Watch: Slipknot Tease the ‘Knotverse,’ Whatever That Is
At this point, there is a short list of metal bands who have the means and agency to do literally whatever the fuck they want, and Slipknot are near the top of it. The nine-assed sonic sex scorpion have proved time and time again that they have their finger on the pulse of the maggots, and can be as grandiose and creative as they like to the sound of thunderous applause. Which is why the band’s newly posted teaser for ‘Knotverse’ is really open to any sort of interpretation imaginable.
As you’ll see below, Slipknot posted a video in which the word ‘Knotfest’ morphs briefly into the word ‘Knotverse’ while “742617000027,” the opening track from the band’s 1999 debut, plays behind it.
The tweet includes the caption, “Probably nothing…” which is the same slogan being used by The Sandbox, which The Pit describes as “a community-driven platform where creators can monetize voxel ASSETS and gaming experiences on the blockchain.” Apparently, the company’s partners include Avenged Sevenfold, Snoop Dogg, and The Walking Dead franchise.
So is Knotverse an online community? Is it like Second Life in the Slipknot universe? And if so, what are the planes, or levels, or scenarios therein? Is one a jar with a giant dead crow in it? Can you buy fictional burritos at a place called Tortilla Man? Or is it just a digital Des Moines, and you’re a waiter serving brunch at The Machine Shed?
Check out the video below, and get tickets to one of Slipknot’s upcoming Knotfest Roadshow tour dates below:
LEG 1: Slipknot w/ In This Moment & Wage War
Mon Apr 11 Winnipeg, MB Canada Life Centre [tickets]
Tue Apr 12 Regina, SK Brandt Centre [tickets]
Thu Apr 14 Saskatoon, SK SaskTel Centre [tickets]
Fri Apr 15 Edmonton, AB Rogers Place [tickets]
Sun Apr 17 Vancouver, BC Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena [tickets]
LEG 2: Slipknot w/ Cypress Hill and Ho99o9
Wed May 18 University Park, PA Bryce Jordan Center [tickets]
Fri May 20 Brooklyn, NY Barclays Center [tickets]
Sat May 21 Providence, RI Dunkin’ Donuts Center [tickets]
Sun May 22 Manchester, NH SNHU Arena [tickets]
Tue May 24 Albany, NY MVP Arena [tickets]
Thu May 26 Montreal, QC Bell Centre [tickets]
Sat May 28 Québec, QC Videotron Centre [tickets]
Sun May 29 Ottawa, ON Canadian Tire Centre [tickets]
Mon May 30 Toronto, ON Budweiser Stage [tickets]
Wed Jun 01 Cincinnati, OH Heritage Bank Center [tickets]
Thu Jun 02 Grand Rapids, MI Van Andel Arena [tickets]
Sat Jun 04 East Troy, WI Alpine Valley Music Theatre [tickets]
Sun Jun 05 Moline, IL TaxSlayer Center [tickets]
Tue Jun 07 Bonner Springs, KS Azura Amphitheater [tickets]
Thu Jun 09 Colorado Springs, CO The Broadmoor World Arena [tickets]
Sat Jun 11 Nampa, ID Ford Idaho Center [tickets]
Mon Jun 13 Seattle, WA Climate Pledge Arena [tickets]
Tue Jun 14 Ridgefield, WA RV Inn Style Resorts Amphitheater [tickets]
Fri Jun 17 Las Vegas, NV MGM Garden Arena [tickets]
Sat Jun 18 Chula Vista, CA North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre [tickets]