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Iced Earth tabs

The Coming Curse guitar tab

Iced Earth:  The Coming Curse

transcribed by:  Russ Elton (webmaster@abysslord.com)
     edited by:  Vassilis Androutsopoulos (Billy_270@hotmail.com)
                 Chris Van Lommel (Chris.Vanlommel@siemens.atea.be)
      solos by:  Stefanos Danakos (slaytanic_gr@yahoo.com)

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Date last modified:  July 24, 2004
  
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Tuning: Eb

Riff 1
eb|---------------------------------|
Bb|---------------------------------|
Gb|---------------------------------|
Db|---------------------------------|
Ab|-------7-777-------8-----8-7-5-5-|
Eb|-5-555-------5-555---555---------|
    * *** * *** * *** * * * * * * * 
eb|---------------------------------|
Bb|---------------------------------|
Gb|---------------------------------|
Db|---------------------------------|
Ab|-------5-777---------------------|
Eb|-8-888-------5-555-5-555-555-555-|
    * *** * *** * *** * *** *** ***

Riff 2
eb|-------------------------------|
Bb|-------------------------------|
Gb|-------------------------------|
Db|-------------------------------|
Ab|-5-----5-----8-----8-----10--8-|
Eb|-3-3-3-3-3-3-6-6-6-6-6-6--8--6-|
      * *   * *   * *   * *  
eb|---------------------------------|
Bb|---------------------------------|
Gb|---------------------------------|
Db|---------------------------------|
Ab|-8\7-5/7-----7-----7-----7-7-7-7-|
Eb|-6\5-3/5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|
            * *   * *   * * 

Play Riff 1    "I walk the Earth..."
Play Riff 2    "The coming curse..."
Play Riff 1    "For many years..."
Play Riff 2    "Kingdoms fall..."

Riff 3
eb|--------------------------|
Bb|--------------------------|
Gb|--------------------------|
Db|--------------------------|
Ab|-7-----7----7-10-10-----8-|
Eb|-5-5-5-5----5--8--8-6-6-6-|
      * *              * *
   "I walk the Earth, another day..."
eb|------------------------|
Bb|------------------------|
Gb|------------------------|
Db|------------------------|
Ab|-5-----5----5-8-8-----7-|
Eb|-3-3-3-3----3-6-6-5-5-5-|
      * *            * *
   "...the wicked one..."


Play Riff 1    "I bide my time..."
Play Riff 2    "The coming curse..."
Play Riff 3    "I walk the Earth, another day..."


Riff 4 (Solo rhythm)
eb|---------------------------------|
Bb|---------------------------------|
Gb|---------------------------------|
Db|---------------------------------| ---|
Ab|-------7-777---------------------|    |
Eb|-5-555-------5-555-5-555-555-555-|    |
    * *** * *** * *** * *** *** ***      |
eb|---------------------------------|    |---> Play 2x
Bb|---------------------------------|    |
Gb|---------------------------------|    |
Db|---------------------------------| ---|
Ab|-------8-888---------------------|
Eb|-5-555-------5-555-5-555-555-555-|
    * *** * *** * *** * *** *** ***

eb|---------------------------------|
Bb|---------------------------------|
Gb|---------------------------------|
Db|---------------------------------| ---|
Ab|-------5-555---------------------|    |
Eb|-3-333-------3-333-3-333-333-333-|    |
    * *** * *** * *** * *** *** ***      |
eb|---------------------------------|    |---> Play 2x
Bb|---------------------------------|    |
Gb|---------------------------------|    |
Db|---------------------------------| ---|
Ab|-------6-666---------------------|
Eb|-3-333-------3-333-3-333-333-333-|
    * *** * *** * *** * *** *** ***

