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Iced Earth:  Written On The Walls/Cast in Stone

transcribed by:  Russ Elton (vicelton@yahoo.com)
      solos by:  John Twynam

FIND EVERY ICED EARTH SONG AND
THE MOST UPDATED VERSION OF THIS SONG AT:

                          The Frozen Palace
                  http://truemetal.org/icedearth/

Date last modified:  04/29/02
  
PLEASE DO NOT COPY THIS TAB TO ANOTHER SITE 
WITHOUT AUTHORS' PERMISSION.  THANK YOU.

Tuning: Eb

NOTE:  The first lyrics are from Written on the Walls, 
the second from Cast in Stone.  Riff changes have been 
noted as well.

Riff 1
Guitar 1
eb|-----------------------|
Bb|-----------------------|
Gb|-----------------------|
Db|-----------------------|
Ab|--5-----4-----7-----2--|
Eb|--3-----2-----5-----0--|

Guitar 2 (not on DOP version)
eb|----------------------------------------|
Bb|----------------------------------------|
Gb|----------------------------------------|
Db|--0-0-12-0-13-0-10-12--0-0-8-0-10-0-7-8-|
Ab|----------------------------------------|
Eb|----------------------------------------|
     * *  * *  * *  *  *  * * * *  * * * * 


Riff 2
Guitar 1
eb|---------------------------------|
Bb|---------------------------------|
Gb|-7-------8-7-5-7-6-------7-6-4-6-|
Db|-5----55-5-5-5-5-4----44-4-4-4-4-|
Ab|---------------------------------|
Eb|---------------------------------|
         **              **         Final chord
eb|---------------------------------|-----|
Bb|---------------------------------|-----|
Gb|-9------10-9-7-9-----------------|-----|
Db|-7----77-7-7-7-7-9------10-9-7-9-|-----|
Ab|-----------------7----77-7-7-7-7-|--5--|
Eb|---------------------------------|--3--|
         **              ** 


Guitar 2                               x2
eb|-15h16p15-15h20p15-------------------|
Bb|-------------------15h16p15----------|
Gb|----------------------------15h16p15-|
Db|-------------------------------------|
Ab|-------------------------------------|
Eb|-------------------------------------|
                                       x2
eb|-14h15p14-14h19p14-------------------|
Bb|-------------------14h15p14----------|
Gb|----------------------------14h15p14-|
Db|-------------------------------------|
Ab|-------------------------------------|
Eb|-------------------------------------|
                            x2
eb|-5h6p5-5h10p5-------------|
Bb|--------------5h6p5-------|
Gb|--------------------5h6p5-|
Db|--------------------------|
Ab|--------------------------|
Eb|--------------------------|
                                       x2  Final note
eb|-12h13p12-12h17p12-------------------|--15--|
Bb|-------------------12h13p12----------|------|
Gb|----------------------------12h13p12-|------|
Db|-------------------------------------|------|
Ab|-------------------------------------|------|
Eb|-------------------------------------|------|



Riff 3
eb|-------------------------------------|
Bb|-------------------------------------|
Gb|-------------------------------------|
Db|-------------------------------------|
Ab|-5-----------------4-----------------|
Eb|-3-3-333-333-...-0-2-2-222-222-...-0-|
      * *** ***     *   * *** ***     * 
   "On the night the darkness fell..."
   "On the fall of our kingdom..."
eb|-------------------------------------------------|
Bb|-------------------------------------------------|
Gb|-------------------------------------------------|
Db|-------------------------------------------------|
Ab|-7-----------------2-----------------------------|
Eb|-5-5-555-555-...-0-0-0-000-0-0-000-0-0-000-000-0-|
      * *** ***     *   * *** * * *** * * *** *** *


Riff 4
Guitar 1
eb|-------------------------------------------|
Bb|-------------------------------------------|
Gb|-------------------------------------------|
Db|-5-555-555-555-...-55-4-444-444-444-...-44-|
Ab|-------------------------------------------|
Eb|-------------------------------------------|
    * *** *** ***     ** * *** *** ***     **     
eb|-------------------------------------------|
Bb|-------------------------------------------|
Gb|-------------------------------------------|
Db|-7-777-777-777-...-77----------------------|
Ab|----------------------7-777-777-777-...-77-|
Eb|-------------------------------------------|
    * *** *** ***     ** * *** *** ***     **

