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Metallica Becomes First Band to Play All 7 Continents in a Year (Yes, Even Antarctica!)

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Metallica Becomes First Band to Play All 7 Continents in a Year (Yes, Even Antarctica!)

Metallica performs in Antarctica (Twitter)

If this story doesn't give you a shiver, we're not sure what will. Metallica set a truly worldly world record on Sunday by becoming the first band ever to perform concerts on all seven continents in one year.

The legendary band capped off its international sweep — and secured its place in history — with an unusual location: Antarctica.

As soon as setup began, the band members took to Twitter to share their excitement.

A sneak peek of tomorrow's venue in #Antarctica. #FreezeEmAll #TrappedUnderIce pic.twitter.com/FZ7xwR47uU

— Metallica (@Metallica) December 8, 2013

The show, appropriately called "Freeze 'Em All" (which was a spin on the rockers' debut album "Kill 'Em All") took place in a transparent dome that was packed with roughly 100 very excited fans, all of whom were either contest winners or research staff. Something tells us those Arctic researchers don't get to see heavy metal concerts all too often.

Metallica played a total of 10 songs, including iconic titles such as "Enter Sandman" and "Master of Puppets." It's probably worth noting, however, that the boys chose to omit "Trapped Under Ice."

According to the group, the undertaking was a huge success. "This was the most unique show Metallica has ever done," the band posted on its official Facebook page. "The energy in the little dome was amazing! Words can not describe how happy everyone was."

And, frankly, no one looked happier than Metallica.

We made history as the first and only band to play on all 7 continents in the same year! http://t.co/QT5F9dU996 pic.twitter.com/cWtjSY4EEF — Metallica (@Metallica) December 10, 2013

While it's safe to say Metallica had already had its share of iconic milestones prior to this one, it also seems like this chilly concert has lit a fire in the band. Now the only question that remains is what will they do to top themselves in 2014? After all, Lady Gaga already called dibs on space.