Oh, it’s definitely something! After recently teasing Knotverse and telling fans it was “probably nothing,” Slipknot have finally paid off their tease by revealing that Knotverse will be their metaverse hub for NFTs, gaming, lifefstyle, concerts and more.
So how did this all come about? Well Slipknot recently partnered with The Sandbox, a leading decentralized gaming virtual world and a subsidiary of Animoca Brands, to create this innovative new Web3 home. The band promises experiences curated by Knotfest and Slipknot specifically for their culture, providing uses with unique NFTs and generative collections, plus metaverse concerts, gaming experiences, fan experiences, collaborations, wearables and plenty more. The KNOTVERSE LANDS in The Sandbox will inherit the festival’s dark carnival theme and integrate more than 20 years of Slipknot themes and imagery, authentically recreated in voxel form.
“When I started playing Quake online in 1999 and Minecraft in 2011, it was another level”, says M. Shawn “Clown” Crahan. “But at the time, I couldn’t have Sid [Wilson] 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,” said 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 and Knotfest joins over 200 global brands that have already forged IP partnerships to create voxelized versions of their worlds and characters in the metaverse.
You can find Knotverse online at this location and join the Knotfest discord here.