Despite being entirely virtual, Pentakill has reached the top 10 of Billboard's Hard Rock Albums tally and topped charts on iTunes.
Virtual entertainment company Wave has turned artists like The Weeknd and John Legend into avatars to perform virtual concerts. Next, the company is working with a band whose members are avatars to begin with.
That would be Pentakill, the chart-topping virtual heavy metal band created by games publisher Riot Games for its flagship title League of Legends. Today (Sept. 1), Wave and Riot Games are announcing a partnership that will begin with an immersive virtual concert from Pentakill on Sept. 8 premiering their new concept album Lost Chapter.
Dubbed Lost Chapter: An Interactive Album Experience, the event was directed and produced in collaboration with global production studio The Mill. Audience members will be able to engage with the band and each other through live chat and voting, see themselves live onstage alongside Pentakill and influence the performance in real-time. The album will arrive on streaming services following the show.