Recently, Metallica's drummer Lars Ulrich stated that the band would cross another frontier this December after their 3D movie. Now it's official that Metallica will play in Antarctica because they never played there and it is the only continent yet where the band never played live. They want to conquer the world and the penguins.

The band explained: "After over 30 years as a band, we have been unbelievably fortunate to visit just about every corner of the earth... except for one. That is all about to change as we are set travel to Antarctica, the only continent that Metallica has never played on until now! We are partnering with Coca-Cola Zero for one of the most unique and special concert events in our career as we'll be performing near the heliport of the Argentine Antarctic Base Carlini on Sunday, December 8, 2013.

Latin American fans in Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, and Mexico will be able to enter a contest for the chance to win an Antarctic cruise that sails December 3-10 and will stop at Carlini. We'll be playing inside a dome on the base and in another twist, the show will be transmitted to the audience via headphones with no amplification... a real first for us! The show will also be streamed live for our friends in those Latin American countries who cannot join us at the base and filmed to share with everyone at a later date.

For more details about his amazing adventure, check here. To enter the contest to join us in Antarctica, click here. Contest entry begins on October 28th. Pack up those warm clothes and we'll see you at the bottom of the planet!"

In order to be part of the trip, fans will have to participate in a contest that is being launched in Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica and Mexico, starting on October 28th and until November 22nd. The winners will leave on December 3rd in a cruise from the port of Ushuaia, in Tierra del Fuego, headed for Antarctica. During the 10-day journey, they will be able to enjoy the landscapes of this continent, participate in lectures to be provided by specialists, see audiovisual material on the work of the scientists and receive environmental information.





Source: metallica.com
Band profile: Metallica
Event: Metallica: Música Zero
 
Posted: 24.10.2013 by BloodTears



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Hex_Omega - 24.10.2013 at 20:45  
What will be next? ISS?
BoxCar Willy - 24.10.2013 at 20:46  
HAHAHA
J. H'ghar - 24.10.2013 at 20:52  
I can imagine Abbath reading this on his computer, green with envy.
Array - 24.10.2013 at 21:01  
This guy's dream came true:

errorcode99 - 24.10.2013 at 21:05  
SMH.
i heard their smartest fans live in Antarctica haha
Neroese - 24.10.2013 at 21:21  
Well, looks like not only 30 Seconds to Mars like to play music on Antarctica.
cossaisVendeurs - 24.10.2013 at 21:24  
Tossers
BynersA7X - 24.10.2013 at 21:53  
What in the name of frozen hell?
ANGEL REAPER - 24.10.2013 at 22:06  
Antartica? sound like something Dethklok would do! in damn tv cartoon....
PhantomLord21 - 24.10.2013 at 22:22  
What is this I don't even...
afu - 24.10.2013 at 22:28  
I think it's kind of cool. The idea of setting up a contest and playing for the winners in Antarctica is neat. When they played the Arctic Circle for Molston Ice, they donated money to a youth center.
Lit. - 24.10.2013 at 22:41  
Written by afu on 24.10.2013 at 22:28

I think it's kind of cool.

Marcel Hubregtse - 24.10.2013 at 22:48  
Considering the Original title of the song Call Of Ktulu was When Hell Freezes Over I am not surprised at all. And as we all know the ANicent Ones as descriibed by Lovecraft dwell under Antartica.
Zaphod - 24.10.2013 at 22:52  
Written by Lit. on 24.10.2013 at 22:41

Written by afu on 24.10.2013 at 22:28

I think it's kind of cool.

Mr Freeze

This just made my day.
Lokaeda - 24.10.2013 at 22:58  
Get the fuck out of Antarctica, bitches!
Matus Dust - 24.10.2013 at 23:35  
Why don't you rather focus on keeping a steady beat, Lars?
Malaghost - 25.10.2013 at 00:09  
When I grow up, I want to be Metallica.
Traezeus - 25.10.2013 at 00:20  
I can't rag on Metallica because they introduced me to metal, but Antarctica... really? The 3D movie they're coming out with looks very questionable as well.. and Lulu is best swept under the rug and forgotten. What next, Metallica?
Daniell - 25.10.2013 at 00:25  
As much as I disapprove of Metallica's recent endeavours, this one is actually quite cool. Literally too
Marcel Hubregtse - 25.10.2013 at 00:29  
Written by Daniell on 25.10.2013 at 00:25

As much as I disapprove of Metallica's recent endeavours, this one is actually quite cool. Literally too


I agree. I think it's a great idea and one of the very few postive things they've done/will do over the past two decades.
Loathera - 25.10.2013 at 00:29  
Am I only one reading "in another twist, the show will be transmitted to the audience via headphones with no amplification..." and cringing? That's way more ludicrous to me than playing in Antarctica.
Akula - 25.10.2013 at 03:05  
Greeeeeattttttt
Unhealer - 25.10.2013 at 03:39  
Technically, they are playing in Argentina They'll play in Marambio base, that's on our piece of Antarctica.
Reverend X - 25.10.2013 at 03:46  
Brrrrrrr.... coooold
I wonder if they could even finish 3 songs. They might bring a jumbo heater that well melt all the ice.
Syk - 25.10.2013 at 04:02  
Written by Loathera on 25.10.2013 at 00:29
Am I only one reading "in another twist, the show will be transmitted to the audience via headphones with no amplification..." and cringing? That's way more ludicrous to me than playing in Antarctica.
I'm kinda with you there. But then, unlike Slayer, famously they have done acoustic stuff before, huh... ^ LOL Rev Carl, it'd be funny if they got there & couldn't even play the gig...

