Overkill - Horrorscope / Chords of Overkill - Horrorscope

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From: bu345@cleveland.Freenet.Edu (Matt Holliman)
HORRORSCOPE
I've seen a few requests for this band, and this is a really easy song so I thought I'd post it...
Tune (6)=D
Intro: (in the video, it looks like DD's actually playing it on a 12-string bass or whatever, but if you're just screwing around with the
Guitar this sounds OK...)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------
-0--3--------0--3--1--0--------0-3--------0--6--5\--0-------------------
-0--3--------0--3--1--0--------0-3--------0--6--5\--0-------------------
Then the guitar fades in as the above fades out, very PM:
-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
-----------------|-----------5---6-|-----------------|-----------6---5-|
-0-2-3-2-0-2-0-2-|-0-2-3-2-0-5-0-6-|-0-2-3-2-0-2-0-2-|-0-2-3-2-0-6-0-5-|
-0-2-3-2-0-2-0-2-|-0-2-3-2-0-5-0-6-|-0-2-3-2-0-2-0-2-|-0-2-3-2-0-6-0-5-|
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 e e
The riff to end all riffs...
-----------------|------------------|
-----------------|------------------|
-----------------|------------------|
-----------------|------------------|
-0-------5~~-----|-0-0------5~~-----|
-0--/6-3-----6-3-|-0-0-/6-3-----6-3-|
 q   e e q   e e   e e  e e q   e e
Then the verse riff: (PM all but the 1/4-notes, I think)
--------------------------------------------------------------------|
--------------------------------------------------------------------|
--------------------------------------------------------------------|
--------------------------------------------------------------------|
-0-0-3-0-6--5-3-|-0-0-3-0-6-5-3--|-0-0-3-0-6--5-3-|-0-0-3-0-6-5-3-5-|
-0-0-3-0-6--5-3-|-0-0-3-0-6-5-3--|-0-0-3-0-6--5-3-|-0-0-3-0-6-5-3-5-|
 e e e e q  e e   e e e e e e q    e e e e q  e e   e e e e e e e e
Then the cool riff, the verse, and then the chorus bit:
-----------|-------------|
-----------|-------------|
-----------|-------------|
-5---------|-3------2--6-|
-5-----0-0-|-3--0-0-2--6-|
-5-----0-0-|-3--0-0-2--6-|
 h.    e e   q  e e q  q

Play this once, then the cool riff, then the chorus bit 2x, then
the riff after the intro, followed by some D5 punches, which continue
with the following over the top...
-------------|------------|-------------|------------------|
-------------|------------|-------------|------------------|
-------------|------------|-------------|------------------|
-------------|------------|-------------|-----7------------|
-/5~~~~~-3/5-|-5/6-5~~~~~-|-/5~~~~~-3/5-|-6/8---8-7--b8r7~-|
-------------|------------|-------------|------------------|
  h.     e e     q h.        h.     e e     e e e q   e q

Then the solo, which is mostly bends, tapping; basically just adlib in
the same key, more or less.  I don't know exactly how it goes, but if
someone *really* wants it I'll have a go at figuring it out.
That's about it.  It's a really easy song, but it sounds pretty cool.
I'd really like to see more tabs for groups like Overkill on here--
I know a bunch more stuff from Horrorscope which I'll post if anyone's
Interested, as well as some of the older stuff from The Years Of Decay,

Under The Influence, Taking Over, etc.


 
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Subject:  TAB: Years of Decay, Overkill

Years of Decay
 Overkill
Intro: Gtr II fades in with an E power chord with lots 'o feedback...

Gtr I (accoustic, let notes ring)
                                   end  repeat
   RhyFig1                     RhyFig1 RhyFig1
   Emadd9           Cmaj7sus#4                 Emadd9
e |----------------|------------------|---|---|-0------|
B |--------0-------|------0-----------|---|---|-0------|
G |------0---0-----|----0---0---------|---|---|-0------|
D |----4-------4---|--4-------4-------|---|---|-4------|
A |--2-----------2-|3-----------3/5-3-|---|---|-2------|
E |0---------------|------------------|---|---|-0------|


With verse, play RhyFig1 3.5 times... then into:

                                 end                                end
  RhyFig2                    RhyFig2 RhyFig3                    RhyFig3
   C                Dadd4            Emadd9          Gmaj7   Gmaj7/F#
e |----------------|--------------0-|----------------|----------------|
B |--------1-----1-|--------3-----0-|--------0-------|----------------|
G |----0-----0-----|----0-----0-----|------0---0-----|------0-------0-|
D |--2---2-----2---|--4---4-----4---|----4-------4---|----4-------4---|
A |3---------------|5---------------|--2-----------2-|--2-------2-----|
E |----------------|----------------|0---------------|3-------2-------|


Beginning in the last bar of RhyFig3, play Fill 1 (during 1st verse only):

  Fill 1 (clean elec)
e |--------------|-----------|
B |8------7------|5----------|   Then the second half of the 1st verse:
G |--------------|-----------|   RhyFig1 3.5 times, then RhyFig2, and
D |--------------|-----------|   RhyFig3 5 times... then on to Guitar
A |--------------|-----------|   Solo I (accoustic)..
E |--------------|-----------|

  Guitar Solo I
  w/ RhyFig1 (3.5 times)
   Emadd9           Cmaj7sus#4               Emadd9
e |-------------------|----------------------|------------------|
B |-------------------|----------------------|------------------|
G |-------------------|7h9--------7----7h9p7-|------------------|
D |/9-----------7--9--|----------------------|9-----------------|
A |-------------------|----------------------|------------------|
E |-------------------|----------------------|------------------|


 Cmaj7sus#4                  Emadd9           Cmaj7sus#4
      Full
       )
  rake/                               rake
e |--------------------------|------------7--8-|10---8--7--7h8p7------7h8p7|
B |--10-----7--8-------8--10-|-----------x-----|-----------------10--------|
G |-x-------------9----------|7---------x------|---------------------------|
D |x-------------------------|-----------------|---------------------------|
A |--------------------------|-----------------|---------------------------|
E |--------------------------|-----------------|---------------------------|


                           w/RhyFig2           Half
  Emadd9                    C                   )Dadd4
                                               /  
e |----------------------7-|8----7--8----10----7-|------------7--8--|
B |10--------/10--8--10----|---------------------|------------------|
G |------------------------|---------------------|------------------|
D |------------------------|---------------------|------------------|
A |------------------------|---------------------|------------------|
E |------------------------|---------------------|------------------|


   Emadd9 (backing guitar ends)
   Full
    )                   Free time
   /  
e |8----7--10--7h8p7-------|---------------:-3---------2---------|
B |------------------10----|7h8p7----------:---------------------|
G |------------------------|-------9-------:---------------------|
D |------------------------|---------------:---------------------|
A |------------------------|---------------:---------------------|
E |------------------------|---------------:-3---------2---------|


 Then on to verse 2... RhyFig's 1 (3.5 times), 2, 3, 1 (3.5 times), 2,
  3 (4 times), ending with the same chord as in the intro.. the electric
  fades in with some E's before the drum fill, and then:

  (elec, distortion)                                end
                   RhyFig4                      RhyFig4
   G5     F#5       E5              Gmaj7   Gmaj7/F#
e |----------------|----------------|----------------|    Repeat RhyFig4
B |----------------|----------------|----------------|    3 more times..
G |----------------|----------------|------0-------0-|
D |----------------|----------------|----4-------4---|
A |5-5-5-5-4-4-4-4-|2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|--2-------2-----|
E |3-3-3-3-2-2-2-2-|0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|3-------2-------|

                                                                       end
  RhyFig5                                                           RhyFig5
    F#5  NC  NC  A5                   F#5  NC    NC
   E5  G5  B5  G5  Gmaj7   Gmaj7/F#  E5  G5   D5    D5 C5 Gmaj7  Gmaj7/F#
e |----------------|----------------|--------------------|----------------|
B |----------------|----------------|--------------------|----------------|
G |----------------|------0-------0-|--------------------|------0-------0-|
D |--------4-------|----4-------4---|--------5/7---5/7-5-|----4-------4---|
A |2-4-5-0-2-0-5-7-|--2-------2-----|2-4-5-0-3/5-0-3/5-3-|--2-------2-----|
E |0-2-3-------3-5-|3-------2-------|0-2-3---------------|3-------2-------|

 Repeat RhyFig5...

