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Metallica tabs for Fade to black

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Fade To Black From "Ride the Lightning" by Metallica

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NOTE:	I’ve tried to include as much information below as is given in the
original tablature. It might make it more difficult to understand but it’s all
there if you want it. At the top of each section of tab is the chord for the
bar (bar lines included). I haven’t included note lengths or rests. You’ll have
to listen to the actual song and work them out for yourself. The bar lines
should give you an idea towards timing. The song’s in 4/4 time, 116 bpm.
All tab markings are at the top of the tab. Markings used:
	P  - pull off.
	H  - hammer on.
	T  - tap - fret at note shown, tap at note in brackets.
     .---. - sustained note.
       sl  - slide.
   vibrato - vibrate string. (or use tremolo).
       )  - bend and release
      /
        )  - string bend (usually full - f)
       /
       //  - repeat previous beat (used for 1/16 notes)
      ’/,  - repeat previous measure (bar)
	x  - rake - drag pick across strings shown from low to high


    Bm(flat 6)     A chord diagramBm/ABm/A            Bm(flat 6)       A chord diagramA/C#A/C#

     Rhy. Fig 1 (acoustic guitar)                      end Rhy Fig 1
e |----------------|---------------|---------------|---------------|
A chord diagramBB |----------------|---------------|---------------|---------------|
A chord diagramG+G |-----0----------|----0----------|----0----------|----2----------|
A chord diagramD MajorD |---4---4---4---4|--4---4---4---4|--4---4---4---4|--2---2---2---2|
A chord diagramA augmentedA |-2-------2---5--|0-------0---5--|2-------2---5--|4-------4---0--|
A chord diagramE MajorE |----------------|---------------|---------------|---------------|
  |                                                   		   |
  | 				 Elec Gtr. w/flanger or chorus     |
e |----------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramBB |---------------------------------------------------------------7|
A chord diagramG+G |-------------------------------------------------------------7--|
A chord diagramD MajorD |----------------------------------------------------------/9----|
A chord diagramA augmentedA |----------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramE MajorE |----------------------------------------------------------------|


         w/Rhy Fig 1 (4 times)
    Bm(flat 6)        A chord diagramBm/ABm/A            Bm(flat 6)
                                            .--------------.
          sl                      .---.    ’  P  P  sl H  P ’
e |-----------------|---------------|------------------------------|
A chord diagramBB |---7--8/10--8--10|-12--10--8--10-|(10)--12--10--87--8--7-----7-|
A chord diagramG+G |-----------------|---------------|-------------------------9----|
A chord diagramD MajorD |-9---------------|---------------|------------------------------|
A chord diagramA augmentedA |-----------------|---------------|------------------------------|
A chord diagramE MajorE |-----------------|---------------|------------------------------|


    A chord diagramA/C#A/C#                 Bm(flat 6)    A chord diagramBm/ABm/A       Bm(flat 6)       A chord diagramA/C#A/C#
      H                     .---.    sl     P                    sl  vibrato
e |---------------------|-------------|----------|----------------|-----------|
A chord diagramBB |-7--8--7-----7-------|-------------|---------8|-7------------8/|10^^^^^^^^-|
A chord diagramG+G |----------9-----9--7-|-----------7|6--7--6---|----------------|-----------|
A chord diagramD MajorD |---------------------|7--9--(9)---|----------|----------------|-----------|
A chord diagramA augmentedA |---------------------|-------------|----------|----------------|-----------|
A chord diagramE MajorE |---------------------|-------------|----------|----------------|-----------|


                                                                A chord diagramBm/ABm/A
            Bm(flat 6)                                   full )
                               P                             /      vibrato
e |-----14-|19--14----------15--14-----------------------------|--------------|
A chord diagramBB |-16-----|--------15--------------15------17--15--14---------|--------------|
A chord diagramG+G |--------|------------16--------------14--------------16--14-|(14)^^^^^^^^--|
A chord diagramD MajorD |--------|---------------------------------------------------|--------------|
A chord diagramA augmentedA |--------|---------------------------------------------------|--------------|
A chord diagramE MajorE |--------|---------------------------------------------------|--------------|


                                Bm(flat 6)                              A chord diagramA/C#A/C#
       H      vibrato      H                       H   P           H
e |----------------------------|---------------------------------------|------|
A chord diagramBB |----------------------------|--------14--15--14--15--14------14--15-|14----|
A chord diagramG+G |-14--16---------------------|14--16----------------------16---------|------|
A chord diagramD MajorD |---------14^^^^^^^^--14--16-|---------------------------------------|------|
A chord diagramA augmentedA |----------------------------|---------------------------------------|------|
A chord diagramE MajorE |----------------------------|---------------------------------------|------|


