Iced Earth - Im Ho Tep tab

Band- Iced Earth
Song- Im-Ho-Tep (Pharaoh's Curse)
Album- Horror Show

Tuning: Eb

Riff 1Guitar 1eb|---------------------------|Bb|---------------------------|Gb|---------------------------|Db|-----------7----------7-6--|Ab|-2---------5----------8-7--|Eb|-0---------5--------0------|
*eb|------0--------------------|Bb|------0--------------------|Gb|---------------------------|Db|-----------7----------7-6--|Ab|-2---------5----------8-7--|Eb|-0---------5--------0------| *
Guitar 2 (Final time omit ending slide)eb|-------------------------------|Bb|-------------------------------|Gb|-------------------------------|Db|---9-9~--9-9-6-7-/9~--9-9h10-9-|Ab|-7-----------------------------|Eb|-------------------------------|
eb|-------------------------------|Bb|-------------------------------|Gb|-------------------------------|Db|-7-6-7-/7~----9-7h9p7-6--------|Ab|------------------------8-7~~\-|Eb|-------------------------------|
Guitar 3 (Final time omit ending slide)eb|----------------------------------------|Bb|---12-12~--12-12-9-10-/12~--12-12h13-12-|Gb|-9--------------------------------------|Db|----------------------------------------|Ab|----------------------------------------|Eb|----------------------------------------|
eb|---------------------------------------|Bb|-10-9-10-/10~----12-10h12p10-9---------|Gb|-------------------------------10-9~~\-|Db|---------------------------------------|Ab|---------------------------------------|Eb|---------------------------------------|
Riff 2Guitar 1eb|-------------------------------|Bb|-------------------------------|Gb|-------------------------------|Db|-------------------------------|Ab|-2-----5-----4-----7-----5-----|Eb|-0-----3-----2-----5-----3-----|
Guitar 2eb|----------------------------------|Bb|----------------------------------|Gb|----------------------------------|Db|----------7-----------------------|Ab|---7-8-10---10-8-7---7-8-7-5-7-7~-|Eb|-0-----------------0--------------|
* *eb|----------------------------------|Bb|----------------------------------|Gb|----------------------------------|Db|----------7-----------------------|Ab|---7-8-10---10-8-7---7-8-7-7-5-5~-|Eb|-0-----------------0--------------| * *
Riff 3Guitar 1 Final chordeb|----------------------------|-----|Bb|----------------------------|-----|Gb|----------------------------|-----|Db|----------------------------|-----|Ab|-2-2--2--2--2--2-2--2--2--2-|--2--|Eb|-0-0--0--0--0--0-0--0--0--0-|--0--| * * * * * * * * * * "Time is the bond of mortal life..."
Guitar 2eb|-------------------------|Bb|-------------------------|Gb|-------------------------|Db|---9-10-12-10---9-10--9--|Ab|---7--8-10--8---7--8--7--|Eb|-0------------0----------|
* *eb|-------------------------|Bb|-------------------------|Gb|-------------------------|Db|---9-10--7-10---9-10--9--|Ab|---7--8--5--8---7--8--7--|Eb|-0------------0----------| * *
Riff 4Guitar 1 eb|---------------------------|Bb|---------------------------|Gb|---------------------------|Db|---------------------------|Ab|-------------------------5-| <- At end of riff play the G5Eb|-0000000000000000-...-00-3-| **************** ** "Death is but a threshold..."
Guitar 2 x2eb|---------------------------------------------|Bb|---------------------------------------------|Gb|---------------------------------------------|Db|-10----9--------12---10-------7-10----9----5-|Ab|--8----7--------10----8-------5--8----7----3-|Eb|-----0--------------0---------------0----0---|
* * * *eb|---------------------|Bb|---------------------|Gb|---------------------|Db|-10----9-------------|Ab|--8----7-----------5-|Eb|-----0----------00-3-| * **
Play Riff 3 "Love was the curse..." Play Riff 4 "Death is but a threshold..." End Riff 4 with a long slide instead of the last chord for Guitar 1.
Riff 5 (Solo Rhythm)eb|--------------------------------|Bb|--------------------------------|Gb|--------------------------------|Db|-------------4-7----------------|Ab|-2------2----5-8--2------2----5-|Eb|-0-00-3-0--0------0-00-3-0--0-3-|
