Metallica became the first band to play on all seven continents with their Dec. 8 show in Antarctica.
Drummer Lars Ulrich performs during the 'noiseless' show, which was transmitted to the audience via headphones.
The band arrives in Antarctica for the landmark concert.
Winners of a Coke Zero contest in Latin America traveled to Antarctica via cruise ship.
Metallica front man James Hatfield.
Lead guitarist Kirk Hammett shreds quietly.
The show was staged inside a small dome near a heliport at the
Carlini Research Base.
Metallica played their coldest -- and quietest -- concert
ever this week when they became the first band to perform on all seven continents
with a unique set in Antarctica.
The Dec. 8 show took place near a heliport at the
Argentinean Carlini Research Base on King George Island. The 10-song set -- presented by Coke Zero -- was staged
inside a small dome to protect the crowd from harsh winds and snow.
The audienceof just over 100 included
scientists from around the world and19 winners of a
Coke Zero contest in Argentina, Chile,
Colombia, Costa Rica and Mexico. Fans could enter
by sharing, on the brand's Twitter page, what they'd be willing to do to join
the once-in-a-lifetime expedition.
The lucky winnersboarded
a specially equipped cruise ship in Tierra del Fuego and, after taking in the
scenic landscape and learning from the researchers, reached the frozen
continent a few days later.
To meet international
Antarctic protocol to preserve the fragile environment, Metallica played the hour-long show without traditional amplification. The audio was transmitted
to the audience through headphones.
"This was the most unique
show Metallica has ever done," the band wrote on its Facebook page. "The
energy in the little dome was amazing! Words cannot describe
how happy everyone was."
The show also was streamed live
in Latin American via www.coca-cola.tv and
www.coca-cola.fm. Coke Zero will donate
equipment for a new laboratory at the Carlini base, which focuses
on scientific investigations and international cooperation.