Pentakill, the in-game League of Legends heavy metal band, is getting a real-world album release. The Rift riffing, summoner shredding band Pentakill is bringing metal back to the Fields of Justice with their new album, Smite and Ignite. It's a Pentakill skin so has Kayle decked out in heavy metal-style armour, joining the likes of Pentakill Sona, Yorick, Karthus, Olaf and Mordekaiser.
Grasp of the Undying was recorded in the catacombs of the Shadow Isles , and engineered and produced by Riot Games in Los Angeles, CA and London, UK. It was also mixed and mastered by Jacob Hansen (Volbeat, Circus Maximus, Anubis Gate, etc.). Lyric videos for the pre-released songs ‘Tear Of The Goddess' and ‘The Bloodthirster' have already racked up over a million views between them, thanks to the unique bond the gamer has to the band.
After ferrying Karthus back to Valoran, Yorick decided to join him, create a ' awesome' band, and unleash their terrifying symphony on the unsuspecting living masses. League of Legends” is a product of Riot Games and the company's project lead for Pentakill, Viranda Tantula, provided some answers below.
Yesterday the band released their very first music video for the track Mortal Reminder ,” showing the band in action for the first time outside of the video game itself, making it the third single off of their upcoming album Pentakill II: Grasp of the Undying.
For those not familiar with Pentakill and League of Legends : League of Legends is the worlds most popular online game with visits of more than 100 million players every month. It's also something that rarely happens in "League of Legends" competitive play: Teams form strategies against such devastation.
If you weren't around to catch the first album in 2014, you've definitely seen the inspirations for the music somewhere in the game. Headed by musician Jørn Lande, Pentakill has released a single, Lightbringer (2014), and a full-lengthed album, Smite and Ignite (2014).
Pentakill has a brand new album out called Pentakill II: Grasp of the Undying on which Lande, as Karthus, sings five songs. Because debut album for Pentakill, the League of Legends-inspired band, has been released and is now available to download for free. Pentakill Olaf decided to take the image of an aggressive hard rock drummer, who is equally well equipped for both the battlefield and the drum set.
Pentakill is a virtual metal band within the game, and Karthus is not only a powerful warrior, but also the lead singer of the band. The remainder of the band features Karthus, Yorick, Sona, Olaf and Mordekaiser. One of those genres is metal, with an in-house band going by Pentakill producing an album a couple of years ago.
In 2014 the Riot label issued the band's first foray out of the video game realm, an eight-track collection of appropriately punishing songs titled Smite and Ignite that relied on the talents of session musicians, including vocalists Jorn Lande (Masterplan) and ZP Theart (Dragonforce).
I mean, given the Season 8 response they got after "get jinxed" I shouldn't be surprised they went ahead and did more music, but I wasn't expecting a whole metal album. And that's smart, as death in "League of Legends" means wasted time. The greatest League of Legends metal band that Runeterra has ever witnessed has been quiet for a while, but it looks like the gang is getting back together soon according to a new Pentakill teaser video.
The video, you'll notice something that makes it seem as though there's a chance we might be getting some additional Pentakill skins for other champions besides the five listed above. With the exception of a show for the League of Legends Brazilian Championship, many believed the band would simply fade into obscurity in the game's long and storied history.