“Now listen, fellow warriors, I ask you: Should my campaign come to an end?”
The answer is no. Riot Games has revealed the release date for a new Pentakill album, a collection of original music themed around League of Legends.
The third Pentakill album – titled Lost Chapter – will release on Apple Music, Spotify and Deezer on September 8th 2021. It’s the first new Pentakill record in four years, following the launch of ‘II: Grasp of the Undying’ in 2017 and the original album ‘Pentakill’ in 2014.
Pentakill is a virtual rock/metal group consisting of champions from the League of Legends game, such as Yorick, Karthas, Sona, Olaf, Mordekaiser and Kayle, all of which have their own Pentakill in-game skins.
As Esports News UK’s freelance writer Megalodontus pointed out on Twitter, Viego’s crown seems to be featured in the album art, suggesting the Ruined King may be the latest member of Pentakill. Others are saying the crown is Mordekaiser’s crown after he pops his ultimate.
There is already a Pentakill metal song titled ‘Blade of the Ruined King’, which further hints at some kind of Viego inclusion.
Another potential member is Rell, the Iron Maiden, a support character in League of Legends who was revealed in late 2020.
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Earlier this year, Riot Games’ virtual rock group Pentakill returned after a four-year hiatus, with a new song being shown off at the Mid-Season Showdown opening ceremony presented by Mastercard on Sunday April 11th at the LA Greek Theatre. Pentakill performed ‘in person’, including Norweigian rock giant Jørn Land as lead vocalist:
Riot Games has placed a strong focus on music and player culture around League of Legends over the years, giving away many albums for free.
Aside from metal group Pentakill, other virtual music groups in the League of Legends stable include hip-hop group True Damage and pop band K/DA, which launched the All Out EP late last year.
Riot also has partnerships with Warner Music and Universal Music Group, and produces one-off songs for events like its World Championship each year.
Pentakill III: Lost Chapter launches on September 8th 2021.
Dom is an award-winning writer who graduated from Bournemouth University with a 2:1 degree in Multi-Media Journalism in 2007.
As a long-time gamer having first picked up the NES controller in the late ’80s, he has written for a range of publications including GamesTM, Nintendo Official Magazine, industry publication MCV as well as Riot Games and others. He worked as head of content for the British Esports Association up until February 2021, when he stepped back to work full-time on Esports News UK and as an esports consultant helping brands and businesses better understand the industry.