Slipknot’s Clown Puts Creepy Animated NFT Up For Auction

Slipknot's Shawn "Clown" Crahan, 2019

For those of you who don’t know (as though we didn’t just Google it ourselves), an NFT is a non-fungible token, which is a unique digital item that can be used as a commodity. To put it simply (and clumsily), if you created a meme, that meme can be infinitely reproduced, but if it’s turned into an NFT it can be traced to a unique digital file. NFTs are currently a topic of much discussion, in many ways becoming the art trade for a new generation. Now, Slipknot percussionist Shawn “Clown” Crahan is getting in on the act, having revealed an animated NFT that he’s auctioning off this Friday.

The NFT in question is a creepy animated video of Clown floating in a pool of blood (maybe?) as it boils around him (sorta?). More importantly, it contains original audio, which takes the form of an electronic hum that sort of sounds like the Devil trying to talk to you after his throat cancer surgery. It definitely sounds like a Slipknot interlude track, which is what really gives this piece its worth.

“This clip has been minted as an exclusive #NFT and will be retired from any future use,” wrote Clown in the caption of the post. “The 1/1 piece features original audio and is currently up for auction through April 2nd here: https://zora.co/clown

Check out Clown’s original NFT below:

If you don’t have the kind of scratch that this one-of-a-kind piece of digital art will probably go for, you can still catch Slipknot at their as-of-yet-still-scheduled European dates this summer.

July 16 – Moscow Park Live Festival, Russia
July 18 – Kiev Upark Festival, Ukraine
July 21 – Bucharest Romexpo, Romania
July 22 – Plovdiv Hills Of Rock, Bulgaria
Jul y24 – Athens Release Festival, Greece
July 28 – Graz Stadthalle, Austria
July 29 – Prague O2 Arena, Czech Republic
July 31 – Wacken Open Air, Germany
August 01 – Malmö Rock Slap Festival, Sweden
August 07 – Port Of Turku, Finland
August 13 – Gdansk Ergo Arena, Poland
August 15 – Geneva Arena, Switzerland
August 19 – Charleville-Mézières Cabaret Vert Festival, France

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Words by Chris Krovatin