EA Sports announces NHL '13 soundtrack

by: Nathaniel -
As it looks more and more like at least part of the NHL season will be lost to millionaires playing an elaborate game of financial chicken, hockey fans no doubt get more and more upset.  

One of the few things hockey fans can look forward to this fall is the September 11 release of NHL '13.  Make sure you visit Gaming Nexus on the 11th to read our review.  

In the meantime, new information continues to trickle out.  This time, it's the game's soundtrack.  EA Sports game soundtracks are always fascinating to me because they try to appeal to everyone while at the same time trying to strike a balance between relatively unknown artists and artists are probably well known but not exactly oozing with mainstream popularity.

This year's NHL '13 soundtrack, which you can see below, seems to follow that template exactly.  

To learn more, follow the jump. 

 
Artist Track
Anti-Flag Broken Bones
Arkells Whistleblower
Band of Skulls The Devil Takes Care of His Own
Bassnectar Pennywise Tribute (feat. Pennywise)
Battleme Shoot the Noise, Man
Classified Run with Me
Foxy Shazami  I Like It
Gaslight Anthem 45
Monster Truck Seven Seas Blues
My Darkest Days Save Yourself
The Heavy What Makes a Good Man
The Hives I Want More (NHL '13 Mix)
The Offspring Days Go By
Shinedown Bully
Thousand Foot Krutch Light Up The Sky
Zombie Nation  Kernkraft 400 (Stadium Chant Mix)

NHL 13 Soundtrack Replicates Authentic In-Arena Hockey ExpSoundtrack Includes 16 Tracks from Artists Such as Gaslight Anthem, Bassnectar, and The Offspring

September 4, 2012 – EA SPORTS™ announced today the official NHL®13 soundtrack, featuring 16 licensed tracks by established and upcoming artists from around the world. The music selected for the soundtrack, in conjunction with the extensive presentation overhaul undertaken in NHL 13, ensures the game looks, plays and sounds like an authentic NHL® hockey experience. Promising the biggest change to the franchise on this console generation, NHL 13 will be available on September 11, 2012 in North America and September 14, 2012 in Europe.

“The true NHL hockey experience is about speed, power and creativity,” said Steve Schnur, Worldwide Executive of Music and Marketing for EA. “To create its sonic counterpart, our soundtrack features a mix of well-known bands like Gaslight Anthem, Anti-Flag and The Offspring, up-and-comers that include Battleme and Canada’s Classified and Monster Truck, and arena favorites like Zombie Nation’s ‘Kernkraft 400’ and Bassnectar’s ‘Pennywise Tribute’. We think fans will agree that this is the new sound of NHL hockey.”

The complete NHL 13 soundtrack includes:
Artist  Track
Anti-Flag Broken Bones
Arkells Whistleblower
Band of Skulls The Devil Takes Care of His Own
Bassnectar Pennywise Tribute (feat. Pennywise)
Battleme Shoot the Noise, Man
Classified Run with Me
Foxy Shazami I Like It
Gaslight Anthem 45
Monster Turck Seven Sease Blues
My Darkest Days Save Yourself
The Heavy  What Makes a Good Man
The Hives I Want More (NHL '13 Mix)
The Offspring Days Go By 
Shinedown Bully 
thousand Foot Krutch Lighter Up The Sky
Zombie Nation Kernkraft 400 (Stadium Chant Mix)


NHL 13 Delivers Innovative New Gameplay and All-New Connected Experiences

Headlined by all-new True Performance Skating, and supported by an innovative new A.I. system dubbed EA SPORTS Hockey I.Q., NHL 13 will deliver a revamped gameplay experience that accurately captures the speed, creativity and strategy of NHL hockey. In addition, NHL 13 will also deliver new experiences that connect hockey fans to their friends and the real world of hockey with the all-new GM Connected and NHL Moments Live modes.

NHL 13 Stanley Cup® Collector’s Edition Available for Pre-Order

Celebrate over 20 years of EA SPORTS NHL hockey with the first ever collector’s edition on this console generation. With Stanley Cup-inspired digital offerings, the NHL 13 Stanley Cup Collector’s Edition includes:

·         Exclusive collectible Stanley Cup® tin featuring an embossed Stanley Cup image

·         Two Stanley Cup® Theme Hockey Ultimate Team packs featuring randomized player items from the Western and Eastern Conference Champions

·         Gold Jumbo Hockey Ultimate Team Pack (Regular) featuring 24 randomized items, including an exclusive Wayne Gretzky Hockey Ultimate Team Legend and six other rare items

·         A CCM Boost Pack featuring the all-new CCM RBZ stick (For use in Be a Pro and EA SPORTS™ Hockey League)

·         A 10% discount on a one-time purchase at shop.NHL.com

·         A complete copy of NHL 13

MSRP: $79.99

Visit the EA SPORTS NHL 13 website for more details and other pre-order offers.

NHL 13 is in development at EA Canada in Vancouver and is rated E10+ by the ESRB and PEGI 12; visit www.esrb.org and www.pegi.info for more information. Become a fan of EA SPORTS NHL on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/easportsnhl and follow us on Twitter via http://www.twitter.com/easportsnhl.

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