Megadeth, the thrash metal band formed in Los Angeles in 1983, has unveiled plans for a new non-fungible token (NFT) collection named “Megadeth Digital.”
The collection comprises 5,000 NFTs featuring the band’s iconic mascot, Vic Rattlehead, a skeletal figure in a suit representing the mantra “See no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil.”
Crafted in collaboration with artist Haddy the Creator, the collection offers a unique glimpse into the band’s history.
NFT buyers gain access to a blend of real and virtual experiences, exclusive merchandise, and opportunities to acquire signed items or engage in one-on-one conversations with Megadeth members.
Scheduled for release on December 22, the initiative echoes the band’s earlier foray into NFTs. In November, Megadeth garnered a positive response when they introduced concert tour tickets as NFTs, showcasing a digital affinity with their fan base.
Fronted by Dave Mustaine, with James LoMenzo on bass, Teemu Mäntysaari on guitar, and Dirk Verbeuren on drums, Megadeth has consistently garnered acclaim, currently boasting over 5 million monthly listeners on Spotify.
Megadeth’s adoption of NFTs aligns with a broader trend among musical artists venturing into Web3 technologies. Notably, rock band Kiss recently hinted at a metaverse breakthrough, using Industrial Light & Magic’s technology to turn into avatars. Similarly, in July, Imagine Dragons launched a metaverse experience on Roblox ahead of their documentary release.