Guitar 2
eb|---------------------------------|
Bb|---------------------------------|
Gb|-----7---8---7---5---7---8---7-7-|
Db|-5-5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5-|
Ab|---------------------------------|
Eb|---------------------------------|
    * *   *   *   *   *   *   *  
eb|---------------------------------|
Bb|---------------------------------|
Gb|-----6---7---6---4---6---7---6-6-|
Db|-4-4---4---4---4---4---4---4---4-|
Ab|---------------------------------|
Eb|---------------------------------|
    * *   *   *   *   *   *   *  
eb|-----------------------------------|
Bb|-----------------------------------|
Gb|-----9---10---9---7---9---10---9-9-|
Db|-7-7---7----7---7---7---7----7---7-|
Ab|-----------------------------------|
Eb|-----------------------------------|
    * *   *    *   *   *   *    *  
eb|-----------------------------------|
Bb|-----------------------------------|
Gb|-----------------------------------|
Db|-----9---10---9---7---9---10---9-9-|
Ab|-7-7---7----7---7---7---7----7---7-|
Eb|-----------------------------------|
    * *   *    *   *   *   *    *  

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

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

eb|--------|
Bb|--------|
Gb|--9-----|
Db|--7-----|
Ab|--------|
Eb|--------|

eb|--------|
Bb|--------|
Gb|--------|
Db|--9-----|
Ab|--7-----|
Eb|--------|



Play Riff 3   "We run to find a place..."
              "Entombed, now and forever..."
Play Riff 4   

Lead into next section:
eb|-----|
Bb|-----|
Gb|-----|
Db|-----|
Ab|--2--|
Eb|--0--|


Riff 5 (Guitar 2 plays top notes)     Fill used later
eb|-----------------------------------|--10-8-7-----------|
Bb|-----------------------------------|--------10-8-7-----|
Gb|--5---------9---------4---------7--|---------------9-7-|
Db|-----------------------------------|-------------------|
Ab|--7---------2---------5---------0--|-------------------|
Eb|-----------------------------------|-------------------|
    "As I lay here..."
    "Long ago..."


Riff 6 (Guitar 2 plays notes in () )
eb|------------------------------------|
Bb|------------------------------------|
Gb|-(5)--------------(9)---------------|
Db|------------------------------------|
Ab|--7-777-7777777-77-2-222-2222222-22-|
Eb|------------------------------------|
     * *** ******* ** * *** ******* ** 
eb|------------------------------------|
Bb|------------------------------------|
Gb|-(4)--------------(7)---------------|
Db|------------------------------------|
Ab|--5-555-5555555-55-0-000-0000000-00-|
Eb|------------------------------------|
     * *** ******* ** * *** ******* **


Riff 7 (Acoustic)
These are the chords used, listen to the song for strumming pattern.

eb|----0--0--0---------0-------|
Bb|----1--0--1-----------0-----|
Gb|----2--2--2------0------0---|
Db|----2--2--2------2--------0-|
Ab|-0--0-----0------2----------|
Eb|--------------0--0----------|
    "Armageddon town life..."
    "The darkest corner..."


Riff 8 (Distortion)
Guitar 1                                    x2
eb|------------------------------------------|-----|
Bb|------------------------------------------|-----|
Gb|------------------------------------------|-----|
Db|------------------------------------------|--2--|
Ab|-000-0-0--0--000-0------------------------|--0--|
Eb|----------------------000-0-0--0--000-0-0-|-----|
    *** * *  *  *** *    *** * *  *  *** * * 

Guitar 2 (not on DOP version)
eb|------------------------------------------------------------|
Bb|------------------------------------------------------------|
Gb|------------------------------------------------------------|
Db|----9-10--9--------9-10--9----------------------------------|
Ab|-/7---------7\--/7---------7\-----9-10--9--------9-10--9----|
Eb|-------------------------------/7---------7\--/7---------7\-|


Riff 9 (Solo Rhythm until harmony solo)
eb|---------------------------------|
Bb|---------------------------------|
Gb|---------------------------------|
Db|-2-----------2-------3p2p0-------|
Ab|-0-0-000-000-0-0-0-0-------3p2p0-|
Eb|---------------------------------|
      * *** ***   * * *
eb|-------------------------------|
Bb|-------------------------------|
Gb|-------------------------------|
Db|-------------------------------|
Ab|-2-----------2-----------3p2p0-|
Eb|-0-0-000-000-0-0-0-0-0h2-------|
      * *** ***   * * *  

