The Best Ever Death Metal Band In Denton

After watching John play this song, I have been able to figure out exactly what he plays (at least during live performances).

Tuning: Drop D (DADGBe)

Generally you want to play all 6 strings at once, letting the low D ring out.  The main riff is as follows:

   D             D             Dsus D    Asus D    Asus D    G             G             A             A
e--2(2)--2-2-2-2-2(2)--2-2-2-2-3(3)-2(2)-0(0)-2(2)-0(0)-2(2)-3(3)--3-3-3-3-3(3)--3-3-3-3-0(0)--0-0-0-0-0(0)--
B--3(3)--3-3-3-3-3(3)--3-3-3-3-3(3)-3(3)-3(3)-3(3)-3(3)-3(3)-3(3)--3-3-3-3-3(3)--3-3-3-3-2(2)--2-2-2-2-2(2)--
G--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)--0-0-0-0-2(2)--2-2-2-2-2(2)-- etc.
D--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)--0-0-0-0-2(2)--2-2-2-2-2(2)--
A--0(0)--0-0-0-0-0(0)--0-0-0-0-0(0)-0(0)-0(0)-0(0)-0(0)-0(0)-2(2)--2-2-2-2-2(2)--2-2-2-2-2(2)--0-0-0-0-0(0)--
D--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)--0-0-0-0-0(0)--0-0-0-0-0(0)--

John starts with a quiet D G A progression, to set the mood for some banter about the interesting background of the song.

Coming into the lyrics:

    D
the best ever death metal band out of denton
       G                          A
were a couple of guys, who'd been friends since grade school.
D
one was named cyrus, and the other was jeff.
         G                                A
and they practiced twice a week in jeff's bedroom.

-MAIN RIFF x2-

    D
the best ever death metal band out of denton
G                      A
    never settled on a name.
        D               
but the top three contenders, some of which have now been used,
             G                A                         D  (into main riff)
were satan's fingers, and the killers, and the hospital bombers!

-REPEAT MAIN RIFF-

         D               
jeff and cyrus believed in their hearts they were headed
    G                               A
for stage lights and leer jets, and fortune and fame.
      D
so in script that made prominent use of a pentagram,
     G                             A
they stenciled their drumheads and guitars with their names.
    G                      A
and this was how cyrus got sent to the school in Utah
           D                      G
where they told him he'd never be famous.
    G
and this was why jeff, 
       A                         D
in the letters he'd write to his friend,
                 G
helped develop a plan to get even.
         D
when you punish a person for dreaming his dream,
      G                         A
don't expect him to thank or forgive you.
    D
the best ever death metal band out of denton
        G                        A        (mute all strings)
will in time both outpace and outlive you!
     D
hail satan!
     G        A
hail satan, tonight!
     D
hail satan!
     G           A           D   
hail hail, hail, hail, hail, hail


From that last D, you can either go straight into the Main Riff, or use another normal D G A first (with a bit more intensity) and 
then go into the Main Riff.  John prefers the latter, but I like to go straight into the riff and then repeat it a second time.

The Best Ever Death Metal Band In Denton
Thanks to Jeff Kelley

On the recording, I believe John plays this with the top E string tuned a major second lower (to D) to get that droney open sound.

The chords are as follows:
   D(no 3rd)  G  A  (sometimes played A sus4)
d--0----------0-----(0)----------------------
B--3----------3--2--(3)----------------------
G--2----------0--2--(2)----------------------
D--0----------0--2--(2)----------------------
A-------------2--0--(0)----------------------
E-------------3------------------------------

The song is just those three chords, with a few fills that should be easy to figure out 
(they're all played on the B string with the high D playing an open drone)

D
the best ever death metal band out of denton
       G                          A
were a couple of guys, who'd been friends since grade school.
D
one was named cyrus, and the other was jeff.
         G                                A
and they practiced twice a week in jeff's bedroom.

the best ever death metal band out of denton
never settled on a name.
but the top three contenders, after weeks of debate,
were satan's fingers, and the killers, and the hospital bombers.

jeff and cyrus believed in their hearts they were headed
for stage lights and leer jets, and fortune and fame.
so in script that made prominent use of a pentagram,
they stenciled their drumheads and guitars with their names.

G                      A
this was how cyrus got sent to the school 
D                                 G
where they told him he'd never be famous.
G
and this was why jeff, 
A
in the letters he'd write to his friend,
D                G
helped develop a plan to get even.
D
when you punish a person for dreaming his dream,
      G                         A
don't expect him to thank or forgive you.
D
the best ever death metal band out of denton
        G                        A
will in time both outpace and outlive you.
D
hail satan!
G          A
hail satan tonight!
D
hail satan!
G            A
hail hail!

D

 
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