                            Bm(flat 6_                 A chord diagramBm/ABm/A
                                     vibrato
e |-19--17---15---15---17-|14------------------14--15-|14----------14--15-----|
A chord diagramBB |-----------------------|----15---------------------|----15-----------------|
A chord diagramG+G |-----------------------|--------16^^^^^^^^---------|--------14-------------|
A chord diagramD MajorD |-----------------------|---------------------------|-----------------------|
A chord diagramA augmentedA |-----------------------|---------------------------|-----------------------|
A chord diagramE MajorE |-----------------------|---------------------------|-----------------------|


    Bm(flat 6)     A chord diagramA/C#A/C#   A chord diagramF6F6              E/G#            E/B

e |-14------17--15-|14---|---------------|---------------|------------12--13--|
A chord diagramBB |-----16---------|-----|---------------|---------------|12--13--15----------|
A chord diagramG+G |----------------|-----|---------------|--------12--14-|--------------------|
A chord diagramD MajorD |----------------|-----|------------12-|14--15---------|--------------------|
A chord diagramA augmentedA |----------------|-----|12--14--15-----|---------------|--------------------|
A chord diagramE MajorE |----------------|-----|---------------|---------------|--------------------|


           H   P
e |-15--13--15--13-----||
A chord diagramBB |-----------------15-||
A chord diagramG+G |--------------------||
A chord diagramD MajorD |--------------------||
A chord diagramA augmentedA |--------------------||
A chord diagramE MajorE |--------------------||


  A chord diagramA minorAm                          A chord diagramC majorC                         A chord diagramG+G
                       H                         T   T      T
e| -17------------------------|-------------------------|---------------12----|
A chord diagramBB|.------------------0--1-----|-------------------------|3(15)----------------|
A chord diagramG+G| -2-------------------------|-0-----------------4(16)-|---------------------|
A chord diagramD MajorD|.---------------------------|----------------5(17)----|---------------------|
A chord diagramA augmentedA| ---------------------------|-------------------------|---------------------|
A chord diagramE MajorE| ---------------------------|-------------------------|---------------------|
 |                                                                            |
 |                                                                            |
 | Rhy. Fig. 2                                                                |
 |    H                 H                         H                           |
e| -------------0-------------|-----------0-------------|-----------3-----3--3|
A chord diagramBB|.-0--1--------------------1-|(1)--1-----------------0-|(0)--3---------------|
A chord diagramG+G| -2-----2-----------0--2----|-0---------------0--2----|-0---------------2--0|
A chord diagramD MajorD|.-2--------2-----2----------|-2------2-----2----------|--------0-----0------|
A chord diagramA augmentedA| -0-------------------------|-3-----------------------|---------------------|
A chord diagramE MajorE| ---------------------------|-------------------------|-3-------------------|


    A chord diagramE minorEm                  A chord diagramA minorAm                           A chord diagramC majorC
                                                                       T   T
e |-10----------------|----------------------------|--------------------------|
A chord diagramBB |--8----------------|--------------------------1-|--------------------------|
A chord diagramG+G |--9----------------|-2--------------------------|-0------------------4(16)-|
A chord diagramD MajorD |-------------------|----------------------------|-----------------5(17)----|
A chord diagramA augmentedA |-------------------|----------------------------|--------------------------|
A chord diagramE MajorE |-------------------|----------------------------|--------------------------|
  |                                                                           |
  |                                                                           |
  |                                                                           |
  |               sl      H                  H                         H      |
e |-------------------|-------------0--------------|-----------0--------------|
A chord diagramBB |----------0--(1)/3-|-0--1---------------------1-|(1)--1-----------------0--|
A chord diagramG+G |-0--------0--(2)/4-|-2-----2------------0--2----|-0---------------0--2-----|
A chord diagramD MajorD |----2--------------|-2--------2-----2-----------|-2------2-----2-----------|
A chord diagramA augmentedA |-------2-----------|-0--------------------------|-3------------------------|
A chord diagramE MajorE |-0-----------------|----------------------------|--------------------------|


    A chord diagramG+G                           A chord diagramE minorEm
       T                    T      T
e |---------------------------|-3(15)------------------ ||
A chord diagramBB |-3(15)----------------5(17)|------------------------.||
A chord diagramG+G |---------------------------|------------------------ ||
A chord diagramD MajorD |---------------------------|------------------------.||
A chord diagramA augmentedA |---------------------------|------------------------ ||
A chord diagramE MajorE |---------------------------|------------------------ ||
  |                                                     |
  |                                                     |
  |                                                     |
  |                   H P                         sl    |
e |------------3--------------|-0---------------------- ||
A chord diagramBB |-(0)--3--------------------|-0-----------0--(1)/3---.||
A chord diagramG+G |--0---------------0-2-0--0-|-0-----------0--(2)/4--- ||
A chord diagramD MajorD |---------0-----0-----------|-2-----2----------------.||
A chord diagramA augmentedA |---------------------------|----------2------------- ||
A chord diagramE MajorE |--3------------------------|----0------------------- ||



