Jørn Lande (Aka Karthus Of 'League Of Legends') Talks About New Pentakill Album



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.

Grasp of the Undying was recorded in the catacombs of the Shadow Isles , and engineered and produced by Riot Games in Los Angeles, CA and London, UK. It was also mixed and mastered by Jacob Hansen (Volbeat, Circus Maximus, Anubis Gate, etc.). Lyric videos for the pre-released songs ‘Tear Of The Goddess' and ‘The Bloodthirster' have already racked up over a million views between them, thanks to the unique bond the gamer has to the band.

In 2014 the Riot label issued the band's first foray out of the video game realm, an eight-track collection of appropriately punishing songs titled Smite and Ignite that relied on the talents of session musicians, including vocalists Jorn Lande (Masterplan) and ZP Theart (Dragonforce).

Entirely under the mainstream radar, the band's new CGI video, Mortal Reminder, notched up more than 3m views in less than 48 hours after its release - and the new album, Grasp of the Undying, seems destined to be a huge success. The original in-game band is composed of Mordekaiser, Karthus, Olaf, Sona, and Yorick.

I really liked it. I do like metal so obviously I would but i'm surprised Riot actually did something metal not like some hard rock passed off as metal thing. We were able to chat exclusively with Lande over email and he told us about the making of the new album and how his Karthus persona has undergone a recent upgrade.

Pentakill is the most famous metal band in Valoran. Carve up the Crystal Scar, get wild in the Twisted Treeline, and join these guys in rocking League of Legends while the metal's hot. This time around, Pentakill is working on their follow-up album with hopes of once again creating music that is a good blend of metal and various aspects of the game itself.

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.

You can buy Pentakill Yorick skin for 975 RP in the League of Legends in-game store. Each of them have unique skins that fit into this heavy metal rock band theme. Pentakill Karthus catches the eye and new sound voice lines only add uniqueness to this skin. The real life Pentakill band, hoewver, is cormpised of a number of musicians within Riot, as well as some professional rockers.

Right after in 2000, he also made part of the American hard rock band Millenium, led by guitarist Ralph Santolla , and recorded the vocals for their album Hourglass. The concept in general belongs in League of Legends,” and should be performed by Pentakill.

In 2014 the Riot Games music label issued the band's first foray out of the video game realm, Smite & Ignite - an eight-track collection of appropriately punishing songs that was written completely in-house at Riot, streamer and supported by the talents of studio musicians, including vocalists Jorn Lande (Masterplan) and ZP Theart (Dragonforce).

Like before I've been working closely with the great Riot Games team in LA, and this time around we are aiming for a full length album with Karthus as captain of the vocal ship. In addition, the Hansons told me, Pentakill helps League of Legends players keep track of hundreds of spells for teleporting, powering up, healing, and more.

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