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Iced Earth:  Number of the Beast (Iron Maiden)

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

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

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

Date last modified:  12/25/01
  
PLEASE DO NOT COPY THIS TAB TO ANOTHER SITE 
WITHOUT AUTHORS' PERMISSION.  THANK YOU.

Tuning: Eb

Intro
eb|-----------------------------------------|
Bb|-----------------------------------------|
Gb|-----------------------------------------|
Db|-----4---5---7-----7-----7-----7-----7---|
Ab|-5-5---5---5---5-5---5-5---5-5---5-5---5-|
Eb|-----------------------------------------|
    * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * 

Riff 1
eb|-----------------------------------------|
Bb|-----------------------------------------|
Gb|-----------------------------------------|
Db|-----4---5---7-----7-----7-----7-----7---|
Ab|-5-5---5---5---5-5---5-5---5-5---5-5---5-|
Eb|-----------------------------------------|
    * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * 
   "I left alone..."
eb|---------------------------------------|
Bb|---------------------------------------|
Gb|---------------------------------------|
Db|-----4---5---7-----7-----7-----7-----7-|
Ab|-5-5---5---5---5-5---5-5---5-5---5-5-5-|
Eb|---------------------------------------|
    * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * 
   "My mind was blank..."
eb|-----------------------------------------|
Bb|-----------------------------------------|
Gb|-----------------------------------------|
Db|-----2---3---5-----5-----5-----5-----5---|
Ab|-3-3---3---3---3-3---3-3---3-3---3-3---3-|
Eb|-----------------------------------------|
    * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * 
   "I needed time..."
eb|-----------------------------------------|
Bb|-----------------------------------------|
Gb|-----------------------------------------|
Db|-----2---3---7-----7-----7-----7-----7---|
Ab|-3-3---3---3---5-5---5-5---5-5---5-5---5-|
Eb|-----------------------------------------|
    * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * 
   "...memories from my mind..."

Final time:
eb|-------------------------------------|
Bb|-------------------------------------|
Gb|-------------------------------------|
Db|-----2---3---7-----7-----7-----7-----|
Ab|-3-3---3---3---5-5---5-5---5-5---5-5-|
Eb|-------------------------------------|
    * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *  
   "...to despair..."


Riff 2
eb|--------------------------|
Bb|--------------------------|
Gb|--------------------------|
Db|-7-7-7-7--7----7-7-7-7--7-|
Ab|-5-5-5-5--5----5-5-5-5--5-|
Eb|--------------------------|
                  * * * * 
   "Yeah..."
eb|--------------------------|
Bb|--------------------------|
Gb|--------------------------|
Db|-5-5-5-5--5----7-7-7-7--7-|
Ab|-3-3-3-3--3----5-5-5-5--5-|
Eb|--------------------------|
    * * * *       * * * * 


Riff 3 (Note: Alternate pick last 4 chords)
                                   x3
eb|---------------------------------|
Bb|---------------------------------|
Gb|---------------------------------|
Db|-7-----7-----7-----7-----7-7-7-7-|
Ab|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|
Eb|---------------------------------|
      * *   * *   * *   * * 
   "Night was black..."

1st ending
eb|-----------------------------------|
Bb|-----------------------------------|
Gb|-----------------------------------|
Db|---5-5-5-5-5------7--7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|
Ab|-0-3-3-3-3-3-2-0--5--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|
Eb|-----------------------------------|
                        * * * 
   "...watching me ?"

2nd ending
eb|-----------------------------|
Bb|-----------------------------|
Gb|-----------------------------|
Db|---5-5-5-5-5------7--7-7-7-7-|
Ab|-0-3-3-3-3-3-2-0--5--5-5-5-5-|
Eb|-----------------------------|
                        * * * 
   "...kind of hell ?"


Riff 4
eb|--------------------------|
Bb|--------------------------|
Gb|--------------------------|
Db|---5------5------5------7-|
Ab|-0-3----0-2----0-3----0-5-|
Eb|--------------------------|
    *      *      *      *
   "Six, six six..."
eb|--------------------|
Bb|--------------------|
Gb|--------------------|
Db|---5------5------5--|
Ab|-0-3----0-2----0-3--|
Eb|--------------------|
    *      *      *    
   "Hell and fire...


Play Riff 3   "Torches blazed..."
Play Riff 4   "Six, six six..."


Riff 5 (Note:  Sometimes three muted notes are used instead of two)
eb|-----------------------|
Bb|-----------------------|
Gb|-----------------------|
Db|-7-----9-7--9-----10-9-|
Ab|-5-5-5-5-5--7-7-7--7-7-|
Eb|-----------------------|
      * *        * * 
eb|-------------------------------------|
Bb|-------------------------------------|
Gb|-------------------------------------|
Db|-10-----12-10--12-------14-------12\-|
Ab|--8-8-8--8--8--10-10-10-10-10-10-10\-|
Eb|-------------------------------------|
       * *            *  *     *  * 

Final time:
eb|-------------------------------------|
Bb|-------------------------------------|
Gb|-------------------------------------|
Db|-10-----12-10--12--------14----------|
Ab|--8-8-8--8--8--10-101010-10-10-10-10-|
Eb|-------------------------------------|
       * *            * * *     *  *  *


