Heavy metal rock group Metallica appears to be booked to play a unique gig in the frozen down under.

Some eagle-eyed fans spotted the band's name in fine print relating to a contest posted to the Colombian Coca-Cola website offering winners in six Colombian cities a grand prize to see a rock concert in Antarctica. The sweepstakes adds that the winners must be flexible to travel between the 2nd and 15th of December.

All of this appears to make clear a cryptic statement that drummer Lars Ulrich made back in September to California's 107.7 The Bone.

"There's a very interesting thing coming our way in December," he said. "If anybody [in management] 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."

Should Metallica actually be slated to perform, they would become the first major band to rock out on the icy continent. Back in 2008, rock group Fall Out Boy was forced to cancel their plans to become the first group after the weather failed to cooperate.

"It's an utter f***ing disappointment... It's so insane," bassist Peter Wentz wrote on his blog at the time. "We had this idea, and then to not be able to fulfill it is just disappointing, especially when you put it out there... It's the worst feeling I've felt in Fall Out Boy, [we were,] like, two hours away from being able to do it... I read someone compared it to Geraldo opening Capone's vault, but it's worse than that, because, like, Capone's stuff is in there, you just can't get the light on. There's no spin for it; we got two hours away from Antarctica and we can't go."

Look for more details on his historic concert down under to arrive soon.

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Metallica may rock Antarctica this December
Heavy metal legends appear to be booked to play a 'unique concert' on the frozen continent.