FILL 2                       FILL 3
e |------------3----------|  |-------|
A chord diagramBB |-(0)--3-----------3----|  |-------|
A chord diagramG+G |--0------------------2-|  |-0-----|
A chord diagramD MajorD |---------0-----0-------|  |-------|
A chord diagramA augmentedA |-----------------------|  |-------|
A chord diagramE MajorE |--3--------------------|  |-3-----|


1st,2nd verses
w/Rhy. Fig. 2

   A chord diagramA minorAm			A chord diagramC majorC		A chord diagramG+G		   A chord diagramE minorEm

1. Life it seems will fade away.....
2. Things not what they used to be...........


   A chord diagramA minorAm			A chord diagramC majorC		A chord diagramG+G		   A chord diagramE minorEm

1. Getting lost within myself.......................
2. Deathly lost, this can’t be real..........


W/Rhy. Fig 2 (1st 7 bars only)
   A chord diagramA minorAm			A chord diagramC majorC		A chord diagramG+G		   A chord diagramE minorEm

1. I have lost the will to ...........
2. Emptiness is filling me................


   A chord diagramA minorAm			A chord diagramC majorC		A chord diagramG+G

1. There is nothing more for ...........
2. Growing darkness taking dawn.............


  w/Fill 3
    A chord diagramE MajorE+5                        A chord diagramA augmentedA                     A chord diagramC majorC
  |
1.|__me free
2.|__     he’s 		 gone____________.
  |
e |------------------------|| ---------------------|----------------------|
A chord diagramBB |-5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5-||.-0--2--2-------------|-5--5--5--------------|
A chord diagramG+G |-5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5-|| -2--2--2-------------|-5--5--5--------------|
A chord diagramD MajorD |-2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2-||.-2--2--2-------------|-5--5--5--------------|
A chord diagramA augmentedA |------------------------|| -0--0--0-----------5-|-3--3--3-----------5--|
A chord diagramE MajorE |-0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0-|| ----------0--0--3----|----------0--0--3-----|


    A chord diagramA augmentedA        A chord diagramD5D5  A chord diagramE MajorE            (A chord diagramC5C5      A chord diagramA augmentedA                     A chord diagramC majorC
                                  A chord diagramG/BG/B)
e |------------|---------------------|---------------------|------------------|
A chord diagramBB |-2--2--2----|-9--9--9-------------|-0--2--2-------------|-5--5--5----------|
A chord diagramG+G |-2--2--2--7-|-9--9--9-------------|-2--2--2-------------|-5--5--5----------|
A chord diagramD MajorD |-2--2--2--7-|-9--9--9--------5--5-|-2--2--2-------------|-5--5--5----------|
A chord diagramA augmentedA |-0--0--0--5-|-7--7--7--------3--2-|-0--0--0-----------5-|-3--3--3---------5|
A chord diagramE MajorE |------------|----------0--0-------|----------0--0--3----|---------0--0--3--|


    A chord diagramA augmentedA               A chord diagramE MajorE

e |---------------|---- ||
A chord diagramBB |-2--2--2-------|----.||
A chord diagramG+G |-2--2--2-------|-1-- ||
A chord diagramD MajorD |-2--2--2-------|-2--.||
A chord diagramA augmentedA |-0--0--0--5--4-|-2-- ||
A chord diagramE MajorE |----------4--2-|-0-- ||



 Interlude
 w/Rhy. Fig. 2
    A chord diagramA minorAm                  A chord diagramC majorC                         A chord diagramG+G
                                   sl                       sl
	e |------------------|-------------------------|-----------------|
Gtr 1	A chord diagramBB |-10^^^^^^--10--12-|-13^^^^^^--13/15--13--12-|-----------------|
Gtr 2  	A chord diagramG+G |--9^^^^^^---9--11-|-12^^^^^^--12/14--12--11-|-12^^^^^^--12/14-|
	A chord diagramD MajorD |------------------|-------------------------|-12^^^^^^--12/14-|
	A chord diagramA augmentedA |------------------|-------------------------|-----------------|
	A chord diagramE MajorE |------------------|-------------------------|-----------------|

