Pantera - Message In Blood tab

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   Pantera - "Message In Blood" off the record Cowboys From Hell.
   (c) Copyright Atco Records 1990. Music by Dime, Vinnie, Rex & Phil.

   Full tab including solo by Robert the Razor Robertsen may 05

   ** Feast your eyes! This is a wild ride! **

   DROP-D TUNING

   Note: In my opinion Dime did not use Drop-D tuning.
         I decided to do a tab that would be somewhat easy to learn and
         play... (..the word somewhat is strongly emphasised..)

   **     I have never seen the original music sheets for this song.
          This tab does not represent the author's work
          in any way and is merely an interpretation based on my ear.

   Legend: b   bend
           r   release
           ~   vibrate
           .   mute
           pb  pre-bend
           /   slide up to
           \   slide down (from)
           (s) change fret hand position


  INTRO RIFF

1|(x 4) -------|------------------------------------------------------|2|-------------|------------------------------------------------------|3|-------------|------------------------------------------------------|4|-------------|------------------------------------------------------|5|13---12---8--|13---12---8---12---11---7---11---10---6---10---9---5--|6|13---12---8--|13---12---8---12---11---7---11---10---6---10---9---5--|
1|(x 2) ---------------------------------|2|---------------------------------------|3|---------------------------------------|4|---------------------------------------|5|3---3-3-3---3-3-3---3---3-3-3---3-3-3--|6|3---3-3-3---3-3-3---3---3-3-3---3-3-3--|
CHORUS RIFF (X 2)
1|---------------------------------------------------------------|2|---------------------------------------------------------------|3|---------------------------------------------------------------|4|---------------------------------------------------------------|5|5---5---3---5---5---3---5---5---3---5---5---3---5---5---5---3--|6|5---5---3---5---5---3---5---5---3---5---5---3---5---5---5---3--|
1|--------------------------------------------------------------------|2|--------------------------------------------------------------------|3|--------------------------------------------------------------------|4|--------------------------------------------------------------------|5|10---9---5---9---10---6---10---9---5---9---10---6---10---9---5---3--|6|10---9---5---9---10---6---10---9---5---9---10---6---10---9---5---3--|
1|---------------------------------------------------------------|2|---------------------------------------------------------------|3|---------------------------------------------------------------|4|---------------------------------------------------------------|5|5---5---3---5---5---3---5---5---3---5---5---3---5---5---5---3--|6|5---5---3---5---5---3---5---5---3---5---5---3---5---5---5---3--|
1|(CHORUS RIFF B: This part x 2 on the 2nd.time ---|(End part:)-------|2|-------------- and no end part ) ---------------|------------------|3|---------------------------------------2nd.time->|5b(8)-r-b-r-\-----|4|---------------------------------------1st.time->|6b(9)-r-b-r-\-----|5|9---8---5---9---10---6---9---8---5---9---10---6--|------------------|6|9---8---5---9---10---6---9---8---5---9---10---6--|------------------|
BRIDGE A (X 4)
1|------------------------------------|---------------|2|------------------------------------|---------------|3|------------------------------------|---------------|4|1---------------4b-r----------------|--------0------|5|3---3---3---3----------5---5---5---5|0-1-2-3---4-3-2|6|-----------------------5---5---5---5|---------------|
1|----------------------|---------|------|------|------|------|2|----------------------|---------|------|------|------|------|3|----------------------|---------|4-----|1-----|4-----|1-----|4|----------------------|---------|4-----|1-----|4-----|1-----|5|4---4---4---4---3b-r--|3---3---3|------|------|------|------|6|4---4---4---4---------|3---3---3|------|------|------|------|
BRIDGE B
1|---------------------------------|2|---------------------------------|3|---------------------------------|4|1--------------------------------|5|3---------------0----------\-----|6|----------------4----------\-----|
QUIET VERSE PART (x 2)
1|(BASS GOES:) -----------------------------------|-----------------------|2|------------------------------------------------|-----------------------|3|------------------------------------------------|-----------------------|4|------------------------------------------------|--------5--------------|5|3---3-3-3-6-----------------------3---------1-2-|3---3-3---6------------|6|------------5---5-5-5-8-4---4-4-4---3---3-3-----|------------5---5-5-5-0|
1|(GUITAR GOES:) --------|-----------|-----------|2|-----------|-----------|-----------|-----------|3|-----------|-----------|-----------|-----------|4|-----------|-----------|-----------|-----------|5|3---3---.--|3---3---.--|3---3---.--|3---3---.--|6|3---3---.--|3---3---.--|3---3---.--|3---3---.--|
VERSE
I (x 3)1|------------------------------------------------------------------------|2|------------------------------------------------------------------------|3|------------------------------------------------------------------------|4|1---------------1---4---------------------------------------------------|5|3---3---3---3-----------5-------------------4---4-------------------3---|6|------------------------5---5---5---5---8-------4---4---4---4---8-------|
1|-----------------------|2|-----------------------|3|-----------------------|4|-----------------------|5|3-----------3---3---x--|6|3---3---3---3---3---x--|
II1|-----------------------------------------------|2|-----------------------------------------------|3|-----------------------------------------------|4|1---------------1---4--------------------------|5|3---3---3---3-----------5-----------5---5---x--|6|------------------------5---5---5---5---5---x--|
