Roughly a week ago, Slipknot teased something called the “Knotverse” – and now we know what that actually involves.
A brief teaser alluding to the Knotverse was posted via Slipknot social media channels, as well as that of The Sandbox. The Sandbox, per the company’s website, is “a community-driven platform where creators can monetize voxel ASSETS and gaming experiences on the blockchain.”
As reported by NME today, it is confirmed that Slipknot are teaming up with The Sandbox to present the Knotverse as a virtual space for Slipknot fans to partake in an array of Web3 experiences such as unique NFTs, generative collections, metaverse concerts, gaming, fan and festival experiences, unique collaborations, merchandise, new music and real-life events.
Within The Sandbox’s virtual world, there will be a dedicated space for Slipknot fans called “Knotverse Lands,” which will involve Knotfest’s “dark carnival theme and integrate more than 20 years of Slipknot themes and imagery.”
Speaking to the Knotverse, Slipknot mastermind Shawn “Clown” Crahan has shared the following:
“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 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.”
COO and co-founder of The Sandbox, Sébastien Borget, provided the following statement:
“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.
“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.”
So, Slipknot are now aboard the NFT train. How do you feel about this?
— The Sandbox (@TheSandboxGame) April 19, 2022
Words by: Michael Pementel