    A chord diagramE minorEm                     A chord diagramA minorAm                     A chord diagramC majorC    full  )
              sl     sl      sl                             /
e |----------------------|---------------------|-------------------------|
A chord diagramBB |----------------------|------------------12-|-13^^^^^^--15------13----|
A chord diagramG+G |-9^^^^^^--9/11--11/12-|-12/14^^^^^^--14--11-|-12^^^^^^--14------12----|
A chord diagramD MajorD |-9^^^^^^--9/11--11/12-|-12/14^^^^^^--14-----|-------------------------|
A chord diagramA augmentedA |----------------------|---------------------|-------------------------|
A chord diagramE MajorE |----------------------|---------------------|-------------------------|

        full (Gtr I + II)
    A chord diagramG+G  )   )   )   )
      /   /   /   /
e |----------------|----------------------|
A chord diagramBB |-15--15--15--15-|-(15)^^^^^^-----------|
A chord diagramG+G |-14--14--14--14-|-(14)^^^^^^-----------|
A chord diagramD MajorD |----------------|----------------------|
A chord diagramA augmentedA |----------------|----------------------|
A chord diagramE MajorE |----------------|----------------------|


  Rhy. Fig. 3
  Faster 144 bpm

    A chord diagramD5D5 A chord diagramE5E5       A chord diagramD5D5 A chord diagramE5E5   A chord diagramG5G5  A chord diagramF#5F#5  A chord diagramD5D5
     sl                sl
e |-----------|----------------|----------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramBB |-----------|----------------|----------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramG+G |-7/9--9--9-|-7--9--9/12--11-|-7--7--7-------------------------------------4|
A chord diagramD MajorD |-7/9--9--9-|-7--9--9/12--11-|-7--7--7--9--9--9--7--7--7--5--5--5--4--4--4--|
A chord diagramA augmentedA |-5/7--7--7-|-5--7--7/10---9-|-5--5--5--------------------------------------|
A chord diagramE MajorE |-----------|----------------|----------------------------------------------|


    A chord diagramD5D5 A chord diagramE5E5       A chord diagramD5D5 A chord diagramE5E5   A chord diagramG5G5  A chord diagramF#5F#5  A chord diagramD5D5
     sl                sl
e |-----------|----------------|----------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramBB |-----------|----------------|----------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramG+G |-7/9--9--9-|-7--9--9/12--11-|-7--7--7--------------------------------------|
A chord diagramD MajorD |-7/9--9--9-|-7--9--9/12--11-|-7--7--7--9--9--9--7--7--7--5--5--5--4--4--4-5|
A chord diagramA augmentedA |-5/7--7--7-|-5--7--7/10---9-|-5--5--5--------------------------------------|
A chord diagramE MajorE |-----------|----------------|----------------------------------------------|


  Bridge
  w/Rhy. Fig. 3

   A chord diagramD5D5 A chord diagramE5E5                        A chord diagramD5D5  A chord diagramE5E5      A chord diagramG5G5  A chord diagramF#5F#5          A chord diagramD5D5

1. No one but me		.......
2. Yesterday seems     		...................

   A chord diagramD5D5  A chord diagramE5E5      			A chord diagramD5D5    A chord diagramE5E5       A chord diagramG5G5  A chord diagramF#5F#5   A chord diagramD5D5

1. Now I can’t think, 		.............
2. Death greats me warm, 	.............


	  w/Rhy. Fig. 3
	   A chord diagramD5D5 A chord diagramE5E5             A chord diagramD5D5 A chord diagramE5E5    A chord diagramG5G5  A chord diagramF#5F#5        A chord diagramD5D5
	     sl                sl
	e |-----------------|----------------------|-----------------------|
Gtr I	A chord diagramBB |-7/8--9--8^^^^^^-|-7/8--8--12--10^^^^^^-|-7--7-----------12--12-|
	A chord diagramG+G |-----------------|----------------------|-------7^^^^^^---------|
Gtr II	A chord diagramD MajorD |-7/9--9--9^^^^^^-|-7/9--9--12--11^^^^^^-|-7--7--7^^^^^^--12--12-|
	A chord diagramA augmentedA |-----------------|----------------------|-----------------------|
	A chord diagramE MajorE |-----------------|----------------------|-----------------------|


    N.C. (no chord)                      A chord diagramD5D5 A chord diagramE5E5             A chord diagramD5D5 A chord diagramE5E5    A chord diagramG5G5  A chord diagramF#5F#5
                                           sl                sl
e |-------------------------------------|-----------------|-------------------|
A chord diagramBB |-12--10--10--10--8--8--8--7--7--7----|-7/8--8--8^^^^^^-|-7/8--8--12--10^^^^|
A chord diagramG+G |-------------------------------------|-----------------|-------------------|
A chord diagramD MajorD |-12--11--11--11--9--9--9--7--7--7--9-|-7/9--9--9^^^^^^-|-7/9--9--12--10^^^^|
A chord diagramA augmentedA |-------------------------------------|-----------------|-------------------|
A chord diagramE MajorE |-------------------------------------|-----------------|-------------------|


