Iced Earth - The Clouding tab

Iced Earth:  The Clouding

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

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Tuning: Song uses three types of guitar, each
riff will note what guitar is being used.
The three types are:

Baritone tuned down a half step,
from low string to high (Bb Eb Ab Db F bb)

12 String Acoustic Guitar tuned down a half step,
from low string to high (Eb Ab Db Gb Bb eb)

Regular guitar tuned down a half step,
from low string to high (Eb Ab Db Gb Bb eb)


Riff 1 (Baritone Clean)Bb|----7--0-------------3--0--|F |----0-------0--------3--3--|Db|--------------0------------| ----|Ab|---------------------------| |Eb|----------------0-3--------| |Bb|-0-------------------------| |
|--> Play 2x Bb|----7--0-------------3--0--| |F |----0-------0--------3--3--| |Db|--------------0------------| |Ab|---------------------------| ----|Eb|----------------0-3--------|Bb|-0-------------------------|
Bb|------0h2---3--2--0--------|F |---------------------3-----|Db|----2----------------------|Ab|-0--------0-------------0--|Eb|---------------------------|Bb|---------------------------|
Bb|------0h2p0---3--------|F |-----------------------|Db|----0-------0----------|Ab|-----------------------|Eb|-3---------------------|Bb|-------------------3-2-|
Bb|----7--0-------------3--0--|F |----0-------0--------3--3--|Db|--------------0------------|Ab|---------------------------|Eb|----------------0-3--------|Bb|-0-------------------------|
Bb|----7--0-------------3--0--|F |----0-------0--------3--3--|Db|--------------0------------|Ab|---------------------------|Eb|----------------0-3--------|Bb|-0-------------------------|
Bb|------0h2---3--2--0--------|F |---------------------3-----|Db|----2----------------------|Ab|-0--------0-------------0--|Eb|---------------------------|Bb|---------------------------|
Bb|------0h2p0---3--------|F |-----------------------|Db|----0-------0----------|Ab|-----------------------|Eb|-3---------------------|Bb|-------------------3-2-|
Guitar fills over Riff 1 (Regular guitar, Clean with slide)eb|---------------------------------------------7-|Bb|-7\6/7--------5\3--------3\2---------------7---|Gb|------------------------------2/4----(4)/5/7---|Db|-----------------------------------------------|Ab|-----------------------------------------------|Eb|-----------------------------------------------|
eb|----------------------------------------------|Bb|-12/14----14/15--14--12--(12)/14--14--(14)\12-|Gb|----------------------------------------------|Db|----------------------------------------------|Ab|----------------------------------------------|Eb|----------------------------------------------|
eb|-----7----------------------------|Bb|---7-h.--------8\7/8--------------|Gb|-7-h.-----------------------7\6/7-|Db|-h.-------------------------------|Ab|----------------------------------|Eb|----------------------------------|
eb|--------------------------------------------7--(7)/19-|Bb|-7/10----10/12\10--8--(8)/10--10--(10)\8--------------|Gb|------------------------------------------------------|Db|------------------------------------------------------|Ab|------------------------------------------------------|Eb|------------------------------------------------------|
End guitar fills
Riff 2Guitar 1 (Baritone Clean)Bb|-0----0-0----0-0-0--0--0-0-0-|F |-0----0-0----0-0-0--0--0-0-0-|Db|-0----0-0----0-0-0--0--0-0-0-|Ab|-2----2-2----2-2-2--2--2-2-2-| -----|Eb|-2----2-2----2-2-2--2--2-2-2-| |Bb|-0----0-0----0-0-0--0--0-0-0-| |
|--> Play 2xBb|-0----0-0----0-0-0--0--0-0-0-| |F |-1----1-1----1-1-1--1--1-1-1-| |Db|-0----0-0----0-0-0--0--0-0-0-| |Ab|-2----2-2----2-2-2--2--2-2-2-| -----|Eb|-3----3-3----3-3-3--3--3-3-3-|Bb|-----------------------------|
Bb|-0----0-0----0-0-0--0-------------|F |-3----3-3----3-3-3--3-------------|Db|-2----2-2----2-2-2--2-------------|Ab|-0----0-0----0-0-0--0------2------|Eb|-----------------------2-2-2--2-2-|Bb|-----------------------0-0-0--0-0-|
Bb|-0----0-0----------------|F |-1----1-1----------------|Db|-0----0-0----------------|Ab|-2----2-2----------------|Eb|-3----3-3----------------|Bb|-------------3--2--2h3p2-|
Repeat above except first chord only play bottom two notes.
Guitar 2 (12 String Acoustic)eb|-2----2-2----2-2-2--2--2-2-2-|Bb|-3----3-3----3-3-3--3--3-3-3-|Gb|-4----4-4----4-4-4--4--4-4-4-|Db|-4----4-4----4-4-4--4--4-4-4-| -----|Ab|-2----2-2----2-2-2--2--2-2-2-| |Eb|-----------------------------| |