Solo
eb|-----------------------------------------|
Bb|--------10~------------------------------|
Gb|--/9-10------/9-10-12~--10--9--7--6-7-9~-|
Db|-----------------------------------------|
Ab|-----------------------------------------|
Eb|-----------------------------------------|

eb|-----------------------------------------|
Bb|-----------------------------------------|
Gb|-7~----6-7p6-----------6-7-6-------6-7-x-|
Db|-------------8-7~--7-8-------8-7-8-------|
Ab|-----------------------------------------|
Eb|-----------------------------------------|

eb|---------------------------------------------------|
Bb|---------------------------------------------------|
Gb|-/7-9-7-9-10-9-12-10-9-12-10-9-10-9-7-9-10-7-9-7-6-|
Db|---------------------------------------------------|
Ab|---------------------------------------------------|
Eb|---------------------------------------------------|

eb|--------------------|
Bb|--------------------|
Gb|-7-9-7-6-7-6--------|
Db|-------------8-7~~\-|
Ab|--------------------|
Eb|--------------------|

eb|------------------------------|
Bb|------------------/10-11-10~\-|
Gb|-----7-9-10-9-7\--------------|
Db|-7-8--------------------------|
Ab|------------------------------|
Eb|------------------------------|

eb|--------------------------------------------|
Bb|--------------15-17-17tr18-15---------------|
Gb|--------14-15-----------------15-14tr15-14~-|
Db|-/14-15-------------------------------------|
Ab|--------------------------------------------|
Eb|--------------------------------------------|

eb|----------------------------------------------------|
Bb|----------------------------------------------------|
Gb|-12-0-0-10-0-0-9-0-0-7-0-0-10-0-0-9-0-0-7-0-0-5-0-0-|
Db|----------------------------------------------------|
Ab|----------------------------------------------------|
Eb|----------------------------------------------------|
     * * *  * * * * * * * * *  *  * * * * * * * * * * * 
eb|--------------------------------|
Bb|--------------------------------|
Gb|-10~~-8~~--7~~------------------|
Db|-a----a----a-----/8--8h10p8-7~~-|
Ab|--------------------------------|
Eb|--------------------------------|

End solo


Riff 5                   x2
eb|----5----------------5-|-------|
Bb|----5----------------5-|-------|
Gb|-----------------------|-------|
Db|-----------------------|-------|
Ab|-7-------5-7-8--8-7----|-------|
Eb|-5-------3-5-6--6-5----|-6-5-3-|
                         x2
eb|----2----------------2-|-------|
Bb|----2----------------2-|-------|
Gb|-----------------------|-------|
Db|-----------------------|-------|
Ab|-4-------2-4-5--5-4----|-------|
Eb|-2-------0-2-3--3-2----|-0-2-3-|


Riff 6
Guitar 1
eb|----------------------------------|
Bb|----------------------------------|
Gb|----------------------------------|
Db|----------------------------------|
Ab|-7-777-777-77-5-7-8-8-7-7-777-777-|
Eb|-5-555-555-55-3-5-6-6-5-5-555-555-|
    * *** *** ** * * * * * * *** *** 
eb|----------------------------------------|
Bb|----------------------------------------|
Gb|----------------------------------------|
Db|----------------------------------------|
Ab|-777-777-777-77-5-7-8-8-7-7-777-7-8-7-5-|
Eb|-555-555-555-55-3-5-6-6-5-5-555-5-6-5-3-|
    *** *** *** ** * * * * * * *** * * * *
eb|----------------------------------|
Bb|----------------------------------|
Gb|----------------------------------|
Db|----------------------------------|
Ab|-4-444-444-44-2-4-5-5-4-4-444-444-|
Eb|-2-222-222-22-0-2-3-3-2-2-222-222-|
    * *** *** ** * * * * * * *** ***        Last time
eb|-----------------------------------------|-----|
Bb|-----------------------------------------|-----|
Gb|-----------------------------------------|-----|
Db|-----------------------------------------|-----|
Ab|-444-444-444-44-2-4-5-5-4-4-444-44-2-4-5-|--7--|
Eb|-222-222-222-22-0-2-3-3-2-2-222-22-0-2-3-|--5--|
    *** *** *** ** * * * * * * *** ** * * *

Guitar 2 (slightly palm muted)
eb|--------------------------------------|
Bb|--------------------------------------|
Gb|---9-10---9-10---9-10---9-10-7-9-10-9-|
Db|-7------7------7------7---------------| ---|
Ab|--------------------------------------|    |
Eb|--------------------------------------|    |
                                              |
eb|------------------------------|            |---> Play 2x
Bb|-------------------10-9-10\---|            |
Gb|---9-10---9-10---9----a--a----|            |
Db|-7------7------7--------------| -----------|
Ab|------------------------------|
Eb|------------------------------|

