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article imageMetallica brings heavy metal concert to sub-zero Antarctica

By Igor I. Solar     Dec 9, 2013 in Entertainment
Metallica, one of the most recognizable metal bands in the world, offered an unusual concert in Antarctica. About a hundred fans heard the group through headphones to avoid environmental impact disrupting the peaceful life of Antarctic fauna.
Inside a transparent dome measuring six meters high and twelve meters in diameter, with the beauty of the intense blue waters of Caleta Porter and the Fourcade Glacier as a backdrop, Metallica downloaded the sound power of their heavy metal music but without amplifiers. The audience heard the concert through headphones.
On Sunday December 8, for an hour, Metallica performed some of their most notable hits which included "Creep creeping death", “Sad but true", “Blackened" and "Nothing else matters". The attendees enjoyed the unusual concert of the Californian band, which has sold more than 100 million albums in its thirty-year career.
Inside the dome, Metallica delivered through headphones the full force of their aggressive sound while a few yards away, a group of birds, Antarctic skuas, dozed in a pond and a handful of penguins and elephant seals were resting indifferent to the unusual presence of the band.
The concert was preceded by over a year of hard work and the development of a meticulous protocol to prevent environmental impact which was overseen by the Argentina National Antarctic Directorate. The band’s performance in this unusual venue involved the construction of the large dome, the use of headphones, and careful installation of more than 25 tons of equipment. "This concert will be in the history books someday,” said an emotional James Hetfield, lead singer of the California group at the end of the concert, reports LaTercera (in Spanish).
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