METALLICA is included in the "Guinness World Records 2015" edition, which features groundbreaking achievements across film, television and music.
METALLICA made history when they became the first and only band to perform a concert on all seven of Earth's continents after entertaining 120 scientists and competition winners at Carlini Station in Antarctica on December 8, 2013. The hour-long show, appropriately dubbed "Freeze 'Em All", saw the rock band perform ten tracks. With a Hall Of Fame-caliber career spanning more than three decades, the band earned a spot in the 60th-anniversary edition of the "Guinness World Records" book after a whirlwind year in 2013 performing concerts in North America, South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia and Antarctica.
METALLICA frontman James Hetfield commented: "Seven continents in one year with Antarctica being THE gig of a lifetime... Yes, 120 scientists and competition winners. Not to mention the 300 very curious penguins!"
Added the band in a statement: "Last year as we hit the road, like we do most years, visiting a lot of our favorite places along with some new ones, we didn't realize that we were on track to break a world record! Good thing someone else was paying attention as we managed to play on all seven continents in one year, becoming the first and only band to ever do so! Our friends at 'Guinness World Records' took notice bestowing on us the distinct honor of being featured in their official book hitting stores September 10th.
"In addition to performing live in North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Australia, and Africa, the year was capped off with a visit to Antarctica on December 8, 2013 to play for 120 scientists, contest winners and their penguin friends at the Argentine Carlini Station. We were literally at the bottom of the earth for one of the most unique, special and unforgettable days in our 30+ years as a band and low and behold, our little adventure sealed the deal for the record! Who woulda thought."
"Guinness World Records 2015" contains the universe's most comprehensive collection of facts and superlatives and is a sure "must-have" for both knowledge-seekers and aspiring record breakers of all ages.
"Guinness World Records 2015" is available September 10 for the suggested retail price of $28.95. The 2015 edition marks the sixtieth anniversary since the very first edition went to print in 1955.
"Guinness World Records" (GWR) is the universally recognized global authority on record-breaking achievement. First published in 1955, over 132 million copies — and 3 million e-books — have been sold in 20 languages, in more than 100 countries. Since then, the internationally renowned brand is also available across a number of platforms; "Guinness World Records" global television shows are watched by over 750 million viewers annually, over half a million subscribe to the GWR YouTube channel, the global web site receives 14 million viewers annually and has over 6 million fans on Facebook.
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