Metallica sets record with ‘Freeze Em All’ Antactica concert

The band is the only group to perform on all seven continents in under a year

Metallica set a world record on December 8th by becoming the first and only band to perform concerts on all seven continents in under a year. The band performed their first ever concert in Antarctica on December 8th to a handful of contest winners from South America.

The “Freeze ‘Em All” event was described as “the most unique show Metallica has ever done. 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 band cranked out ten songs from their 25+ year catalog to the small crowd including “Creeping Death,” “For Whom the Bell Tolls,” “Sad But True,” “Welcome Home (Sanitarium),” “Master of Puppets,” “One,” “Blackened,” “Nothing Else Matters,” “Enter Sandman,” and “Seek & Destroy.”

Everyone in attendance heard the concert through headphones known as “silent disco” style. Without the headphones, you could only hear Lars Ulrich’s drums and the crowd while a nice balance of instruments was heard with headphones. As one would image, the band performed with solar panels powering their amps and gear.

A limited edition Antarctica “Freeze ‘Em All” t-shirt was available through the MetStore for a short period on Sunday but has since sold out. No word if more will be available in the future.

Author: Buddy Iahn

Buddy Iahn founded The Music Universe when he decided to juxtapose his love of web design and music. As a lifelong drummer, he decided to take a hiatus from playing music to report it. The website began as a fun project in 2013 to one of the top independent news sites.

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