	    A chord diagramD5D5                       N.C.

	e |------------------------|-----------------------------------------||
	A chord diagramBB |-------------------7--7-|-7----5--5--5----3--3--3----2--2--2----3-||
Gtr I	A chord diagramG+G |-11--11--11^^^^^^--7--7-|-7----6--6--6----4--4--4----2--2--2----4-||
Gtr II	A chord diagramD MajorD |--7---7---8^^^^^^-------|-----------------------------------------||
Gtr II	A chord diagramA augmentedA |--9---9---9^^^^^^-------|-----------------------------------------||
	A chord diagramE MajorE |------------------------|-----------------------------------------||


     N.C.       A chord diagramE5E5     N.C.         A chord diagramG5G5  A chord diagramF#5F#5  N.C.        A chord diagramD MajorD

e | ------------------|--------------------|----------------------------------|
A chord diagramBB |.------------------|--------------------|-------------7--------------------|
A chord diagramG+G | -------------9--9-|-------------12--11-|-------------7--------------------|
A chord diagramD MajorD |.-------------9--9-|-------------12--11-|-------------7--------------------|
A chord diagramA augmentedA | -------------7--7-|-------------10---9-|-------------5--9--9--9--7--7--7--|
A chord diagramE MajorE | -0--0--0--0-------|-0--0--0--0---------|-0--0--0--0-----------------------|



e |----------------------------------- ||
A chord diagramBB |-----------------------------------.||
A chord diagramG+G |--------------------------------4-- ||
A chord diagramD MajorD |-9--7--7--7--5--5--5--4--4--4--(5)-.||
A chord diagramA augmentedA |----------------------------------- ||
A chord diagramE MajorE |----------------------------------- ||


  Rhy. Fig. 4
  Two Gtrs. Gtr II to left of !
  Riff A chord diagramA augmentedA Gtr I                                A chord diagramA5A5
         sl                                      sl
e |--------------|--------------------------|------------|--------------------|
A chord diagramBB |--------------|--------------------------|------------|--------------------|
A chord diagramG+G |--------------|--------------------------|------------|--------------------|
A chord diagramD MajorD |------/4--2!5-|-(2/5)--4--2--------------|----/4--2!5-|-(2!5)--4--2--------|
A chord diagramA augmentedA |-2!5----------|--------5--4--2!5--4------|-4----------|--------5--4--2/5---|
A chord diagramE MajorE |--------------|-------------------5--2!5-|-5----------|--------------------|

             A chord diagramG5G5                                     A chord diagramA5A5
                sl                                      sl
e |--------|------------|--------------------------|------------|
A chord diagramBB |--------|------------|--------------------------|------------|
A chord diagramG+G |--------|------------|--------------------------|------------|
A chord diagramD MajorD |--------|----/4--2!5-|-(2!5)--4--2--------------|----/4--2!5-|
A chord diagramA augmentedA |-4------|-2----------|--------5--4--2!5--4------|-4----------|
A chord diagramE MajorE |-5--2/5-|-3----------|-------------------5--2!5-|-5----------|


                             w/Rhy. Fig. 4 & Riff A chord diagramA augmentedA (till fade)
                             A chord diagramB5B5                         )  )  )  ) <- all full
                                 lead gtr.   sl        /  /  /  /
e |----------------------||-------|-------------------------------|-----------|
A chord diagramBB |----------------------||-------|-------------------------------|-----------|
A chord diagramG+G |----------------------||-------|-----------------7--9--9--9--9-|-----------|
A chord diagramD MajorD |-(2!5)--7--5--4--2--4-||-------|----------/9--9----------------|-----------|
A chord diagramA augmentedA |--------5--4--2-------||-------|-------------------------------|-----------|
A chord diagramE MajorE |-----------------5--2-||-------|-------------------------------|-----------|

           ) full               A chord diagramG5G5
          /       P               H     H  P        H            H
e |----------------------------|------------------------------|---------------|
A chord diagramBB |--------------------------7-|-7--8--7--8--7-----7--8--7----|-7--8--7----10-|
A chord diagramG+G |-(9)--9--(9)--7--9--9--9----|----------------7-----------7-|----------7----|
A chord diagramD MajorD |----------------------------|------------------------------|---------------|
A chord diagramA augmentedA |----------------------------|------------------------------|---------------|
A chord diagramE MajorE |----------------------------|------------------------------|---------------|

