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Iced Earth:  Written On The Walls/Cast in Stone

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

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

                          The Frozen Palace
                  http://abysslord.com/icedearth/

Date last modified:  September 16, 2005
  
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|---------------------------------|
         **              **         Ending
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--------0-|
         **              ** 

Guitar 2                               x2
eb|----------15h20p15-------------------|
Bb|-15h20p15----------15h20p15----------|
Gb|----------------------------15h19p15-|
Db|-------------------------------------|
Ab|-------------------------------------|
Eb|-------------------------------------|

eb|----------14h19p14-------------------|
Bb|-14h19p14----------14h19p14----------|
Gb|----------------------------14h18p14-|
Db|-------------------------------------|
Ab|-------------------------------------|
Eb|-------------------------------------|

eb|----------14h19p14--------------------|
Bb|-14h19p14----------14h19p14-----------|
Gb|----------------------------14h18p14\-|
Db|--------------------------------------|
Ab|--------------------------------------|
Eb|--------------------------------------|
                              x2
eb|--------5h10p5--------------|
Bb|-5h10p5--------5h10p5-------|
Gb|----------------------5h9p5-|
Db|----------------------------|
Ab|----------------------------|
Eb|----------------------------|
                                       x2
eb|----------12h17p12-------------------|
Bb|-12h17p12----------12h17p12----------|
Gb|----------------------------12h16p12-|
Db|-------------------------------------|
Ab|-------------------------------------|
Eb|-------------------------------------|

Repeat the above, then:
eb|--15~--|
Bb|-------|
Gb|-------|
Db|-------|
Ab|-------|
Eb|-------|



Riff 3
eb|---------------------------------------|
Bb|---------------------------------------|
Gb|---------------------------------------|
Db|---------------------------------------|
Ab|-5------------------4------------------|
Eb|-3-3-333-333-...-00-2-2-222-222-...-00-|
      * *** ***     **   * *** ***     ** 
   "On the night the darkness fell..."
   "On the fall of our kingdom..."
eb|---------------------------------------------------|
Bb|---------------------------------------------------|
Gb|---------------------------------------------------|
Db|---------------------------------------------------|
Ab|-7------------------2------------------------------|
Eb|-5-5-555-555-...-00-0-0-000-0-0-000-0-0-000-000-00-|
      * *** ***     **   * *** * * *** * * *** *** **


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


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

Guitar 3 (let chords ring)
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 notes in () )  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|------------------------------------|
     * *** ******* ** * *** ******* **

Final time:
eb|-------------------------10-8-7------------|
Bb|--------------------------------10-8-7-----|
Gb|-(4)--------------(7)------------------9-7-|
Db|-------------------------------------------|
Ab|--5-555-5555555-55-0-000-0000000-0-0-------|
Eb|-------------------------------------------|
     * *** ******* ** * *** ******* * *


Riff 7 (Acoustic)
eb|-0--0-0--0-0-----------0--------|
Bb|-1--1-0--1-1--------------0-----|
Gb|-2--2-2--2-2--2-2----0------0---|
Db|-2--2-2--2-2--2-2----2--------0-|
Ab|-0--0-0--0-0--0-0-2--2----------|
Eb|------------------0--0----------|
    "Armageddon town life..."
    "The darkest corner..."

Final time:
eb|-0--0-0--0-0-----------|
Bb|-1--1-0--1-1-----------|
Gb|-2--2-2--2-2--2-2------|
Db|-2--2-2--2-2--2-2------|
Ab|-0--0-0--0-0--0-0-2----|
Eb|------------------0----|


Riff 8 (Distortion)
NOTE: For "Cast In Stone", the following riff
doesn't contain the 16th notes.

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|---4-4/5--4------4-5--4-------------------------------|
Db|-2----------2--2--------2----4-4/5--4------4-5--4-----|
Ab|---------------------------2----------2--2--------2p0-|
Eb|------------------------------------------------------|


Riff 9 (Solo Rhythm)
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|-0-0-000-000-0-0-0-0-2h3-------|
      * *** ***   * * *  


