Slipknot brings its masks and metal music to the metaverse. According to a recent press release, the American band struck a deal with The Sandbox to develop interactive experiences on virtual LAND plots.
Slipknot is calling its new Web3 project ‘Knotverse’ and plans to use its new virtual space to help global heavy metal fans communicate. Knotverse will also join Slipknot’s famous music festival Knotfest.
The official Knotverse roadmap features plans for dozens of encounter opportunities, video games, and live events within the metaverse. Slipknot also said it would be providing VIP experiences and merchandise to fans involved in the new Knotverse community.
The Knotverse roadmap also shows four upcoming NFT drops. The first batch of Knotverse NFTs is called “My Legacy — The Clown Collection” and will be released on OpenSea on April 22. After that, Slipknot plans to release a Knotfest Festival collection, which appears to feature NFTs inspired by historic Knotfest ads. There will also be a generative NFT art collection and standalone Slipknot NFTs.
People who own a Knotverse NFT qualify for numerous benefits, both within and outside the metaverse. The Knotverse website says that some NFT holders can win VIP tickets, NFT airdrops and rare merchandise.
Slipknot also teased future collaborations, but only said fans should “expect the unexpected”. At the end of its Knotverse roadmap, Slipknot said it will use a voting system so that NFT holders can determine the future course of its metaverse.
Heavy metal fans can learn more about Knotverse at the domain ‘knotverse.io’. Fans can also join the Knotverse Discord for the latest details on metaverse experiences and NFTs.
A-list musicians take note of the sandbox
While Slipknot are the first heavy metal band to build on The Sandbox, there are plenty of other musicians involved in this metaverse. Most notably, rapper Snoop Dogg created his “Snoopverse,” which is supposed to resemble his California mansion. Snoop Dogg also made history when he released the world’s first metaverse filmed music video of The Sandbox.
Not far from Snoop’s Sandbox path, DJ Steve Aoki is also developing his “Aoki’s Playhouse”. The Sandbox tweeted an official collaboration video featuring Steve Aoki’s voxel avatar in December 2021.
Speaking of DJs, Paris Hilton will soon be able to run virtual live events within The Sandbox metaverse. Although Hilton is best known for her role on reality TV, she recently turned up a New Year’s Eve celebration on the Roblox metaverse. In 2022, The Sandbox announced that Paris Hilton is working on LAND in its metaverse, so she may soon be bringing her DJ skills to this game.
In addition to musical celebrities, major companies such as Warner Music Group and HSBC create huge arenas and amusement parks for virtual games and concerts. With all the brands and musicians entering The Sandbox, metaverse gamers have plenty of musical genres and locations to explore.