Slipknot has announced a collaboration with The Sandbox to create their metaverse, Knotverse. The group revealed that they would feature metaverse concerts, exclusive NFTs, gaming and partnerships, fan experiences, and more on the web.
“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.”
CEO of The Sandbox, Sébastien Borget, welcomed the band into the metaverse as well:
“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.”