NIGHTWISH: Olympic Swimming Team To Perform To ‘Last Ride Of The Day’!


Apparently, the legendary Symphonic metal combo NIGHTWISH is everywhere – even in sports! The Australian national team of synchronized swimmers now announced that they will be using the classical hymn ‘Last Ride Of The Day’ off NIGHTWISH‘s “Imaginaerum” from 2012 for their competition at the Olympic Games! The track will be played in an orchestral Version during the swim performance of the team in Rio de Janeiro.

The band feels very honoured and wishes good luck to the entire team!

NIGHTWISH‘s latest album, Endless Forms Most Beautiful, was released on March 27, 2015 in Argentina and most of Europe, March 30 in the UK, and March 31 in the US. The album is the band’s first featuring singer Floor Jansen and the first with Troy Donockley as a full-time member. It was recorded without drummer Jukka Nevalainen, who took a break from the band due to severe insomnia. Drumming was by Kai Hahto of WINTERSUN and SWALLOW THE SUN. The album includes only five NIGHTWISH members, despite its being their first album release as a sextet.