report that METALLICA visited a Russian polar research station after playing a gig in Antarctica last week, a Moscow institute that runs the station said Thursday.
The Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute said the rockers had accepted an invitation from Russian polar researchers who attended the December 8th show to visit the Bellingshausen station after the gig inside a dome at Argentina’s Carlini base. No other details of the visit to the Russian station were available.
During the 10-song hour-long show, which the band dubbed Freeze ‘Em All, sound was transmitted to the audience of about 100 people through headphones in order to conform to international Antarctic regulations in place to prevent any disturbance to polar fauna.
The gig, the second ever to take place in Antarctica, made Metallica the only band to have performed on all six continents.
The first Antarctic concert took place in 2007 when a group of scientists who had formed an indie-rock quintet called Nunatak performed at the UK’s Rothera Research Station as part of the Live Earth environmental awareness campaign.
Coca-Cola Zero has released new pre-show interview footage with the band, as well as a recap of the live performance. Check out the footage below:
'For Whom The Bell Tolls'
'Sad But True'
'Welcome Home (Sanitarium)'
'Master Of Puppets'
'Nothing Else Matters'
'Seek & Destroy'
Said the band: "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."
Video footage of the full performance can be seen in the YouTube clip below (Note: footage begins at the 21:00 mark):
Check out more photos here