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Iced Earth tabs

Life and Death guitar tab

Iced Earth:  Life And Death

transcribed by:  Russ Elton (webmaster@abysslord.com)

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Date last modified:  April 15, 2003
  
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Tuning: Eb

Intro
eb|-7--7-7----7--7-7----7--7-7----7--7-7---|
Bb|-------0---------0---------0---------0--|
Gb|--------0---------0---------0---------0-|
Db|----------------------------------------| ---|
Ab|----------------------------------------|    |
Eb|----------------------------------------|    |
                                                |--> Play 2x
eb|-5--5-5----5--5-5----5--5-5----5--5-5---|    |
Bb|-------0---------0---------0---------0--|    |
Gb|--------0---------0---------0---------0-|    |
Db|----------------------------------------| ---|
Ab|----------------------------------------|
Eb|----------------------------------------|

eb|-3--3-3----0--------3--3-3----0-------|
Bb|-------3------3--3--------3------3--3-|
Gb|--------0------0-----------0------0---|
Db|--------------------------------------|
Ab|--------------------------------------|
Eb|--------------------------------------|

Guitar 2
eb|--19b20r19~~~~~----------------------|
Bb|-------------------------------------|
Gb|-----------------------14b15r14~~~~--|
Db|-------------------------------------|
Ab|-------------------------------------|
Eb|-------------------------------------|



Riff 1
Guitar 1             
eb|-7--7-7----7--7-7----7--7-7----7--7-7---|
Bb|-------0---------0---------0---------0--|
Gb|--------0---------0---------0---------0-|
Db|----------------------------------------|
Ab|----------------------------------------|
Eb|----------------------------------------|
  "I came into this world..."
eb|-5--5-5----5--5-5----5--5-5----5--5-5---|
Bb|-------0---------0---------0---------0--|
Gb|--------0---------0---------0---------0-|
Db|----------------------------------------|
Ab|----------------------------------------|
Eb|----------------------------------------|
  "...entry into this life..."
eb|-3--3-3----0--------3--3-3----0-------|
Bb|-------3------3--3--------3------3--3-|
Gb|--------0------0-----------0------0---|
Db|--------------------------------------|
Ab|--------------------------------------|
Eb|--------------------------------------|
  "As I grow..."
eb|-7--7-7----7--7-7----7--7-7----7--7-7---|
Bb|-------0---------0---------0---------0--|
Gb|--------0---------0---------0---------0-|
Db|----------------------------------------|
Ab|----------------------------------------|
Eb|----------------------------------------|
  "Visions come..."
eb|-5--5-5----5--5-5----5--5-5----5--5-5---|
Bb|-------0---------0---------0---------0--|
Gb|--------0---------0---------0---------0-|
Db|----------------------------------------|
Ab|----------------------------------------|
Eb|----------------------------------------|
  "...hate, will never leave..."

Guitar 2
eb|-----------------19------------------|
Bb|---------------------17~~------------|
Gb|-------------------------------------|
Db|-------------------------------------|
Ab|-------------------------------------|
Eb|-------------------------------------|
             "...infant..."
eb|-------------------------------------|
Bb|-----------------15~~----------------|
Gb|-------------------------------------|
Db|-------------------------------------|
Ab|-------------------------------------|
Eb|-------------------------------------|
             "...life..."
eb|-----------------12~~----------------|
Bb|-------------------------------------|
Gb|-------------------------------------|
Db|-------------------------------------|
Ab|-------------------------------------|
Eb|-------------------------------------|
             "...soul..."
eb|-----------------19------------------|
Bb|--------------------17---------------|
Gb|-----------------------14b15r14~-----|
Db|-------------------------------------|
Ab|-------------------------------------|
Eb|-------------------------------------|
             "...visions go..."
eb|-12-----10-----10----10--------|
Bb|-15b17--13b15--13b15-13b15r13\-|
Gb|-------------------------------|
Db|-------------------------------|
Ab|-------------------------------|
Eb|-------------------------------|
  "...leave me..."