                                  end
  RhyFig6                      RhyFig6
   F#5             Amaj7   C#5
e |----------------|----------------|
B |----------------|----------------|  Repeat RhyFig6
G |----------------|------6-------6-|  3 more times..
D |----------------|----6-------6---|
A |4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|--4-------4-----|
E |2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|5-------4-------|



   A5          B5 C5    G/B     C5  A5          B5    D5      C5 B5 C5
e |--------------|-----------------|--------------|--------------------|
B |--------------|-----------------|--------------|--------------------|
G |--------------|-----------------|--------------|--------------------|
D |--------------|-----------------|--------------|--------------------|
A |7---------7-9-|10-----10--10-10-|7---------7-9-|10/12------10--9-10-|
E |5---------5-7-|8------7---7--8--|5---------5-7-|8//10------8---7-8--|


   A5          B5 C5    G/B     C5  A5              F5      E5
e |--------------|-----------------|---------------|----------------|
B |--------------|-----------------|---------------|----------------|
G |--------------|-----------------|---------------|----------------|
D |--------------|-----------------|---------------|10------9-------|
A |7---------7-9-|10-----10--10-10-|7--------------|8-------7-------|
E |5---------5-7-|8------7---7--8--|5--------------|----------------|


Guitar Solo II
  w/RhyFig4 (4 times)          (continue same chord pattern)
   E5         Gmaj7   Gmaj7/F#              A.H...
   Full       Fu ll  Fu ll                   Full 
    )          )  )  )  )                    )
   /          /  /  /  /                    /  
e |----------|------------------|-----------|----------------------|
B |----------|------------------|-----------|----------------------|
G |2---------|2--2--2--2---0h2p0|---------2-|4---2h4p2p0---------7-|
D |----------|------------------|2-----/4---|------------2----/9---|
A |----------|------------------|-----------|----------------------|
E |----------|------------------|-----------|----------------------|

                                     Full Full Full
                                       )  )  )
                                      /  /  /  
e |------------|---------------------|-------------------|
B |----------7-|8-10-7h8p7---7-------|-------------------|
G |9------/9---|-----------9---9-7-9-|9--------------(9)/|
D |------------|---------------------|-------------------|
A |------------|---------------------|-------------------|
E |------------|---------------------|-------------------|

                                                  w/RhyFig6 (4 times)
                                                     Full
                                                   F#5 )
                                                      /
e |15-13-12----13-12-------------------------------|------------------|
B |---------15-------15-13-15-13-13----13----------|17----------17-14-|
G |---------------------------------14----14-14-12-|------------------|
D |------------------------------------------------|------------------|
A |------------------------------------------------|------------------|
E |------------------------------------------------|------------------|

   Amaj7       C#5    (continue same chord pattern)
  Full Full Full Full    Full
     )   )   )   )        )
    /   /   /   /        /         rake
e |17--17--17--17----14-|19------------14-17-|14--14---14-17-
B |---------------------|-------------x------|--17--17-------
G |---------------------|------------x-------|---------------
D |---------------------|--------------------|---------------
A |---------------------|--------------------|---------------
E |---------------------|--------------------|---------------

                         Full               Full       Full
                           )                ).....      )--
                          /                /           /    
e 14h17p14---14h17p14---|--------------------|---------------------|
B --------17---------17-|17------------17----|-----17--------------|
G ----------------------|-----------------16-|(16)----16-----14-16-|
D ----------------------|--------------------|---------------------|
A ----------------------|--------------------|---------------------|
E ----------------------|--------------------|---------------------|

                                          Full
                                           ).....
                                          /       
e |------------------------|-----------------------|
B |------------------------|-------------17--------|
G |14----------------14-16-|14---------------------|
D |------16-14-16----------|-------16-14-----------|
A |------------------------|-----------------------|  Bends in upcoming
E |------------------------|-----------------------|  passage are on low
                                                      note only (B str on
  w/RhyFig4 (4 times, normal chord pattern)           12/15, G str on 15/14)
      Full
       )
      /
e |-12-----------12-15-|17-15-12h15p12---15h19p15---14h17p14---|
B |-15-----------------|--------------15---------17---------15-|
G |--------------------|---------------------------------------|
D |--------------------|---------------------------------------|
A |--------------------|---------------------------------------|
E |--------------------|---------------------------------------|

      Full            Full         Full
       )               )            )
      /               /            /  
e |-12-----------------|---------------------|------------------------|
B |-15-----------15-15-|------15-15----------|------------------------|
G |-----------------14-|---------14----12-14-|12----------------12-14-|
D |--------------------|---------------------|------14-12-14----------|
A |--------------------|---------------------|------------------------|
E |--------------------|---------------------|------------------------|

    Full          Full
     )            )
    /            /
e |--------------------|--------------------------------|
B |--------------15----|--------------------------------|
G |14----12h14p12------|------------------------------6-|   long note with
D |--------------------|------------------7-5-7-6-7-9---|   gradual release
A |--------------------|--------4-5-4-5-7---------------|      of bend
E |--------------------|2/3-5-7-------------------------|          |
                                                                  Full
                                                                    )
                                                                   /
e |---------------7----7-8-10-8-7----8-7-|-------------------------------|
B |--------7-9-10---10------------10-----|10-8-10-10-8p7---8-7-----------|
G |7-9-8-9-------------------------------|---------------9-----9-7-9-----|
D |--------------------------------------|-------------------------------|
A |--------------------------------------|-------------------------------|
E |--------------------------------------|-------------------------------|

Then play verse 3.. same RhyFig pattern as verse 1, but played on a clean
electric.. then moving into the outro, play RhyFig4 3 times, a couple bars
of E5 eight notes, followed by an E major (022100 low to high)...

                                                                        end
           RhyFig7                                                   RhyFig7
     (sl)   E      D  E  B5  C      G5 F#5 E      D  E  B5  C      G5  F#5
e |--------|---------------|--------------|---------------|---------------|
B |--------|--(9)-(7)(9)---|(5)-(5)-------|--(9)-(7)(9)---|(5)-(5)--------|
G |--------|---9---7--9--4-|-5---5--------|---9---7--9--4-|-5---5--12--11-|
D |--------|---9---7--9--4-|-5---5--------|---9---7--9--4-|-5---5--12--11-|
A |--------|2--7---5--7--2-|-3---3--5--4--|2--7---5--7--2-|-3---3--10--9--|
E |-/(15)-|0--------------|--------3--2--|0--------------|---------------|


  w/RhyFig7 
  Fdbk..........pick sl
e |---|---|---|--------|
B |---|---|---|--------|  This is followed by 3 measures of RhyFig7 with
G |---|---|---|--------|  vocals, a pick slide at the end of the 3rd
D |---|---|---|--------|  measure, and then into this:
A |7--|---|---|--------|  (RhyFig7 continues until end...)
E |---|---|---|--xx-|


   (bends on B str)                        A.H............
    Full     Full                           Full Full Full Full
      )        )...                         )   )   )   )
     /        /                            /   /   /   /  
e |12-------12----------------|--------------------------------------|
B |15-------15--------12h15p12|12------------------------------------|
G |---------------------------|------14-12-12---14---14---14---12-14-|
D |---------------------------|--------------------------------------|
A |---------------------------|--------------------------------------|
E |---------------------------|--------------------------------------|

   1/4                 1/4                                       Full   Full
     )                   )                                        )      )
    /                   /        A.H.                            /      /
e |---------------------------------------|----------------------------------|
B |---------------------------------------|----------------------------------|
G |12------------12-14-12--12--------12-14|12h14-12h14-12--12-14-14-p12-14---|
D |----14-12-14---------------14-14-------|----------------------------------|
A |---------------------------------------|----------------------------------|
E |---------------------------------------|----------------------------------|

 RhyFig7 is repeated w/ random guitar effects until end, fading out....

Artist: OverKill
Song: Drunken Wisdom
Album: Under The Influence

Transcribed by Kevin 'Agonymph' Pasman

Tuning: DGCF (1 step down)

'Drunken Wisdom' is what I consider one of the best OverKill-songs, musically as well as lyrically, and therefor I wanted to cover
the song with my project. I might as well share the bass tablatures with the internet Metal community!
The song starts out with a beautiful acoustic guitar intro by Bobby Gustafson, which hasn't got any bass (and that's good, it would
probably have been a minus to the beauty of the intro), after that, a D-chord on the guitar fades in and a heavy mid-tempo riff
starts. Bass and drum at the end of the intro. After that the song carries on with the same riff (Riff A).