** * * * * ** * *eb|----------------------------------|Bb|----------------------------------|Gb|----------------------------------|Db|-7------7------7-10-9-------------|Ab|-5-5555-5-5555-5--8-7------2----5-|Eb|----------------------00-3-0--0-3-| **** **** ** * *
Soloeb|-------------------------------------------------|Bb|-12h13p12----------12h13p12----------12----12-13-|Gb|----------14-13-14----------14-13-14----14-------|Db|-------------------------------------------------|Ab|-------------------------------------------------|Eb|-------------------------------------------------|
eb|----------------------------16p13p12----------------|Bb|-15-13-12h13p12----12----------------15p13p12-------|Gb|----------------14----14-13------------------14p13~-|Db|----------------------------------------------------|Ab|----------------------------------------------------|Eb|----------------------------------------------------|
eb|-0-12-13-0-13-16-0-16-17-0-17-19-0-0-20-0-|Bb|------------------------------------------|Gb|------------------------------------------|Db|------------------------------------------|Ab|------------------------------------------|Eb|------------------------------------------|
eb|-19-0-17-0-16-0-19-0-17-0-16\13-13h16p13-12/-|Bb|---------------------------------------------|Gb|---------------------------------------------|Db|---------------------------------------------|Ab|---------------------------------------------|Eb|---------------------------------------------|
Harmony section:
Higher guitar:eb|-19-20--17-20--16-20-----20--19-20--17-20--16-20-----20-|Bb|----------------------18--------------------------18----|Gb|--------------------------------------------------------|Db|--------------------------------------------------------|Ab|--------------------------------------------------------|Eb|--------------------------------------------------------|
eb|----20--17-20--16-20-16-----------------|Bb|-17----------------------18--17---------|Gb|---------------------------------17--16-|Db|----------------------------------------|Ab|----------------------------------------|Eb|----------------------------------------|
eb|-----------------------------------------|Bb|-----------------------------------------|Gb|-14~----14h16h17----16--14-14h16p14-13~--|Db|-----------------------------------------|Ab|-----------------------------------------|Eb|-----------------------------------------|
Lower guitar:eb|--------------------------------------------------------|Bb|-15-17--13-17--12-17-----17--15-17--13-17--12-17-----17-|Gb|----------------------14--------------------------14----|Db|--------------------------------------------------------|Ab|--------------------------------------------------------|Eb|--------------------------------------------------------|
eb|----------------------------------------|Bb|----17--15-17--13-17-12-----------------|Gb|-13----------------------14--13---------|Db|---------------------------------15--14-|Ab|----------------------------------------|Eb|----------------------------------------|
eb|-----------------------------------------|Bb|-----------------------------------------|Gb|-----------------------------------------|Db|-12~----12h14h15----14--12-12h14p12------|Ab|------------------------------------14~--|Eb|-----------------------------------------|
Both play ending:eb|-19p17--17-20p17-19p17-16------------------|Bb|------18------------------18p17------------|Gb|--------------------------------19-19b21~~-|Db|-------------------------------------------|Ab|-------------------------------------------|Eb|-------------------------------------------|
End Solo
Riff 3aGuitar 1 Final chordeb|----------------------------|-----|Bb|----------------------------|-----|Gb|----------------------------|-----|Db|----------------------------|-----|Ab|-2-2--2--2--2--2-2--2--2--2-|--2--|Eb|-0-0--0--0--0--0-0--0--0--0-|--0--| * * * * * * * * * * "Dawn shines a light..."
Guitar 2eb|-------------------|Bb|-------------------|Gb|-------------------|Db|---2-3-5-3---2-3-2-|Ab|---2-3-5-3---2-3-2-|Eb|-0---------0-------|
* *eb|-------------------|Bb|-------------------|Gb|-------------------|Db|---2-3-0-3---2-3-2-|Ab|---2-3-0-3---2-3-2-|Eb|-0---------0-------| * *
Play Riff 4 "Death is but a threshold..." Play Riff 1
Ending chord:eb|-----|Bb|-----|Gb|-----|Db|-----|Ab|--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
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