Riff 1a (Solo Rhythm)
eb|-3--3-3----0--------3--3-3----0-------|
Bb|-------3------3--3--------3------3--3-|
Gb|--------0------0-----------0------0---|
Db|--------------------------------------|
Ab|--------------------------------------|
Eb|--------------------------------------|

eb|-7--7-7----7--7-7----7--7-7----7--7-7---|
Bb|-------0---------0---------0---------0--|
Gb|--------0---------0---------0---------0-|
Db|----------------------------------------|
Ab|----------------------------------------|
Eb|----------------------------------------|

eb|-5--5-5----5--5-5----5--5-5----5--5-5---|
Bb|-------0---------0---------0---------0--|
Gb|--------0---------0---------0---------0-|
Db|----------------------------------------|
Ab|----------------------------------------|
Eb|----------------------------------------|

eb|-3--3-3----0--------3--3-3----0-------|
Bb|-------3------3--3--------3------3--3-|
Gb|--------0------0-----------0------0---|
Db|--------------------------------------|
Ab|--------------------------------------|
Eb|--------------------------------------|

eb|-0--7-7-|
Bb|--------|
Gb|--------|
Db|--------|
Ab|--------|
Eb|--------|


Solo (First part is harmonized)

Guitar 1
eb|---------------------------|
Bb|---------------------------|
Gb|----------12-14-16-14--12~-|
Db|-12-14-16------------------|
Ab|---------------------------|
Eb|---------------------------|

eb|------------------------------|
Bb|-15-15-15\--------------------|
Gb|-----------------14-16-14-12~-|
Db|------------x-12--------------|
Ab|------------------------------|
Eb|------------------------------|

Guitar 2
eb|--------------------------|
Bb|----------12-13-15-13-12~-|
Gb|-11-12-14-----------------|
Db|--------------------------|
Ab|--------------------------|
Eb|--------------------------|

eb|------------------------------|
Bb|-19-19-19\-------13-15-13-12~-|
Gb|-----------11-12--------------|
Db|------------------------------|
Ab|------------------------------|
Eb|------------------------------|

Guitar 3
eb|------------------------|
Bb|---------------10-------|
Gb|-------9-11-12----12-9~-|
Db|-10-12------------------|
Ab|------------------------|
Eb|------------------------|

eb|-----------------------------|
Bb|--------------------10-------|
Gb|-12-12-12\-------12----12-9~-|
Db|-----------10-12-------------|
Ab|-----------------------------|
Eb|-----------------------------|

Harmony section ends, single guitar continues:
eb|-----19------------12--------------12----|
Bb|----------------------12--------12----15-|
Gb|-----------------------------------------|
Db|-14--------------------------------------|
Ab|-----------------------------------------|
Eb|-----------------------------------------|

eb|-------------------------------|
Bb|-------------------------------|
Gb|-2b4--------(4)r3--------(3)r2-|
Db|-------------------------------|
Ab|-------------------------------|
Eb|-------------------------------|

eb|-----19----19~----19~----19~--|
Bb|-20---------------------------|
Gb|------------------------------|
Db|------------------------------|
Ab|------------------------------|
Eb|------------------------------|

Harmony section starts again:

Guitar 1
eb|---------------------------|
Bb|---------------------------|
Gb|----------12-14-16-14--12~-|
Db|-12-14-16------------------|
Ab|---------------------------|
Eb|---------------------------|

eb|-----------------------------|
Bb|-15-15-15\-------------------|
Gb|-----------------14-16-14-9~-|
Db|------------x-12-------------|
Ab|-----------------------------|
Eb|-----------------------------|

Guitar 2
eb|--------------------------|
Bb|----------12-13-15-13-12~-|
Gb|-11-12-14-----------------|
Db|--------------------------|
Ab|--------------------------|
Eb|--------------------------|

eb|--------------------------[21]24r21-|
Bb|-19-19-19\-------13-15-13-----------|
Gb|-----------11-12--------------------|
Db|------------------------------------|
Ab|------------------------------------|
Eb|------------------------------------|

