Metallica made history! Or made history again, depending on what your view of history is and how it pertains to metal music.
So how'd they manage to etch their name in time via the Guinness Book of World Records?
They did so by playing all seven continents in one year, a feat that has never been accomplished by any band before. Yeah, including Antarctica. Remember how crazy that was? If you don't, here's some video.
Here's what the band had to say about the ordeal.
"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…"
Granted, the band recognized their feat at the end of 2013 when they did it, but now they're being officially recognized in doing so, as seen in the photo above. You can grab the 2015 edition of the Guinness Book of World Records on Amazon.com for $18.
Awesome! Next up, let's see if we can get Ozzy in there for eating a whole slew of bats or something.