Slipknot are throwing their hats in the metaverse and NFT game. The masked nine have teamed up with The Sandbox, a leading decentralized gaming virtual world, to create the Knotverse. But what is Knotverse? A press release calls it “a fully immersive space to host Web3 Experiences curated by Slipknot and Knotfest.”
Knotverse will feature virtual goodies, such as unique NFTs to metaverse concerts, gaming experiences, fan experiences, unique collaborations, wearables and more.
Shawn ‘Clown’ Crahan says: “When I started playing Quake online in 1999 and Minecraft in 2011, it was another level. But at the time, I couldn’t have Sid [Wilson, Slipknot DJ] scratching next to me, I couldn’t offer visual art to fans. All we could do together was play the game. But little ideas like that are not only possible now, they barely scratch the surface. We are listening, we are watching, and we are going where our fans are leading us. And if you don’t understand or you’re worried, know that we’re going to help bring our fans along. We are getting in this for all of us, with all of us, and we can’t wait for you to see what we have coming up.”
“We’re proud to welcome Slipknot and Knotfest as the first heavy music band to open a home for their community in The Sandbox open metaverse,” continues Sébastien Borget, COO and co-founder of The Sandbox. “We’re building the future of digital expression and social interactions and this partnership invites a diverse, freethinking new audience to experience the benefits of true ownership where any Slipknot NFT can be used not only in The Sandbox but on any other compatible platform.”
— Slipknot (@slipknot) April 19, 2022