Riff 6 (Solo Rhythm)
eb|------------------------------|
Bb|------------------------------|
Gb|------------------------------|
Db|-3----------------------------|
Ab|-1--1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-0---|
Eb|----------------------------3-|
       * * * * * * * * * * * * * 
eb|------------------------------|
Bb|------------------------------|
Gb|------------------------------|
Db|------------------------------|
Ab|-3------------------------3-0-|
Eb|-1--1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-----|
       * * * * * * * * * * * * *

Final time:
eb|------------------------|
Bb|------------------------|
Gb|------------------------|
Db|------------------------|
Ab|-3----------------------|
Eb|-1--1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-|
       * * * * * * * * * *


Solo
eb|-------------------------------------|
Bb|-------------------------------------|
Gb|-------------------------------------|
Db|-------------------------------------|
Ab|-------------------------------------|
Eb|-------------------------------------|

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

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

End Solo



Riff 7
eb|--------------------------------|
Bb|--------------------------------|
Gb|------------7---5---------------|
Db|-------5--7---7---7-5---5-------|
Ab|-5-5-5-3--------------7---7-6-5-|
Eb|--------------------------------|
    * * *    *   *   * * * * * * * 
eb|--------------------------------|
Bb|--------------------------------|
Gb|------------3---1---------------|
Db|-------3--3---3---3-1---1-------|
Ab|-3-3-3-1--------------3---3-2-1-|
Eb|--------------------------------|
    * * *    *   *   * * * * * * * 
eb|----------------------------------|
Bb|----------------------------------|
Gb|----------------------------------|
Db|-------------------------2----2-5-|
Ab|-------3--------3-5----5-0----0-3-|
Eb|-3-333-1--------1-3----3----------|
    * ***          *      *      *


Riff 8 (Solo Rhythm)
eb|-------------------------------|
Bb|-------------------------------|
Gb|-------------------------------|
Db|-7--------7-5------------------|
Ab|-5--5-5-5-5-3-0-3--------------|
Eb|----------------1--1-1-1-1-1-1-|
       * * *          * * * * * * 
eb|------------------------------|
Bb|------------------------------|
Gb|------------------------------|
Db|----------------3------5------|
Ab|-5--------------1--1-1-3--3-3-|
Eb|-3--3-3-3-3-3-3---------------|
       * * * * * *    * *    * *

Solo
eb|-------------------------------------|
Bb|-------------------------------------|
Gb|-------------------------------------|
Db|-------------------------------------|
Ab|-------------------------------------|
Eb|-------------------------------------|

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

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

End Solo


Riff 9
eb|-------------------------------|
Bb|-------------------------------|
Gb|-------------------------------|
Db|-7-----------------------------|
Ab|-5--5-5-5-5-5-5-3--------------|
Eb|----------------1--1-1-1-1-1-1-|
       * * * * * *    * * * * * * 
eb|------------------------------|
Bb|------------------------------|
Gb|------------------------------|
Db|----------------3------5------|
Ab|-5--------------1--1-1-3--3-3-|
Eb|-3--3-3-3-3-3-3---------------|
       * * * * * *    * *    * *
eb|-------------------------------|
Bb|-------------------------------|
Gb|-------------------------------|
Db|-7-----------------------------|
Ab|-5--5-5-5-5-5-5-3--------------|
Eb|----------------1--1-1-1-1-1-1-|
       * * * * * *    * * * * * * 
eb|--------------------------------|
Bb|--------------------------------|
Gb|--------------------------------|
Db|----------------3------5--------|
Ab|-5--------------1--1-1-3--3-3-3-|
Eb|-3--3-3-3-3-3-3-----------------|
       * * * * * *    * *    * * *


Play Riff 3   "This can't go on..."
Play Riff 4   "Six, six six..."
Play Intro
Play Riff 1   "I'm coming back..."

Riff 2a
eb|--------------------------|
Bb|--------------------------|
Gb|--------------------------|
Db|-7-7-7-7--7----7-7-7-7--7-|
Ab|-5-5-5-5--5----5-5-5-5--5-|
Eb|--------------------------|
                  * * * * 
eb|-------------------------------|
Bb|-------------------------------|
Gb|-------------------------------|
Db|-5-5-5-5--5----7-7-7-7--7-5-7\-|
Ab|-3-3-3-3--3----5-5-5-5--5-3-5\-|
Eb|-------------------------------|
    * * * *       * * * * 



Notation:

10b12      = pick the 10th fret, then bend to the 12th fret.
10b12r10   = pick the 10th fret, then bend to the 12th fret,
             then release to the 10th fret.
[10]12r10  = bend to the 12th fret from the 10th fret, pick,
             then release to the 10th fret.
10b12 [14] = pick the 14th fret while holding the previous bend.

10b15*     = tremolo bar bend, from the 10th fret to the 15th fret.
7d2*       = tremolo bar dive, from the 7th fret to the 2nd 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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_TheBassist01_ 7,245 Jun 07, 2004 08:00 PM

isnt this an iron maiden song? not iced earth?

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dOwnstOnE 191 Jul 01, 2004 08:00 PM

It was covered by Iced Earth smart guy.

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tenac55 10 May 16, 2008 01:05 AM

yeah and its still the right tabs but u need to add a solo

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