|--> Play 2xeb|-3----3-3----3-3-3--3--3-3-3-| |Bb|-0----0-0----0-0-0--0--0-0-0-| |Gb|-0----0-0----0-0-0--0--0-0-0-| |Db|-0----0-0----0-0-0--0--0-0-0-| -----|Ab|-2----2-2----2-2-2--2--2-2-2-|Eb|-3----3-3----3-3-3--3--3-3-3-|
eb|-0----0-0----0-0-0--0-------------|Bb|-0----0-0----0-0-0--0-------------|Db|-2----2-2----2-2-2--2------4------|Db|-2----2-2----2-2-2--2--4-4-4--4-4-|Ab|-0----0-0----0-0-0--0--2-2-2--2-2-|Eb|----------------------------------|
eb|-3----3-3----------------------|Bb|-0----0-0--------3-------------|Gb|-0----0-0------2------2--------|Db|-0----0-0----0-----------------|Ab|-2----2-2----------4-----4/5\4-|Eb|-3----3-3----------------------|
Repeat above except first chord only play bottom two notes.
Riff 3Guitar 1 (Baritone Clean)Bb|----7--0-------------3--0--|F |----0-------0--------3--3--|Db|--------------0------------|Ab|---------------------------|Eb|----------------0-3--------|Bb|-0-------------------------|
Bb|----7--0-------------3--0--|F |----0-------0--------3--3--|Db|--------------0------------|Ab|---------------------------|Eb|----------------0-3--------|Bb|-0-------------------------|
Guitar 2 (12 String Acoustic)eb|----2----------------3--|Bb|----3----------------0--|Gb|----4----------------0--|Db|----4----------------0--|Ab|----2----------------2--|Eb|---------------------3--|
eb|----2----------------3--|Bb|----3----------------0--|Gb|----4----------------0--|Db|----4----------------0--|Ab|----2----------------2--|Eb|---------------------3--|
Guitar fills over Riff 3 (Regular guitar, Clean with slide)eb|---------17------------------------------------|Bb|-3/19-------19--(19)\17-15-15h17-15h17--15-----|Gb|-------------------------------------------16~-|Db|-----------------------------------------------|Ab|-----------------------------------------------|Eb|-----------------------------------------------|
eb|-------12-10-12-10--12b14r12b14r12-[12]14r12-|Bb|-12-10----------/----------------------------|Gb|--\------------/-----------------------------|Db|---\----------/------------------------------|Ab|---fade-in-notes-----------------------------|Eb|---------------------------------------------|
eb|-[12]14r12--10----12b14r12p10-12~---------10--10/12----(12)\10-|Bb|---------------12--------------------6/7-----------------------|Gb|---------------------------------------------------------------|Db|---------------------------------------------------------------|Ab|---------------------------------------------------------------|Eb|---------------------------------------------------------------|
End guitar fills
Riff 4Guitar 1 (Baritone Clean)Bb|-0----0-0----0-0-0--0--0-0-0-|F |-0----0-0----0-0-0--0--0-0-0-|Db|-0----0-0----0-0-0--0--0-0-0-|Ab|-2----2-2----2-2-2--2--2-2-2-|Eb|-2----2-2----2-2-2--2--2-2-2-|Bb|-0----0-0----0-0-0--0--0-0-0-|
Bb|-0----0-0----0-0-0--0--0-0-0-|F |-1----1-1----1-1-1--1--1-1-1-|Db|-0----0-0----0-0-0--0--0-0-0-|Ab|-2----2-2----2-2-2--2--2-2-2-|Eb|-3----3-3----3-3-3--3--3-3-3-|Bb|-----------------------------|
Bb|-3----3-3----3-3-3--3--3-3-3-|F |-0----0-0----0-0-0--0--0-0-0-|Db|-0----0-0----0-0-0--0--0-0-0-|Ab|-0----0-0----0-0-0--0--0-0-0-|Eb|-----------------------------|Bb|-3----3-3----3-3-3--3--3-3-3-|
Bb|-0----0-0----------------|F |-1----1-1----------------|Db|-2----2-2----------------|Ab|-2----2-2----------------|Eb|-0----0-0----------------|Bb|-------------3--2--2h3p2-|
Repeat above except first chord only play bottom two notes.
Guitar 2 (12 String Acoustic)eb|-2----2-2----2-2-2--2--2-2-2-|Bb|-3----3-3----3-3-3--3--3-3-3-|Gb|-4----4-4----4-4-4--4--4-4-4-|Db|-4----4-4----4-4-4--4--4-4-4-|Ab|-2----2-2----2-2-2--2--2-2-2-|Eb|-----------------------------|
eb|-3----3-3----3-3-3--3--3-3-3-|Bb|-0----0-0----0-0-0--0--0-0-0-|Gb|-0----0-0----0-0-0--0--0-0-0-|Db|-0----0-0----0-0-0--0--0-0-0-|Ab|-2----2-2----2-2-2--2--2-2-2-|Eb|-3----3-3----3-3-3--3--3-3-3-|
eb|-2----2-2----2-2-2--2--2-2-2-|Bb|-3----3-3----3-3-3--3--3-3-3-|Gb|-2----2-2----2-2-2--2--2-2-2-|Db|-0----0-0----0-0-0--0--0-0-0-|Ab|-----------------------------|Eb|-----------------------------|
eb|-0----0-0----------------------|Bb|-0----0-0--------3-------------|Gb|-0----0-0------2------2--------|Db|-2----2-2----0-----------------|Ab|-2----2-2----------4-----4/5\4-|Eb|-0----0-0----------------------|
