Metallica are now the first band that to play all seven continents. The show, which was dubbed “Freeze ‘Em All” took place inside a small dome at the Argentine Antarctic base Carlini Station. The audience of 120 people consisted of scientists as well as fans who had won a trip to the gig through Coca Cola Zero.
Due to rules set forth to protect the local environment, Metallica played without amplification, and the sound of the instruments was transmitted to headphones worn by all audience members. Fans around could watch the show via a live stream, and it was also filmed for a later release.
Metallica said about the show on their Facebook page: “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.”
Metallica played a ten song set that lasted about an hour. Here’s the setlist:
1. "Creeping Death"
2. "For Whom the Bell Tolls"
3. "Sad But True"
4. "Welcome Home (Sanitarium)"
5. "Master of Puppets"
8. "Nothing Else Matters"
9. "Enter Sandman"
10. "Seek & Destroy"