Solo over Riff 9
eb|----------17-15-13----------------------------17-15-13-12-|
Bb|----13-12----------17-15-13----------17-13-12-------------|
Gb|-12-------------------------16-14-12----------------------|
Db|----------------------------------------------------------|
Ab|----------------------------------------------------------|
Eb|----------------------------------------------------------|

eb|-19t12h13p12-19t12h13-19t12h13-19t12\-|
Bb|--------------------------------------|
Gb|--------------------------------------|
Db|--------------------------------------|
Ab|--------------------------------------|
Eb|--------------------------------------|

eb|--------------------------------------------------|
Bb|----15-17-15-13-12-----------------------17-15-13-|
Gb|-------------------14-12---------16-12------------|
Db|-12----------------------15-14-12-----16----------|
Ab|--------------------------------------------------|
Eb|--------------------------------------------------|

eb|--------------------------------------|
Bb|-19t12h13p12-19t12h13-19t12h13-19t12\-|
Gb|--------------------------------------|
Db|--------------------------------------|
Ab|--------------------------------------|
Eb|--------------------------------------|

eb|-8p7h8-10p8p7-10p8p7\5-8p7p5-8p7p5-------------------|
Bb|-----------------------------------8p7p5-8p7p5-------|
Gb|-----------------------------------------------7p5p4-|
Db|-----------------------------------------------------|
Ab|-----------------------------------------------------|
Eb|-----------------------------------------------------|

eb|------------------8p7----8p7----------|
Bb|-----------5/8-10-----10-----10-8b10~-|
Gb|-5-4---4-7----------------------------|
Db|-----5--------------------------------|
Ab|--------------------------------------|
Eb|--------------------------------------|

eb|-----------------------------------|
Bb|-------------------------------8-9-|
Gb|------------------------7-9-10-----|
Db|---------------5-7/9-10------------|
Ab|---------5-7-8---------------------|
Eb|-3/5-7-8---------------------------|

eb|-------------12-13-15-17-17p15p13-17p15p13-----|
Bb|-10/12-13-15-------------------------------17~-|
Gb|-----------------------------------------------|
Db|-----------------------------------------------|
Ab|-----------------------------------------------|
Eb|-----------------------------------------------|

End Solo


Riff 10 (Harmony Solo Rhythm)
eb|-----------------------------------------------------------|
Bb|-----------------------------------------------------------|
Gb|-----------------------------------------------------------|
Db|-7-----------7----------------3-----------3----------------|
Ab|-5-5-555-555-5-5-5-555-555-00-1-1-111-1-1-1-1-1-111-111-00-|
Eb|-----------------------------------------------------------|
      * *** ***   * * *** *** **   * *** * *   * * *** *** **
eb|-------------------------------------------------------|
Bb|-------------------------------------------------------|
Gb|-------------------------------------------------------|
Db|-5-----------5----------------2-----------3--5-3-5-7-5-|
Ab|-3-3-333-333-3-3-3-333-333-00-0-0-000-000-1--3-1-3-5-3-|
Eb|-------------------------------------------------------|
      * *** ***   * * *** *** **   * *** ***    * * * 


Harmony Solo

Guitar 1 
eb|-17-15-17-13-17-15-17---17-15-17-13-17-15-17---|
Bb|---------------------13------------------------|
Gb|--------------------------------------------14-|
Db|-----------------------------------------------|
Ab|-----------------------------------------------|
Eb|-----------------------------------------------|

eb|-17-15-17-13-17-12-17--17-20b22r20-17--------|
Bb|---------------------15---------------20-18~-|
Gb|---------------------------------------------|
Db|---------------------------------------------|
Ab|---------------------------------------------|
Eb|---------------------------------------------|

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

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

eb|-17-15-17-13-17-15-17---17-15-17-13-17-15-17---|
Bb|---------------------13------------------------|
Gb|--------------------------------------------14-|
Db|-----------------------------------------------|
Ab|-----------------------------------------------|
Eb|-----------------------------------------------|

eb|-17-15-17-13-17-12-17--17-20b22r20-17--------|
Bb|---------------------15---------------20-18~-|
Gb|---------------------------------------------|
Db|---------------------------------------------|
Ab|---------------------------------------------|
Eb|---------------------------------------------|

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

eb|-------------------------13-15-17-17b19~-|
Bb|-------------------15-17-----------------|
Gb|----------14-16-17-----------------------|
Db|-14-16-17--------------------------------|
Ab|-----------------------------------------|
Eb|-----------------------------------------|


