Riot Games Music, Wave and The Mill Debut Pentakill’s Anticipated Third Album ‘III: Lost Chapter' with First-of-its-kind Experience
Today, Wave, the leader in virtual entertainment, announced a first-of-its-kind interactive concert with chart-topping band Pentakill from League of Legends. The full interactive album experience will premiere on Wednesday, September 8th, 2021 at 1:00pm PT on Wave’s platform, wave.watch.
Pentakill’s Lost Chapter: An Interactive Album Experience is a collaboration between Riot Games, Wave and Oscar-winning global production studio The Mill, who have specialized in the evolution of computer graphics for three decades. The virtual concert will take fans on a journey through the full concept album before it drops following the show. Audiences will immerse themselves in the experience, engaging with the band and each other like never before through live chat, voting and seeing themselves live on stage alongside Pentakill. Wave will also be rolling out new features developed specifically for Riot Games that will grant fans the power to influence the performance in real time, for the most integrated storytelling experience to date.
A heavy metal band stretching the limits of the imagination, Pentakill is a force of fantasy-driven power metal performed by a rich and varied cast of characters. The group is fronted by the lich Karthus, who's joined by the unstoppable guitarist Mordekaiser, virtuoso keyboardist Sona, grim bassist Yorick, berserking drummer Olaf, and recently-added warrior goddess Kayle on vocals. They are quickly becoming one of the most popular, virtual heavy metal bands, reaching the Billboard Top 40 and topping charts on iTunes. Previous albums, Smite and Ignite and Grasp of the Undying, feature collaborations with well-respected metal musicians including Tommy Lee, Nine Inch Nails alumnus Danny Lohner and Noora Louhimo of Battle Beast. Lost Chapter is set to be the band’s most interactive performance to date.
Alex Wills, chief experience officer of The Mill comments: “With the Metaverse on everyone’s lips right now, we are incredibly proud to be pushing the envelope with such an ambitious virtual event that tangibly shows the kinds of experiences audiences are beginning to demand in this next iteration of the internet. To deliver a 45-minute live and interactive virtual stadium rock show, with such unprecedented scope and rich detail of visuals, musical narrative and performance meant we had to assemble the very best team of artists, developers, producers and directors. The result is a unique piece of real-time CG craft featuring what I believe are some of the most exceptional character designs and environments produced in-engine for this type of experience, folded into the interactive music experience of the future. Most importantly it’s a mind-blowing end-to-end piece of entertainment that will have Pentakill and League of Legends fans, and a host of new followers, utterly transfixed, and raise the bar for virtual performances. Welcome to the Metal-Verse!!! “
Fans can experience the interactive show for free on Wave’s platform, wave.watch. For more details, including an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the album experience, visit wave.watch/pentakill and sign up for a free account.