Watch CBS News

Bay Area Metal Band Metallica Performs In Antarctica

Metallica In Antarctica
Metallica In Antarctica (credit: Live 105)


(CBS SF/RADIO.COM) - It's a long way from San Francisco. Metallica, the most famous Bay Area metal band in the world, just played a show in a cozy little venue at the bottom of the world. In a geodesic dome surrounded by a small group of Latin American contest winners and research scientists, Hetfield, Ulrich, Hammett, and Trujillo performed a short set of old hits at a site near the heliport at Carlini Argentine Base, Antarctica.

Metallica desde la Antártida concierto completo HD (Metallica antartica full concert hd) by Alberto on YouTube


Using wireless headphones to save on power that would otherwise be used by their amplifiers, the group played a 90-minute set to people in parkas and big gloves. Check out the replay of the band's set below, which includes "Creeping Death", "Master of Puppets", "One", "Blackened" and much more. I guess it would have been too much to play "Trapped Under Ice", huh.

The landmark Antarctic concert marks the first time any foreign band has played Antarctica, and sets the record for a band who has played all seven continents of our earth in one year.

And as a bonus, check out this brief behind the scenes footage which features the band talking about the show beforehand, and footage of the concert of what it would sound like if you didn't have the wireless headphones on.

Metallica Freeze 'Em All in Antarctica by Metallica on YouTube


(TM and © Copyright 2013 CBS San Francisco, 2013 CBS Radio Inc. and its relevant subsidiaries. CBS RADIO and EYE Logo TM and Copyright 2013 CBS Broadcasting Inc. Used under license. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

View CBS News In
CBS News App Open
Chrome Safari Continue
Be the first to know
Get browser notifications for breaking news, live events, and exclusive reporting.