We’ve seen some amazing League of Legends bands over the years, making awesome original music from several different genres. But one of the community’s most loved LoL bands looks set to be making a long-awaited comeback.
A now deleted tweet from metal musician Tre Watson appears to confirm the return of metal band Pentakill to the League of Legends musical lineup, with Watson claiming he is helping work on a third Pentakill album. The last album from the band, Grasp of the Undying, was released nearly three years ago in 2017.
A quick-thinking Reddit user, who nabbed a screenshot of Watson’s tweet before it was taken down, posted it to the League of Legends subreddit. The tweet, which is being posted on what Watson says is his “first day” working with Riot, claims that he is helping to work on “Pentakill 3” and that the project will “Djent,” in reference to the metal subgenre.
This all appears to be genuine, as the Riot Games Careers account replied to Watson‘s now deleted tweet welcoming him to the team.
Watson has shown his love for League of Legends previously after he performed a metal cover of last year’s World’s song – Giants, by hip hop collective True Damage – along with a cameo vocal appearance from LCS caster Clayton ‘CaptainFlowers’ Raines.
Watson’s Giants cover, his love for LoL, and continued work as a musician appears to have landed him a gig at Riot to revive Pentakill and bring some more metal back to the game’s catalogue of music.
This third album could potentially see new Pentakill skins released to original members Karthus, Kayle, Olaf, Mordekaiser, Sona, and Yorick when it is officially revealed. Or we could see an entirely new lineup of champions for the band altogether. Who knows?
There’s no official confirmation as yet from Riot that Pentakill is returning, but it seems pretty likely that 2020 will see a third collection of metal bangers drop for LoL fans to enjoy.