Swedish heavy metal pioneers HAMMERFALL announce their unique journey into the world of professional Hockey, as the players of the NHL team Minnesota Wild will be receiving a special welcome from Swedish metal heroes HAMMERFALL for all their upcoming home games at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minnesota. “When we first discovered the song 'Fury Of The Wild’ by HAMMERFALL, it was like a gift because everything about it fits so well to what we try to do for Game Presentation,” states Minnesota Wild team representative Paul Loomis. “The energy, the drive, and of course just having ‘Wild’ in the title makes it a perfect fit. And for the band to go out of their way to make an instrumental version rocks the State of Hockey!” Commented HAMMERFALL lead singer Joacim Cans on the alliance with Minnesota Wild: “It's a tremendous honor to have a team in the NHL use one of our songs as their intro, and Minnesota is a great fit due to the Scandinavian heritage of many of the state's inhabitants. We always felt heavy metal and hockey was a great mix, and this is the ultimate proof. The State of Hockey has got new fans in the Templars of Steel!” Check out the current HAMMERFALL record »(r)Evolution«. Order your copy here: http://smarturl.it/HammerfallrEvolution ‘Hector’s Hymn’ – official music video: http://youtu.be/PtGFIrvtiAs ‘Hector’s Hymn’ – making off: http://youtu.be/i3HcNiEEzcU Trailer #1: http://youtu.be/JZhhS8AuxQg Trailer #2: http://youtu.be/RH0ryJuEQrQ Trailer #3: http://youtu.be/ygt5davx3q8 Trailer #4: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Q1l_xBhbyE HAMMERFALL live at their World Wide (r)Evolution Tour in early 2015: & Guests: Orden Ogan + Serious Black German dates presented by Rock Hard, Rock It, Musix, Blast and Metal.de 16.01. D Bremen - Aladin 17.01. D Oberhausen - Turbinenhalle 18.01. D Köln - Essigfabrik 19.01. NL Tilburg - O13 20.01. BE Antwerpen - TRIX 22.01. D Stuttgart - Longhorn 23.01. D Kaufbeuren - All KartHalle 24.01. CH Pratteln - Z7 25.01. CH Pratteln - Z7 26.01. D München - Backstage 28.01. I Mailand - Live Club 29.01. F Lyon - Ninkasi Kao 30.01. ESP Barcelona - Razzmatazz 2 31.01. ESP Madrid - Shoko 01.02. ESP Bilbao - Kafe Antzokia 03.02. F Paris - Trabendo 04.02. D Langen/Frankfurt - Stadthalle 05.02. D Saarbrücken - Garage 06.02. CZ Prag - Meet Factory Prague 07.02. D Bamberg - Brose Arena 09.02. A Graz - PPC 10.02. A Vienna - Arena 12.02. D Berlin - Huxleys Neue Welt 13.02. D Hamburg