THRESHOLD, WITHIN TEMPTATION Members Record Acoustic Versions Of IRON MAIDEN Classics

MAIDEN UNITED, a new IRON MAIDEN tribute project which performs classic MAIDEN songs in new acoustic arrangements, will release its first album, "Mind The Acoustic Pieces", on December 9. The set is described as "an acoustic version of [IRON MAIDEN's classic album] 'Piece Of Mind' with new arrangements and played a selection of accomplished musicians."

Contributing artists:

* Damian Wilson (THRESHOLD, AYREON): Vocals
* Ruud Jolie (WITHIN TEMPTATION): Guitar
* Joey Bruers (UP THE IRONS): Bass
* Marco Kuypers (SILKSTONE): Piano
* Mike Coolen (SILKSTONE): Drums
* Anneke van Giersbergen (THE GATHERING): Vocals

A European tour will follow that will take the project to the U.K., Belgium, Holland and Germany. Additional dates/countries will be announced later.

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Footage from the project's "try-out gig" can be viewed below.

Musicians featured in the video:

* Damian Wilson (THRESHOLD, AYREON) - Vocals
* Ruud Jolie (WITHIN TEMPTATION) - Guitar
* Joey Bruers (UP THE IRONS) - Bass
* Marco Kuijpers (SILKSTONE) - Piano
* Dirk Bruinenberg - Drums

For more information, visit www.maidenunited.com.

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