Repeat above except first chord only play bottom two notes.
Riff 3aGuitar 1 (Baritone Clean)Bb|----7--0-------------3--0--|F |----0-------0--------3--3--|Db|--------------0------------|Ab|---------------------------|Eb|----------------0-3--------|Bb|-0-------------------------|
Bb|----7--0-------------3--0--|F |----0-------0--------3--3--|Db|--------------0------------|Ab|---------------------------|Eb|----------------0-3--------|Bb|-0-------------------------|
Bb|------0h2---3--2--0--------|F |---------------------3-----|Db|----2----------------------|Ab|-0--------0-------------0--|Eb|---------------------------|Bb|---------------------------|
Bb|------0h2p0---3--------|F |-----------------------|Db|----0-------0----------|Ab|-----------------------|Eb|-3---------------------|Bb|-------------------3-2-|
Guitar 2 (12 String Acoustic)eb|----2----------------3--|Bb|----3----------------0--|Gb|----4----------------0--|Db|----4----------------0--|Ab|----2----------------2--|Eb|---------------------3--|
eb|----2----------------3--|Bb|----3----------------0--|Gb|----4----------------0--|Db|----4----------------0--|Ab|----2----------------2--|Eb|---------------------3--|
eb|-0----------------3------------|Bb|-0----------------0------------|Gb|-2----------------0------------|Db|-2----------------0------------|Ab|-0----------------2--------5-4-|Eb|------------------3------------|
Guitar fills over Riff 3 (Regular guitar, Clean with slide)eb|-------------------------------------------|Bb|-[this bar is done with distortion guitar]-|Gb|-4------------------------------(4)--------|Db|-4-[dive 2.5 steps and release]-(4)--------|Ab|-2------------------------------(2)--------|Eb|-------------------------------------------|
eb|----------------------------------|Bb|-7/12-----------------------------|Gb|-------11----11b12--------(12)r11-|Db|--------------a-------------------|Ab|----------------------------------|Eb|----------------------------------|
eb|---------------------|Bb|-8\7--7\5--5\3--3\2--|Gb|---------------------|Db|---------------------|Ab|---------------------|Eb|---------------------|
End guitar fills Play Riff 2 Play Riff 4 End Riff 4 with:
Guitar 1 (Baritone Clean)Bb|--------------|F |--------------|Db|--------------|Ab|--------------|Eb|--------------|Bb|-0--------(0)-|
Guitar 2 (12 String Acoustic)eb|--------------|Bb|--------------|Gb|--------------|Db|-4--------(4)-|Ab|-2--------(2)-|Eb|--------------|
Guitar fills over Riff 2 (Regular guitar, Clean with slide)eb|-3/7------------3/5------------5\3--|Bb|-3/7------------3/5------------5\3--|Gb|------------------------------------|Db|-[This bar is done with distortion]-|Ab|------------------------------------|Eb|------------------------------------|
eb|-------------------------------|Bb|-7/12--------12\8--------8/10--|Gb|-------------------------------|Db|-------------------------------|Ab|-------------------------------|Eb|-------------------------------|
eb|-------------------|Bb|-10----10/12----8--|Gb|-------------------|Db|-------------------|Ab|-------------------|Eb|-------------------|
End guitar fills
Guitar fills over Riff 4 (Regular guitar, Distortion)eb|----10---9-7--------------10---------------------|Bb|-/7----7-----10/12~----10--------------10h12-10~-|Gb|-----------------------------\9-7-9/11-----------|Db|-------------------------------------------------|Ab|-------------------------------------------------|Eb|-------------------------------------------------|
eb|---10-12-[12]13^r12p10------------17b19-17b19~-|Bb|--x--------------------12~---------------------|Gb|-x---------------------------------------------|Db|-----------------------------------------------|Ab|-----------------------------------------------|Eb|-----------------------------------------------|
eb|-17b19r17-15p14-15~--------14h15-14-----------------------|Bb|------------------------------------15--------------------|Gb|---------------------------------------14-----------------|Db|------------------------------------------17-16-16h17-16~-|Ab|----------------------------------------------------------|Eb|----------------------------------------------------------|
eb|---------------------|Bb|-10b12--10p17-10b12~-|Gb|---------------------|Db|---------------------|Ab|---------------------|Eb|---------------------|