Intro:
F|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
C|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
G|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
D|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|

|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||
|----------------|----------------|0-2-3-0-2-3-0-2-|3-0-3-0-2-3-1---||

Riff A (Play twice):

|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||
|0-2-3-0-2-3-0-2-|3-0-3-0-2-3-6---|0-2-3-0-2-3-0-2-|3-0-3-0-2-3-1---||

The first riff change comes with the first verse

Riff B (Play twice):

|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||
|0-0-3-0-2-3-0-0-|0-0-3-0-2-3-0-0-|--0-3-0-2-3-0-0-|3-3-3-3-1-1-1-1-||

|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||
|0-0-3-0-2-3-0-0-|0-0-3-0-2-3-0-0-|--0-3-0-2-3-0-0-|3-3-3-3-2-2-1-1-||

(1st verse)
Stop crying
Ain't feeling sorry for you
Why don't you fade away
Got no time
No time for what I got to do
And get a message through
Kiss my ass
Your bitching's a bore
Don't wanna hear it no more
So stop crying
Ain't feeling nothing for you
Don't like it there's the door

For the chorus, play Riff A twice, with the only exception that the last measure of the second measure is like this:

Fill 1:

|----------------||
|----------------||
|----5---7-5-----||
|3-5---5-----5-3-||

(Chorus)
Sorry if I'm not as nice as you could be
Why don't you take the time to see
That the world does not revolve around only you
And we've got better things to do

Then repeat the whole part, so Riff B twice and the Chorus

(2nd verse)
You're starving
Just starving to talk
I think you know it all
I'm sick
I eat shit every day
Why don't we give you a call
Authoritative
And a reason to live
You answer questions for me
Opinionated
With a brain like a sieve
Why don't you let it be

(Chorus)
Sorry if I'm not as nice as you could be
Why don't you take the time to see
That the world does not revolve around only you
And we've got better things to do

Now with the last Chorus, Fill 1 is extended with the following part:

Fill 2:

|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|----------------|----5---7-5-----|----------------|----5---7-5-----|
|0---------------|--5---5-----5-3-|--0-------------|--5---5-----5-3-|

|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|----------------|----5---7-5-----|----------------|----5---7-5-----|
|0---------------|--5---5-----5-3-|--0-------------|--5---5-----5-3-|

|----------------|----------------||
|----------------|----------------||
|----------------|----------------||
|5---5---7-5-----|----------------||
|--5---5-----5-3-|0-2-3-0-2-3-0-0-||

This is where the song speeds up, after the last open D-string is held for a couple of measures, there is a drum break for about
6 measures. At the end of the sixth measure there is an E (2nd fret of the D-string) before going over into the bridge:

Riff C (Play 2 times, vocals enter 2nd time):

|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|0---------------|2---------------|3---------------|5-------3---2-3-|

|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||
|----------------|----------------|----------------|3-------2-------||
|0---------------|2---------------|3---------------|----------------||

(Bridge)
Come back here
Drink our beer
Fill my ear
With no idea
Wrong or right, a true philosopher
Defining our performance...
Why don't you get yourself a life
Just get the fuck out

The "Just get the fuck out"-part is in a measure with just one 8th note on the open D string. After that, Bobby Gustafson's guitar
solo starts, the riff underneath the solo goes something like this:

Riff D:
2x
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||
|0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-||
2x
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||
|2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-||

|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|

|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||
|----------------|----------------|----------------|--------5---6---|7---------------|----------------||
|0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|0---2---3---5---|7---8-----------|----------------|----------------||

After the solo there is a new riff, which also means that there is a new verse

Riff E (Play 2 times, vocals enter 2nd time):

|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|0-0-0-0-6-5-0-0-|0-0-0-0-6-5-0-0-|0-0-0-0-6-5-0-0-|5-5-5-5-3-3-3-3-|

|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||
|0-0-0-0-6-5-0-0-|0-0-0-0-6-5-0-0-|0-0-0-0-6-5-0-0-|5-6-0-0-6-5-3-1-||

(3rd verse)
We don't care what they say
We'll be there tomorrow like we're here today
And all the criticism in the world
Won't change a note we play

Riff C follows once, after that, Riff E is played twice and Riff C is played again, twice this time

(Bridge)
Come back here
Drink our beer
Fill my ear with no idea
Wrong or right, a true philosopher
Defining our performance...

(4th verse)
Mix it up, throw it down
We came to play, not to mess around
We don't care what they say
We'll be there tomorrow like we're here today
Don't do it for the money
Do it for the thrill
True to life is what you get
And we're living for the Kill

(Bridge)
Come back here
Drink our beer
Fill my ear with no idea
Wrong or right, a true philosopher
Defining our performance...
Drunken Wisdom, drunken
Drunken Wisdom, drunken

After the second "Drunken Wisdom, drunken"-line the last two bars of Riff E are played, followed by Riff A (twice). The last note
of the second time Riff A is played (an Eb), is held a little longer, followed by a fading D note, while an acoustic outro plays.


Artist: OverKill
Song: I Hate
Album: The Years Of Decay

Transcribed by Kevin 'Agonymph' Pasman

Tuning: DGCF (1 step down)

Our own Neckwrecker suggested me to transcribe this song and I thought that was a good idea. I guess it's one of her favorites and it
seems to be a quite popular OverKill song anyway.
'I Hate' sounds like a really easy tune to play for guitars too, so the bass parts can't be that hard either. It starts out like this:

Riff A:

F|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
C|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
G|3---------------|1---------------|----------------|1---------------|
D|----------------|----------------|4---------------|----------------|

|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||
|3---------------|6---------------|3---------------|6---------------||
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||

Riff B:

|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|4-4-4-3---3-3---|3-3-3---3-3-3---|4-4-4-3---3-3---|3-3-3---3-3-3---|
2x
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||
|4-4-4-3---3-3---|3-3-3---3-3-3---|4-4-4-3---1-----|----------------||

|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|4-4-4-3---3-3---|3-3-3---3-3-3---|4-4-4-3---1-----|----------------|

|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||
|4-4-4-3---3-3---|3-3-3---3-3-3---|4-4-4-3---3-3---|3-3-3---3-3-3---||

(1st verse)
Got so much trouble
Hate this job
Tried to get out
Trapped like a dog
No I don't like
Pumping gas
Do you hate to wait
Life's a game
Play your rules
Is the bottle half empty
Or the bottle half full
It does no good
No good to shout
But I scream I hate
Say I'm hostile
Gotta relax
Better get a grip
Here's the facts
I hate being here

Riff C:

|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-|
|3-3-3-3-3-3-1-1-|----------------|3-3-3-3-3-3-1-1-|----------------|
|----------------|4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|----------------|----------------|

|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|3-3-3-3-3-3-1-1-|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|----------------|4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|3-----3-----3---|--3-----3---3---|

|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-|
|3-3-3-3-3-3-1-1-|----------------|3-3-3-3-3-3-1-1-|----------------|
|----------------|4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|----------------|----------------|

|----------------|----------------|----------------||
|----------------|----------------|----------------||
|3-3-3-3-3-3-1-1-|----------------|----------------||
|----------------|4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|3---4---3-------||

(Chorus)
I hate people that make you feel small
I hate having my back against the wall
You know I hate being talked down too
I hate your rules, I hate them all
Hate being marked to take the fall
The planet's not big enough for me and you...

Then repeat Riff B and Riff C

(2nd verse)
Got trouble over me
Surrounded by jerks
Can't you see
Smile to my face
I know you lie
Knife in the back
Another game
Rules, rules, rules
Not for me
You fucking fool
Open your mouth
Just one more time
And my foot's going down
In one ear
Out the other
A waste of time
Don't even bother
I hate being here

(Chorus)
I hate people that make you feel small
I hate having my back against the wall
I hate being talked down too
I hate your rules, I hate them all
Hate being marked to take the fall
The planet's not big enough for me and you
But most of all I hate you

Riff D:
2x
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||
|1-----------1---|--------1-------|----------------|----------------||
|------1---------|--1---------1---|3---3-3-3-3-3-3-|3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-||
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||

|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||
|1-----------1---|--------1-------|----------------|----------------||
|------1---------|--1---------1---|------6-----3---|----------------||
|----------------|----------------|4---------------|----------------||

(Bridge)
You, I hate you
You, I hate you
I hate, I hate, I hate, I hate you

Underneath Bobby Gustafson's solo (or Dave Linsk's if you listen to 'Wrecking Everything'), Riff B is played once, after that, the
Chorus is repeated (so Riff C is played once), Riff A is played once with a slight alteration; the first C# (G-string, 6th fret) is
replaced by an F# (lowest string, 4th fret), the 2nd C# remains a C# though, then the third verse is played (so Riff B is played once)
and the Chorus is played twice (so Riff C is played twice).

(Chorus)
I hate people that make you feel small
I hate having my back against the wall
You know I hate being talked down too
I hate your rules, I hate them all
Hate being marked to take the fall
The planet's not big enough for me and you
But most of all I hate you

(3rd verse)
Think I know
How you got this far
Think I know
How you got where you are
I think I'll hate you when you're dead
I know I'll hate you
Smile to my face
Know you lie
Say you've got problems
Ask yourself why
Hate the games
I hate the rules
You're gonna lose
Say I'm hostile
Gotta relax
Better get a grip
Here's the fact
Not much more of you

(Chorus)
I hate people that make you feel small
I hate having my back against the wall
You know I hate being talked down too
I hate your rules, I hate them all
Hate being marked to take the fall
The planet's not big enough for me and you
But most of all I hate you
I hate people that make you feel small (I hate you)
I hate having my back against the wall (I hate you)
I hate being talked down too (I hate you)
I hate your rules, every one (I hate you)
They keep telling me I'm number one (I hate you)
I hate being but back to number two (I hate you)
But most of all I hate you

The song ends like this:

|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|3---4---3-------|--------3---4---|3---------------|3---4---3-------|
I hate you and I hate you and I hate you
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||
|--------3---4---|3-----2-----3---|------------3---|3-------3---3---||
I hate

This is probably the song with the least amount of riffs I've transcribed so far. And the riffs are quite easy to play too. So is the
structure of the song; there are almost no comments between the riffs here! I expect every OverKill-fan with a bass plays 'I Hate' in
a couple of weeks :) Thanx for somethin', Neckwrecker!



