NEWS UPDATE : July 2018

July 25 : My Gene Simmons Vault Experience Amsterdam / Frankfurt
From : KISS Related Recordings
I went to 2 Gene Simmons Band concerts (Tilburg, The Netherlands July 19 and Oberhausen, Germany July 20), as well as 2 Gene Simmons The Vault Experiences (Amsterdam, The Netherlands July 22, and Frankfurt, Germany July 24).
A review of both shows and my Vault Experiences is planned.
(still delayed due the hot Dutch summer vs. regular working days - Jelle Jansen).

July 13 : REBELSTAR - "All Messed Up" featuring Bruce Kulick
From : KISS Related Recordings
Dutch Hard Rockers REBELSTAR have released a one track digital single of  "
All Messed Up", which features Bruce Kulick on lead guitar. The song was recorded fall 2017.

REBELSTAR "All Messed Up" is available at
iTunes , cdbaby and Spotify.

REBELSTAR feat Bruce Kulick - All Messed Up

July 4 : forthcoming Thomas Zwijsen album featuring Bruce Kulick
From : KISS Related Recordings /
Thomas Zwijsen
Dutch cassical guitar virtuoso Thomas Zwijsen will release his seventh solo album “Nylon Metal” on September 3rd this year.

The double CD contains 26 acoustic arrangements of metal and rock songs by Iron Maiden, KISS, Metallica, Deep Purple, Helloween, Led Zeppelin, Dream Theater, and many more.

Thomas Zwijsen states: “My mission is to bring Heavy Metal to the Classical Guitar world and vice versa, combining the greatness of heavy metal compositions with the beautiful tone of the classical guitar. I can’t wait to present this album to guitar fans around the world.”

Guest musicians on the album are (ex) members of KISS and Iron Maiden, respectively Bruce Kulick and Blaze Bayley.

Tracklist CD 1:
THOMAS ZWIJSEN - Nylon Metal (2018)The Good, The Bad, The Ugly(Ennio Moricone)
Future World(Helloween)
2 Minutes To Midnight(Iron Maiden)
Forever(KISS) ft. Bruce Kulick
Eye Of The Tiger(Survivor)
7th Son Of A 7th Son(Iron Maiden)
Hollow Years(Dream Theater)
The Unforgiven II(Metallica)
Four Lanes Of Chaos(Original)
Twisted Mind(Avantasia)
Soldier Of Fortune(Deep Purple)
The Final Countdown(Europe)

Tracklist CD 2:
Where Eagles Dare(Iron Maiden)
Temple Of The King(Rainbow)
Lightning Strikes Twice(Iron Maiden) ft.Blaze Bayley
Enter Sandman(Metallica)
The Wickerman(Iron Maiden)
All My Love(Led Zeppelin)
Want You Bad(The Offspring)
Space Oddity(David Bowie)
Living After Midnight(Judas Priest)
Definitely Doable(Original)
Smoke On The Water(Deep Purple)
Eagle Fly Free(Helloween)
Detroit Rock City(KISS)

All songs are arranged by Thomas Zwijsen in his characteristic style, playing all essential melodies simultaneously on his Ortega signature guitar.

Thomas Zwijsen is best known for his arrangements of famous rock and metal songs for Classical/Spanish guitar. He has the ability to play vocal melodies, guitar licks, chords, baselines and even drum parts at the same time. With these arrangements he has gained over 15 million views on YouTube, and is now rapidly approaching 100.000 subscribers.

Zwijsen studied classical guitar at the Artez conservatoire in Arnhem and Latin/jazz/ Brazilian guitar at Codarts in Rotterdam. In combination with his interest in flamenco and metal, this strongly influenced his style of guitar playing.

Pre-order the new double album
HERE and have your name printed in the booklet.

THOMAS ZWIJSEN - Nylon Metal - album details

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