Pentakill, the virtual heavy metal band from the League of Legends universe, is releasing their third album, “Lost Chapter,” on Sept. 8. This is the group’s first album release in four years. According to the press release, it is a “narrative-driven concept album” with lore and stories from their fictional kingdoms.
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The 10-track album will drop on Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music and other platforms in two weeks time. Featuring various metal subgenres, fans can pre-save the album on their platform of choice. Riot Games released an animated intro to the group’s album on Tuesday, detailing the band’s back story and the reason for the project’s name.
The real live musicians that worked on the recent release include Jorn Lande, Noora Louhimo, Per Johansson, Tyler “TELLE” Smith, Adam “Nolly” Getgood, Benjamin Ellis, keyboardist Jose “Atlan” Aranda and violinist Ray Chen.
Fans of Pentakill and League of Legends last saw the group at the 2021 League of Legends Championship Series’ Mid-Season Showdown at the Greek Theater in Los Angeles, California. There, they previewed one of their new songs on stage.
“Pentakill will expand on how we drive deep, connected narrative experiences around our musical releases and will showcase that we aim to push the envelope in storytelling and artistry wherever we can,” Toa Dunn, Head of Riot Games Music, said.
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Pentakill is a part of Riot Games Music; a music initiative that includes other virtual music groups. This includes K/DA, a K-pop inspired group, and True Damage, a hip-hop inspired group. Riot Games Music’s other recent release was “Sessions: Vi,” a compilation of over 30 instrumental songs with various musical artists. This was designed for streamers to use without fear of copyright strikes.
Pentakill’s third album, “Lost Chapter,” will hit music streaming services on Sept. 8. It will most likely be featured across League of Legends’ 2021 World Championships in the break segments between broadcasts.