The KNOTVERSE Is Coming: Slipknot Partners With Sandbox

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Apr 19, 2022

Posted By Tracy Fuller

I am a music enthusiast with a deep love for the energy of crowded venues, loud music, & passionate fans. I have a diverse background that includes private security, talent buying, festival security planning, & media relations. I've also worked as a camera operator for various projects, including music videos featuring notable artists like Bernz, Tech N9ne, & Krizz Kaliko. Additionally, I am a camera operator for Full Moon Features, where I contribute to the production of horror movies.

The Web3 Companion to KNOTFEST Will Bring Together Heavy Music Fans From Around the Globe on LANDS in The Sandbox Metaverse

The Sandbox, a digital game that features music, celebrated a partnership with Slipknot, one of the most inflame, shocking, and anarchic groups of modernity. Once the partnership was completed, “KNOTVERSE” was born: an online environment that supported the interactions of Slipknot and its Knotfest events.

The Knotverse Is Coming: Slipknot Partners With Sandbox 2

A unique culture and event hangout is created through the collaborative efforts of innovators from their different fields to specifically satisfy the heavy music community in the metaverse. KNOTVERSE will feature Web 3 experiences curated by Knotfest and Slipknot for the culture. The KNOTVERSE roadmap will provide free access to NRFTs, generative collections, metaverse concerts, gaming experiences, fan experiences, unique collaborations, wearables, and much more than the fandom wanted.

KNOTVERSE is thematically tied to Slipknot’s self-curated, destination festival brand and media site, Knotfest. Traditionally an immersive, dark carnival event that spans the globe and media site www.knotfest.com, The KNOTVERSE LANDS in The Sandbox will inherit the festival’s dark carnival theme and integrate more than 20 years of Slipknot themes and imagery, authentically recreated in voxel form. 

“When I started playing Quake online in 1999 and Minecraft in 2011, it was another level”, says M. Shawn “clown” Crahan. “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.” 

Part virtual real estate, part amusement park, The Sandbox fully embraces the notion of the metaverse as a continuous shared digital space where worlds and heroes collide to make magic. Accordingly, the team for The Sandbox is working with Slipknot to bring the LANDS to life in the sandbox as the foundation for KNOTVERSE metaverse experiences.

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,” said Sébastien Borget, COO and Co-Founder of The Sandbox. “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.”

Slipknot/Knotfest joins over 200 global brands – including Adidas, Snoop Dogg, Warner Music Group, Ubisoft and Rabbids, Shibuya 109, Gucci, HSBC, The Walking Dead, The Smurfs, and CryptoKitties – that have already formed IP partnerships to create voxelized versions of their worlds and characters in the metaverse.



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