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Megadeth, the iconic thrash-metal band, introduces an NFT collection and ventures into the metaverse

Iconic thrash metal band Megadeth has launched a new non-fungible token (NFT) collection, revealed on December 5. The collection, featuring the band's digital mascot, Vic Rattlehead, consists of 5,000 exclusive pieces. Beyond digital collectibles, the NFTs grant fans access to both physical and digital metaverse experiences, including one-on-one conversations with the band members. Megadeth emphasized that this initiative is more than just a fan club; it's a community owned by the fans.

Led by frontman Dave Mustaine, Megadeth, with millions of fans, received an overwhelmingly positive response from the announcement. Fans on social media, including those on X (formerly Twitter), expressed excitement about the intersection of heavy metal and NFTs, stating, "Heavy metal and NFTs! Sign me up!"

Megadeth joins the ranks of heavy metal bands exploring the Web3 space, with Avenged Sevenfold having previously released NFTs for their online community, the Deathbats Club. In November, Megadeth took the innovative step of releasing concert tour tickets as NFTs, further engaging their digital fanbase.

The move into NFTs by major music artists is a growing trend in the Web3 space. Despite the ongoing bear market, artists like Megadeth are leveraging blockchain technology to offer fans more options and ownership. M. Shadows, lead singer of Avenged Sevenfold, congratulated Megadeth on their NFT venture, emphasizing the importance of judging projects based on merit rather than the underlying technology.

This trend extends beyond NFTs, with the emergence of Web3 in mainstream music. Anotherblock, a blockchain-based music platform, in collaboration with Recordpool, recently announced the upcoming release of a previously unheard demo of Michael Jackson's first studio recording, showcasing the continued integration of blockchain technology in the music industry.

The CEO of Anotherblock highlighted the significance of digital vinyl on-chain, creating stories and communities around songs, elevating them beyond mere commodities in the digital space.


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