Metallica Set World Record By Performing on Seven Continents Within a Year

Meanwhile, pro-shot Antarctica gig footage surfaces. Details inside.

Metallica Set World Record By Performing on Seven Continents Within a Year
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Still groundbreaking after three decades, metal titans Metallica have officially set the world record by performing on each of the seven continents within a single year. The record was rounded up on December 8 following the band's Antarctica show under a Carlini Argentine Base dome. Sponsored by Coca-Cola Zero, the concert was attended by a group of lucky cruise ticket winners from around the globe. Speaking of which, pro-shot footage of the entire gig recently surfaced and is available for streaming. The band had charged through a total of 10 classic tunes, as the fans listened through headphones merely a few feet away from the four-piece. "Not only has Metallica actually played all seven continents now - we've played all seven continents in 2013," drummer Lars Ulrich explained. "The perverse beauty of this - it's so far out there - a year and a half ago when my son came home from a gig in a place called Treasure Island in San Francisco, he was talking that he'd been to a silent rave and he was trying to explain what it [looks like when] 500 people [are] dancing with headphones on and you can hear a pin drop in there." The band previously unveiled a set of photos and the concert's full setlist, describing the experience as "the most unique show Metallica has ever done." More details here, make sure to check out the clips below and share your thoughts in the comments. Metallica Live at Antarctica Setlist: 01. Creeping Death 02. For Whom the Bell Tolls 03. Sad But True 04. Welcome Home (Sanitarium) 05. Master of Puppets 06. One 07. Blackened 08. Nothing Else Matters 09. Enter Sandman 10. Seek and Destroy

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    MrWeatherHead
    This is awesome and Metallica are the perfect band to do it, but I'm just pointing out, regardless of whether or not you like her music, Lady Gaga is performing in outer space next year. You can't argue that thats freaking cool.
    jamie_hough
    It sounds cooler when you say 'outer space' instead of just 'space'.
    DvanG
    Just space can also be your backyard, which is a space somewhere near and around your house, while outer space starts at about 100km above earth's surface. I bet it's cooler to perform in outer space then just in you backyard.
    Frusciante0777
    damnnn, Muse wanted to be the first band to perform in Space
    ToNtUz
    Muse can still be the first band to play in space because I don't think you can call lady gaga a band
    Kueller917
    Still, "first band of musicians to perform in space" isn't as cool as "first to ever perform in space". It's like "first to sell out the renovated Wembley" vs "first to play at the renovated Wembley". Although I guess both are still quite cool.
    bearmod
    Yeah but she's just gonna be singing, and I'm pretty sure she's only doing one song. Do to get me wrong, it's cool and all, but I don't think it should count as being the first performance in space.
    MightAndMusic
    Would been a fun thing if they played their song "Trapped under ice"
    KnibbHighFB
    What's the record for most time between albums?
    Chronologo
    Cynic?? 15 years between Focus and Traced in Air, thankfully they confirmed a new album to be released february 14th
    Dcrimmins918
    Imagine being one of the security guards standing outside the dome? Worst job ever
    jono888
    Why would there be security guards outside? You expecting a large number of penguins trying to crash the party?
    joplambrix
    Good for them. I mean, it doesn't get any cooler than this.
    HitmanJenkins
    I heard that they had a rather frosty reception.
    House_Of_Flies
    Yeah but after a while everyone chilled out...
    goddamncanadian
    Cooler heads prevailed.
    RU486
    I hope they talked with their fans afer the show. Nothing worse than when your idols give you the cold shoulder.
    Akkeli
    "The silent rave" thing.. Must look and feel a little awkward if you are the only one without headphones.
    thesilentreacti
    just announced: a7x to do a silent gig in the Antarctic.