Guitar 3
eb|------------------------|
Bb|---------------10-------|
Gb|-------9-11-12----12-9~-|
Db|-10-12------------------|
Ab|------------------------|
Eb|------------------------|

eb|-----------------------------|
Bb|--------------------10-------|
Gb|-12-12-12\-------12----12-9~-|
Db|-----------10-12-------------|
Ab|-----------------------------|
Eb|-----------------------------|

End Solo



Riff 2 (Play 4x)
eb|----------------------------------|
Bb|----------------------------------|
Gb|----------------------------------|
Db|-9-----9-----9---10-----9-----9---|
Ab|-7-777-7-777-7-7--8-777-7-777-7-7-|
Eb|----------------------------------|
      ***   ***   *    ***   ***   *
eb|-------------------------|
Bb|-------------------------|
Gb|-------------------------|
Db|-10-----9-----9---10-10\-|
Ab|--8-777-7-777-7-0--8--8\-|
Eb|-------------------------|
       ***   ***

Guitar fill over riff 2
eb|--13------|
Bb|--16b18~--|
Gb|----------|
Db|----------|
Ab|----------|
Eb|----------|


Riff 2a
eb|-----------------------------------|
Bb|-----------------------------------|
Gb|-----------------------------------|
Db|-9---------------------------------|
Ab|-7-777-7-777-7-77-8-777-7-777-7-77-|
Eb|-----------------------------------|
      *** * *** * ** * *** * *** * **
eb|-------------------------|
Bb|-------------------------|
Gb|-------------------------|
Db|------------------7----7-|
Ab|-8-777-7-777-7-77-8----8-|
Eb|-------------------------|
    * *** * *** * **
eb|-----------------------------------|
Bb|-----------------------------------|
Gb|-----------------------------------|
Db|-9---------------------------------|
Ab|-7-777-7-777-7-77-8-777-7-777-7-77-|
Eb|-----------------------------------|
      *** * *** * ** * *** * *** * **
eb|---------------------------|
Bb|---------------------------|
Gb|---------------------------|
Db|------------------7----7---|
Ab|-8-777-7-777-7-77-8----8-0-|
Eb|---------------------------|
    * *** * *** * **


Riff 3 (Solo Rhythm)                            x2
eb|----------------------------------------------|
Bb|----------------------------------------------|
Gb|----------------------------------------------|
Db|-9----9-10-9-7--9--10-12----12-14-12-10--9--7-|
Ab|-7----7--8-7-5--7---8-10----10-12-10--8--7--5-|
Eb|----------------------------------------------|


Riff 3a (Solo Rhythm)
eb|--------------------------------|
Bb|--------------------------------|
Gb|--------------------------------|
Db|-9-----------9-10-9-7--9--10-12-|
Ab|-7-----2-----7--8-7-5--7---8-10-|
Eb|---0-0-0-0-0--------------------|
      * *   * *
eb|-----------------------------------|
Bb|-----------------------------------|
Gb|-----------------------------------|
Db|-------12-----------------10--9--7-|
Ab|-10-10-10-10-10-10-121210--8--7--5-|
Eb|-----------------------------------|
     *  *     *  *  *  * * * 


Solo
eb|-------------------------------------|
Bb|-------------------------------------|
Gb|-------------------------------------|
Db|-------------------------------------|
Ab|-------------------------------------|
Eb|-------------------------------------|

eb|-------------------------------------|
Bb|-------------------------------------|
Gb|-------------------------------------|
Db|-------------------------------------|
Ab|-------------------------------------|
Eb|-------------------------------------|

eb|-------------------------------------|
Bb|-------------------------------------|
Gb|-------------------------------------|
Db|-------------------------------------|
Ab|-------------------------------------|
Eb|-------------------------------------|

eb|-------------------------------------|
Bb|-------------------------------------|
Gb|-------------------------------------|
Db|-------------------------------------|
Ab|-------------------------------------|
Eb|-------------------------------------|