                                                           A chord diagramB5B5
              sl            H
e |-----------|-----------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
A chord diagramBB |-10--8--10/|12--10--8--8--10--8--7-|-8--10-----8-------|-------------------|
A chord diagramG+G |-----------|-----------------------|--------9-----9--7-|-------------7--9--|
A chord diagramD MajorD |-----------|-----------------------|-------------------|-7--9--9--9--------|
A chord diagramA augmentedA |-----------|-----------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
A chord diagramE MajorE |-----------|-----------------------|-------------------|-------------------|

                                  A chord diagramA5A5
     ) full                       ) f        ) f        ) f       ) f
    /                            /      P   /      P   /     P   /       P
e |-----------------------------|----7----------7---------7-------------------|
A chord diagramBB |-----------------------------|------10-7-------10-7------10-7-----7--10-7--|
A chord diagramG+G |-9--(9)--7--9--7--7-----7--9-|-9----------9----------9---------9-----------|
A chord diagramD MajorD |---------------------9-------|---------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramA augmentedA |-----------------------------|---------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramE MajorE |-----------------------------|---------------------------------------------|


     )f           )f          )f          )f
    /        P   /       P   /       P   /        P            P     P
e |-----------------7-----------7-----------7-|-10-7------7--10-7--10-7-------|
A chord diagramBB |----7--10--7--------10-7--------10-7-------|-------10-----------------10---|
A chord diagramG+G |-9------------9-----------9-----------9----|-------------------------------|
A chord diagramD MajorD |-------------------------------------------|-------------------------------|
A chord diagramA augmentedA |-------------------------------------------|-------------------------------|
A chord diagramE MajorE |-------------------------------------------|-------------------------------|


         P     P             P            P     P            P     P
e |-7--10-7--10-7------7-|-10-7------7--10-7--10-7------7--10-7--10-7------7--|
A chord diagramBB |----------------10----|-------10-----------------10-----------------10-----|
A chord diagramG+G |----------------------|----------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramD MajorD |----------------------|----------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramA augmentedA |----------------------|----------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramE MajorE |----------------------|----------------------------------------------------|


      )f  )f
     /   /
e |-10--10--10--8--7--8--7-----|-7--------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramBB |-------------------------10-|----10--8--10--8--7--8--7-----7---------------|
A chord diagramG+G |----------------------------|---------------------------9-----9--7---------|
A chord diagramD MajorD |----------------------------|----------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramA augmentedA |----------------------------|----------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramE MajorE |----------------------------|----------------------------------------------|


   A chord diagramB5B5                                               A chord diagramA5A5
               P                                              P
e |---------------------|-------7----------------|----------------------------|
A chord diagramBB |----------8--7-----7-|-8-10----10--8--7-------|----------8--7-----7--------|
A chord diagramG+G |----------------9----|-------------------9--7-|----------------9-----------|
A chord diagramD MajorD |-7--9--9-------------|------------------------|-7--9--9--------------------|
A chord diagramA augmentedA |---------------------|------------------------|----------------------------|
A chord diagramE MajorE |---------------------|------------------------|----------------------------|


                                A chord diagramG5G5

e |--------7--8--7^^^^^^--7--8-|-10--8--7--8--7------7------------------------|
A chord diagramBB |-8--10----------------------|-----------------10-----10--8--10--8--7-------|
A chord diagramG+G |----------------------------|----------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramD MajorD |----------------------------|----------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramA augmentedA |----------------------------|----------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramE MajorE |----------------------------|----------------------------------------------|


                                        A chord diagramA5A5

e |------------------------------------|--------------------------7-----------|
A chord diagramBB |-8--7-----7-------------------------|----------------7--8--10-----10--8--7-|
A chord diagramG+G |-------9-----9--7--9--7--6--7--6----|-------6--7--9------------------------|
A chord diagramD MajorD |----------------------------------9-|-7--9---------------------------------|
A chord diagramA augmentedA |------------------------------------|--------------------------------------|
A chord diagramE MajorE |------------------------------------|--------------------------------------|


