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Metallica - Freeze 'Em All: Live in Antarctica

"Metallica" has achieved a new Guinness World Records title after becoming the first musical act to play a concert on all seven of Earth's continents.

The band set the record after they entertained 120 scientists and competition winners in a transparent dome at Carlini Station in Antarctica on December 8th, 2013.


"Metallica" actually performed on all seven continents in a calendar year, following tour dates in North America, South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australasia in 2013.

The hour-long show, appropriately dubbed "Freeze 'Em All", saw the rock band perform ten tracks including hits such as "One", "Enter Sandman" and "Nothing Else Matters".



Unlike regular "Metallica" gigs the Antarctica concert was held without traditional amplification due to the icy continent's fragile environment. Amplifiers were instead enclosed in isolation cabinets, with the sound transmitted to the audience via headphones, similar to "Headphones Parties".

The competition to win tickets for the concert was organized in with Coca-Cola Zero for Metallica fans in Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, and Mexico. The winners were invited on a week-long Antarctic cruise that stopped off at Carlini for the concert.



Argentina's Carlini Station is located on King George Island in the South Shetland Islands, Antarctica, and is named after the Argentine scientist Alejandro Ricardo Carlini. The station was erected in 1982 and is only accessible by air and water via Base Marambio.


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