Metallica may be rocking the ice

  • Article by: KIM ODE , Star Tribune
  • Updated: October 24, 2013 - 9:24 AM

Frostbite Falls never had it so good. Metallica may be playing in the frigid reaches of Antarctica.


Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich pounded his kit early in the band's show at Target Center in 2009.

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When it comes to heavy metal in Antarctica, most folks know not to put their tongues on it.

Metallica is asking for their ears.

The mega-band whose hits include “Nothing Else Matters” and “Seek and Destroy” appears to have booked a concert in the frigid reaches of Antarctica, Billboard reports via the website Blabbermouth, which covers heavy metal bands.

Word of the concert surfaced on a Columbian website for Coca-Cola Zero, which is giving fans in six Columbian cities the chance to go to the concert, likely at the U.S.-run McMurdo Station on the Antarctic coast.

There’s no announced concert date, but contestants are told to be available to travel between Dec. 2 and 15.

Metallica’s drummer, Lars Ulrich, perhaps dropped a hint last month when he told a California radio station that the band had “another frontier coming in December, which we’re very excited about.”

Average December temperatures at McMurdo are a relatively balmy 26 degrees, about 50 degrees warmer than temps at the South Pole, which average 20-below.


Kim Ode • 612-673-7185


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