Artist: OverKill
Song: SkullKrusher
Album: The Years Of Decay

Transcribed by Kevin 'Agonymph' Pasman

Tuning: CFBE (2 steps down)

This is actually my first attempt to transcribe something that is tuned lower than my normal D-tuning (I don't ever tune higher
than D) and what better start than my favorite song? I played this one before and I found out that in general, it isn't really
hard to play. It has some tricky parts though. The song is really slow and I love this demonic feel it has. I might transcribe
its intro ('Playing With Spiders') one day soon too, but since I already know how to play most of the song, I felt this had to
be done. Stupid detail: this is one of the only songs on which I use all 4 of the strings on my bass. Enjoy!
The song starts with a brilliantly heavy guitar riff (Bobby Gustafson on 'The Years Of Decay', Rob Cannavino starts with this
riff on the live-album 'Wrecking Your Neck'), to which the bass and the drums are added later. It goes like this:

Intro:

E|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
B|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
F|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
C|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|

|----------------|----------------|------------9---|----------------||
|----------------|----------------|----------------|8-------7-------||
|----------------|----------------|--------7-------|----------------||
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||

The riff that follows is probably the main riff to the song, it's the same as the guitar riff it starts with.

Riff A:

|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|--------7-------|----------------|--------7-------|----------------|
|0-----------7---|5-------3/5-----|0-----------7---|5-------3/5-----|

|----------------|----------------|------------9---|----------------||
|----------------|----------------|----------------|8-------7-------||
|--------7-------|----------------|--------7-------|----------------||
|0-----------7---|5---6---3-5-3---|0---------------|----------------||

The next riff is similar to the riff that is used for the verses. There might be some slight alterations in the note lengths
(please listen to the song for the exact details), but tone-wise, the riff goes like this:

Riff B (Play twice):

|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||
|0---0-0-3-------|0---5---5/6-----|0---0-0-3-------|3-----2-----1---||

The riff in the verses is similar to the previous one, it has, however, some significant differences:

Riff C (Play twice):

|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|0---0-0-3-------|0---0-0-6---5---|0---0-0-3-----0-|6-5---0-5---3---|

|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||
|0---0-0-3-------|0---0-0-6---5---|0---0-0-3-----0-|8-7-0-7-6-0-6-5-|0-6-5-0-5-6-3~--||

(1st verse)
Standing at the crossroads
Which way you gonna go
And what you gonna do when it comes
Bargaining with gasoline
Take a ride on this machine
Gonna get me some
When it comes
Just how far you gonna go
Somebody should let you know
Once you're in you ain't getting out
Put a side your foolish pride
So you take just one more ride
I don't think you know what it's about
Here it comes

Then the sequence is repeated; play Riff B twice and play Riff C twice

(2nd verse)
Riding on a living hell
Got another soul to sell
Right is right and wrong is wrong
Life's a dream
On this machine
It lasts just about as long
So you think you know it all
And when you ride you never fall
I got some news for you
Entice you with a wicked smile
Take a ride for a while
Seems that the news is true
Yes it's true

And again Riff B is played twice, this time it's followed by the Chorus Riff (play the open C-string staccato):

Riff D (Play twice):

|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||
|0---0---1---0---|0---0---2---0---|0---0---1---0---|0---0---2-1-0-2-||

(Chorus)
Oh take me away
On the ride of your life
Oh put me away
Deathpusher
Oh take me away
Last time of my life
Skullkrusher

The first two times the chorus is played, it is followed by a short interlude, more or less a short guitar solo. That solo is
supported by the following riff:

Riff E (Play twice):

|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||
|0-------6-------|5---3-------0---|5---3---0---0---|----2-3-1~------||

Then repeat the sequence; play Riff D twice, followed by Riff E twice.

(Chorus)
Oh take me away
On the ride of your life
Oh put me away
Deathpusher
Oh take me away
Last time of my life
Skullkrusher

Now this is where the fast part begins, first hold an open C string for 2 measures, then the fast guitar riff enters and goes on
for 8 measures (keep in mind that every second measure is a 5/4 measure!). After that, the bass joins the guitar:

Riff F (Play twice):

|----------------|--------------------|----------------|--------------------||
|----------------|--------------------|----------------|--------------------||
|----7-------7---|----7---------------|----7-------7---|----7------9-10-8~--||
|0-0-----0-0-----|0-0-----0-0-3-5-3~--|0-0-----0-0-----|0-0-----------------||

And then the bridge starts. The parts with vocals go like this:

Riff G (Play twice):

|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||
|--------7---5-7-|----------------|--------7---5-7-|--------9-10-8~-||
|0-0-0-0---------|--0-0-0-3-5-3~--|0-0-0-0---------|--0-0-0---------||

(Bridge)
Ten thousand nightmares
Ten thousand years
Ten thousand martyrs crying
Ten million tears

Then the guitar plays Riff F twice and the bass plays this underneath that riff (the open C-string is played staccato):

Fill 1 (Play twice):

|----------------|--------------------|----------------|--------------------||
|----------------|--------------------|----------------|--------------------||
|----------------|--------------------|----------------|-----------9-10-8~--||
|0---0---0---0---|0---0---0---3-5-3~--|0---0---0---0---|0---0---0-----------||

Then play Riff G twice, then repeat Fill 1, then play Riff G twice again

(Bridge)
All the thinking never done
All the murder, all the fun
Wash the blood from your hands
Bury your secrets in the sand
And forget

Your mouth went dry
Shortness on breath
Symptoms of fear
Symptoms of Death

As soon as you enter the measure in which Bobby screams "Death", it goes like this (it's 6/4 measure!):

Fill 2:

|------------------------||
|------------------------||
|------------------------||
|0-0-2-3-1~--0-0-2-3-1~--||

This is where the live-version of 'Wrecking Your Neck' ends and 'Spiritual Void' starts. The studio-version from 'The Years Of
Decay', however, has now almost come to the solo. First there is a short guitar riff with some bass and drums support:

Fill 3 (Play 4 times):

|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|--------------||
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|--------------||
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|--------------||
|0---------------|----------------|----------------|6-----5-----5---|--3---5-3-1---||

There are some slight alterations in this part. Please listen to the song for details.
Now, we have finally reached the most brilliant guitar solo in OverKill-history; the double guitar solo of Bobby Gustafson. The
bass riff underneath this solo is very easy to play:

Riff H (Play 8 times):

|----------------|----------------||
|----------------|----------------||
|--------7-----5-|--7-------------||
|0-0-0-0---0-0---|----0-0-3-5-3---||

Then there is a short return to earlier parts of the song, it's pretty similar to Riff D, actually it IS Riff D on double tempo:

Riff I (Play 4 times):

|----------------|----------------||
|----------------|----------------||
|----------------|----------------||
|0-0-1-0-0-0-2-0-|0-0-1-0-0-0-2102||

Then play Riff E twice (on a slightly higher tempo) and play Riff H 8 times again to finish the solo.
After that, return to the beginning of the song; play Riff A twice, then play Riff B twice and then play Riff C twice.

(3rd verse)
Tracks go on for miles
Through the agony and smiles
Laying there in pieces on the ground
What the hell, you take a chance
Krusher call, make your stance
When you're dead you never make a sound
Racing with the Devil
Engine's slowing down
Fifty years too early
And you're laying underground...
You're krushed!