Solo
eb|---------18p-17--15------------------------------12p-8\------17-15--13-|
Bb|--------------------18--17\--15--13--12\--10------------12\------------|
Gb|--12-14--------------------------------------12------------------------|
Db|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
Ab|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
Eb|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
                                                   
eb|-19t-12h-13p-12--19t-12h-13--19t-12--13h-19t-12h-13-|
Bb|----------------------------------------------------|
Gb|----------------------------------------------------|
Db|----------------------------------------------------|
Ab|----------------------------------------------------|
Eb|----------------------------------------------------|
                                                              
eb|-17p-12------12\-10-------------------------------------12-10-8-|
Bb|---------15----------13-12---10-----------------12t-8-7---------|
Gb|---------------------------------12--11\-9--7-------------------|
Db|----------------------------------------------------------------|
Ab|----------------------------------------------------------------|
Eb|----------------------------------------------------------------|
                                                                              
eb|-14t--7h-8p-7--14t-7h-8--14t-7h-8--14t-7h-8--|
Bb|---------------------------------------------|
Gb|---------------------------------------------|
Db|---------------------------------------------|
Ab|---------------------------------------------|
Eb|---------------------------------------------|
                                                                               
eb|-8p-7h-8--10p-8p-7--10p8p7\5-8p-7p-5---8p-7p-5-----------------------------|
Bb|------------------------------------------------8p-7p-5--8p-7p-5-----------|
Gb|------------------------------------------------------------------7p-5p-4--|
Db|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Ab|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Eb|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
                                                            
e|----------------------------8p-7------8p-7----------|
B|--------------------8--10---------10--------10--8b--|
G|--5--4--------7--9----------------------------------|
D|--------5/-9----------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------|
                                                        
e|---------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------8--9--|
G|------------------------------------7--9--10-------|
D|-----------------------5--7/-9--10-----------------|
A|--------------5--7--8------------------------------|
E|--3/-5--7--8---------------------------------------|

eb|------------------12--13--15--17---17--15--13--17--15--13----------17--|
Bb|--10/-12--13--15-------------------------------------------17~---------|
Gb|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
Db|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
Ab|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
Eb|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|

Now the solo becomes harmonized:


Riff 10 (Harmony Solo Rhythm)
eb|---------------------------------------------------------|
Bb|---------------------------------------------------------|
Gb|---------------------------------------------------------|
Db|-7-----------7---------------3-----------3---------------|
Ab|-5-5-555-555-5-5-5-555-555-0-1-1-111-1-1-1-1-1-111-111-0-|
Eb|---------------------------------------------------------|
      * *** ***   * * *** *** *   * *** * *   * * *** *** *
eb|------------------------------------------------------|
Bb|------------------------------------------------------|
Gb|------------------------------------------------------|
Db|-5-----------5---------------2-----------3--5-3-5-7-5-|
Ab|-3-3-333-3-3-3-3-3-333-333-2-0-0-000-000-1--3-1-3-5-3-|
Eb|------------------------------------------------------|
      * *** * *   * * *** *** *   * *** ***    * * * 


Solo (harmony)
Guitar 1 
eb|-15-17-13-17-15-17---17-15-17-13-17-15-17---17-15-17-13-17-12-17---17--20^r--17--------|
Bb|-------------------13--------------------------------------------15-------------20-18~-|
Gb|------------------------------------------14-------------------------------------------|
Db|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Ab|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Eb|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

eb|-------------------------12-13-15/17-15~------------------------------17-|
Bb|----12-13-15----12-13-15------------------17-15-13-15^---15-13-12-13-----|
Gb|-14----------14----------------------------------------------------------|
Db|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Ab|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Eb|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|

eb|-15-17-13-17-15-17---17-15-17-13-17-15-17---17-15-17-13-17-12-17---17--20^r--17--------|
Bb|-------------------13--------------------------------------------15-------------20-18~-|
Gb|------------------------------------------14-------------------------------------------|
Db|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Ab|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Eb|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

eb|--------------------------------------20~-------------------------13-15-17-17^-|
Bb|--15-18-13-17-12-15-10-13-15-18-17-20-----------------------15-17--------------|
Gb|---------------------------------------------------14-16-17--------------------|
Db|------------------------------------------14-16-17-----------------------------|
Ab|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Eb|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

Guitar 2
eb|-12-13-10-13-12-13---13-12-13-10-13-12-13---13--------------------------12^r-----------|
Bb|-------------------10--------------------------12-13-10-13----13----13-------13-12-10~-|
Gb|------------------------------------------10---------------12----10--------------------|
Db|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Ab|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Eb|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

eb|------------------------------------------------------------13-|
Bb|---------------------12-13-15---13-12----13----12--------------|
Gb|---------------12-14------------------14----------14-12--------|
Db|----9-10-12/15------------------------------------------15-----|
Ab|-12------------------------------------------------------------|
Eb|---------------------------------------------------------------|

eb|-12-13-10-13-12-13---13-12-13-10-13-12-13---13--------------------------12^r-----------|
Bb|-------------------10--------------------------12-13-10-13----13----13-------13-12-10~-|
Gb|------------------------------------------10---------------12----10--------------------|
Db|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Ab|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Eb|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

eb|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Bb|----------------------------------13--------------------------12-13-15-15^-|
Gb|--10-14-9-12-7-10-5-9-10-14-12-16-----------------------12-14--------------|
Db|-----------------------------------------------12-14-15--------------------|
Ab|--------------------------------------12-14-15-----------------------------|
Eb|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

