New marketing + new website + new hires + new podcast + new discord structure = better communication.
We’re the black chip - if BAYC is pop then we’re alt and we love it here. You buying a Wicked Cranium is buying an all-access pass to our world of blended realities as we focus on music, experience, and events.
The skulls are a lifestyle.
Our mission here is to maintain our position at the cutting edge of metaverse/3.0 technology and blend the two realities together as much as possible. There will be a lot of focus on making sure our Sandbox estate is an epic events destination that provides a unique, token gated experience for the skulls. Our irl Bone Shake events are mirrored in the metaverse with portals between realities allowing skulls on both sides to see and interact with each other, while the metaverse skulls are seeing the irl artist and all dancing to the same music.
Many of you have felt the undeniable energy of meeting fellow degens through our Bone Shake events and NFT.NYC, but while music has been a factor it has not been the focus of NFT functions. The skulls have some epic music connections and we’ve partnered with a fully equipped production team to make the transition from paying a venue to host an event for us to throwing our own ragers. While a Wicked Cranium holder will have free entry and a premier experience, these will be ticketed events with music lineups that will draw a larger audience.
And of course, all of our IRL Bone Shake events also happen in the metaverse, so skulls around the world can see and hear the same thing and connect.
Music drives us and we believe it is a core pillar of untapped NFT potential. Along with partnering with Alt Press we’re working directly with some of the biggest bands and brands in the world. There is a plethora of utility in both digital and real life, you can think of your Wicked Cranium as your access pass.
The skulls are a lifestyle and we’re working with Avenged Sevenfold’s merch team to make sure the threads match the bones. If you were lucky enough to get either of our first two drops, you know we’re focused on quality and are really digging into the possibilities even beyond clothing. We’re working on seasonal drops and sick collabs here as we build into opening up our merch shop 24/7.
We created the first ever NFT for NFT (ERC-721 for ERC-721) staking contract and will continue to push the abilities of what smart contracts can do. While we value staking, many skulls haven’t unstaked from our first round and we are aware the gas fees are straight wack right now so we aren’t going to be rolling out more staking mechanics until after 2.0. For our serious collectors, you can still expect Mega Craniums.
Our vision of music, experience, and events is pushing us into irl but it would be a waste of our team's talents to not push the 3.0 experience even beyond the metaverse. Our custom built cradle has been a log for you to share your Cranium’s story but expect exciting updates here as we connect the skulls in a decentralized space.
SKULLS IN THE STREET
As we open up our ambassador program we’ve teamed up with world renowned street artist Birdcap to spearhead our step from jpegs to walls. Expect to see pieces from artists around the world as well as an insane community contest with irl rewards and risks…think you got what it takes?
Depending on your perspective, Wicked Craniums is a social club or tribe…but we call it a family.
With a focus on music, experience, and events, the WC community is built up of rebels and renegades who push boundaries and don’t settle. Wicked Craniums launched and sold out on June 20 2021, but you are still able to join us by purchasing one of our collections on Opensea.
These values represent the core of what the WC community exemplifies and are guiding pillars for the skulls.
We may throw down and embrace the madness in everyone but we’re proud to have one of the more mature and respectful communities in the space.
The Wicked Craniums is the genesis collection of the 10,762 skulls
residing on the Island of Osseous.
While our eclectic crew can be found anywhere in the world, they are drawn to the island by a mysterious power that remains to be understood. They prowl the island, exploring every nook and cavern, in hopes of solving their eternal quest. With over 180 differentiable characteristics, each one is unique and stored on the Ethereum blockchain.
The Wicked Stallion’s are the Cranium’s companions and were released as a free to mint collection for all Cranium holders.
With their own rebellious spirit, these beasts roam the island in thick packs and have been there long before the Craniums, leading the skulls to believe they are essential to the pursuit of their quest. The Craniums live in harmony with the Stallions and are known to form strong bonds with their companion that can last millennia. They scour the island together, driven by the same wicked energy.
We're incredibly excited to be pushing the space on the bleeding edge of irl and metaverse melding and have been testing the waters at our Bone Shake events. It was a natural step to partner with Sandbox and purchase an estate to create the ultimate experience for our skulls.
We're currently building out the estate to match the needs of our community, and let's just say there is a large need for music...
Community is everything. To give back as transparently as possible we set up a community wallet with 40 ETH that also receives a percentage of all royalties from secondary. These funds are used to power all sorts of excitement for the skulls.