Dutch classical guitarist Thomas Zwijsen will release his second album, "Nylonized", on March 11. His first album, "Nylon Maiden" (2013), contained 11 arrangements of IRON MAIDEN tracks on classical guitar. "Nylonized" will contain tracks from several artists and original compositions by Zwijsen.
Among the twelve guest musicians on the album are:
* Kee Marcello (EUROPE) - guitar
* Derek Sherinian (DREAM THEATER, BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION, PSMS, BILLY IDOL) - piano
* David Readman (PINK CREAM 69, VOODOO CIRCLE) - vocals
* Damian Wilson (THRESHOLD, HEADSPACE, AYREON) – vocals
* Blaze Bayley (IRON MAIDEN, WOLFSBANE) - vocals
* Ben Woods (FLAMETAL) - flamenco guitars
* Tess Gaerthe - vocals
* Mat Lehman - fretless bass
"Nylonized" track listing:
01. Nylonized (Thomas Zwijsen)
02. Black Masquerade (RAINBOW)
03. Panic Attack (DREAM THEATER)
04. Behind Blue Eyes (THE WHO)
05. Flash Of The Blade (IRON MAIDEN)
06. Poison (ALICE COOPER)
07. Twilight Zone (GOLDEN EARRING)
08. Highway Star (DEEP PURPLE)
09. Journey To The South (Thomas Zwijsen)
10. Skyfall (Adele)
11. Perfect Storm (Thomas Zwijsen)*
12. La Última Canción (Agustín Barrios Mangoré)
* featuring most of the guest musicians performing together.
Check out "Nylonized" audio samples in the YouTube clip below.
"Nylonized" was mastered by Grammy-nominated Maor Appelbaum, who has worked with such artists as SEPULTURA, Rob Halford and ADRENALINE MOB.
Zwijsen is currently on a two-month tour with Blaze Bayley in South America, after which he will embark on a European tour playing solo shows and shows with Ben Woods and Glenn Roth (who are also featured on "Nylonized") as the "Master Guitar Tour".
Zwijsen first gained attention with his classic arrangements of IRON MAIDEN songs on YouTube, which have gotten well over 3.5 million views. In 2013 he toured the album "Nylon Maiden" extensively in South America, Europe and the Middle East. He released a tablature book for the "Nylon Maiden" songs with bonus EP in October 2013.
"Nylonized" will be released through Yellowdog and Blacklake, which also handled Zwijsen's previous releases. ‘
"Nylonized" can be pre-ordered at ThomasZwijsen.com.