We know a lot of you metalheads are pretty big gamers and that's what makes Pentakill so unique. Recorded in the catacombs of the Shadow Isles, the album was engineered and produced by Riot Games in Los Angeles, CA and London, UK; with mixing and mastering duties being handled by Jacob Hansen (VOLBEAT, HEAVEN SHALL BURN, EPICA, DORO etc.). Pentakill Kayle is the newest member of the group and provides excellent backing vocals for the band.
Here, a ‘deathfire grasp' was one of the more powerful ways to blast your foes into neon smithereens and Pentakill isn't just the ultimate achievement of slaughtering five enemies in one go, but also the name of the in-game rock band made up of character ‘skins' made to look like face-melting Medieval metal musicians.
And to crank it up a notch, Mordekaiser, Sona, Karthus, Olaf, and Yorick are taking the stage with new splash art, in-game models, and an all new summoner icon. A green smoke suddenly formed and popped Karthus, the lead singer of the rock band. You can read more about the band and that album here , covering them was actually one of the very first articles that I ever wrote for Metal Insider.
In 2014 the Riot Games music label issued the band's first foray out of the video game realm, Smite & Ignite - an eight-track collection of appropriately punishing songs that was written completely in-house at Riot, and supported by the talents of studio musicians, including vocalists Jorn Lande (Masterplan) and ZP Theart (Dragonforce).
I mean, given the 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.
If you're a fan of metal, a fan of League of Legends, or a fan of your face melting off of your skull—you're going to love it. From what I understand, in the hit video game League Of Legends there is a continent called Valoran. This skin announcement is tied to Pentakill's second album release , which had the first two singles drop on Friday.
Olaf's skull sticks double as grenades, Sona's keyboard comes with magical attacks as deadly as her concert piano chords are soothing and Mordekaiser's axe comes with its very own dragon. Pentakill Sona is a fiery red-haired keyboardist in the legendary Pentakill band.
Pentakill's Kayle is the rumored Vayne backup singer team; also the newbie of the group. So I'm going to ask people who play in and follow the competitive UK League of Legends scene what they think about Kayle's new Pentakill skin, aka PENTAKAYLE. At this moment Pentakill metal band has only one official music video, but it is just gorgeous.
Both Ken and Keith are gamers, and League of Legends is their favorite game. Pentakill 2: Grasp of the Undying is out and ready to be streamed on Riot's official Pentakill website , just one day after the band's first music video ever was released. For those who are not familiar with them, Pentakill is a band that appears in the massively popular video game League of Legends.
For this project to achieve success, we had to be on the same page with the Riot Games music department, with the actual musicians who made the tracks, with the graphic designers who created the band members, and with the marketing team responsible for promoting the game and the album - no small task to say the least.
I really liked it. I do like metal so obviously I would but i'm surprised Riot actually did something metal not like some hard rock passed off as metal thing. We were able to chat exclusively with Lande over email and he told us about the making of the new album and how his Karthus persona has undergone a recent upgrade.