TV Rock Live conducted an interview with British heavy metal singer Blaze Bayley (IRON MAIDEN, WOLFSBANE) and Belgium-based classical guitarist Thomas Zwijsen on March 14 in Paris, France. You can now watch the chat below.
Bayley and Zwijsen‘s collaborative acoustic EP, “Russian Holiday”, is available for order at Blaze‘s official web site. The EP features four re-arranged songs from previous albums — including a “full classical guitar arrangement” of the IRON MAIDEN song “Sign Of The Cross” — and one brand new song written by Bayley and Zwijsen.
“Russian Holiday” EP track listing:
01. Stealing Time
02. Russian Holiday
03. Soundtrack Of My Life
04. One More Step
05. Sign Of The Cross
Zwijsen previously recorded an acoustic IRON MAIDEN tribute album called “Nylon Maiden”, which featured a guest appearance by Bayley on a cover version of “The Clansman”.
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 2012. 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.
“Russian Holiday” video: