Metallica share full-length concert film of Antarctica performance

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Before they enjoy the warmth of a European summer, Metallica made a little detour down south this weekend for a super exclusive and very intimate showcase. In Antarctica.

As previously reported, Metallica staged the second concert ever on the continent as part of a promotion presented by Coca-Cola. With temperatures at a crisp -7 degrees, they performed an amp-less set to an audience of less than 200 inside of a domed space near the helipad at Carlini Stations. (In place of amps, the audio was transmitted through headphones.) The 10-song set included “One”, “Enter Sandman”, “Master Of Puppets”, “Sad But True”, and “Creeping Death”. (The latter seemed especially apropos, given the high probability of frostbite.)

In a statement, the band wrote, “This was 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.”

Below, catch the full 90-minute replay as live streamed on Coke’s website. Even without amps, the band delivered enough sonic force and outright intensity to surely crack some ice shelves.

Check out the full setlist below. Recordings of the performance are also available to purchase digitally.

Creeping Death
For Whom The Bell Tolls
Sad But True
Welcome Home (Sanitarium)
Master Of Puppets
Nothing Else Matters
Enter Sandman
Seek & Destroy

Below, watch a recent episode of Rock it Out! Blog, featuring an interview with Henry Kaiser, who is one of the few to have performed in Antarctica.


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