When you think of hockey, no doubt you think of a sport driven by testosterone that is known for its brutal fist fights, and love of Nightwish. It’s a well known fact that hockey players and fans alike are huge fans of female fronted symphonic metal bands, so it should be to absolutely no one’s surprise that the Nightwish song “The Last Ride Of The Day” has been chosen to be the 2012 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championships official theme song. The championships are taking place May 4-20 in Helsinki, Finland and Stockholm, Sweden and tickets are still available.
Nightwish keyboardist/mainman Tuomas Holopainen had this to say about the honor:
“When I heard that we might be involved with the event, I called all the bandmembers right away, and we were all pretty excited.”
“The Last Ride Of The Day” is taken from Nightwish’s 2011 release Imaginaerum released on Nuclear Blast.