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October 24, 2013 6:23 PM   Subscribe

In a move eerily reminiscent of Dethklok's performance of the Duncan Hines Coffee Jingle (albeit at the opposite pole), Metallica will be performing in Antarctica. Just as the fictional death metal band partnered with a fictional coffee brand, Metallica bring their increasingly cartoonish presence to an audience "...of fans from Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica and Mexico who enter a contest through Coca-Cola Zero." Oddly, the band will be performing inside a dome on the Carlini Argentine Base with no amplification, and the performance will be transmitted to fans through headphones.

For added irony, both James Hetfield and Kirk Hammett voiced fans on the first episode of Metalocalypse, which featured the cartoon band performing above the Arctic Circle.
posted by Existential Dread (17 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

 
Ridiculous, but if I were them, I'd do it.

What does no amplification mean? Acoustic or that they're going to play direct through amp modelers?
posted by ignignokt at 6:31 PM on October 24, 2013


And if you want to know how to play that sweet Duncan Hines jingle solo, here's hung over Skwisgaar to walk you through it.

"But the truth is, no, you're not. You're a liar. Go homes. Takes a shower. Wash the shames off of you."

–Skwisgaar on people that sweep pick arpeggios sloppily
posted by ignignokt at 6:36 PM on October 24, 2013 [5 favorites]


creamy white, dreamy white
posted by infinitewindow at 6:53 PM on October 24, 2013


...huh?
posted by turbid dahlia at 7:18 PM on October 24, 2013


Brutal.

No, wait, the opposite of that.
posted by Pope Guilty at 7:25 PM on October 24, 2013 [2 favorites]


Awesome in a way but I would prefer that they would spend some time having someone with a functioning set of ears remaster the brickwalled earbleed festival that was the last two albums and DEFINITELY the sonic train wreck that was ...and Justice for All, which still tops my list as one of the most poorly recorded great albums evah.
posted by Ber at 7:38 PM on October 24, 2013 [2 favorites]


Antarctica; baaaaad...
-James Hetfield
posted by TedW at 7:39 PM on October 24, 2013


Yeah I am really confused about the no amplification thing too.
posted by gucci mane at 7:43 PM on October 24, 2013


Metallica previously previously above the Arctic Circle themselves in Tuktoyaktuk

This must set a record for widest range of latitudes played.
posted by Space Coyote at 8:05 PM on October 24, 2013


I am assuming there are research stations in the vicinity - not to mention sensitive wildlife - that would not appreciate the seismic interference of an aged metal band's soda-based publicity stunt.

Alternately, they don't want to anger The Thing or that X-Files UFO.
posted by Lyn Never at 9:24 PM on October 24, 2013


No amplification? Will they be playing grandpa's guitars?
posted by anthom at 4:14 AM on October 25, 2013 [3 favorites]


I am not sure why, but this doesn't seem suprising to me at all.

In fact, I definitely feel like it has already been done.

Maybe I fell asleep with the tv on and that Metaloclypyse episode way back when....
posted by sio42 at 4:49 AM on October 25, 2013


When will we stop doing things just because we can do them?
posted by incandissonance at 5:55 AM on October 25, 2013 [2 favorites]


When will we stop doing things just because we can do them?

There are just so, so many posts on MeFi where this is the most appropriate response!
posted by The 10th Regiment of Foot at 6:50 AM on October 25, 2013 [3 favorites]


It's a promo for At The Mountains Of Madness.
posted by sourwookie at 7:09 AM on October 25, 2013


Hopefully that dome will have a big stick holding it up that some one can kick it out thus trapping Metallica inside forever.
posted by Our Ship Of The Imagination! at 11:32 AM on October 25, 2013 [1 favorite]


Hopefully that dome will have a big stick holding it up that some one can kick it out thus trapping Metallica inside forever.

Silly, no man-made dome could contain their collective ego!
posted by The 10th Regiment of Foot at 12:17 PM on October 25, 2013


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