Metallica to perform in Antarctica in December!

PTI| Updated: Oct 24, 2013, 10:11 AM IST

London: American heavy metal band Metallica will reportedly perform in Antarctica in early December.

The `Nothing Else Matters` rockers will take to the stage on the Earth`s southernmost continent, which is mostly covered in ice at least 1.6 kilometre thick, at some time between December 2 and December 15, reported Contactmusic.

Although the group haven`t confirmed their participation in the event, drummer Lars Ulrich has previously hinted at a surprise planned for the end of the year.

"There`s a very interesting thing coming our way in December... There`s another frontier heading in Metallica`s direction in December.

"Which, if anybody (in our management team) even knew that I just said what I just said, they would hunt me down and silence me. But there is another frontier coming in December, which we`re very excited about," Ulrich said.

The first rock concert performed in Antarctica took place six years ago at British Antarctic Survey`s (BAS) Rothera Research Station.

It was one in a series of Live Earth concerts that were all held on July 7, 2007 in all seven continents and while the science team`s house band NUNATAK performed live to just 17 people, the show was broadcast throughout the world.