12---------------------12-------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------|

e|--------22-------22------22-22~~-|
B|-/22b24----22b24---22b24----22~~-|
G|---------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------|

e|-19-21-22-21-19h21p19----19-----------------------22b24~-|
B|----------------------22----22-19-22b24r22p19------------|
G|----------------------------------------------19~--------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------|

End Solo


Play Riff 3   "Ahh, rush the iron gate..."
Play Riff 4   "Oh no..."
Play Riff 4a  "Seeing the little one..."
Play Riff 3   w/ guitar 2  "...mummified..."



Notation:

10b12      = pick the 10th fret, then bend to the 12th fret.
10b12r10   = pick the 10th fret, then bend to the 12th fret,
             then release to the 10th fret.
[10]12r10  = bend to the 12th fret from the 10th fret, pick,
             then release to the 10th fret.
10b12 [14] = pick the 14th fret while holding the previous bend.

10b15*     = tremolo bar bend, from the 10th fret to the 15th fret.
7d2*       = tremolo bar dive, from the 7th fret to the 2nd fret.
12~*       = tremolo bar vibrato.

x   =  mute with fret-hand
*   =  palm mute
X\\ =  pick slide
h   =  hammer-on
p   =  pull-off
~   =  vibrato
t   =  finger tap
/   =  slide up
\   =  slide down
h   =  natural harmonics
a   =  artificial harmonics
(9) =  ghost note
tm  =  trem picking
tr  =  trill

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