After unleashing "Through the Never" 3D film, metal behemoths Metallica have confirmed yet another pioneering effort for this year - a concert on the Earth's southernmost continent Antarctica.
The band has officially announced a partnership with Coca Cola Zero and a December 8 performance near the heliport of the Argentine Antarctic Base Carlini.
In case you were wondering about the concert crowd part, the group has it covered as well. Starting October 28, fans in Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica and Mexico will be able to enter a contest and get a chance to win tickets for an Antarctic cruise sailing from December 3 through 10.
As for the concert itself, Metallica will be playing inside of a dome and transmit the music to the audience through headphones with no amplification. Furthermore, the show will also be streamed live in Latin American countries.
"Pack up those warm clothes and we'll see you at the bottom of the planet!" the announcement reads.
As the press release further reads, "Coca-Cola Zero will donate equipment for the new laboratory at the Carlini base which concentrates the largest number of Argentinean scientific investigations and international cooperation. Coca-Cola Zero will likewise contribute to disseminate the marvels of this continent through a documentary and the entire "Musica Zero" experience will be broadcasted previously and during the event.
"Antarctica is under the special stewardship of the Antarctic Treaty and various international forums which, among other aspects, contemplate the possibility of fostering cultural activities to create awareness on the importance of this continent, safeguard Antarctic biodiversity and as an example of international cooperation."
So it would seem that the "another frontier" announcement has been made. Let us know what you think of the whole concept in the comments.