Metallica to Play in Antarctica?

Metal legends may be playing sub-zero show…

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What does the metal band who has done everything do next? For Metallica, it seems that the answer is to play a show on the edge of the world... According to the Columbian website for Coca-Cola Zero (via Blabbermouth), Metallica are set to play two Coca-Cola sponsored concerts in Antarctica on December 2nd and December 15th. The announcement would tally with recent cryptic statements that Lars Ulrich made to a San Francisco radio station: "There's a very interesting thing coming our way in December ... There's another frontier heading in Metallica's direction in December. Which, if anybody (at the band's management) even knew that I just said what I just said, they would hunt me down and silence me. But there is another frontier coming in December, which we're very excited about." If Metallica do indeed end up playing at the South Pole, they’d be missing a trick by not dropping "Trapped Under Ice" into the setlist...

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    DickHardwood
    Mad photoshop skills, guys.
    juzza1
    Great, Kirk's solos will be even sloppier if he has cold fingers
    BjarnedeGraaf
    did you seriously just reply to the first comment just to be at the top of the comment section?
    My Last Words
    @BjarndeGraaf, did you seriously just reply to the first comment's response just to be at the top of the comment section?
    UniformRecon
    Master of Penguins
    ChucklesMginty
    Hit the Ice, The Chilled Ends of Sanity, Dyers Christmas Eve, Nothing Ice Matters, Chillier Than Thou...
    Nero Galon
    Next week on UG: Metallica to play on the Moon!
    UniformRecon
    Space...the final frontier...these are the voyages of the starship Metalprise...their neverending mission...do boldly riff where no one has riffed before.
    Darth Crow
    Oh, damnit, now I want to watch Star Trek! But I just finished with TNG yesterday! :/
    Metal4Ever3000
    "Metallica to play on the Moon?"* On UG, every other news headline must have a question mark.
    Grudgeshredder
    Guitar Hero: Metallica foreshadowed this. Makes me wonder how long this has been in the works... o.O
    thegoz85
    I guess the scientist population there needs a metal concert now and then...
    gorkyporky
    Trapped under ice. EDIT: screw it, i didnt even read the article before typing this
    AwesomeOne3
    Just like in Guitar Hero Metallica. The last level, they go to Antarctica and perform in front of this squid thing. They performed The Thing That Should Not Be. I bet they'll be the first band in history to perform in Antarctica.
    UniformRecon
    Aw, c'mon UG! Why'd you get rid of the Hetfield + Ulrich penguin photoshop pics?! I thought it was hilarious.
    sideslick
    Well, at least it will be Summer when they play there, if it takes place in December.
    axethrower13
    Whoever negged you is retarded, you're right about it being summer.... not like it will make much of a difference though
    eatfresh1736
    On one hand, they should stop dicking around and just write the new album already. On the other hand, what? And on the third hand, this is exactly the kind of thing that Dethklok would do. I can just imagine Nathan saying "We're gonna do a show in the arctic. No one is allowed to watch us play. There will be no recording of this show. This show is FOR THE PENGUINS ONLY!"
    haifisch234
    Who would attend at that concert, if it happened? Penguins? Or maybe nazis since they have a base there.
    iommi600
    Oh, I don't think the nazis like cold too much. Bad memories from the Soviet Union.
    adamzam
    That is sooo ****ing metal! \M/ **** sakes guys, my music was on random and Ride The Lightning came on.. I don't know what all the hate is about anymore.. It's just cool for people to hate on metallica.. even though they wrote some ****ing awesome records!
    J-E-M
    Most Gimmicky... STOP F**KING AROUND AND START WORKING ON THE NEW F**KING ALBUM! FFS!
    murtoll
    Why?
    JonoD
    they are trying to be cool
    swave75
    There are about 23 people who live in Antarctica. None of them own Lulu.
    morbidguitar
    "Metallica to play in Antarctica?" Are you asking my permission or stating a fact? Only on UG would every second article title have a question mark in it.
    ravj17
    Is COLOMBIA not ColUmbia!!!! A country located in South America.
    Kueller917
    Well Sigur Ros had a screening for their Valtari movie in Antarctica, so might as well take it a step further and have a band perform there in person.
    Lerxst84
    It is obvious really: so they can play "The Thing That Should Not Be" along with "The Call of Ktulu" and summon the lord of the Great Old Ones from the Mountains of Madness!!!
    Lord_Doku
    Whoahwoah, the weather outside is frightful-ah, and the icing is-ah, so delightful. AND since there's no way to go-ah, LET IT BLOW, LET IT BLOW, LET IT BLOW !!! *woosh-ah* Funny thing is, I can actually see them doing a christmas song. They should do it.
    Metal4Ever3000
    The set-list will consist of the entire Load album, since there will be no escape for the fan(s, they will have to endure the whole thing.
    maowcat
    If it's in a room then i'll be heavily disappointed, even if it's just one song blasted in the middle of ****ing no where that would be epic.
    Dregen
    "What does the metal band who has done everything do next? For Metallica, it seems that the answer is to play a show on the edge of the world..." or perhaps it should be to actually write a good song instead.
    jimsaw69
    Great I hope they do play in Anartica!!! The residence of GWAR...and hopefully Gwar kills them, lol.