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Iced Earth - Slave To The Dark tab

Band- Iced Earth
Song- Slave To The Dark
Album- The Dark Saga

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

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

eb|---------------------------|
Bb|---------------------------|
Gb|---------------------------|
Db|---------------------------|
Ab|-5----5----5--10---10----8-|
Eb|-3----3----3---8----8----6-|

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



Riff 3
eb|--------------------------------|
Bb|--------------------------------|
Gb|--------------------------------|
Db|--------------------------------|
Ab|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-8--8\7-|
Eb|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-6--6\5-|
      * *   * *   * *   * *
   "I called upon..."
eb|-------------------------------|
Bb|-------------------------------|
Gb|-------------------------------|
Db|-------------------------------|
Ab|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-8--8\-|
Eb|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-6--6\-|
      * *   * *   * *   * *
eb|-------------------------------------|
Bb|-------------------------------------|
Gb|-------------------------------------|
Db|-------------------------------------|
Ab|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5---10-1010-10-10---8---|
Eb|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-0--8--8-8--8--8-0-6-0-|
      * *   * *   *     * *     * *   * 
   "To grant what I desire..."
eb|--------------------------------|
Bb|--------------------------------|
Gb|--------------------------------|
Db|--------------------------------|
Ab|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-8--8\7-|
Eb|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-6--6\5-|
      * *   * *   * *   * *
   "...to my knees..."

Final time:
eb|---------------------------------|
Bb|---------------------------------|
Gb|---------------------------------|
Db|---------------------------------|
Ab|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-8-8-8-8-|
Eb|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-6-6-6-6-|
      * *   * *   * *   * *


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--7p0-|
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|-5/7-7-7-7-7---|--5/7-7-8-8-|
Eb|-3/5-5-5-5-5-0-|--3/5-5-6-6-|
        * *   * *        *
                 x2
eb|---------------|---------------------------------|
Bb|---------------|---------------------------------|
Gb|---------------|---------------------------------|
Db|---------------|---------------------------------|
Ab|-3/5-5-5-5-5-5-|-3/5-5-5-5-5---10-10-10-10--8----|
Eb|-1/3-3-3-3-3-3-|-1/3-3-3-3-3-0--8--8--8--8--6--0-|
        * *   * *       * *   * *                 *


Solo
eb|-t13h17t13p12p10p0h10h12h13-20t13p12p10p0h10h12h13-|
Bb|---------------------------------------------------|
Gb|---------------------------------------------------|
Db|---------------------------------------------------|
Ab|---------------------------------------------------|
Eb|---------------------------------------------------|

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

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

eb|-20t13p12p10p0h10h12h13-22t13p12p10p0h10h12-|
Bb|--------------------------------------------|
Gb|--------------------------------------------|
Db|--------------------------------------------|
Ab|--------------------------------------------|
Eb|--------------------------------------------|

eb|-24t20-24t19-24t17-24t19-24t17-24t15-24t17-24t15-24t13-|
Bb|-------------------------------------------------------|
Gb|-------------------------------------------------------|
Db|-------------------------------------------------------|
Ab|-------------------------------------------------------|
Eb|-------------------------------------------------------|

eb|-24t15-24t13-24t12-24t12-24t13-24t15-24t13-24t15-24t17-|
Bb|-------------------------------------------------------|
Gb|-------------------------------------------------------|
Db|-------------------------------------------------------|
Ab|-------------------------------------------------------|
Eb|-------------------------------------------------------|

eb|-24t15-24t17-24t19-24t20~----(20)p17-t20-|
Bb|-----------------------------------------|
Gb|-----------------------------------------|
Db|-----------------------------------------|
Ab|-----------------------------------------|
Eb|-----------------------------------------|

eb|-(20)p19p17-19b20r19p17-19p17-19b20r19p17-19p17-19b20r19p17-|
Bb|------------------------------------------------------------|
Gb|------------------------------------------------------------|
Db|------------------------------------------------------------|
Ab|------------------------------------------------------------|
Eb|------------------------------------------------------------|

eb|-19p17-19b20r19p17-19p17-19b20r19p17-|
Bb|-------------------------------------|
Gb|-------------------------------------|
Db|-------------------------------------|
Ab|-------------------------------------|
Eb|-------------------------------------|

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

Guitar 1
eb|-20-20-20\19-19-19\17-17-17/19-19\-15~-|
Bb|---------------------------------------|
Gb|---------------------------------------|
Db|---------------------------------------|
Ab|---------------------------------------|
Eb|---------------------------------------|

eb|-20-20\19-17----17-19-19b20~-|
Bb|-------------20--------------|
Gb|-----------------------------|
Db|-----------------------------|
Ab|-----------------------------|
Eb|-----------------------------|

