Talking with NME, the group at Riot Games Music has shared extra on how the return of League Of Legends heavy metallic band Pentakill took place, in addition to what followers can count on subsequent from Riot.
As Pentakill’s newest album, Misplaced Chapter, launched earlier within the month, NME spoke to the pinnacle of Riot Video games Music, Toa Dunn and Beckett Snedeker-Brief, who works as producer and affiliate inventive lead at Riot Video games – Riot Music Group.
Speaking in regards to the return of Pentakill, which blossomed from League Of Legends skins to an all-out metallic band by a “passion project” in 2014, Dunn defined what introduced the heavy metallic band again this yr:
“The band members had been talking about it for a while and they started exploring what this album could be about. The pandemic also provided an interesting opportunity for the team to focus on making music, though it brought its own challenges when it came to the collaborative aspect.”
Dunn added that for Pentakill, which launched its comeback alongside a virtual concert and lore-rich set of movies, the group needed to make Pentakill’s return distinctive to that band:
“It’s not about the next project always being “bigger”, however extra on how we will make it particular or distinctive. We wish to convey one thing new and recent to the desk, but in addition keep genuine to the music. Pulling followers into this brutal world and expertise felt like an acceptable and enjoyable strategy to convey again the third album.”
Brief provides that for Pentakill, “a big focus was on narrative and worldbuilding elements in the marketing leading up to the album, as we prized immersion and investment in the themes and throughlines within the songs”. He additionally felt that it was “vital” to work with others inside Riot Video games to get this expertise proper and “enhance [Lost Chapter] without distracting from it”.
Whereas Dunn can’t reveal an excessive amount of on what’s subsequent for Riot Video games Music, he’s “excited with what the future holds”. If Brief had his say, although, it will be a “dark indie-folk or post-hardcore alt-rock” mission.
Lastly, it looks as if Okay/DA and True Injury followers is not going to have seen the final of them. When requested if a return was deliberate for both band, Dunn acknowledged, “I would expect to see them again in the future”.
In different information, Riot Games is working on a new set of punishments for players who leave matches in League Of Legends, together with a two-week timeout from queuing up once more.
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