The gaming world has merged with the real world after a band that does not actually exist IRL stormed to the top of the iTunes metal charts.
Fictitious group Pentakill from the online battle game League Of Legends hit #1 on the US list after dropping their second album II: Grasp Of The Undying on Friday.
Of course, though the ‘band’ on paper is composed of warlords from the multi-player game (with very metal names like ‘Karthus the Deathsinger’ and ‘Mordekaiser the Master of Metal’), real metal musos recorded the actual songs.
Pentakill is essentially a supergroup composed of Masterplan singer Jorn Lande, Battle Beast’s Noora Louhimo, ex-Nine Inch Nails dude Danny Lohner, producer of The Crystal Method Scott Kirkland, and Motley Crue legend Tommy Lee on the tubs.
Lande AKA Karthus says of the chart-conquering album: “It’s great for a classic heavy rocker like myself to be a part of this modern gaming music world, and I’m excited and grateful for the opportunity to work with such a great team of talented people.
“This exciting development is not just about creating an original twist to the online gaming industry, but also about pioneering some groundbreaking new metal! My job is to make Karthus the singer he is, and add the classic heavy rock element to his performance. I’m proud that Karthus and his band are back to bring new Pentakill metal your way!”
Devil horns crossed for a co-headlining tour with Dethklok.