Video footage of Belgium-based classical guitarist Thomas Zwijsen and British heavy metal singer Blaze Bayley (IRON MAIDEN, WOLFSBANE) playing an acoustic version of the IRON MAIDEN classic “The Trooper”on Saturday, July 28 at Bannermans in Weston, England can be seen below.
Zwijsen who has recorded an acoustic IRON MAIDEN tribute album called “Nylon Maiden”, has joined forces with Bayley for an acoustic tour. Thomas previously said, “We will play [the BLAZE BAYLEY song ‘Soundtrack Of My Life’] along with some other Blaze songs, some WOLFSBANE songs, many IRON MAIDEN songs and, of course, some of my ‘Nylon Maiden’ arrangements.”
Bayley contributed his vocals to a cover version of IRON MAIDEN‘s “The Clansman” for the “Nylon Maiden” album.
Zwijsen is one of the musicians who backed Bayley on Blaze‘s most recent European “The King Of Metal” tour.
Bayley‘s new studio album, “The King Of Metal”, was released in March. The CD was recorded at Fear Studio in Ravenna, Italy.
The 49-year-old Bayley, who was born in Birmingham, was the original frontman in WOLFSBANE, but left in 1994 to replace Bruce Dickinson as the lead singer of IRON MAIDEN.