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Metallica plays a dome in Antarctica

The group becomes the first band to play all seven continents

By MSN Music Partners Dec 10, 2013 10:33AM

By Miriam Coleman

Rolling Stone


Metallica have now made their mark on every continent on earth. The band traveled way down south to the Antarctic this weekend to play a show they're calling "Freeze 'Em All" near the heliport of the Argentine Antarctic Base Carlini. 


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The band played inside a small dome on Sunday for an audience of 120 people, Billboard reports. The tiny crowd included scientists from around the world, as well as the winners of a contest sponsored by Coca-Cola Zero for fans in Latin America. In order to meet international Antarctic protocol to preserve the fragile local environment, Metallica played the whole show with no amplification. The sound was instead transmitted to the audience through headphones. The show was also live-streamed and filmed for later release.


"This was the most unique show Metallica has ever done," the band wrote on its Facebook page. "The band, contest winners, research station scientists (from Russia, South Korea, China, Poland, Chile, Brazil and Germany), and the ship crew, all crammed in this little dome out on the helipad of Carlini Station in ANTARCTICA! The energy in the little dome was amazing! Words can not describe how happy everyone was." 


The 10-song, hour-long show seals Metallica's status as the first band ever to play on all seven continents. According to Pollstar, the first (and last) rock concert to take place on Antarctica before this happened in 2007, when members of a science team formed an indie-rock quintet called Nunatak to play a show for Live Earth.


Metallica's Antarctic Set List:

1. "Creeping Death"
2. "For Whom the Bell Tolls"
3. "Sad But True"
4. "Welcome Home (Sanitarium)"
5. "Master of Puppets"
6. "One"
7. "Blackened"
8. "Nothing Else Matters"
9. "Enter Sandman"
10. "Seek & Destroy"


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Dec 10, 2013 6:14PM
Dec 10, 2013 6:09PM
Glad maybe they will stop poisoning our ears . GO MEGADETH !!!!!!!!!!! MUSTAINE RULES
Dec 10, 2013 6:01PM
The penguins showed up thinking they were going to see Miley  Cyrus.
Dec 10, 2013 5:48PM
I don't know about that...did they play Atlantis yet?
Dec 10, 2013 1:44PM
Dec 10, 2013 1:07PM
Can't get nothing past you can they!   Of course it was a publicity stunt moron!!!  That was the whole purpose of it... duhhhhh
Dec 10, 2013 12:58PM
Sounds like a publicity stunt to me.
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