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Iced Earth tabs

Slave to the Dark guitar tab

Iced Earth:  Slave To The Dark

transcribed by:  Russ Elton (webmaster@abysslord.com)
     edited by:  Chris Van Lommel (Chris.Vanlommel@siemens.atea.be)
      solos by:  Stefanos Danakos (slaytanic_gr@yahoo.com)

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Date last modified:  April 24, 2003
  
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Tuning: Eb

Riff 1 (Clean)                     x2
eb|---------------------------------|
Bb|---------------------------------|
Gb|---------------------------------|
Db|-2-----2-----2-----2-----3---3---|
Ab|---0-0---0-0---0-0---0-0---0---0-|
Eb|---------------------------------|
   "A twisted state of mind..."
eb|---------------------------------|
Bb|---------------------------------|
Gb|---------------------------------|
Db|-0-----0-----0---5-----5-----3---|
Ab|---0-0---0-0---0---0-0---0-0---0-|
Eb|---------------------------------|
   "One of which..."
eb|---------------------------------|
Bb|---------------------------------|
Gb|---------------------------------|
Db|-2-----2-----2-----2-----3---3---|
Ab|---0-0---0-0---0-0---0-0---0---0-|
Eb|---------------------------------|
   "...one that's coming true..."


Riff 2 (Distortion)       x2
eb|------------------------|
Bb|------------------------|
Gb|------------------------|
Db|--2---2---2---2---3--3--|
Ab|--0---0---0---0---1--1--|
Eb|------------------------|

eb|------------------------|
Bb|------------------------|
Gb|------------------------|
Db|-------------5---5---3--|
Ab|--5---5---5--3---3---1--|
Eb|--3---3---3-------------|

eb|------------------------|
Bb|------------------------|
Gb|------------------------|
Db|--2---2---2---2---3--3--|
Ab|--0---0---0---0---1--1--|
Eb|------------------------|


Riff 3                         x2
eb|-----------------------------|
Bb|-----------------------------|
Gb|-----------------------------|
Db|-2-----2-----2-----2-----3-3-|
Ab|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-1-1-|
Eb|-----------------------------|
      * *   * *   * *   * *
   "I called upon..."
eb|---------------------------------|
Bb|---------------------------------|
Gb|---------------------------------|
Db|-----------------5-----5-----3---|
Ab|-5-----5-----5---3-3-3-3-3-3-1-1-|
Eb|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-----------------|
      * *   * *   *   * *   * *   * 
   "To grant what I desire..."
eb|-----------------------------|
Bb|-----------------------------|
Gb|-----------------------------|
Db|-2-----2-----2-----2-----3-3-|
Ab|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-1-1-|
Eb|-----------------------------|
      * *   * *   * *   * *
   "...to my knees..."



Riff 4   
Guitar 1             x2
eb|-------------------|
Bb|-------------------|
Gb|-------------------|
Db|-------------------|
Ab|----7--8--7--5--7--|
Eb|-5-----------------|

eb|-------------------|
Bb|-------------------|
Gb|-------------------|
Db|-------------------|
Ab|----5--7--5--3--5--|
Eb|-3-----------------|

eb|-------------------|
Bb|-------------------|
Gb|-------------------|
Db|-------------------|
Ab|----7--8--7--5--7--|
Eb|-5-----------------|

Guitar 2             x2
eb|-------------------|
Bb|-------------------|
Gb|-------------------|
Db|----5--7--5--4--5--|
Ab|-------------------|
Eb|-5-----------------|

eb|-------------------|
Bb|-------------------|
Gb|-------------------|
Db|----3--5--3--2--3--|
Ab|-------------------|
Eb|-3-----------------|

eb|-------------------|
Bb|-------------------|
Gb|-------------------|
Db|----5--7--5--4--5--|
Ab|-------------------|
Eb|-5-----------------|


Play Riff 3    "I signed my name..."
Play Riff 4    "All at once..."


Riff 5 (Solo Rhythm)
                 x3
eb|---------------|------------|
Bb|---------------|------------|
Gb|---------------|------------|
Db|---------------|------------|
Ab|-5/7-----7-----|--5/7-7-8-8-|
Eb|-3/5-5-5-5-5-5-|--3/5-5-6-6-|
        * *   * *                
                 x3
eb|---------------|------------|
Bb|---------------|------------|
Gb|---------------|------------|
Db|---------------|-5-5-5-5--3-|
Ab|-3/5-----5-----|-3-3-3-3--1-|
Eb|-1/3-3-3-3-3-3-|------------|
        * *   * * 

Solo (Delay)
eb|-t13-17t13p12p10p0h10h12h13-20t13p12p10p0h10h12h13-|
Bb|---------------------------------------------------|
Gb|---------------------------------------------------|
Db|---------------------------------------------------|
Ab|---------------------------------------------------|
Eb|---------------------------------------------------|

eb|-17t13p12p10p0h10h12h13-19t13p12p10p0h10h12h13-|
Bb|-----------------------------------------------|
Gb|-----------------------------------------------|
Db|-----------------------------------------------|
Ab|-----------------------------------------------|
Eb|-----------------------------------------------|

eb|-17t13p12p10p0h10h12h13-19t13p12p10p0h10h12h13-|
Bb|-----------------------------------------------|
Gb|-----------------------------------------------|
Db|-----------------------------------------------|
Ab|-----------------------------------------------|
Eb|-----------------------------------------------|