End Solo


Riff 4
Guitar 1
eb|-----------------------------------|
Bb|-----------------------------------|
Gb|-----------------------------------|
Db|-----------------------------------|
Ab|-5\2--------------5\2--------------|
Eb|-3\0-0-000-000-00-3\0-0-000-000-00-|
        * *** *** **     * *** *** **
eb|---------------------------------|
Bb|---------------------------------|
Gb|---------------------------------|
Db|---------------------------------|
Ab|-----3---2---1-------3---2---1---|
Eb|-1-1---1---1---111-1---1---1---1-|
    * *   *   *   *** *   *   *   *

Guitar 2
eb|-------------------------------------|
Bb|-------------------------------------|
Gb|-------------------------------------|
Db|-12\9--------------12\9--------------|
Ab|-10\7-7-777-777-77-10\7-7-777-777-77-|
Eb|-------------------------------------|
         * *** *** **      * *** *** **
eb|-----------------------------------|
Bb|-----------------------------------|
Gb|-----------------------------------|
Db|-----10---9---8-------10---9---8---|
Ab|-8-8----8---8---888-8----8---8---8-|
Eb|-----------------------------------|
    * *    *   *   *** *    *   *   *


Riff 5 (Guitar 2 play notes in () )
eb|---------------------------|
Bb|---------------------------|
Gb|---------------------------|
Db|---------9-7-9-10--9--7-9\-|
Ab|-2-2-----7-5-7--8--7--5-7\-|
Eb|-0-0-0-0-------------------|
        * *
eb|-------------------------|
Bb|-------------------------|
Gb|-------------------------|
Db|-------9-7-9-10--9--7-9\-|
Ab|-2-----7-5-7--8--7--5-7\-|
Eb|-0-0-0-------------------|
      * *
eb|-------------------------|
Bb|-------------------------|
Gb|-------------------------|
Db|------(5-4-5-7--5--4-5\)-|
Ab|-2-----7-5-7-8--7--5-7\--|
Eb|-0-0-0-------------------|
      * *
eb|----------------------|
Bb|----------------------|
Gb|----------------------|
Db|------(5-4-5-7--5--4)-|
Ab|-2-----7-5-7-8--7--5--|
Eb|-0-0-0----------------|
      * *

Play Riff 4   "As I grow..."
           
Riff 6 (Guitar 2 plays notes in () )
eb|--------------------------------------------------|
Bb|--------------------------------------------------|
Gb|--------------------------------------------------|
Db|--(5)-(5)-(5-7-5)-(4)-(4)-(4-5-4)-(2)-(2)-(2-4-2)-|
Ab|---7---7---7-8-7---5---5---5-7-5---3---3---3-5-3--|
Eb|-0---0---0-------0---0---0-------0---0---0--------|
    *   *   *       *   *   *       *   *   *
eb|----------------------------------------------|
Bb|----------------------------------------------|
Gb|----------------------------------------------|
Db|----------------------------------------------|
Ab|--(5)-(5)-877-10-8-877-8-10-877-10-8-877-8-10-|
Eb|-0-7-0-7--------------------------------------|
    *   *    *** *  * *** *  * *** *  * *** *  *


Riff 7
eb|--------------------------------|
Bb|--------------------------------|
Gb|--------------------------------|
Db|-9-10-9--10-7-10-9--9-9-10-9-12-|
Ab|-7--8-7---8-5--8-7--7-7--8-7-10-|
Eb|--------------------------------|
             * *  *                
   "The reflection..."      
eb|-----------------------------------|
Bb|-----------------------------------|
Gb|-----------------------------------|
Db|-9-10-9--10-7-10-9-----------------|
Ab|-7--8-7---8-5--8-7--7-77-10-8-12-8-|
Eb|-----------------------------------|
             * *  *      **  * *
   "My body's old..."


Riff 8
eb|--------------------------|
Bb|--------------------------|
Gb|--------------------------|
Db|-3--3--------------2------|
Ab|-5--5--5-5-3-3-3-3-0--0-0-|
Eb|--------------------------|
          * * * * * *    * * 
  "Soul sucked..."

Play Riff 7   "Trapped in someone else..."
Play Riff 8   "Soul sucked..."

