NHL 07 soundtrack gets global

The latest interactive adaptation of the coolest game on earth features bands from around the world.

It seems Electronic Arts likes its hockey game soundtracks the same way it likes its ice--hard. The company released the list of bands and songs featured on its upcoming NHL 07 today, and they mostly run the somewhat narrow gamut from hard rock to punk.

Much more diverse than the intensity of the music is where the artists come from. Reflecting the global makeup of the sport, EA included a few bands from hockey hotbeds around the world. Joining Finland's Bloodpit and Sweden's Hellacopters will be representatives from Buffalo, New York (Cute Is What We Aim For), Minneapolis, Minnesota (Quietdrive), and, of course, a few Canadian acts for good measure (Toronto's Pilate, as well as Priestess and Mobile, both hailing from Montreal).

NHL 07 is scheduled for a September release on the Xbox 360, Xbox, PlayStation 2, PC, and PlayStation Portable. The game's full track listing, the longest yet for an EA hockey game, is listed below.

Aritst / Song / Hometown

Anti-Flag / This Is the End (For You My Friend) / Pittsburgh, PA
Bloodpit / Platitude / Tampere, Finland
Cute Is What We Aim For / There's a Class for This / Buffalo, NY
Gatsby's American Dream / Theatre / Seattle, WA
Good Riddance / Darkest Days / Santa Cruz, CA
Goodnight Nurse / My Only / Auckland, New Zealand
Hurt / Unkind / Los Angeles, CA
Inkwell / Ecuador Is Lovely This Time of Year / Winter Park, FL
Mashlin / The Shore / Winter Springs, FL
Mobile / Montreal Calling / Montreal, Quebec
NOFX / Wolves in Wolves' Clothing / Berkeley, CA
Pilate / Barely Listening / Toronto, Ontario
Pistolita / Beni Accident / San Diego, CA
Priestess / Talk to Her / Montreal, Quebec
Protest the Hero / Divinity Within / Whitby, Ontario
Quietdrive / Rise from the Ashes / Minneapolis, MN
The Hellacopters / Bring it on Home / Stockholm, Sweden

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39 comments
lewis326davies
lewis326davies

anti flag was on the madden soundtrack thats lazy ea

pundog
pundog

This is way better than I expected, I thought it was going to be a bunch of hardcore emo or some crappy nu-metal or whatever you kids are calling it these days. They should have just put on the Tragically Hips greatest hits.

Pird
Pird

decent, NOFX and Anti-Flag are amazing bands. Good Riddance is decent too. Better than last years.

sargent12
sargent12

i like darkest boys but thats all i no but looks like a great game

Sparty19
Sparty19

Good thing you can make custom soundtracks cause these songs suck! How about some Rise Against for crying out loud!!!

t-bag11
t-bag11

craptacular list yet again...nhl hitz had way better music...they really need to bring that back

owenneil
owenneil

as long as i can turn it off im ok with it :)

KornD98
KornD98

its hockey man ea sports hockey game sound tracks , they always have this type of music with the NHL series

Hitmanspike
Hitmanspike

Bands sucks!!!! I wish there'll be more interesting bands in the game's music...

icantfaint
icantfaint

hey protest the hero is here..good enough forme

chaos_theory_09
chaos_theory_09

um, ice hockey... cool! I am from Canada, so I have to say that. It should be a fun game to play. And hopefully its some more easy achievement points for us 360 users! :)

crazy_boy166
crazy_boy166

I dont rly care but as long as it concern hockey YYYEAAAHHH!!

Liromir
Liromir

well ... in this list i only know NOFX so ... I hope it will be good ...

dazman92
dazman92

yawn. Just use the list from NHL Hitz Pro...now that rocked!

GamerDil
GamerDil

Meh i don't really care,i will have my own playlist if some songs arent good,and i'm really really sure there will be more bad songs then good songs.

mgmeek
mgmeek

i like what they are trying to do...whether or not they will succeed is the question. but i will use my own metal playlist anyways.

Yuck_Too
Yuck_Too

We need a hockey demo on XBL!!!

meatyfrog
meatyfrog

Instead of a bunch of nothing, EA should make a greatest hit list from the past...Garbage-Push it, Collective Soul....Heavy, Blur...WooHoo

birdinflight
birdinflight

At least EA Sports has been very consistent at providing lame soundtracks for their games. It's to be expected though, since the artists they tend to use nowadays cost nearly nothing to license. Here's an idea. Why don't they use songs that are actually played in hockey arenas!

rynmls
rynmls

i think this will be a good game...

jstarzyk
jstarzyk

It doesn't need to be a diverse soundtrack... Custom playlists on the 360. I've never heard of any of those songs except for Hurt's "unkind", so I hope they are good. If they aren't, I'll just use my old Hitz playlists.

gskehans97
gskehans97

I only knows one song / band and that's Mobile / Montreal Calling on the NHL07 soundtrack.

Pablo620
Pablo620

Hockey is fun, EA hockey is not.

gskehans97
gskehans97

It's ok i guess but Custom Soundtracks will be great on the 360.

mhder
mhder

add new zealand, finland and sweden ... and it's called global?

jcloverboy
jcloverboy

Custom Soundtracks will be used definitely.

giraffepancakes
giraffepancakes

Not a very diverse soundtrack. Oh well. EA soundtracks are not known for their diversity.

shaq2wade2jones
shaq2wade2jones

holy sh** they have Anti Flag on it... wooh EA's first ever good band!

gojays
gojays

how come no gamecube?!?!?!?

Supermick
Supermick

yet another EA soundtrack I will turn off the minute I load the game...

T1Panda
T1Panda

Not a very diverse soundtrack. Oh well.