(coincidentally, just yesterday the reader on the 6am news was talking to someone saying their business had conquered all the continents on the world - well, the other 6 - and joked that Antarctica would be next)

Last night I watched a doco, Behind the Beast which showed the crew involved in Maiden's 'Round the World in 66 Days' tour, and gave real perspective into 1) why the tickets these days can be so damned expensive, and 2) what fun can be had and what great guys and girls do[ing] the heavy lifting/behind the scenes. If I had Motörhead's "We Are the Road Crew" at hand I'd probably blast it right now
LeChron James - 25.10.2013 at 04:41  
I'm gonna ask Kirk Hammett's sister what she thinks about this the next time I go see my chiropractor.
IchZerstörteSie - 25.10.2013 at 04:53  
What will Metallica and Dethklok have in common
Mattybu - 25.10.2013 at 05:54  
Damn this is pretty cool news maybe they'll play Trapped Under Ice thats a good Metallica song and really it would just be cold of them not to include such a fan favourite, although I'm concerned as lately Lars Ulrich has only been able to keep glacial drum beats, in fact all the members of the band are getting very old and are starting to walk around awkwardly as a penguin might
Nicola P - 25.10.2013 at 06:59  
The first thing that popped into my mind was "Trapped Under Ice" (as many have stated above). Will that become true? I'm keeping my fingers crossed
Arcticus - 25.10.2013 at 08:40  
Written by Dentura on 25.10.2013 at 05:36

Who are they going to even play to anyway, the scientists who do research there or something? Maybe they'll offer a special contest for fans to win tickets for a special flight or cruise down there to see them. Perhaps just play to no one, but film a good pro-shot video or something in front of the glaciers and ice. It's pretty cool, but at the same time very bizarre.

You didn't read the whole article did you...

Direct quote: "Latin American fans in Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, and Mexico will be able to enter a contest for the chance to win an Antarctic cruise that sails December 3-10 and will stop at Carlini. We'll be playing inside a dome on the base and in another twist, the show will be transmitted to the audience via headphones with no amplification... a real first for us! The show will also be streamed live for our friends in those Latin American countries who cannot join us at the base and filmed to share with everyone at a later date."
Cynic Metalhead - 25.10.2013 at 11:09  
I'm in.

at least they'd something interesting to come out of post-Lulu failure.
M C Vice - 25.10.2013 at 11:12  
Soon to be followed by "Megadeth: Live at the North Pole".
TuTku - 25.10.2013 at 11:59  
Pointless.
Egigantea - 25.10.2013 at 12:40  
Will the event be narrated by Morgan Freeman?
PhantomLord21 - 25.10.2013 at 14:08  
Written by Egigantea on 25.10.2013 at 12:40

Will the event be narrated by Morgan Freeman?

Hah. That was actually pretty funny.

I'm still looking at this show now feeling utterly bemused. Did someone say to the band "You guys have played nearly everywhere in the world. Only place you've missed in Antarctica!" and one of them (I'm not going to assume it was Lars yet) then said "THEN WE SHALL GO THERE!" and dashed off to prepare the idea before the guy had the chance to say he was kidding about doing Antarctica?

(Actually, thinking about it, I wouldn't be surprised if that WAS the thing that set this idea off...)

Ah well, moving on to the show itself, I'm guessing "Trapped Under Ice", "The Call Of Ktulu" and "The Thing That Should Not Be" are going to be on the setlist already. It's too good an opportunity to miss doing those, since they all make some sense to include for this show...
Valentin B - 25.10.2013 at 14:52  
Dumb and useless sound and air pollution... I would have expected this from Manowar to be honest
Jaeryd17‍ - 25.10.2013 at 21:16  
Written by M C Vice on 25.10.2013 at 11:12

Soon to be followed by "Megadeth: Live at the North Pole".

It is inevitable.
Mattybu - 26.10.2013 at 05:53  
Written by Valentin B on 25.10.2013 at 14:52

Dumb and useless sound and air pollution...


Maybe if they try as hard as they can they'll generate 0.00000000000000001% of the pollution of an average year in north america
Cocaine - 26.10.2013 at 18:39  
Sounds pretty pointless.
Opethian - 26.10.2013 at 19:00  
Next they are going to play inside a Live Volcano. This is obviously all for attention....
Akula - 26.10.2013 at 19:07  
Haha, all those north americans make me laugh: saying all the time that the show is pointless. I like to know if you would say the same thing if that show take place in the Artic.
TheLostChord - 28.10.2013 at 18:46  
I hope someone takes a video of everyone head banding with head phones in what appears to be silence
Marcel Hubregtse - 28.10.2013 at 23:39  
Written by TheLostChord on 28.10.2013 at 18:46

I hope someone takes a video of everyone head banding with head phones in what appears to be silence



have you ever seen a silent disco? That would be about the same thing. People with headphones on dancing to disco.
Khashitallica - 14.11.2013 at 12:33  
Thats right wonderfullll

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