1|-----------------------------------------------------------|2|-----------------------------------------------------------|3|-----------------------------------------------------------|4|10---9--------9---8-------8---7-------7---6----------------|5|8----7--------7---6-------6---5-------5---4----------------|6|---------10-----------9-----------8-----------7---6-~-~-~--|
* CHORUS RIFF B (X 2) * BRIDGE A (X 2) * BRIDGE B * QUIET VERSE PART * VERSE CHORUS RIFF C
1|---------------------------------------------------------------|2|---------------------------------------------------------------|3|---------------------------------------------------------------|4|---------------------------------------------------------------|5|5---5---3---5---5---3---5---5---3---5---5---3---5---5---5---3--|6|5---5---3---5---5---3---5---5---3---5---5---3---5---5---5---3--|
1|--------------------------------------------------------------------|2|--------------------------------------------------------------------|3|--------------------------------------------------------------------|4|--------------------------------------------------------------------|5|10---9---5---9---10---6---10---9---5---9---10---6---10---9---5---3--|6|10---9---5---9---10---6---10---9---5---9---10---6---10---9---5---3--|
1|---------------------------------------------------------------|2|---------------------------------------------------------------|3|---------------------------------------------------------------|4|---------------------------------------------------------------|5|5---5---3---5---5---3---5---5---3---5---5---3---5---5---5---3--|6|5---5---3---5---5---3---5---5---3---5---5---3---5---5---5---3--|
1|-------------------------------------------------|------------------|2|-------------------------------------------------|------------------|3|-------------------------------------------------|------------------|4|-------------------------------------------------|6b(9)-r-b-r-\-----|5|9---8---5---9---10---6---9---8---5---9---10---6--|------------------|6|9---8---5---9---10---6---9---8---5---9---10---6--|------------------|
1|---------------------------------------------------------------|2|---------------------------------------------------------------|3|---------------------------------------------------------------|4|---------------------------------------------------------------|5|5---5---3---5---5---3---5---5---3---5---5---3---5---5---5---3--|6|5---5---3---5---5---3---5---5---3---5---5---3---5---5---5---3--|
1|--------------------------------------------------------------------|2|--------------------------------------------------------------------|3|--------------------------------------------------------------------|4|--------------------------------------------------------------------|5|10---9---5---9---10---6---10---9---5---9---10---6---10---9---5---3--|6|10---9---5---9---10---6---10---9---5---9---10---6---10---9---5---3--|
1|---------------------------------------------------------------|2|---------------------------------------------------------------|3|---------------------------------------------------------------|4|---------------------------------------------------------------|5|5---5---3---5---5---3---5---5---3---5---5---3---5---5---5---3--|6|5---5---3---5---5---3---5---5---3---5---5---3---5---5---5---3--|
1|(x 2) --------------------------------------------------------------|2|--------------------------------------------------------------------|3|--------------------------------------------------------------------|4|--------------------------------------------------------------------|5|9---8---5---9---10---6---9---8---5---9---10---6\--------------------|6|9---8---5---9---10---6---9---8---5---9---10---6\--------------------|
SOLO (1st.Guitar: starts on 2nd.string. 2nd.Guitar: starts on 1st.string)
1|15b(17)----(17)---(17)----------(17)---(17)---------(17)---(17)-----------|2|12b(15)----(15)---(15)-18-~-~---(15)---(15)-17-~-~--(15)---(15)-16-~-~--\-|3|-----------------------14-~-~---------------13-~-~--------------12-~-~--\-|4|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|5|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|6|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
(the occational overtone might appear...)
1|15---16-------------------------------------------------|2|--------18---\----------------------10b(12)-------------|3|12---13-------------------------------------------------|4|--------15---\-----/10-~-~-~-\-/9-~-----------8-~-~-~-\-|5|--------------------------------------------------------|6|--------------------------------------------------------|
1|----------------------------------------------------------------------|2|---------------pb10(12)-r-b(12)--------~---r(10)---8--------8---------|3|8------------------------------------------------------10-------8b(9)-|4|10---~---~---~--------------------------------------------------------|5|----------------------------------------------------------------------|6|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
1|----------------------------------------------------------------------|2|10b(12)---r(10)---8--------10-----------------------------------------|3|----------------------10--------10---8b(9)--------10------------------|4|---------------------------------------------10--------10---~---~--.--|5|----------------------------------------------------------------------|6|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
1|-----------------------------------------|2|-----------------------------------------|3|10b(11)-r-b(11)-r(10)---8----------------|4|---------------------------10--10--8-----|5|--------------------------------------10-|6|-----------------------------------------|
1|---------------------------------------------------|2|---------------------------------------------------|3|--------11---~---11---~-----------10---~---10---~--|4|---------------------------------------------------|5|9---~---------------------8---~--------------------|6|---------------------------------------------------|
1|------------------------------------------|2|10---~---~---12-b-r-10-12-----------------|3|10---~---~---12-b-r-10-12-----------------|4|--------------------------12---~---~---~-\|5|------------------------------------------|6|------------------------------------------|