eb|---------------------------------|
Bb|---------------------------------|
Gb|---6-7---6-7---6-7---6-7-4-6-7-6-|
Db|-4-----4-----4-----4-------------|
Ab|---------------------------------|
Eb|---------------------------------|

eb|-------------------------|
Bb|-----------------7-6-----|
Gb|---6-7---6-7---6-----7-6-|
Db|-4-----4-----4-----------|
Ab|-------------------------|
Eb|-------------------------|

eb|---------------------------------|
Bb|---------------------------------|
Gb|---6-7---6-7---6-7---6-7-4-6-7-6-|
Db|-4-----4-----4-----4-------------|
Ab|---------------------------------|
Eb|---------------------------------|

eb|-----------------------------------|
Bb|-----------------7-6h7p6-----------|
Gb|---6-7---6-7---6---------7-6h7p6---|
Db|-4-----4-----4-------------------7-|
Ab|-----------------------------------|
Eb|-----------------------------------|


Riff 7 (Clean)                      x2
eb|----------------------------------|
Bb|----------------------------------|
Gb|---9---10-----7---9-----9-----9---|
Db|-7---7----7-7---7---7-7---7-7---7-|
Ab|----------------------------------|
Eb|----------------------------------|
   "Forged in the sacred..."
                                   x2
eb|---------------------------------|
Bb|---------------------------------|
Gb|---7---8-----5---7-----7-----7---|
Db|-5---5---5-5---5---5-5---5-5---5-|
Ab|---------------------------------|
Eb|---------------------------------|
   "...flames..."


Riff 8 (Distortion)  x4
eb|-------------------|
Bb|-------------------|
Gb|---9---99-10---7-9-|
Db|-7---7-------7-----|
Ab|-------------------|
Eb|-------------------|
    * * * **  * * * *
  "...sixth hour..."

eb|------------------------------------|
Bb|------------------------------------|
Gb|---7---77-8---5-7----7---77-9---5-7-|
Db|-5---5------5------5---5------5-----|
Ab|------------------------------------|
Eb|------------------------------------|
    * * * ** * * * *  * * * ** * * * *




Riff 9               x2
eb|----5------------5-|
Bb|----5------------5-|
Gb|-------------------|
Db|-------------------|
Ab|-7-------8--8-7----|
Eb|-5-------6--6-5----|
   "I am your anti-christ..."

eb|----3-------3--------|
Bb|----3-------3--------|
Gb|---------------------|
Db|---------------------|
Ab|-5-------5-------8-8-|
Eb|-3-------3-------6-6-|
   "Born of the beast..."

eb|----5------------5-|
Bb|----5------------5-|
Gb|-------------------|
Db|-------------------|
Ab|-7-------8--8-7----|
Eb|-5-------6--6-5----|
   "I will devour..."


Play Riff 1
Play Riff 2
Play Riff 1    "Hellfire..."
Play Riff 2    "The coming curse..."
Play Riff 3    "I walk the earth, another day..."
Play Riff 4

Here's the ending lead             x2
eb|---------------------------------|
Bb|-----10~---10-9h10p9----9--------|
Gb|---------------------10----10-9~-|
Db|-/7------------------------------|
Ab|---------------------------------|
Eb|---------------------------------|
                                x2
eb|------------------------------|
Bb|-----8~----8-7h8p7---7--------|
Gb|-------------------8----8-7~--|
Db|-/5---------------------------|
Ab|------------------------------|
Eb|------------------------------|

Repeat the above

End solo, song fades out

Here's the live ending:
eb|-----------------------------------------|
Bb|-----------------------------------------|
Gb|-----------------------------------------| ----|
Db|-------9---------10----------9--------10-|     |
Ab|-------7----------8----------7---------8-|     |
Eb|-5-5-5------5-5-5------5-5-5-----5-5-5---|     |
    * * *      * * *      * * *     * * *         |--> Play 2x
eb|-----------------------------------------|     |
Bb|-----------------------------------------|     |
Gb|-----------------------------------------|     |
Db|-------7----------8----------7---------8-| ----|
Ab|-------5----------6----------5---------6-|
Eb|-3-3-3------3-3-3------3-3-3-----3-3-3---|
    * * *      * * *      * * *     * * *
eb|---------|
Bb|---------|
Gb|---------|
Db|---------|
Ab|-------7-|
Eb|-3-3-3-5-|
    * * *


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