Around a week ago, Slipknot released a teaser for something known as the Knotverse. Now we are fortunate enough to know what it involves, and what we should be expecting from it.
After teasing the Knotverse, Slipknot went on to tell fans that it was essentially nothing. They have also paid off their tease by revealing that this is going to be the metaverse hub for gaming, lifestyle, content and so much more. So how did this come about?
Slipknot have chosen to partner up with the organisation known as The Sandbox. This is a top gaming virtual world, which is fully decentralised. It is a subsidiary of Animoca Brands too. They have worked hard to try and create this new platform, which is going to be a Web3 home. The band have promised all of their fans that this is going to be for their culture specifically and that there are going to be a lot of very unique NFTs too. The general collections are going to be released alongside gaming experiences, fan experiences, a lot of metaverse concerts and even wearables. You are going to have way more than this too.
Of course, the one thing that you need to know about the Knotverse is that it is going to inherit the general carnival theme that Slipknot are known for. They are also going to be integrating over 20 years of the imagery that Slipknot is known for. This is going to then be created in a voxel form.
Shawn Crahan and his Love for Minecraft and Poker
Corey Taylor, the singer of Slipknot is an avid poker and gaming fan. He, along with Clown, or Shawn Crahan wanted to create something special. They have always valued their community, and they know how important it is to unite people rather than divide them. A lot of the way that they do this is through their music, but now it would seem that they are going to branch into the world of the metaverse as well. Some fans have joked if they are going to start writing catchy songs about poker and Minecraft, and although this is not the case, there are certainly exciting times ahead for the band.
Shawn once stated that he started playing games like Minecraft in 2011 but has been playing poker for quite some time and he always felt as though he should be offering some kind of visual art for fans. At the time, he and Sid Wilson couldn’t come up with anything in particular but they began to follow their fans, and listen to what they had to say. They wanted to create something that they could bring their fans along with and they also wanted to create something that they could be proud of as well. That is when the Knotverse was born.
The Evolution of Slipknot
Sébastien Borget who is the COO of Sandbox has released a statement saying that they are very proud to welcome Knotfest and Slipknot as being the very first metal band/festival to become a home for the community in Sandbox. They want to try and build on things like digital expression with a prime focus on social interaction.
A New Experience for Fans
They feel as though Slipknot are the best example of this and that they cannot wait to help them to experience the benefits that come with being part of this new community. The Sandbox is a community-driven platform and therefore they wanted a band that valued their community as much. Sandbox allows creators to monetise assets and even general gaming experiences by using the blockchain. It’s innovative and now Slipknot are teaming up with them, it is safe to say that Slipknot fans are going to be able to take part in a huge range of Web3 experiences. This would include unique NFTs as well as various metaverse concerts, festival experiences and fan-focused events. Some say that there is even going to be some festival experience as well as making it a haven for new music.
Within the virtual world, there is going to be a dedicated space for the Knotverse. The theme of the band is going to be incorporated into the metaverse and this is going to be huge to say the least. It is something that fans are certainly excited about, and it just goes to show that there is a world beyond music for fans. There are also games and even blockchain-based experiences to take part in and this just goes to show what an amazing world we live in right now.