                                               )f )f )f )f
                                      P       /  /  /  /
e |--------------------7--------------------|------------|
A chord diagramBB |-8--7-----7--8--10-----10--8--7--8--7--9-|------------|
A chord diagramG+G |-------9---------------------------------|-9--9--9--9-|
A chord diagramD MajorD |-----------------------------------------|------------|
A chord diagramA augmentedA |-----------------------------------------|------------|
A chord diagramE MajorE |-----------------------------------------|------------|

      full                  3/4       1/2   1/4
     )----------------------............_____              A chord diagramA5A5
    /      (gradual release)                 ----. P
e |------------------------------------------------------|----------10--10--10|
A chord diagramBB |------------------------------------------------------|-----------7---7---7|
A chord diagramG+G |-9--9--9--9---9--9--9--9--9---9--9--9--9--9---9--7----|-7---------7---7---7|
A chord diagramD MajorD |----------------------------------------------------9-|----x--x------------|
A chord diagramA augmentedA |------------------------------------------------------|----x--x------------|
A chord diagramE MajorE |------------------------------------------------------|--------------------|


                                              )f  )f   )f
                                             /   /    /          P
e |----------10--10--10-------|-10--10--10---------|--------------------------|
A chord diagramBB |-----------7---7---7-------|--7---7---7--10--10-|-10^^^^^^--10-7-----7--8--|
A chord diagramG+G |-----------7---7---7-------|--7---7---7---------|-----------------9--------|
A chord diagramD MajorD |-x--x--x--------------x--x-|--------------------|--------------------------|
A chord diagramA augmentedA |-x--x--x--------------x--x-|--------------------|--------------------------|
A chord diagramE MajorE |---------------------------|--------------------|--------------------------|


                                     A chord diagramA5A5
      H  P
e |---------------------------------|-----------------------------------------|
A chord diagramBB |-7--8--7-------------------------|-----------------------------------------|
A chord diagramG+G |----------9--7-----7^^^^^^-----7-|-9--7-----7------------------------------|
A chord diagramD MajorD |----------------9-----------9----|-------9-----9--7--9--7-----7------------|
A chord diagramA augmentedA |---------------------------------|-------------------------9-----9--7------|
A chord diagramE MajorE |---------------------------------|-----------------------------------------|

                                           A chord diagramB5B5

                                   sl         P               P       P
e |--------------------------------------|-15--12------12--15--12--14--12-----|
A chord diagramBB |-----------------------------------12-|---------12----------------------12-|
A chord diagramG+G |--------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
A chord diagramD MajorD |--------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
A chord diagramA augmentedA |-9--7--5--7--5-----5--5--5--5--7/-----|------------------------------------|
A chord diagramE MajorE |----------------7---------------------|------------------------------------|



           P       P                P               P       P
e |-12--15--12--14--12------12-|-15--12------12--15--12--14--12------12--15---|
A chord diagramBB |---------------------12-----|---------12----------------------12-----------|
A chord diagramG+G |----------------------------|----------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramD MajorD |----------------------------|----------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramA augmentedA |----------------------------|----------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramE MajorE |----------------------------|----------------------------------------------|


                         A chord diagramA5A5
    P      P                P
e |-12--14--12------12-|-17--14------14--------------------|------------------|
A chord diagramBB |-------------12-----|---------15------------------------|--------,  -------|
A chord diagramG+G |--------------------|-------------------//----//----//--|-------- / -------|
A chord diagramD MajorD |--------------------|-----------------------------------|--------  ’-------|
A chord diagramA augmentedA |--------------------|-----------------------------------|------------------|
A chord diagramE MajorE |--------------------|-----------------------------------|------------------|


    A chord diagramG5G5
       P               P       P               P       P
e |-19--15------15--19--15--17--15------15--19--15--17--15------15-|
A chord diagramBB |---------17----------------------17----------------------17-----|
A chord diagramG+G |----------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramD MajorD |----------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramA augmentedA |----------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramE MajorE |----------------------------------------------------------------|


       P               P       P               P       P
e |-19--15------15--19--15--17--15------15--19--15--17--15------15-|
A chord diagramBB |---------17----------------------17----------------------17-----|
A chord diagramG+G |----------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramD MajorD |----------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramA augmentedA |----------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramE MajorE |----------------------------------------------------------------|


    A chord diagramA5A5                                                 A chord diagramB5B5 )f  )f  )f  )f
       P                                                 /   /   /   /
e |-21--17------17-------------------|---------------|--22--22--22--22--|
A chord diagramBB |---------19-----------------------|------,  ------|------------------|
A chord diagramG+G |------------------//----//----//--|------ / ------|------------------|
A chord diagramD MajorD |----------------------------------|------  ’------|------------------|
A chord diagramA augmentedA |----------------------------------|---------------|------------------|
A chord diagramE MajorE |----------------------------------|---------------|------------------|

                                         A chord diagramA5A5
      )f  )f  )f  )f        ) f
     /   /   /   /         /
e |-22--22--22--22^^^^^^--22--(22)--19-|-22--20--19--20--19--17--19--17--15---|
A chord diagramBB |------------------------------------|--------------------------------------|
A chord diagramG+G |------------------------------------|--------------------------------------|
A chord diagramD MajorD |------------------------------------|--------------------------------------|
A chord diagramA augmentedA |------------------------------------|--------------------------------------|
A chord diagramE MajorE |------------------------------------|--------------------------------------|