Riff 7a
Guitar 1
eb|-----------------------------|
Bb|-----------------------------|
Gb|-----------------------------|
Db|-----------------------------|
Ab|-7--8-7--8-5-8-7--7-7-8-7-10-|
Eb|-----------------------------|
            * * *                
eb|--------------------------------|
Bb|--------------------------------|
Gb|--------------------------------|
Db|--------------------------------|
Ab|-7--8-7--8-5-8-7--7-7-10-8-12-8-|
Eb|--------------------------------|
            * * *
Guitar 2
eb|----------------------------|
Bb|----------------------------|
Gb|--------------------------4-|
Db|-5--7-5--7-4-7-5--5-5-7-5---|
Ab|----------------------------|
Eb|----------------------------|
            * * *                
eb|------------------------------|
Bb|------------------------------|
Gb|----------------------4---5---|
Db|-5--7-5--7-4-7-5--5-5---7---7-|
Ab|------------------------------|
Eb|------------------------------|
            * * * 


Riff 9 (Solo Rhythm, Play 2x)
eb|----------------------------------------|
Bb|----------------------------------------|
Gb|----------------------------------------|
Db|--------------7--7--7-------------------|
Ab|-8--7--5-3-2--5--5--5-------10--10--10\-|
Eb|-6--5--3-1-0-----------4-56--8---8---8\-|
                          * **       
eb|---------------------------------|
Bb|---------------------------------|
Gb|---------------------------------|
Db|------4--4--4-------2--2----4-2--|
Ab|------2--2--2-------0--0----2-0--|
Eb|-2-45----------0-23-------3------|
    * **          * **       *


Solo
eb|-------------------------------------|
Bb|-------------------------------------|
Gb|-------------------------------------|
Db|-------------------------------------|
Ab|-------------------------------------|
Eb|-------------------------------------|

eb|-------------------------------------|
Bb|-------------------------------------|
Gb|-------------------------------------|
Db|-------------------------------------|
Ab|-------------------------------------|
Eb|-------------------------------------|

eb|-------------------------------------|
Bb|-------------------------------------|
Gb|-------------------------------------|
Db|-------------------------------------|
Ab|-------------------------------------|
Eb|-------------------------------------|

eb|-------------------------------------|
Bb|-------------------------------------|
Gb|-------------------------------------|
Db|-------------------------------------|
Ab|-------------------------------------|
Eb|-------------------------------------|

End Solo


Riff 9a
Guitar 1
eb|-------------------------------------|
Bb|-------------------------------------|
Gb|-------------------------------------|
Db|-------------------------------------|
Ab|-8--7--5-3-2--5--5--5----------------|
Eb|-6--5--3-1-0-----------4-56-8--8--8\-|

eb|---------------------------------|
Bb|---------------------------------|
Gb|---------------------------------|
Db|---------------------------------|
Ab|------2--2--2-------0--0----2-0--|
Eb|-2-45----------0-23-------3------|

eb|-------------------------------------|
Bb|-------------------------------------|
Gb|-------------------------------------|
Db|-8--7--5-3-2-------------------------|
Ab|--------------5--5--5----------------|
Eb|-----------------------4-56-8--8--8\-|
       
eB|---------------------------------|
Bb|---------------------------------|
Gb|---------------------------------|
Db|---------------------------------|
Ab|------2--2--2-------0--0----2-0--|
Eb|-2-45----------0-23-------3------|


Guitar 2
eb|----------------------------------------|
Bb|----------------------------------------|
Gb|----------------------------------------|
Db|----------------------------------------|
Ab|-8--7--5-3-2--8--8--8--6-78-10--10--10\-|
Eb|-6--5--3-1-0----------------------------|

eb|--------------------------------------|
Bb|--------------------------------------|
Gb|---------------------------------7----|
Db|-7-910-/12--12--12--5-78-10-10-7---10-|
Ab|--------------------------------------|
Eb|--------------------------------------|

eb|----------------------------------------|
Bb|----------------------------------------|
Gb|-6--5-----------------------------------|
Db|-------8-7-5----------------------------|
Ab|--------------8--8--8--6-78-10--10--10\-|
Eb|----------------------------------------|

eb|---------------------------------------|
Bb|---------------------------------------|
Gb|---------------------------------7-----|
Db|-7-910-/12--12--12--5-78-10-10-7---10~-|
Ab|---------------------------------------|
Eb|---------------------------------------|


