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Iced Earth:  The Clouding

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

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

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

Date last modified:  09/28/07
  
PLEASE DO NOT COPY THIS TAB TO ANOTHER SITE 
WITHOUT AUTHORS' PERMISSION.  THANK YOU.

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 2
Guitar 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 2x
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|-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 2x
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|-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 3
Guitar 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 4
Guitar 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 3a
Guitar 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 5
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---------|


Riff 5a
Guitar 1
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 2                         x2
Bb|-------------------------------|
F |-------------------------------|
Db|-------------------------------| Slowly let off palm mutes
Ab|-------------------------------| towards the end
Eb|-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 5b
Guitar 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 2
Bb|---------------------|
F |---------------------|
Db|---------------------|
Ab|---------------------|
Eb|-2----------------2--|
Bb|-0----------------0--|

Bb|------------------------|
F |------------------------|
Db|------------------------|
Ab|------------------------|
Eb|-2----------------------|
Bb|-0----------------0-12\-|


Riff 6
Bb|----------------------------------|
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 7
Bb|-----------------------------|
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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