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Metallica is rumored to be playing a concert in Antarctica this December, according to Blabbermouth. The news comes courtesy of the Colombian website for Coca-Cola Zero, which reports that the concert, which is sponsored by the soft drink, will take place sometime between December 2nd and December 15th at a location yet to be announced. Antarctica is the Earth's southernmost continent, with about 98 percent of it covered by ice that averages at least one mile in thickness.
If the report proves true, this could be the mysterious event that Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich alluded to in an interview last month, where he said that there was a "very interesting thing coming our way in December . . . There's another frontier heading in Metallica's direction in December."
The first and so far only rock concert ever performed in Antarctica took place on July 7th, 2007 at British Antarctic Survey's Rothera Research Station, one in a series of Live Earth concerts that were held on the same day in all seven continents.
The science team's indie-rock house band Nunatak performed as the lone act in front of only 17 people, although it was broadcast all over the world.
Emo rockers Fall Out Boy were scheduled to perform in Antarctica several years ago, but the show was canceled due to bad weather.
The members of Metallica have been out promoting the release of Metallica Through The Never, the band's $18 million 3D IMAX movie that arrived in theaters nearly four weeks ago.