Maiden UniteD are an acoustic tribute to the band Iron Maiden. When I reviewed their latest album Remembrance I was really impressed how this band turned the powerful metal tracks into lovely acoustic songs. This would be the first time I would see this band live. I didn’t know what to expect and how this band would perform live on stage. The back of the stage was nicely decorated with big banners and the stage itself was filled with instruments and amplifiers. When the band entered the stage they started with the track Strange World, a great track. After playing the track Charlotte The Harlot Damian Wilson introduced the band in short to the audience. Jonas Pap and Camilla van der Kooij were only on stage when they had to play.
Maiden UniteD are an acoustic tribute to the band Iron Maiden. It is an idea of Joey Bruers from Iron Maiden tribute band Up The Irons and Ruud Jolie from Within Temptation. There are a lot of musicians from well known (progressive) rock and metal bands present on this album. Remembrance is Maiden UniteD’s third album. Don’t expect rough and screaming guitars, pumping bass and drums all over the place, but lovely, sweet (and mostly) acoustic music with a progressive twist.