Have you ever looked at a band like Dethklok and wished you had a say in what they were up to, musically or otherwise? Distilled down to its core, that's what The Shredderz is. And you're going to want a part of it, trust me.
The Shredderz is a virtual supergroup that exists in its own Shredderverse, and who offers everything from collectables to kickass new music. On the latter, we're streaming "Shredderz" featuring Testament guitarist Alex Skolnick as a brief offering of what to expect. The Shredderz will release their debut album this summer featuring additional guest spots from Gary Holt (Slayer, Exodus), Derrick Green (Sepultura), Brandon Ellis (Black Dahlia Murder), George Lynch (Dokken, Lynch Mob), Dan Lilker (ex-Anthrax, Nuclear Assault), Taina Bergamaschi & Jessica DiFalchi (Crypta), Dave Davidson (Revocation), and Jessica Pimentel (Brujeria, Orange is the New Black). Again, kickass.
On the collectables and communities bit, The Shredderz and their Shredderverse exists as a Web3 native, community-driven entity with dynamic NFTs. The Shredderz is the first-ever music project featuring automated dynamic NFTs (dubbed Access Passes) linked to streaming data. Meaning as the band gets streamed more and the community grows, Shredderz Access Passes will transform to showcase new art and unlock new experiences. Not to mention that holders have a direct say in the band's future – from adventures to musical endeavors to single, collaborations, merch design, artwork, touring plans – and get access to a Shredderz dedicated Discord.
"The Shredderz are the first virtual band to connect streaming data with a dynamic NFT, facilitated by The Orchard's existing partnerships with major DSPs and new relationships with Chainlink and OpenSea," said Tom Wheeley, SVP New Business, The Orchard. "By owning a Shredderz Access Pass, fans will become members of an engaged community that participates in determining the future of the project, and be rewarded for it with both artist access and utility."
On May 16 at 10AM EST, the first collection of 1,000 Shredderz Access Passes will be available to claim for free on NFT Marketplace OpenSea.