End solo


Play Riff 4


Lead into next section:
eb|---------|
Bb|---------|
Gb|--5-4-2--|
Db|---------|
Ab|---------|
Eb|---------|
         

Riff 11
Guitar 1
eb|-------------------------------------------------|
Bb|-------------------------------------------------|
Gb|-------------------------------------7-7-7-4-4-4-|
Db|-4-444-4-444-4-444-4-444-4-444-4-444-5-5-5-2-2-2-|
Ab|-------------------------------------------------|
Eb|-------------------------------------------------|
    * *** * *** * *** * *** * *** * ***
   "The frightened children...."
   "The time will come......"
eb|-------------------------------------------------|
Bb|-------------------------------------------------|
Gb|-------------------------------------5-5-5-2-2-2-|
Db|-2-222-2-222-2-222-2-222-2-222-2-222-3-3-3-0-0-0-|
Ab|-------------------------------------------------|
Eb|-------------------------------------------------|
    * *** * *** * *** * *** * *** * ***
   "And no one will explain..."
   "...from the war and deceit..."

Guitar 2
eb|---------------------------------------------------------|
Bb|---------------------------------------------------------|
Gb|---------------------------------------------------------|
Db|------------9-7-77-9-7-77--------------------------------|
Ab|-9-999-9-99---------------10-9-999-9-999-10-101010-7-777-|
Eb|---------------------------------------------------------|
    * *** * **                    *** * ***  
eb|-----------------------------------------------------|
Bb|-----------------------------------------------------|
Gb|-----------------------------------------------------|
Db|------------7-5-55-7-5-55----------------------------|
Ab|-7-777-7-77----------------8-7-777-7-777-8-888-5-555-|
Eb|-----------------------------------------------------|
    * *** * **                    *** * ***  


Riff 12
Guitar 1
eb|----2-------------0---------|
Bb|----2-------------0---------|
Gb|----------------------------|
Db|---------2-------------2----|
Ab|-4-------0--4--2-------0--2-|
Eb|-2----------2--0----------0-|

Guitar 2                    x2                         x2
eb|--------------------------|--------------------------|
Bb|--------------------------|--------------------------|
Gb|-4-666-7-666--4-666-7-666-|-2-444-5-444--2-444-5-444-|
Db|--------------------------|--------------------------|
Ab|--------------------------|--------------------------|
Eb|--------------------------|--------------------------|
    * *** * ***  * *** * ***   * *** * ***  * *** * ***

Guitar 3
eb|-------------------------------|
Bb|-------------------------------|
Gb|-------------------------------|
Db|------------9-7-77-9-7-77------|
Ab|-9-999-9-99---------------10-9-|
Eb|-------------------------------|
    * *** * **                      
eb|-------------------------------|
Bb|-------------------------------|
Gb|-------------------------------|
Db|------------7-5-55-7-5-55------|
Ab|-7-777-7-77----------------8-7-|
Eb|-------------------------------|
    * *** * **                      


Riff 13
Guitar 1                            Last note
eb|---------------------------------|-----|
Bb|---------------------------------|-----|
Gb|---------------------------------|-----|
Db|---------------------------------|-----|
Ab|---------------------------------|-----|
Eb|--9----9\5-5/7--7-------5/7-7/9--|--9--|

Guitar 2                            Last note
eb|---------------------------------|-----|
Bb|---------------------------------|-----|
Gb|---------------------------------|-----|
Db|---------------------------------|-----|
Ab|--9---12\9-9\7--7------12\7-7/9--|--9--|
Eb|---------------------------------|-----|

Guitar 3                            Last note
eb|---------------------------------|-----|
Bb|---------------------------------|-----|
Gb|---------------------------------|-----|
Db|---------------------------------|-----|
Ab|-12---12\9-9\7--7------12\7-7/12-|--12-|
Eb|---------------------------------|-----|


notation:
^   =  bend [ ^ = half, ^^ = whole, etc. ]
^r  =  bend and release
x   =  mute with fret-hand
*   =  mute with palm-hand
X\\ =  pick slide
h   =  hammer-on
p   =  pull-off
~   =  vibrato
t   =  tap-on
/   =  slide up
\   =  slide down
h.  =  harmonics
ah  =  artificial harmonic
(9) =  ghost note
tm  =  trem picking
tr  =  trill
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