A disabled game streamer has posted a video of himself getting one of League of Legends' rarest accomplishments without the use of his hands. Even more surprising, the group turned out to be a virtual band made up of fictional members — vocalist Karthus, guitarist Mordekaiser, bassist Yorick, keyboardist Sona and drummer Olaf — embodied by an original skin line in the massively popular online game League of Legends.
Here, a ‘deathfire grasp' was one of the more powerful ways to blast your foes into neon smithereens and Pentakill isn't just the ultimate achievement of slaughtering five enemies in one go, but also the name of the in-game rock band made up of character ‘skins' made to look like face-melting Medieval metal musicians.
The overwhelming response to Pentakill was instant after the band released their debut EP, which cracked Billboard's Top 40 and debuted at No. 1 on the iTunes Metal and Rock charts. League of Legends is one of the most popular games out there, and thousands of gamers carve themselves into legends and champions.
Factor in the eye-popping visuals and explosive violence of League of Legends - witness the Mortal Reminder video for evidence - and Pentakill could hardly be more fitting (or preposterous) standard bearers for the love-in between gaming and metal fans, blurring the lines between so-called real music and digital fantasy in a way that no acts have managed before.
I mean, given the response they got after "get jinxed" I shouldn't be surprised they went ahead and did more music, but I wasn't expecting a whole metal album. And that's smart, as death in "League of Legends" means wasted time. The greatest League of Legends metal band that Runeterra has ever witnessed has been quiet for a while, but it looks like the gang is getting back together soon according to a new Pentakill teaser video.
I really liked the print, as he likes both League of Legends and metal music. With Mordekaiser, Karthus, Yorick, Sona, Olaf, and now Kayle, sonic brutality has never ascended such heights before. We cover tournaments, teams, players, and personalities in League of Legends, Call of Duty, Halo, and Smite.
You can buy Pentakill Mordekaiser skin for 975 RP in the League of Legends in-game store. The teams are considered rivals, and CLG lost the last five games against TSM. In real life though, the man behind Karthus (the vocalist for League of Legends ” virtual band Pentakill ) is Jørn Lande, the famed Norwegian rocker who also works with Avantasia and his own band, Jorn.
The likes of Motley Crue's Tommy Lee, Danny Lohner of Nine Inch Nails and a plethora other metal big-hitters record actual music related to the game, some of which has already hit the Billboard Top 40 and garnered millions of YouTube streams. And so Yorick slept beneath the desert until Karthus and Kayle prised open his tomb.
In 2014, the Riot Games music label issued the band's first foray out of the video game realm, "Smite And Ignite" — an eight-track collection of appropriately punishing songs that was written completely in-house at Riot, and supported by the talents of studio musicians, including ZP Theart of DRAGONFORCE, Derek Sherinian of DREAM THEATER, Lohner and Lande.
The first band with whom he achieved a minor success was Vagabond , which also featured Ronni Le Tekrø , twitch Morty Black and other former members of the Norwegian hard rock band TNT The self titled album, released in 1994, sold 10,000 copies in Norway, but the copies were dropped by label EMI.
We've also got the names of all the songs from the credits - aside from those two singles, we'll have "Frozen Heart," "Infinity Edge," "Rapid Firecannon," "Cull," "Mortal Reminder," "Dead Man's Plate," "The Blade of the Ruined King," and "The Hex Core mk-2." I never realised until now quite how metal the items in League of Legends sound.