1|---------------------------------------------------10-12-13-12-10-15|2|--------------------------------|10-11-13-11-10-13------------------|3|-----------------9-10-12-10-9-12|-----------------------------------|4|/9-10-12-10-9-12----------------|-----------------------------------|5|--------------------------------------------------------------------|6|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
1|12-13-15-13-12-17|13-15-17-15-13----13-18-------15-13-17-13-18------|2|-----------------|---------------17---------------------------------|3|--------------------------------------------------------------------|4|--------------------------------------------------------------------|5|--------------------------------------------------------------------|6|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
1|15-13----13|17/22b(23)---20.--19.--18.-17h18p17----17---------------|2|------17---|------------------------------------20----20b(22)---~-~\|3|--------------------------------------------------------------------|4|--------------------------------------------------------------------|5|--------------------------------------------------------------------|6|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
1|-------------------------------(0)---------------------------|2|--------------------(0)--------------------------------------|3|-------------------------------/9---9-7---6------------------|4|7b(8)----r-5-7-----5-7b(8)-r-5----------------7b(8)-r-5------|5|-----------------7--------------------------------------7----|6|-------------------------------------------------------------|
1|----------------------------------------------|2|----------------------------------------------|3|----------------------------------------------|4|----------------------------------14--12--11--|5|-----------12--10--9-|14--12--10--------------|6|12--10--9------------|------------------------|
1|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|2|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|3|14-14-12-11-13-13-11-10-14-14-12-11-15-15-13-12-16-16-14-13-17-17-15-14|4|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|5|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|6|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
1|-----------------------|2|-----------------------|3|18-18-16-15-19-19-17-16|4|-----------------------|5|-----------------------|6|-----------------------|
1|----------------18----------------------------20------20------|2|19b(20)------------------pb(20)-r(19)-b(20)------(20)---------|3|--------------------------------------------------------------|4|--------------------------------------------------------------|5|--------------------------------------------------------------|6|--------------------------------------------------------------|
1|--------------21------21-------21 (<- a slight poke at the)---|2|pb(20)-r--b------(20)-------------( at the whammy here..)---|3|--------------------------------------------------------------|4|--------------------------------------------------------------|5|--------------------------------------------------------------|6|-----------------------------------------------------(phew..)-|
POST-SOLO RIFF
1|(PRE)----|(x 3)-------------------------------------------|2|---------|------------------------------------------------|3|---------|------------------------------------------------|4|---------|------------------------------------------------|5|---------|5---5---3(s)8---5---10-b-r---8---5---8(s)3---4--|6|17\------|5---5---3(s)8---5---10-b-r---8---5---8(s)3---4--|
1|------------------------------------------------|2|------------------------------------------------|3|------------------------------------------------|4|------------------------------------------------|5|5---5---3(s)8---5---10-b-r---8---5---8---5---6--|6|5---5---3(s)8---5---10-b-r---8---5---8---5---6--|
1|---------------------------------------------------|2|---------------------------------------------------|3|---------------------------------------------------|4|---------------------------------------------------|5|7---7---5---10---7---12-b-r---10---7---10---5---6--|6|7---7---5---10---7---12-b-r---10---7---10---5---6--|
1|---------------------------------------------------|2|---------------------------------------------------|3|---------------------------------------------------|4|------------5--------------------------------------|5|7---7---5---10---7---12-b-r---10---7---10---5---6--|6|7---7---5---10---7---12-b-r---10---7---10---3---4--|
1|(x 2)-------------------------------------------|2|------------------------------------------------|3|------------------------------------------------|4|------------------------------------------------|5|5---5---3(s)8---5---10-b-r---8---5---8(s)3---4--|6|5---5---3(s)8---5---10-b-r---8---5---8(s)3---4--|
* INTRO RIFF * CHORUS-RIFF B (X 2) OUTTRO Pt.I (x 2)
1|-------------------------------|2|-------------------------------|3|-------------------------------|4|-------------------------------|5|3---3-3-3---3-3-3---3---3-3-3--|6|3---3-3-3---3-3-3---3---3-3-3--|
1|---------------------------------------------------------------|2|---------------------------------------------------------------|3|---------------------------------------------------------------|4|---------------------------------------------------------------|5|5---5---3---5---5---3---5---5---3---5---5---3---5---5---6---6--|6|5---5---3---5---5---3---5---5---3---5---5---3---5---5---6---6--|
Pt.II (Alternately 6th.string all the way start on fret 13.)
1|---------------------------------------------------------------------|2|---------------------------------------------------------------------|3|---------------------------------------------------------------------|4|8---8-8-8---8-8-7---6---6-6-6---5-5-5---4---4-4-4---3-3-3------------|5|6---6-6-6---6-6-5---4---4-4-4---3-3-3---2---2-2-2---1-1-1---6---5---.|6|------------------------------------------------------------6---5---.|
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