The “conquerors of a land of myth and metal” are back. League of Legends original in-game band, metal group Pentakill, are making their big return in Season 11 — with a new member joining the ensemble. Here’s what you need to know.
While K/DA usually draws all the hype when it comes to League of Legends’ musical talents, Pentakill is the first and original. The metal band, whose first album Smite and Ignite dropped in 2014, is back with vengeance in 2021 with their third release Lost Chapter.
Not only that, but the six-member band (with Kayle joining the ranks in 2017) has expanded to seven, with the Ruined King himself Viego shredding on the guitar.
Pentakill – conquerors of a land of myth and metal, where dark gods of music have toyed with the fates of mortal bands for millennia. Now the dominant sound of this world, Pentakill’s story is about to enter a new chapter…#LegendOfPENTAKILL pic.twitter.com/Z9qNChTy6X
— Legend of PENTAKILL (@riotgamesmusic) August 24, 2021
Viego joins League’s metal band Pentakill
As we just mentioned, Viego is now a part of Pentakill — making them more a heptakill, given there’s now seven members. The Ruined King is known as the Dissonance of Pentakill in the band’s ranks, shredding his blade like a guitar.
It comes after the teasers leading up to Lost Chapter’s reveal hinted at Viego becoming a part of the metal band.
However, what part he’ll play in their upcoming album remains to be seen, but some grungy song about his wife Isolde is almost certainly on the tracklist.
LoL Pentakill III ‘Lost Chapter’ skins revealed
Pentakill is also getting a fresh lick of paint in-game. The League of Legends skins are rather outdated from their 2014 selves, outside of Kayle’s 2017 refresh. However, in 2021, all members are getting a new in-game skin for Lost Chapter.
Featuring all-new animations, visuals, and even effects, the original five members — Karthus, Mordekaiser, Olaf, Sona, and Yorick — as well as Kayle will be getting new Lost Chapter themed skins.
They’re more human than the ghoulish, undead original skins, featuring pops of gold and maroon on stage. You can take a look at all the skins below.
Pentakill Lost Chapter Karthus
Pentakill Lost Chapter Kayle
Pentakill Lost Chapter Mordekaiser
Pentakill Lost Chapter Olaf
Pentakill Lost Chapter Sona
Pentakill Lost Chapter Yorick
Pentakill Lost Chapter album release date
If you’re wanting to jam out while playing with the new Pentakill skins, you’re in luck. The Lost Chapter album, Pentakill’s third since their 2014 launch, is dropping on September 8.
The tracklist is yet to be made public, but it’s set to be a big hit. You can presave the album on your platform of choice here.
Pentakill Lost Chapter live listening event
To celebrate the release of Pentakill’s third album, Riot and Wave are putting together a live-listening interactive event for anyone to join.
On Sept 8 at 1 PM PST / 4 PM EST / 9 PM BST, listeners will be able to join a virtual experience where viewers can choose what happens next. There will also be a ‘Wavercam’ for viewers to possibly see themselves ‘on the big screen’ during the event. The show will last for about an hour with a 30-minute pre-show.