eb|-20t13p12p10p0h10h12h13-22t13p12p10p0h10h12h13-|
Bb|-----------------------------------------------|
Gb|-----------------------------------------------|
Db|-----------------------------------------------|
Ab|-----------------------------------------------|
Eb|-----------------------------------------------|

eb|-20p0-19p0-17p0-19p0-17p0-15p0-17p0-15p0-13p0-15p0-13p0-12~-|
Bb|------------------------------------------------------------|
Gb|------------------------------------------------------------|
Db|------------------------------------------------------------|
Ab|------------------------------------------------------------|
Eb|------------------------------------------------------------|

eb|-12p0-13p0-15p0-13p0-15p0-17p0-15p0-17p0-19p0-(19)/20~-|
Bb|-------------------------------------------------------|
Gb|-------------------------------------------------------|
Db|-------------------------------------------------------|
Ab|-------------------------------------------------------|
Eb|-------------------------------------------------------|

eb|-17-20p19p17-20--17-20p19p17-20--17-20p19p17-20-|
Bb|------------------------------------------------|
Gb|------------------------------------------------|
Db|------------------------------------------------|
Ab|------------------------------------------------|
Eb|------------------------------------------------|

eb|-17-20p19p17-20--17-20p19p17-20-|
Bb|--------------------------------|
Gb|--------------------------------|
Db|--------------------------------|
Ab|--------------------------------|
Eb|--------------------------------|

eb|-17-20p19p17-19p17-22b24--(24)r22-|
Bb|----------------------------------|
Gb|----------------------------------|
Db|----------------------------------|
Ab|----------------------------------|
Eb|----------------------------------|

eb|-20-20-20\19-19-19\17-17-17/19-20-15~-|
Bb|--------------------------------------|
Gb|--------------------------------------|
Db|--------------------------------------|
Ab|--------------------------------------|
Eb|--------------------------------------|

eb|-19/20--19--17--15--17--19--19b20-|
Bb|----------------------------------|
Gb|----------------------------------|
Db|----------------------------------|
Ab|----------------------------------|
Eb|----------------------------------|

End Solo

Riff 6 
Guitar 1
eb|------------------------|
Bb|------------------------|
Gb|------------------------|
Db|------------------------|
Ab|----7--8-10--8--7--5--7-|
Eb|-5----------------------|

eb|------------------------|
Bb|------------------------|
Gb|------------------------|
Db|------------------------|
Ab|--8--7--5---------------|
Eb|-----------3----3--7--5-|

eb|------------|
Bb|------------|
Gb|------------|
Db|-5-5-5-5--3-|
Ab|-3-3-3-3--1-|
Eb|------------|

Guitar 2
eb|----12-13-13/15-13-12-----12~-|
Bb|-10-------------------15------|
Gb|------------------------------|
Db|------------------------------|
Ab|------------------------------|
Eb|------------------------------|

eb|-12b13r12----------------------|
Bb|----------15-------------------|
Gb|-------------12----12-/16--14~-|
Db|-------------------------------|
Ab|-------------------------------|
Eb|-------------------------------|

Guitar 3 (Comes in the last time)
eb|----15-17-17/19-17-15-14--15~-|
Bb|-13---------------------------|
Gb|------------------------------|
Db|------------------------------|
Ab|------------------------------|
Eb|------------------------------|

eb|-15b17r15-14-------------------|
Bb|-------------12----12-/15--13~-|
Gb|-------------------------------|
Db|-------------------------------|
Ab|-------------------------------|
Eb|-------------------------------|



Play Riff 5    Solo Rhythm

Solo (Reduced delay)             x4
eb|-12----17p15p12-12----17p15p12-|
Bb|-15b17----------15b17----------|
Gb|-------------------------------|
Db|-------------------------------|
Ab|-------------------------------|
Eb|-------------------------------|

eb|-20----(20)^----17~--------------|
Bb|-20----(20)^----17~-------20-20~-|
Gb|-----------------------19----19~-|
Db|---------------------------------|
Ab|---------------------------------|
Eb|---------------------------------|

eb|----------22----------20----------19-17~-|
Bb|-------------20----------18--------------|
Gb|-19-19-19-------19-17-------17-16--------|
Db|-----------------------------------------|
Ab|-----------------------------------------|
Eb|-----------------------------------------|

eb|----------20----------19-------19-19\-15~-|
Bb|-------------18----------18---------------|
Gb|-17-17-17-------17-16-------16------------|
Db|------------------------------------------|
Ab|------------------------------------------|
Eb|------------------------------------------|
 
eb|-----------------------------------------------|
Bb|-----------------------------------------12-13-|
Gb|-------------------12--------------12-14-------|
Db|----------12-14-15-----12-12-14-15-------------|
Ab|-12-14-15--------------------------------------|
Eb|-----------------------------------------------|

eb|-13-13-13-12--------------------------------|
Bb|-------------15-13-12----------12b13r12-----|
Gb|----------------------14-13-14----------14~-|
Db|--------------------------------------------|
Ab|--------------------------------------------|
Eb|--------------------------------------------|

End Solo

Play Riff 3    "And so I must..."
Play Riff 4    "All at once..."
Play Riff 6

Ending
eb|---------------|
Bb|---------------|
Gb|---------------|
Db|-5-5-5-5--3----|
Ab|-3-3-3-3--1--2-|
Eb|-------------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
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