For 8.4 ETH or approximately $18,000 at the time, Big Metal band Megadeth sold its first NFT. The NFT, is charatcerized with the logo of the band and the iconic mascot revolving in opposite directions for six seconds and is titled ‘Vic Rattlehead: Genesis’.
The NFT started with a price of 0.15 ETH at Rarible marketplace where it was sold. 205 of the sale proceeds went to the band and Rarible netting the rest.
Megadeth are not the first heavy band to jump on the NFT bandwagon. Slipknot percussionist M. Shawn “Clown” Crahan sold his first NFT earlier this month for 6.3 ETH, or around $14K at the time.
The one-off piece was an image of the original logo from Knotfest’s Electric Theatre that sees insects flying out of his mouth.