Then repeat Riff B twice again and until the song finishes, repeat this new riff until the song is over:

Riff J (Repeat and fade):

|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||
|0---0-0-3-----0-|3-----2-----1---|0-0-0-0-3-----0-|3-----2-----1---||

(Chorus)
Oh take me away
On the ride of my life
Oh put me away
Deathpusher
Oh take me away
Last time of my life
Oh take me away
Skullkrusher
Oh take me away
On the ride of my life
Oh put me away
Deathpusher
Oh take me away
Oh take me away
Oh take me away
Skullkrusher


Artist: OverKill
Song: Thanx For Nothin'
Album: Horrorscope

Transcribed by Kevin 'Agonymph' Pasman

Tuning: DGCF (1 step down)

Another song that got requested quite often is 'Thanx For Nothin'' (someone even mentioned the short bass break in the middle expli-
citely) and since I like that song a lot, it is a pleasure for me to transcribe that one for fellow OverKill-fans.
The song starts out with a drum roll by Sid Falck (a very cool one I might add) and then the song starts for every instrument. There
are some quite fast parts in the song, but overall, the song is quite easy to play. The intro riff is the riff for the verses right
away (for bass, for guitar there are some alterations):

Riff A (Play 8 times, vocals enter 5th time):

F|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||
C|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||
G|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||
D|0---0-3-0-6-5-3-|0---0-3-0-6-5-3-|0---0-3-0-6-5-3-|0---0-3-0-6-5-3-||

(1st verse)
Sick and tired of the same old shit
Fighting battles I just can't win
How can you tell me what it is what you want
When you don't even know yourself
Live your life one death at a time
See the road, but can't read the signs
All the wrongs just can't be right
Hear my bark before you feel my bite

The riff for the Pre-Chorus is pretty much the easiest riff I transcribed so far. The first note (D) already starts in the last
measure of the verse instead of the F that is originally there.

Riff B (Play twice):

|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|0-0-0-0-0-0-0-2-|--2-2-2-2-2-2-3-|--3-3-3-3-3-3-5-|--5-5-3---3-3-0-|

|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||
|--------------5-|--5-5-5-5-5-5---|----------------|----------------||
|--0-0-0-0-0-0---|--------------5-|--5-5-5-5-5-5-6-|--6-6-5---5-5---||

(Pre-Chorus)
If you could only see what you wanted us to see
If you could only be what you wanted us to be
I ain't falling for the tricks, the schemes, the same old lies
When it's over, cry for sympathy, don't ask why

The Chorus is also really easy

Riff C:

|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|5-5-5-5-5-5-5-6-|--6---5---5-5-5-|5-5-5-5-5-5-5-6-|--6---5---5-5-6-|
Thanx for nothin' I said nothin'

|----------------|----------------|----------------||
|----------------|----------------|----------------||
|----------------|----------------|----------------||
|--6---5---5-5-6-|--5---6---5---6-|--5---3---1---0-||
Next time better think before you speak

Then repeat the verse (Riff A 4 times), the Pre-Chorus (Riff B twice) and the Chorus (Riff C once) before going into the bass break

(2nd verse)
Had enough, I can take no more
I'm bagging it, I'm out the door
How can you say you know what I mean
When you're pissing all over my life
Time is precious, time is mine
Waiting here would just be fine
Bless my soul, time has come
Tide has turned, see Dick run

(Pre-Chorus)
If you could only be what you wanted us to be
If you could only see what you wanted us to see
I ain't falling for the tricks, the schemes, the same old lies
When it's over, cry for sympathy, don't ask why

(Chorus)
Thanx for nothin'
It's good to be nothin'
Next time better think before you speak

Then there is the so often requested bass break. It sounds harder to play than it is; it goes somewhat like this:

|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|------------3-5-|
|0-0-0-0-3-----0-|--0-0-0-3---3---|0-0-0-0-3-----0-|--0-0-0-3-------|

|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||
|----------------|----------------|--------5-7----7/8-7-5-----------||
|----------------|------------3-5-|5-7-5-7---------|------7-5-------||
|0-0-0-0-3-----0-|--0-0-0-3-------|----------------|----------7-5-3-||

Then the bridge starts, it kind of carries on the bass break

Riff D (Play twice):

|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|0-0-0-0-3-----0-|--0-0-0-3---3---|0-0-0-0-3-----0-|--0-0-0-3---3---|

|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||
|0-0-0-0-3-----0-|--0-0-0-3---3---|0-0-0-0-3-----0-|--0-0-0-3---6-5-||

Riff E:

|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|6---------------|5-------3---1---|0-0-0-0-3-----0-|--0-0-0-3---3---|
THINK be-fore you speak

|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|0-0-0-0-3-----0-|--0-0-0-3---3---|6---------------|5-------3---1---|
THINK be-fore you

|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||
|0-0-0-0-3-----0-|--0-0-0-3---3-0-|--0-0-0-6-5-0-3-|----------------||
speak

Then play Riff D twice again and play Riff E again, then go into the solo

(Bridge)
I've been watching you
Barely stand to look you in the face
All tolerance, not popularity
There's someone else to tak your place

Think before you speak
Think before you speak

Then comes Merritt Gant's solo, the part underneath the solo is pretty easy. First play Riff A 4 times, then play this:

Fill 1:

|----------------|----------------||
|----------------|----------------||
|----------------|----------------||
|5---5-5-5-5-5-5-|5---5-5-5-5-5-5-||

Then play Riff A time, repeat Fill 1, then play this:

|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||
|0---0---0---0---|0---0---0---0---|0---0---0---0---|0---0-3-0-6-5-3-||

Then play Riff A once, play Riff B 4 times, play Riff C once, hold that last note and close with two D-notes (open D-string) and
that's it!

(Pre-Chorus)
If you could only see what you wanted us to see
If you could only be what you wanted us to be
I ain't falling for the tricks, the schemes, the same old lies
When it's over, cry for sympathy, don't ask why
If you could only see what you wanted us to see
If you could only be what you wanted us to be
I ain't falling for the tricks, the schemes, the same old lies
When it's over, cry for sympathy, don't ask why

(Chorus)
Thanx for nothin'
Thanx for nothin'
Next time better think before you...hit the road!


Artist: OverKill
Song: Gasoline Dream
Album: W.F.O.

Transcribed by Kevin 'Agonymph' Pasman

Tuning: EADG

While looking for some tabs on the internet, I found a guitar tab to 'Gasoline Dream', I think it was on dsrmusic.com, but that one had
so much mistakes, that I didn't find that one useful for a bass tab. At least it contained nothing I didn't know. So it felt natural to
do my own tab of my personal highlight from 1994's 'W.F.O'-album. This is probably one of the only tunes I play in "normal" E-tuning,
since that makes the song like a million times easier
Unlike most of the 'W.F.O.'-album, closer 'Gasoline Dream' is mostly a mid-tempo tune (though it has a fast part in the middle) and I
think that adds a dangerous atmosphere to the song. It also makes playing it a little easier :) It starts out with all the instruments.

Riff A (Play 4 times):

F|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||
C|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||
G|7-----555-7-8-9-|9-----555-7-8-7-|----------------|----------------||
D|----------------|----------------|6-----666-8-6-5-|6-----563-----0-||

Riff B:

|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|--------5-4-3---|
|0---------------|1---------------|2---------------|3-------------32|

|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||
|----------------|----------------|----------------|--2-5---5-2-3---||
|0---------------|1---------------|2---------------|3-----3-------32||

The following part is played before every verse:

Riff C:

|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||
|0---------------|----------------|0---------------|--------x---x---||

In the verses, the guitar keeps playing an E-chord, the bass plays this:

Riff D (Play 4 times):

|----------------|----------------||
|----------------|----------------||
|------5---4-----|------3---2-----||
|0-2-3---------3-|0-1-2---------3-||

(1st verse)
Wishful thinking, eyes are blinking
In the sun the garbage stinking
To ignore the rancid won't make it go away
Untruth spoke from blistered lip
Unclean thoughts that take the step
Down upon the roaches that won't go away

Riff E (Play twice):

|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||
|------13--01----|------13--01----|------13--01----|----------57--5-||
|0---00--00--003-|0---00--00--003-|1---11--11--113-|0---000000--00--||

(Bridge)
Born to follow
To be the first to swallow
Garbage from the plate
Now to borrow a match
Ignite the gasoline
To burn away

Then repeat the verse, so Riff C once and Riff D 4 times

(2nd verse)
Surviving through a gasoline dream
In the month of razorblade gleam
Slashing up the tongue won't make it go away
On the binge of self-destruction
Children of the reconstruction
Suck the tit of discontent...go away

Now play Riff E 4 times instead of twice, with the only difference that the last measure of the 4th time is replaced by this:

Fill 1:

|----------------|----------------|--------||
|----------------|----------------|--------||
|----------7---5-|--3---2---------|--------||
|0---000000--00--|00--00--00000000|00000000||

(Bridge)
Slam, slam down
Response in kind malcontent
Don't go away
Burn, burn down
Temple of the conscience
To burn away
I was soaked in gasoline
Playing with a match
I was everything I seemed
They stood and watched
Ate from your table
Ate from your hand
Eight days of waiting
Buried in the sand

Now the song speeds up a lot and that makes the next part a bit hard to play. Practice makes perfect though.

