This Iron Maiden acoustic guitar cover is inspirational

Posted by on November 17, 2014


Now that YouTube has a music service, it’s only a matter of time until someone makes a playlist of viral videos that are acoustic/easy listening versions of metal songs. And when that happens, Thomas Zwijsen will definitely be on that list. The Dutch/Belgian classical guitarists has just released his second album of Iron Maiden covers, Nylon Maiden II. The 26 year-old has made a video for “Fear of the Dark,” which really lends itself to the instrument. While not flashy, like Rodrigo y Gabriela’s cover of Metallica’s “Orion,” it’s stirring, and actually pretty beautiful, which is a word you don’t hear much around Metal Insider headquarters.

Here’s the track listing for Vinyl Maiden II, which is available now. In addition to Maiden covers, he also has two originals and a cover of UFO’s “Doctor Doctor,” the song that plays before Maiden takes the stage:

Doctor Doctor
Different World
These Colors Don’t Run
Judas Be My Guide
Flight Of Icarus
Nylon Madness
The Thin Line Between Love & Hate
Hallowed Be Thy Name
No Prayer For The Dying
The Dream Is True
Alexander The Great

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