Play Riff 2

Riff 2b (Play 2x)
eb|-----------------------------------|
Bb|-----------------------------------|
Gb|-----------------------------------|
Db|-9---------------------------------|
Ab|-7-777-7-777-7-77-8-777-7-777-7-77-|
Eb|-----------------------------------|
      *** * *** * ** * *** * *** * **
eb|-----------------------|
Bb|-----------------------|
Gb|-----------------------|
Db|-----------------10-10-|
Ab|-8-777-7-777-7-77-8--8-|
Eb|-----------------------|
    * *** * *** * **

Guitar fill over 2b
Guitar 1
eb|--13------|
Bb|--16b18~--|
Gb|----------|
Db|----------|
Ab|----------|
Eb|----------|

Guitar 2
eb|--17------|
Bb|--20b22~--|
Gb|----------|
Db|----------|
Ab|----------|
Eb|----------|


Play Riff 5


Riff 10
Guitar 1
eb|-------------------------------------|
Bb|-------------------------------------|
Gb|-------------------------------------|
Db|-------------------------------------|
Ab|-5-5-555-7-8-/10--10-10-101010-8-7-5-|
Eb|-------------------------------------|

eb|-------------------------------|
Bb|-------------------------------|
Gb|-------------------------------|
Db|-------------------------------|
Ab|-------------------------------|
Eb|-6-6-666-/10-5--5-5-555-555-55-|

Guitar 2 (Comes in the 3rd and 4th times)
eb|-----------------------------------------------|
Bb|-----------------------------------------------|
Gb|-10-10-101010-12-14-/15--15-15-151515-14-12-10-|
Db|-----------------------------------------------|
Ab|-----------------------------------------------|
Eb|-----------------------------------------------|

eb|-----------------------------------------------|
Bb|-----------------------------------------------|
Gb|-----------------------------------------------|
Db|-12-12-121212-/15-10--10-10-101010-101010-1010-|
Ab|-----------------------------------------------|
Eb|-----------------------------------------------|

eb|-----------------------------------------------|
Bb|-----------------------------------------------|
Gb|-10-10-101010-12-14-/15--15-15-151515-14-12-10-|
Db|-----------------------------------------------|
Ab|-----------------------------------------------|
Eb|-----------------------------------------------|

eb|----------------------------------------|
Bb|----------------------------------------|
Gb|------------------------------------7~~-|
Db|-12-12-121212-/15-10--10-10-101010--a---|
Ab|----------------------------------------|
Eb|----------------------------------------|


Ending                                                                      
eb|-------------------------------------|
Bb|-------------------------------------|
Gb|-------------------------------------|
Db|-12\9--------------12\9--------------|
Ab|-10\7-7-777-777-77-10\7-7-777-777-77-|
Eb|-------------------------------------|
         * *** *** **      * *** *** ** 

eb|-----------------------------------------|
Bb|-----------------------------------------|
Gb|-----------------------------------------|
Db|-----10---9---8-------10---9---8\--------|
Ab|-8-8----8---8---888-8----8---8-------2-2-|
Eb|-----------------------------------0-0-0-|
    * *    *   *   *** *    *   *     *


Notation:

10^        = bend a quarter step.
10b11      = bend a half step.
10b12      = bend a full step.
10b12r10   = bend and release.
[10]12     = pre-bend.
[10]12r10  = pre-bend and release.
{14}       = pick the 14th fret while holding the most 
             previous bend.
<17>       = touch the string above the 17th fret while 
             previous note(s) is(are) still ringing.

10b13*     = tremolo bar bend, from the 10th fret to the 13th fret.
7d4*       = tremolo bar dive, from the 7th fret to the 4th fret. 
12~*       = tremolo bar vibrato.

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

  development and support by
dmitry ivanov