Riff F (Play twice):

|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|000000000-0---0-|--0---0---0---0-|000000000-0---0-|--0---0---0---0-|

|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||
|000000000-0---0-|--0---0---0---0-|111111111-1---3-|--3---3-4-3-1---||

For the chorus there is a riff kind of carries on Riff F, it goes like this:

Riff G (Play 4 times):

|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|0-0-0-0-0-0-0-4-|0-3-0-0-3-4-3---|0-0-0-0-0-0-0-4-|0-3-0-0-3-4-3---|

|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||
|0-0-0-0-0-0-0-4-|0-3-0-0-3-4-3---|1-1-1-1-1-1-1-3-|1-3-1-3-4-3-1---||

(Chorus)
Burn in the gasoline dream
Burn away, my love
Burn away the conscience
Burn away, my love
Take away my dignity
Take away my pain
Take, just for taking
We are one in the same
Burn in the gasoline dream
Burn away, my love
Burn away the conscience
Burn away, my love
Take away my dignity
Take away my pain
Take, just for taking
We are one in the same

Then play riff F twice again, slow down and play the following part:

Riff H (Play 10 times, guitars enter 3rd time):

|----------------|----------------||
|----------------|----------------||
|----7-------7---|----7-------7---||
|0-00--000-00--00|0-00--000-00--00||

Then play Riff E twice underneath (Meritt Gant's) solo, then play the 2nd and the 3rd measure of Riff E once, then play Riff E once and
replace the last measure by this:

Fill 2:

|----------------|--------||
|----------------|--------||
|----------7---5-|--3---2-||
|0-------00--00--|00--00--||

(Chorus)
Burn, burn
Burn in the gasoline dream
Burn away my love
Burn away the conscience
Burn away my love

Then play this:

|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||
|----------------|3-------2-------|----------------|----------------||
|0---------------|----------------|2-------3---2---|0---------------||

And close the song with this riff (keep in mind that it's midtempo!):

Riff G (Repeat and fade):

|----------------|----------------|----------------||
|----------------|----------------|----------------||
|------------2---|3---33332---32--|----------------||
|0---00003-------|--------------3-|2---22223---2---||


Artist: OverKill
Song: Genocya
Album: From The Underground And Below

Transcribed by Kevin 'Agonymph' Pasman

Tuning: DGCF (1 step down)

'Genocya' is actually the second request I handle. I was planning to tab the song already, because it sounds like a cool song to play
on bass, and when TonyT requested it on the OverKill message board, I immediately knew I was going to do that.
I think it's Joe Comeau who starts out the song with 8 measures for guitar only. At the end of the 8th measure, DD's bass slides down
from the 12th fret on the D-string and plays the following bass part, which I consider as one of the coolest in OverKill-history:

Riff A (Play 4 times):

F|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||
C|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||
G|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||
D|0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-|6-6-6-6-5-6-5-3-||

The riff that follows is a bit faster than Riff A. It sounds pretty similar though, it's played like this:

Riff B:

|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|0-0--00-3-3--33-|1-1--11-6---5-3-|0-0--00-3-3--33-|1-1--11-003-003-|

|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||
|0-0--00-3-3--33-|1-1--11-6---5-3-|0-0--00-3-3--33-|1-1--11-6---5-3-||

Slow down again. Another easy riff follows. This is also the riff that's played in the verses.

Riff C (Play 8 times, Bobby's humming enters 3rd time):

|----------------|----------------||
|----------------|----------------||
|----------------|----------------||
|0-0-0-0-3-3-3-3-|0-0-0-0-3-3-3-3-||

(1st verse)
I'm your destructive pride
I'm your homegrown, goddamn genocide
The standard behind which you hide
I'm at your door, right by your side, so...

Then speed up again for the following part (there might be some mistakes in the timing, but when you listen to the song, I'm sure you
will figure out how to play it right):

Riff D (Play twice):

|----------------|----------------||
|----------------|----------------||
|----------------|----------------||
|3003003003003---|300300300-6-5-3-||

(Pre-Chorus)
Go - high
Go - higher
Go - high
Go - higher

Then slow down, play Riff C 8 times again, speed up and play Riff D 4 times

(2nd verse)
I'm the hate, the jealousy
I can magnify the agony
The self-destructive qualities
So won't you come and go with me, and...

(Pre-Chorus)
Go - high
Go - higher
Go - high
Go - higher
Go - high
Go - higher
Go - high
Go - higher

Then play Riff A twice (at the pace of Riff B!) and then the first 4 measures of Riff B twice

(Chorus)
A lack of tolerance, nice as you please
My interference put them down on their knees
I am your hopeless, despondent, your derelict hole
I am your genocide, the mass inflicted cyanide
I am your illness, your ailment, the hole in your soul
I am your genocide, the mass inflicted cyanide

Then slow down and play the following riff:

Riff E (Play twice):

|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|----------------|5---------------|----------------|----------------|
|0---------------|----------------|3---------------|5---------------|

|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||
|----------------|5---------------|----------------|----------------||
|0---------------|----------------|1---------------|3---------------||

Then there is some space for Bobby's humming again. Play this underneath it:

|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|0---------------|3---------------|2---------------|1---------------|

|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||
|0---------------|3---------------|2-------------2-|1---------------||

Then play Riff A 4 times, Play the Chorus (speed up, Riff A twice, first 4 measures of Riff B twice), then repeat Riff D 4 times:

(Chorus)
A lack of tolerance, nice as you please
My interference put them down on their knees
I am your hopeless, despondent, your derelict hole
I am your genocide, the mass inflicted cyanide
I am your illness, your ailment, the hole in your soul
I am your genocide, the mass inflicted cyanide

(Pre-Chorus)
Go - high
Go - higher
Go - high
Go - higher
Go - high
Go - higher
Go - high
Go - higher

The song ends like this:

|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|0---0-0-3---0-0-|--0---0-2-0-3---|0---0-0-3---0-0-|--0---0-2-0-3---|

|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||
|0---0-0-3---0-0-|--0---0-2-0-3---|0---0-0-3---0-0-|----6---5---6---|0---------------||
GO!


Artist: OverKill
Song: Necroshine
Album: Necroshine

Transcribed by Kevin 'Agonymph' Pasman

Tuning: DGCF (1 step down)

This is another really easy tune to play. When I heard this one on the 'Wrecking Everything'-CD, I grabbed my bass and played most
of along good right away. This song is also mid-tempo and ultra heavy, enjoy!
The song starts of with some guitar effects and some nice percussion work. Every once in a while this part follows:

Intro:

F|----------------||
C|----------------||
G|----------------||
D|0--0---0--0--0--||

Please listen to the song for details of how many times you should play it. After the intro is over and the actual song starts,
this part comes:

Riff A (Play 6 times):

|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||
|0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-||
|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||
|7-----6-----5---|----------------|----------------|----------------||
|----------------|7-----6-----5-0-|--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-||

The bar above is the bass part, but I always like to play along the guitar part (which starts at the 5th time) on my bass, so I decided
to transcribe that part for bass too (the below bar). After playing Riff A 6 times, the bass actually keeps playing the D-note and the
guitar goes like this (the bass plays the last 4 measures just the same!):

Fill 1:

|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|7-----6-----5---|----------------|7-----6-----5---|----------------|
|----------------|7-----6-----5---|----------------|7-----6-----5---|

|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|7-----6-----5---|----------------|----------------|------------7---|
|----------------|7-----6-----5---|0-----2-----3---|5-----6---------|

|----------------|----------------||
|----------------|----------------||
|565656567-------|----------------||
|----------------|----------------||

This was actually the intro to the song, the intro is followed by this:

Riff B (Play 2 times):

|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|0-0---0-1-0---0-|0-0---0-1-0---0-|0-0---0-1-0---0-|0-0---0-5---6---|

|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||
|0-0---0-1-0---0-|0-0---0-1-0---0-|0-0---0-1-0---0-|1-0-0-1-0-0-1-0-||

When the verse starts, the first four measures are just for guitar (Joe Comeau's on 'Necroshine', Derek Tailer's on 'Wrecking
Everything') and Bobby's vocals. After that the below riff is played and Riff B is played once. Repeat that sequence and the verse is done.

Riff C:

|----------------|----------------||
|----------------|----------------||
|----------------|----------------||
|0---0---0-1---0-|--1---0-1-0-1---||

(1st verse)
You can take me out of my hell
You can't take my hell on out of me
Watch me here as I gel
But be carefull what you see

Since the Chorus is the same as the first part of the Pre-Chorus played twice, I decided to cut this riff in half.

Riff D1:

|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||
|0---2-3-0-2-3-0-|----2-3-0-2-3-0-|----2-3-0-2-3-0-|--2-3-0-2-3-5---||

(Pre-Chorus)
I cut across the waves
Some live and some enshrined

Riff D2:

|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||
|0---2-3-0-2-3-0-|----2-3-0-2-3-0-|----2-3-0-2-3---|0---------------||

I look into the light
Of the Necroshine

For the Chorus, play Riff D1 twice.