End guitar fills NOTE: From here on the tuning is just a baritone guitar tuned down a half step with distortion.
Riff 5Bb|-------------------------------|F |-------------------------------|Db|------0------------------------|Ab|-----------4-------------------|Eb|----------------5------5h7-----|Bb|-0-------------------0-----5h7-|
Bb|-------------------------------|F |-------------------------------|Db|------0------------------------|Ab|-----------4---------------5h7-|Eb|----------------5------5h7-----|Bb|-0-------------------0---------|
Riff 5aGuitar 1Bb|-------------------------------|F |-------------------------------|Db|------0------------------------|Ab|-----------4-------------------|Eb|----------------5------5h7-----|Bb|-0-------------------0-----5h7-|
Bb|-------------------------------|F |-------------------------------|Db|------0------------------------|Ab|-----------4---------------5h7-|Eb|----------------5------5h7-----|Bb|-0-------------------0---------|
Guitar 2 x2Bb|-------------------------------|F |-------------------------------|Db|-------------------------------| Slowly let off palm mutesAb|-------------------------------| towards the endEb|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|Bb|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-| * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
Riff 5bGuitar 1 (Play 2x)Bb|-------------------------------|F |-------------------------------|Db|------0------------------------|Ab|-----------4-------------------|Eb|----------------5------5h7-----|Bb|-0-------------------0-----5h7-|
Bb|-------------------------------|F |-------------------------------|Db|------0------------------------|Ab|-----------4---------------5h7-|Eb|----------------5------5h7-----|Bb|-0-------------------0---------|
Guitar 2Bb|---------------------|F |---------------------|Db|---------------------|Ab|---------------------|Eb|-2----------------2--|Bb|-0----------------0--|
Bb|------------------------|F |------------------------|Db|------------------------|Ab|------------------------|Eb|-2----------------------|Bb|-0----------------0-12\-|
Riff 6Bb|----------------------------------|F |----------------------------------|Db|--------------------------7/9-----|Ab|-------12----11-----7-----7/9-7/9-|Eb|-------10-----9-----5-----5/7-7/9-|Bb|-0-000----000---000---000-----5/7-|
* *** *** *** ***Bb|----------------------------------|F |----------------------------------|Db|------------------------------7/9-|Ab|-------12----11-----7-----7/9-5/7-|Eb|-------10-----9-----5-----5/7-----|Bb|-0-000----000---000---000---------| * *** *** *** ***
Riff 7Bb|-----------------------------|F |-----------------------------|Db|-----------------------------|Ab|----------0------------------|Eb|-2----2---0-2--------2--2----|Bb|-0----0-0---0----0-0-0--0-00-|
* * * **Bb|-----------------------------|F |-----------------------------|Db|-----------------------------|Ab|-5----5---4-5--------5--5----|Eb|-3----3-0-2-3----3-3-3--3----|Bb|--------------------------00-|
* * * * **Bb|------------------------------|F |------------------------------|Db|------------------------------|Ab|------------------------------|Eb|-5----5----5----7----7----5---|Bb|-3----3----3-00-5----5--0-3-0-|
**1st ending:Bb|----------------------------|F |----------------------------|Db|----------------------------|Ab|----------------------------|Eb|-5----5----2--------2--2----|Bb|-2----3--0-0----0-0-0--0-00-| * * **
2nd ending:Bb|-----------------------------|F |-----------------------------|Db|-----------------------------|Ab|-----------------------------|Eb|-5----5----2--------2--------|Bb|-2----3--0-0----0-0-0--0-12\-| * *
Play Riff 6 Play Riff 7 "Never trust..." Play Riff 5b
Ending:Bb|-------------------------------------|F |-------------------------------------|Db|-------------------------------------|Ab|-------12-----11------7------7-9-----|Eb|-------10------9------5------5-7-7-9-|Bb|-0-000-----000----000----000-----5-7-|
* *** * *** * *** * *** * * * *Bb|-------------------------------------|F |-------------------------------------|Db|---------------------------------7-9-|Ab|-------12-----11------7------7-9-5-7-|Eb|-------10------9------5------5-7-----|Bb|-0-000-----000----000----000---------| * *** * *** * *** * *** * * * *
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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