Megadeth, a thrash metal band, put out its own NFT collection called “Rattleheads.” This made the band the most recent music group to join the Web3 space.
With the release of a new NFT collection, the famous thrash metal band Megadeth has joined the Web3 world. The “Rattleheads” collection, which is named after Megadeth’s mascot Vic Rattlehead, shows the band’s history over the past 40 years through recurring themes and images.
The band’s mascot was the inspiration for Megadeth’s NFT collection.
Megadeth, another well-known band in the music world, has joined the Web3. The thrash metal band, which has been together for 40 years, has joined “the future of the internet” by releasing “Rattleheads,” its own non-fungible token (NFT) generative art collection.
The collection was made by Five to One Collective and Upper Echelon Studios. It was inspired by Megadeth’s popular Cyber Army fan club, which has “mission deployment mechanics” and a wide range of other utilities that are expected to come out in the future. Dave Mustain, who leads the band, got the news on his 61st birthday.
Megadeth has been one of the most influential metal bands in the world for the past four decades, and Rattleheads has themes and images from that time. The collection is called Vic Rattlehead after Megadeth’s skeleton mascot.
But Megadeth’s move into Web3 shouldn’t be a surprise, since the band has tried many times to promote its music through technology. The band thinks that NFTs are a unique chance to get closer to its fans.
“As long as Megadeth has been a band, I’ve made sure we were in front. Our first album made thrash metal what it is today. We had a website before any other band. Cyber Army, our fan club, began in 1994. The 2016 album Dystopia came with a full Virtual Reality experience.” – Dave Mustaine
Mustaine added that the arrival of Web3 technology is the “perfect” time for Megadeth to “connect directly with our fans.” The band’s new album, “The Sick, The Dying… And The Dead!,” sold 48,000 copies in its first week in the U.S., putting it at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 chart.
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