(1st Chorus)
Don't you worry about me
You know I'm doing fine
Basking in the light
Of the Necroshine

Then play Riff B 2 times (if you use this tab as a guitarist, notice that the first 2 measures are only for the bass this time!), then
repeat the verse sequence (4 guitar/vocal-measures, then Riff C, then Riff B and repeat the sequence) for the second verse.
What follows is also just the same as the previous verse; Riff D1, Riff D2 and twice Riff D1.

(2nd verse)
In the name of all that's sacred
In the name of misery
Watch me here as I turn red
And remember what you see

(Pre-Chorus)
I hunger for the taste
To fill my glass with wine
Away from the right
Into the Necroshine

(2nd Chorus)
Don't you ever doubt me
As you walk the line
Guided by the light
Of the Necroshine

Then there is a short interlude which is very similar to Riff A.

Fill 2:

|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||
|----------------|7-----6-----5---|----------------|----------------|----------------||
|0---------------|----------------|7-----6-----5---|0---------------|0---------------||

Then there is a short guitar break, to which bass, drums and the second guitar are added to every chord.

Fill 3:
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|--------0-0-0-0-|

|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||
|----------------|----------------|----------------|--------0-0-0-0-|--0-0-0-0-0-0---||

As long as you're using orientation points to remember where you are, this is where Derek yells "Fuck you!" on 'Wrecking Everyithing'.
The riff that follows is exactly the same melody as the guitar break, just this time with every instrument.

Riff E (Play 4 times, vocals enter 3rd time):

|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||
|0-3---0-3---0-3-|--0-3-----------|0-3---0-3---0-3-|--0-3---0-0-0-0-||

(Bridge)
I think that I have been reborn
Just a little better than before
I think I tried to tell myself
That I needed just a little more

Between every "verse" of the bridge, there is an interlude-type of riff, it goes like this:

Riff F (Play 2 times):

|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||
|----7-----------|----------------|----7-----------|----------------||
|0-0-----6---0-5-|--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|0-0-----6---0-5-|--0-0-0-0-0-3---||

Then Riff E is played 2 times, then Riff F 2 times, then play Riff E 4 times to finish the bridge

(Bridge)
They always tried to sell me
Hang me what I couldn't use
Always tried to get a little better
With an offer that I can't refuse

You can take me full of fire
You can take me as you find
Or you can leave me here
Where you gonna see me
Guided by the Necroshine
Necroshine
Necroshine
Necroshine

What follows before we return to Riff B is another short fill underneath the guitar playing riff B:

Fill 4:

|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|0---------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|

|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|----------------|--------5---6---|----------------|----------------|

|----------------|----------------|----------------||
|----------------|----------------|----------------||
|----------------|----------------|----------------||
|----------------|1-0-0-1-0-0-1-0-|1-0-0-1-0-0-1-0-||

Then Riff B is played twice and the song is finished with this part:

|----------------|----------------||
|----------------|----------------||
|----------------|----------------||
|0---0---0---0---|0---------------||

(Chorus)
Don't you worry about me
You know I'm doing fine
Basking in the light
Of the Necroshine
Don't you ever doubt me
As you walk the line
Guided by the light
Guided by the light
Of the Necroshine


Artist: OverKill
Song: Thunderhead
Album: Bloodletting

Transcribed by Kevin 'Agonymph' Pasman

Tuning: DGCF (1 step down)

This was the first OverKill-song I ever learnt to play. In fact, I learnt to play bass playing along with this song.
It's a mid-tempo song, but it has some really fast notes which are really fun to play. Enjoy!

Riff A (Intro):

F|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
C|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
G|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
D|0-0-0000-0000-0-|1-1-1-3---1---1-|1-0-0000-0000-0-|1-0-0000-0000-0-|

|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|0-0-0000-0000-0-|1-1-1-6---1---1-|1-0-0000-0000-0-|1-0-0000-0000-0-|

|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|0-0-0000-0000-0-|1-1-1-3---1---1-|1-0-0000-0000-0-|1-0-0000-0000-0-|

|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||
|0-0-0000-0000-0-|1-1-1-3---1---1-|1-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|1-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-||


Riff B (Play 6 times, vocals enter 3rd time):

|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||
|1-0-0000-0003-6-|1-0-0000-0003-6-|1-0-0000-0003-6-|1-0-00-01-0-00-0||

(1st verse)
Nothing but lying and killing and dying in this dream
Anything better than what we had better believe
No mention of freedom, no glory hallelu
No mention, your freedom, I'm coming home for you

Riff C (Play 4 times):

|----------------|----------------||
|----------------|----------------||
|----------------|----------------||
|6-5-65-6-5656565|6-5-65-6-5650---||

(Pre-Chorus)
Life was but a simple dream of doing what was right
Broken into pieces as day turned into night
Life was but a simple dream, now all I see is red
Broken into fragments by the Thunderhead

Riff D (Chorus):
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|0-0-0-0-0-0-6---|5---0-3---5-----|0-0-0-0-0-0-6---|5-0-00-05-0-00-0|
Send the word a- head Don't wanna be a-lone

|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|0-0-0-0-0-0-6---|5---0-3---5---0-|1-0-0-0-1-0-0-0-|1-0-0-0-0-------|
Time to wake the dead I'm coming home

|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|0-0-0-0-0-0-6---|5---0-3---5-----|0-0-0-0-0-0-6---|5-0-00-05-0-00-0|
Send the word a- head Now I'm cast in stone

|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|0-0-0-0-0-0-6---|5---0-3---5---0-|1-0-0-0-1-0-0-0-|1-0-0-0-0-------|
Fear the Thunderhead I'm coming home Thunderhead

|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|1-0-0-0-1-0-0-0-|1-0-0-0-006-006-|1-0-0-0-1-0-0-0-|1-0-0-0-0-------|
I'm coming home Thunderhead I'm coming home Thunderhead

|----------------|----------------||
|----------------|----------------||
|----------------|----------------||
|1-0-0-0-1-0-0-0-|1-0-0-0-0-------||
I'm coming...

Play Riff B 4 times

(2nd verse)
Everyone crying and burning and frying in my dream
Everyone needs just a little bit more to believe
Intention, no bleeding, thinking what I have to do
Intention, more bleeding, I'm coming home for you

Play Riff C 4 times

(Pre-Chorus)
Life was but a simple dream of doing what was right
Broken into pieces as day turned into night
Life was but a simple dream, now all I see is red
Broken into fragments by the Thunderhead

Play Riff D

(Chorus)
Send the word ahead, don't wanna be alone
Time to wake the dead, I'm coming home
Send the word ahead, now I'm cast in stone
Fear the Thunderhead, I'm coming home (Thunderhead)
I'm coming home (Thunderhead)
I'm coming home (Thunderhead)
I'm coming...

What follows is a short break (2 measures) for the guitar, filled by this part, let's call it Fill 1:

|----------------|----------------||
|----------------|----------------||
|----------------|----------------||
|----------------|------------4-7-||

Riff E is pretty much the follow-up for that, play it 4 times:

|----------------|----------------||
|----------------|----------------||
|----------------|----------------||
|6---6---6---6---|6---6---6---4-7-||

Riff F (Play 4 times):

|----------------|----------------||
|----------------|----------------||
|----------------|----------------||
|3-2-22-2-2323232|3-2-22-2-2320---||

Riff G:

|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|6-5-55-5-5656565|6-5-55-5-5653-5-|6-5-55-5-5656565|6-5-55-5-5650---|

|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||
|3-2-32-3-2323232|3-2-32-3-232--2-|3-2-32-3-2323232|3-2-32-3-232----||
|----------------|------------5---|----------------|------------0---||

Another guitar break follows, after 8 measures the bass enters together with the second guitar:

Fill 2:

|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|----0------0----|----0------0----|----0------0----|----0------0----|

|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|323232-3-2323232|323232-3-2323232|323232-3-2323232|323232-3-232----|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|------------0---|

Play Riff C 2 times:

(Pre-Chorus)
Life was but a simple dream of doing what was right
Broken into pieces as day turned into night

Play Riff D:

(Chorus)
Send the word ahead, don't wanna be alone
Time to wake the dead, I'm coming home
Send the word ahead, now I'm cast in stone
Fear the Thunderhead, I'm coming home (Thunderhead)
I'm coming home (Thunderhead)
I'm coming home (Thunderhead)
I'm coming...

Then repeat the chorus from the second "I'm coming home"
Then play Riff B 2 times:

(3rd verse)
Nothing but lying and killing and dying in this dream
Anything better than what we had better believe

Then close with:

|----||
|----||
|----||
|1-0-||

That's pretty much it, easy isn't it?


