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Heavy metal legends Metallica play concert in Antarctica


Carlini Station, Antarctica, Dec 9 (EFE).- Emblematic heavy metal band Metallica played a concert here for 100 contest-winners who listened to hits such as "Sad But True" through headphones as the group dispensed with amplifiers to spare the local wildlife.

The performance took place inside a small, transparent dome next to the heliport at Argentina's Carlini Station.

With the Fourcade glacier as a backdrop, the California band played 10 songs for winners of a contest sponsored by Coca-Cola Zero.

Besides "Sad But True," the set featured Metallica classics including "Creeping Death," "Master of Puppets," "Enter Sandman" and "Seek & Destroy."

The one-hour show followed more than a year of intense work and preparation under the supervision of Argentina's National Antarctic Directorate to ensure the event caused no adverse impact to the fauna or the environment.

"This was the most unique show Metallica has ever done," the group said afterward in a statement posted on its Web site.

"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 cannot describe how happy everyone was."