Guitar 2
eb|-24-24-24\22-22-22\20-20-20/22-22\-19~-|
Bb|---------------------------------------|
Gb|---------------------------------------|
Db|---------------------------------------|
Ab|---------------------------------------|
Eb|---------------------------------------|

eb|-20-/24-22-20----20-22-22b24~-|
Bb|--------------24--------------|
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----5/-|

eb|-------------------|
Bb|-------------------|
Gb|-------------------|
Db|-------------------|
Ab|-10-10-10-10--8----|
Eb|--8--8--8--8--6--0-|
                    *

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

eb|-12b13r12-10-----------------------|
Bb|--------------8~----8-(8)/12--10~--|
Gb|-----------------------------------|
Db|-----------------------------------|
Ab|-----------------------------------|
Eb|-----------------------------------|

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

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



Play Riff 5    Solo Rhythm

Solo                                   x4
eb|----------17----------------17-------|
Bb|-------17----20p17-------17----20p17-|
Gb|-19b21-------------19b21-------------|
Db|-------------------------------------|
Ab|-------------------------------------|
Eb|-------------------------------------|

eb|-20b21--[20]21r20--17~--------------|
Bb|-20b21--[20]21r20--17~-------20-20~-|
Gb|--------------------------19----19~-|
Db|------------------------------------|
Ab|------------------------------------|
Eb|------------------------------------|

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

eb|----------20----------19-------19-19\-15~-|
Bb|-------------19----------17---------------|
Gb|-17-17-17-------17-16-------16------------|
Db|------------------------------------------|
Ab|------------------------------------------|
Eb|------------------------------------------|

Guitar 1
eb|--------------------------------------------------|
Bb|--------------------------------------------12-13-|
Gb|----------------------12--------------12-14-------|
Db|-------------12-14-15-----12-12-14-15-------------|
Ab|-12-12-14-15--------------------------------------|
Eb|--------------------------------------------------|

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

Guitar 2
eb|--------------------------------------------------|
Bb|-----------------------------------------------17-|
Gb|----------------------16--------------16-17-19----|
Db|-------------15-17-19-----15-15-17-19-------------|
Ab|-15-15-17-19--------------------------------------|
Eb|--------------------------------------------------|

eb|-17-17-17-15-13-----------------------------|
Bb|----------------17-15-13----13-15b17r15-13~-|
Gb|-------------------------16-----------------|
Db|--------------------------------------------|
Ab|--------------------------------------------|
Eb|--------------------------------------------|

End Solo

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


Riff 6a
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----5/-|

eb|-------------------|
Bb|-------------------|
Gb|-------------------|
Db|-------------------|
Ab|-10-10-10-10--8----|
Eb|--8--8--8--8--6--0-|
                    *
Last time:
eb|---------------------|
Bb|---------------------|
Gb|---------------------|
Db|---------------------|
Ab|-10-10-10-10--8----2-|
Eb|--8--8--8--8--6--0-0-|
                    *

Guitar 2
eb|-------------------------|
Bb|-------------------------|
Gb|-------------------------|
Db|----5--7--/9--7--5--3--5-|
Ab|-------------------------|
Eb|-5-----------------------|

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

eb|-------------------|
Bb|-------------------|
Gb|-------------------|
Db|-------------------|
Ab|-10-10-10-10--8----|
Eb|--8--8--8--8--6--0-|
                    *
Last time:
eb|---------------------|
Bb|---------------------|
Gb|---------------------|
Db|---------------------|
Ab|-10-10-10-10--8----2-|
Eb|--8--8--8--8--6--0-0-|
                    *

Guitar 3
eb|----12-13-13/15-13-12-10--12~-|
Bb|-10---------------------------|
Gb|------------------------------|
Db|------------------------------|
Ab|------------------------------|
Eb|------------------------------|

eb|-12b13r12-10-----------------------|
Bb|--------------8~----8-(8)/12--10~--|
Gb|-----------------------------------|
Db|-----------------------------------|
Ab|-----------------------------------|
Eb|-----------------------------------|

Guitar 4 (Comes in the last time)
eb|----15-17-17/19-17-15-13--15~-|
Bb|-13---------------------------|
Gb|------------------------------|
Db|------------------------------|
Ab|------------------------------|
Eb|------------------------------|

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

Last chords rings into "A Question Of Heaven".


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
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