Soilwork to Join the NHL's New York Islanders on Military Appreciation Day Nov. 14 for Fan Interaction & Fun11:15 AM
Swedish melodic metal legends SOILWORK are thrilled to announce that they will join the NHL's New York Islanders on Nov. 14 (Military Appreciation Day) at the team's home game at Barclays Center vs. the Tampa Bay Lightning.
The game begins at 7:00 p.m.
Their visit to the New York Islanders game is an exciting experience for SOILWORK and vocalist Bjorn "Speed" Strid, who is a lifelong hockey fan: "I started playing hockey when I was six and stopped when I was sixteen. I played in a local team called Landskrona, which also featured current NHL athletes. I was chosen among three other players from my club to be a part of Skåne Team in 1994, which featured the best players from the southern region of Sweden. Slowly after that I picked up the guitar and was blown away by the kick playing music gave me. I left my hockey career behind me and focused 100 % on music but always looked back.
Hockey has always been a big part of my life and while living in Toronto for five years, I played a lot of "shinny" - beer league hockey. I also got the chance to get to know Nikolay Kulemin."
SOILWORK is currently headlining this year's "Fury Tour", also featuring support from heavyweight metal bands Unearth, Wovenwar, Battlecross and Darkness Divided.
Remaining 2016 SOILWORK "Fury Tour" Headline Dates w/Unearth, Wovenwar, Battlecross and Darkness Divided
11/11 - Flint, MI @ The Machine Shop
11/12 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Diesel
11/13 - New York City, NY @ The Gramercy Theatre
11/15 - Ottawa, ON @ The Brass Monkey
11/16 - Toronto, ON @ Rockpile West
SOILWORK have been churning out melodic heavy metal masterpieces since their formation in 1995. The band recently released a special collection of rarities, Death Resonance, via Nuclear Blast. They are also touring in support of their latest full-length album, The Ride Majestic. The Ride Majestic charted internationally upon its release, hitting the Billboard Top 200 in the US, and is available to order now in CD, vinyl, or digital formats.