                                                               A chord diagramG5G5

e |-17--15--14-|-15--14--12--14--12--10--12--10--9--10--9--7-|-9--7------7----|
A chord diagramBB |------------|---------------------------------------------|-------10-----10|
A chord diagramG+G |------------|---------------------------------------------|----------------|
A chord diagramD MajorD |------------|---------------------------------------------|----------------|
A chord diagramA augmentedA |------------|---------------------------------------------|----------------|
A chord diagramE MajorE |------------|---------------------------------------------|----------------|


                                               )f  )---... f    )f
                                              /   /           /
e |----------------------|------------------|---------------------------|
A chord diagramBB |-8--10--8--7--8--7----|-7-----7--7--7--7-|---------------------7--7--|
A chord diagramG+G |--------------------9-|----9-------------|-9---9--(9)--(9)--9--------|
A chord diagramD MajorD |----------------------|------------------|-----/---/-----------------|
A chord diagramA augmentedA |----------------------|------------------|-----/---/-----------------|
A chord diagramE MajorE |----------------------|------------------|---------------------------|


    A chord diagramB5B5
      )f     ) f                       ) f         ) f         )f      )f
     /      /      P                  /      P    /      P    /       /
e |-----7---------------------------|-----------------------------------------|
A chord diagramBB |-10-----10--(10)--7--------------|-10--(10)--7--10--(10)--7--10--10--10--10|
A chord diagramG+G |----------------------//----//---|-----------------------------------------|
A chord diagramD MajorD |---------------------------------|-----------------------------------------|
A chord diagramA augmentedA |---------------------------------|-----------------------------------------|
A chord diagramE MajorE |---------------------------------|-----------------------------------------|


    A chord diagramA5A5
       P      P             P                                    P
e |-10--7----------------------------------------------|----------------------|
A chord diagramBB |--------10--7------7--10--7-------------------------|----------------------|
A chord diagramG+G |---------------10------------9--7-----7--9--7-----7-|----------------------|
A chord diagramD MajorD |-----------------------------------9-----------9----|-7--7--9--7-----------|
A chord diagramA augmentedA |----------------------------------------------------|-------------9--8--7--|
A chord diagramE MajorE |----------------------------------------------------|----------------------|


                         A chord diagramG5G5
              sl                 sl              P
e |--------------------|----------------------------------------------12--15--|
A chord diagramBB |--------------------|--------------11--12--13--12------12--14--15----------|
A chord diagramG+G |--------------------|-7--9--11/14------------------14----------------------|
A chord diagramD MajorD |---------------7--9-|------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramA augmentedA |-5-----5--7/9-------|------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramE MajorE |----7---------------|------------------------------------------------------|


         P               P       P               P       P
e |-(15)--12------12--15--12--15--12------12--15--12--15--12------12-|
A chord diagramBB |-----------15----------------------15----------------------15-----|
A chord diagramG+G |------------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramD MajorD |------------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramA augmentedA |------------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramE MajorE |------------------------------------------------------------------|


    A chord diagramA5A5
      )f  )f  )f  )f   fade out.
     /   /   /   /
e |-----------------------------||
A chord diagramBB |-15--15--15--15--------------||
A chord diagramG+G |-14--14--14--14--------------||         The End!!!
A chord diagramD MajorD |-----------------------------||
A chord diagramA augmentedA |-----------------------------||
A chord diagramE MajorE |-----------------------------||

Fade To Black tab

Metallica tabs for Fade to black Metallica got a lot of fuzz about this song after it was released. It was their first ballad and many diehard fans got crazy about it. It starts off with an acoustic guitar and grows from there being heavier and heavier until the end. You can see that in the Metallica Fade to black tabs below. This formula has later been used on numerous Metallica songs.

Lars and James had a bad period when they wrote the song. Metallica's gear had been stolen and they had no place to live. These feelings ended up in this song about suicide thoughts and feelings. Many bands have covered the song including Apocalyptica and The Lemonheads. It is also featured in the Guitar Hero video game but these Metallica Fade to black guitar tabs are of course of regular six strings guitar.

Other versions of Fade To Black

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Fade to black (Ver. 2)Tabs
Fade to black (Ver. 3)Tabs
Fade to black (Ver. 4)Tabs
Fade to black (Ver. 5)Tabs
Fade to black acousticTabs
Fade to black acoustic (Ver. 2)Tabs

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