Pentakill, the League of Legends inspired rock group, has come out with a few new singles which can only mean one thing. And today marks the release of their 8-track album, appropriately titled "Smite and Ignite." Created as a gift for "metal-loving League of Legends players," you can download the entire album for free here The album will also be available for purchase through digital music retailers for those of you who prefer paid services to organize your music collections.
Pentakill Karthus was introduced to us in the role of a singer in the heavy metal band - Pentakill. He was, along with Olaf being inspired by Lemmy Killmister, Mordekaiser by GWAR (sort of), Karthus by Jørn Lande and Sona by Simone Simons. In short: one of CLG's players killed all five of TSM's players ("League of Legends" is a five-on-five game).
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.
Lyrically the songs are made specifically to fit the League of Legends” concept, and even though they might work also in real life symbolically, it wouldn't feel natural to perform more than one song or a shorter medley if it was a part of a Jorn or Avantasia live set.
After the disastrous end to their last live performance, where Mordekaiser destroyed the entirety of the Freljordian crowd, Karthus gave the fateful order for Olaf to drum the Worldsplitter Rhythm” that sundered the land and brought down the icy realm's highest peak upon Mordekaiser.
But your home base in far from the action, and every second you spend hoofing it back towards the game is time that the other team is taking advantage of. And that's why it's so devastating when one team gets a pentakill: It means the team that pulled it off has unfettered run of the match for however long it will take for them to slowly meander back into the fray.
Karthus, Sona, Mordekaiser, Yorick, and Olaf are all due newer variations of their Pentakill skins and since this new album is already looking to be darker, hopefully, they'll be even more metal-inspired than before. The premium image across this t-shirt sees a detailed print inspired by the League of Legends Pentakill band, the design sees the Valoran band members in a detailed design with the rock n roll hand sign and metal guitar in hand.
Behind the scenes, the songs on Smite & Ignite were created by a rotating cast of professional metal musicians, including Jørn Lande (Jorn, Beyond Twilight, Masterplan) and ZP Theart (Skid Row, Dragonforce), as well as by the music composition and production team at League twitch of Legends' parent company, Riot Games.
If you could get a whole team full of Pentakill skins, then their recall animations would be an awesome sight. In-game, Pentakill is a five-person band made up of Mordekaiser, Karthus, Yorick, Sona, and Olaf. Pentakill Kayle is headlining the League store at 1350 RP. Wield the voice of a hellion-valkyrie as you bring weaker warriors to their knees with relentless waves of operatic fury.
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.
Anyone familiar with League of Legends may have heard of the "Pentakill Skins" - a collection of skins for Karthus, Olaf, Sona, Mordekaiser and Yorick that transform them into the fictional heavy metal band of the same time. It was executed in the lovely Riot's way and have a beautiful SFX and VFX in it. I highly recommend it to anyone who loves the Metal genre, even if they never played League of Legends at all.