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League of Legends Makes Its Heavy Metal Debut With Pentakill

| 29 May 2014 07:24

Pentakill, the in-game League of Legends heavy metal band, is getting a real-world album release.

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. Now, taking a page out of Blizzard's infamous Elite Tauren Chieftain, it looks like Pentakill is set to become its own real-world band, with the "Smite and Ignite" album due out on June 3.

"You have seen the true voice of metal fall quiet, surrounded by the massed harmonies of your weak whispers. But listen closely to those whispers, and you shall find the seed of truth. Five Four voices. Five harbingers of destruction, waiting patiently for their time to rise. And on that chosen day, these five shall change your world forever"

You can check out the band's first single: "Lightbringer" above. While it draws its cues from the likes of Dragonforce and Metallica, it is actually a pretty good heavy metal song in its own right. I'm interested to see what the rest of the album has to offer, and more importantly, how Riot will distribute it (here's hoping it will be free!)

It's nice to see Riot play around with cool little side projects like this.

Source: Riot Games

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