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

eb|-13-------------------------12b14r12-----------|
Bb|----12-13-10-13----13----13----------13-12-10~-|
Gb|----------------12----10-----------------------|
Db|-----------------------------------------------|
Ab|-----------------------------------------------|
Eb|-----------------------------------------------|

eb|---------------------------------------|
Bb|---------------------12-13-15-15/16-15-|
Gb|---------------12-14-------------------|
Db|----9-10-12/15-------------------------|
Ab|-12------------------------------------|
Eb|---------------------------------------|

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

eb|-13-12-13-10-13-12-13---13-12-13-10-13-12-13---|
Bb|---------------------10------------------------|
Gb|--------------------------------------------10-|
Db|-----------------------------------------------|
Ab|-----------------------------------------------|
Eb|-----------------------------------------------|

eb|-13-------------------------12b14r12-----------|
Bb|----12-13-10-13----13----13----------13-12-10~-|
Gb|----------------12----10-----------------------|
Db|-----------------------------------------------|
Ab|-----------------------------------------------|
Eb|-----------------------------------------------|

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

eb|-----------------------------------------|
Bb|-------------------------12-13-15-15b17~-|
Gb|-------------------12-14-----------------|
Db|----------12-14-15-----------------------|
Ab|-12-14-15--------------------------------|
Eb|-----------------------------------------|

End solo


Play Riff 4


Lead into next section:
eb|---------|
Bb|---------|
Gb|---------|
Db|-10-9-7--|
Ab|---------|
Eb|---------|


Riff 11
Guitar 1
eb|----------------------------------------------------|
Bb|----------------------------------------------------|
Gb|----------------------------------------------------|
Db|-------------------------------------12-12-12-9-9-9-|
Ab|-9-999-9-999-9-999-9-999-9-999-9-999-10-10-10-7-7-7-|
Eb|----------------------------------------------------|
    * *** * *** * *** * *** * *** * ***
   "The frightened children..."
   "The time will come..."
eb|--------------------------------------------------|
Bb|--------------------------------------------------|
Gb|--------------------------------------------------|
Db|-------------------------------------101010-7-7-7-|
Ab|-7-777-7-777-7-777-7-777-7-777-7-777--8-8-8-5-5-5-|
Eb|--------------------------------------------------|
    * *** * *** * *** * *** * *** * ***
   "And no one will explain..."
   "...from the war and deceit..."

Guitar 2
eb|------------------------------------------------------------|
Bb|------------------------------------------------------------|
Gb|------------------------------------------------------------|
Db|---------------9-7-77-9-7-77--------------------------------|
Ab|-9-999-10-1010---------------10-9-999-9-999-10-101010-7-777-|
Eb|------------------------------------------------------------|
    * *** *   * *                    *** * ***  
eb|-----------------------------------------------------|
Bb|-----------------------------------------------------|
Gb|-----------------------------------------------------|
Db|------------7-5-55-7-5-55----------------------------|
Ab|-7-777-8-88----------------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
eb|---------------------------------------|
Bb|---------------------------------------|
Gb|---------------------------------------|
Db|-9-111111-12-111111-9-111111-12-111111-|
Ab|---------------------------------------|
Eb|---------------------------------------|
    *  * * *  *  * * * *  * * *  *  * * *
eb|---------------------------|
Bb|---------------------------|
Gb|---------------------------|
Db|-7-999-10-999-7-999-10-999-|
Ab|---------------------------|
Eb|---------------------------|
    * ***  * *** * ***  * ***

Guitar 3
eb|----------------------------------|
Bb|----------------------------------|
Gb|----------------------------------|
Db|---------------9-7-77-9-7-77------|
Ab|-9-999-10-1010---------------10-9-|
Eb|----------------------------------|
    * ***  *  * *                      
eb|-------------------------------|
Bb|-------------------------------|
Gb|-------------------------------|
Db|------------7-5-55-7-5-55------|
Ab|-7-777-8-88----------------8-7-|
Eb|-------------------------------|
    * *** * **                      


Ending:
Guitar 1

Play this the first time:
eb|-------------------------------------|
Bb|-------------------------------------|
Gb|-------------------------------------|
Db|-------------------------------------|
Ab|-4--------------------------7/9-9/11-|
Eb|-2--------9\5-5/7--7-----------------|

Play this the rest of the times:        Final note
eb|-------------------------------------|------|
Bb|-------------------------------------|------|
Gb|-------------------------------------|------|
Db|-------------------------------------|------|
Ab|-12-------------------------7/9-9/11-|--12--|
Eb|----------9\5-5/7--7-----------------|------|

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



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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