Artist: OverKill
Song: Devil By The Tail
Album: KillBox 13

Transcribed by Kevin 'Agonymph' Pasman

Tuning: C# F# B# E#

While tabbing 'Damned', I found out that also the album's opener 'Devil By The Tail' is played in the C#-tuning. I guess probably
the rest of the album will also be in that tuning (though 'Crystal Clear' sounds like it's tuned lower), so I might do some more
tunes of 'KillBox 13' later this week.
'Devil By The Tail' starts out with some slides on the bass, I have really no idea how these slides exactly are, but the bass riff
that follows goes like this (the way I transcribed it, the song looks pretty fast but it's just played at 120 BPM):

Riff A (Play 10 times, guitars and drums enter 3rd time):

E#|----------------|----------------||
B#|----------------|----------------||
F#|----------------|----------------||
C#|2--02-0-22-02---|2--02-0-22-03-0-||

Then, after the first solo, there is a part which is mainly guitar work, but it has some instrumental support though

Fill 1:
2x
|----------------|----------------||
|----------------|----------------||
|----------------|----------------||
|2---------------|2--2----2--2----||

|----------------|----------------||
|----------------|----------------||
|----------------|----------------||
|2---------------|----------------||

The verses aren't that hard to play either:

Riff B:
2x
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||
|2--22-0-2-2-0---|2--22-0-2-2-0---|2--22-0-2-2-0---|2--22-0-22-02-0-||

|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|6---6---6---5---|6---6---6---5---|22222-0-2-2-2-0-|22222-0-2-2-2-0-|

|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|6---6---6---5---|6---6---6---5---|2222555544443333|2222555544443333||

(1st verse)
Oh to be the fire, I am just a man
Oh to walk the wire, believing that I can
And reach on down your throat to tear it out
Find out what the beatings all about

Now the Chorus:

Riff C:

|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|----------------|--------3-------|----------------|----------------|
|2-2-0-2---2-0-2-|--2-0-2-----3---|2-2-0-2---2-0-2-|--2-0-2-5--6--7-|
Justify my envy Jealousy to fail in

|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||
|----------------|--------3-------|----------------|----------------||
|2-2-0-2---2-0-2-|--2-0-2-----3---|2-2-0-2---2-0-2-|--2-0-2---------||
Perfect, deadly harmony hold the Devil by the tail

Fill 2:

|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||
|2-2-0-2---2-0-2-|--2-0-2---2-0-2-|--2-0-2---2-0-2-|----------------||
Devil by the tail

Then play Riff A 4 times, followed by this:

Fill 3:

|----------------|----------------|----------------||
|----------------|----------------|----------------||
|----------------|----------------|----------------||
|2---------------|2---2---2---2---|2---2---2-------||

For the 2nd verse, play Riff B and Riff C again, after that, repeat Fill 2 and instead of the last D#, hold a D (lowest string, 1st fret)

(2nd verse)
Oh to slay the liar, he speaks for me, a man
Oh to try, conspire, believing that I can
And reach into your heart to pull it out
Find out what the beating's all about

(Chorus)
Justify my envy
Jealousy to fail
In perfect, deadly harmony
Hold the Devil by the tail
Devil by the tail

Then we enter the faster part, first, the guitar plays for 8 measures, when the bass and drums enter, the bass plays this easy riff,
during the bridge as well:

Riff D (Play 8 times, vocals enter 5th time):

|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||
|0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-||

(Bridge)
Run your Devil up the pole
Into my domain
The forgotten drool, like rabid dogs
By any other name
They growl, they bark, they gnaw at me
I still hear them wail
Play to hold what I hold
A Devil by the tail

During the "DEVIL...by the TAIL"-part, the bass plays this

Riff E:

|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||
|0-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|2-3---3---3---3-|0-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|2-3---3---3---3-||
Devil by the tail

Then repeat riff D once

(Bridge)
Run your devil out your soul
By any other name

The second "DEVIL...by the TAIL"-part is pretty much the same as the first one, except for the last measure

Fill 4:

|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||
|0-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|2-3---3---3---3-|0-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|2-3---5-6-------||
Devil by the tail

Then repeat Riff D once and play Riff E twice. After that, repeat Riff D 4 times.

(Bridge)
Devil, devil, devil, devil

Hey mr. Lucifer, do you have my pay?
I'm done with working here as of today
Hey mr. Savior, to you ever seem to fail?
And got what I got, a Devil by the tail

The finishing riff is repeated until the end of the song

Riff F (Repeat and fade):

|----------------|----------------||
|----------------|----------------||
|----------------|----------------||
|0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|0-3---3---3---1-||

(Bridge)
Devil, devil, devil, devil

Devil by the tail (Repeat and fade)

That's it, not too hard to play and cool to listen to.


Artist: OverKill
Song: Damned
Album: KillBox 13

Transcribed by Kevin 'Agonymph' Pasman

Tuning: C# F# B# E# (1 step down)

I am normally not too fond of half tuning, but for this great tune from OverKill's latest album, it's a lot easier to tune the bass
to a C#-tuning. This is the first request tab I handle, but I'm quite sure it will work out just fine.
The song starts out with just some guitar work (with some hi-hats underneath), the last measure of this intro just contains a E-note
(lowest string, 3rd fret) after that, Hell breaks loose and DD plays this (the same Dave plays during the intro):

Riff A (Play twice):

E#|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||
B#|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||
F#|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||
C#|0---3-0-6---5-6-|0---3-0-6-6-5-6-|0---3-0-6---5-6-|3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-||

The following riff (which actually starts out with a bass break) contains a lot of hammerons and pulloffs which might be a little
tricky to play. But practice makes perfect :)

Riff B (Play 4 times):

|----------------|----------------||
|----------------|----------------||
|----------------|----------------||
|3h4p3h4p3h4p3---|--3--h4p3h4p3---||

The verses are compiled of Riff C (see below) 4 times and Riff B 4 times. Then play Riff C 4 times again and you've got the verse.

Riff C:

|----------------|----------------||
|----------------|----------------||
|----7-------7---|----7-----------||
|0-0---0-0-0---0-|0-0---0-0-3-5-3-||

(1st verse)
Took a little time before we're done to love me
Took a little more than I ever did before
Took your bad intentions
Took your all excite
And if I didn't mention
Took my inhuman rights
It's a heavy-weight title 'bout
The more I live, the more I find out

For the Chorus, return to Riff A again, play it 4 times, with the only exception that the very last measure is replaced by this:

Fill 1:

|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||
|3-3-----3-3-----|3-3-----3-3-----|3-3-----3-3-----|3---------------||

(Chorus)
Damned, for if I love me
Damned, for if I care
Damned, for all the make ya feel betters
As the damned scream this ain't fair
Damned, for if I love me
Damned, for if I care
Damned, for all the make ya feel betters
As the damned scream this ain't fair

Then the second verse starts, just repeat the verse sequence again (Riff C 4 times, Riff B 4 times and Riff C 4 times again). The
Chorus after that is actually just Riff A 4 times, so no Fill 1 this time!

(2nd verse)
Had a little time before I went and fucked me
Had a little trouble, getting up off the floor
Had your "I'm not like that"
Hand up in my face
Head bobbing like a wet rat
No love for the human race
The more fuel, the farther I go
The more I live, the more I...no-no-no

(Chorus)
Damned, for if I love me
Damned, for if I care
Damned, for all the make ya feel betters
As the damned scream this ain't fair
Damned, for if I love me
Damned, for if I care
Damned, for all the make ya feel betters
As the damned scream this ain't fair

The bridge starts out with 4 measures for guitar only, after that, the bass enters as well as the drums and the second guitar.

Riff D (Play 6 times, vocals enter 3rd time):

|----------------|----------------||
|----------------|----------------||
|----------------|----------------||
|6-6-----6-6-----|6-6-----6-6-----||

(Bridge)
Damned if I do and damned if I don't
Damned if I will and damned if I won't
Damned for your screaming that this ain't fair
God damn your dreaming 'cause I don't care

Underneath the solo, the bass plays this:

Riff E (Play twice):
3x
|----------------|----------------||
|----------------|----------------||
|----------------|----------------||
|0-0-0-1---0---0-|0-0-1---0-0-1---||

|----------------|----------------||
|----------------|----------------||
|----------------|----------------||
|0-0-0-1---0---0-|3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-||

Basically, you return to the beginning of the song now. Play Riff B 4 times and start the verse. The only difference in the last
verse is that instead of playing Riff B 4 times, you play it 3 times (leave out the last measure) and you leave out the last 4
times you played Riff C. The Chorus is the same as the first Chorus again; Riff A 4 times and the last measure is replaced by
Fill 1 once again.

(3rd verse)
Took a little time before you tried to do me
Made a little spot for you right there on the floor
So fuck your good intentions
Fuck your human rights
Fuck your finger in my face
This time I'm gonna bite

(Chorus)
Damned, for if I love me
Damned, for if I care
Damned, for all the make ya feel betters
As the damned scream this ain't fair
Damned, for if I love me
Damned, for if I care
Damned, for all the make ya feel betters
As the damned scream this ain't fair

Then the song is over. Easy isn't it? Didn't realize that until I tried to transcribe it. Thanks to whoever requested this tab!


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