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

Jeff Wheeler, Star Tribune

Metallica may be rocking the ice

  • Article by: Kim Ode
  • Star Tribune
  • October 24, 2013 - 9:24 AM

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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