Band releases first single from project
AC/DC has announced its long awaited album, Power Up, will be released on November 13. The band’s 17th studio album features the new song “Shot In The Dark,” and sees the band reunite with producer Brendan O’Brien who helmed the double-platinum Black Ice in 2008 and the gold Rock Or Bust in 2014. Charged up for the next decade, AC/DC cut 12 new tracks for the album, proudly maintaining their signature sound and all of its powerful hallmarks.
Power Up was announced with the release of the album’s first single, “Shot In The Dark,” and features the lineup of Angus Young on lead guitar, Brian Johnson on lead vocals, Cliff Williams on bass guitar, Phil Rudd on drums, and Stevie Young on rhythm guitar firing on all cylinders once again.
The album will be available in several configurations, including a limited edition, one-of-a-kind deluxe Power Up box that is the ultimate fan package. Hit the button on the side of the box and watch the flashing neon AC/DC logo light up while the opening bars of “Shot In The Dark” blast out of the built-in speaker. Inside the box is the full CD package in a soft-pack with a 20-page booklet that features exclusive photos and USB charging cable allowing the box to remain powered up and on display.
Fans can also purchase a single yellow 180-gram vinyl in a gatefold jacket with printed inner sleeve, exclusive to the AC/DC Official Store. The album will also be available on standard CD and standard black LP.
A variety of other merch and bundles are also available via their online store.
The news comes a week after confirming singer Brian Johnson, drummer Phil Rudd and bassist Cliff Williams have returned to the band following their separate departures in 2014-2015. Last week, AC/DC redesigned its website where fans can sign up to their Power Up newsletter. Last month, images reportedly accidentally leaked from a video shoot in the Netherlands earlier this year were posted and then removed from the band’s website.
The band recorded the album in late 2018 into early 2019 at Vancouver’s Warehouse Studios. Despite rumors, founding member Malcolm Young, who passed away in late 2017 at the age of 64 due to a “dilapidating illness,” does not have any tracks on the album. Johnson confirms that there are riffs Angus had written with Malcolm that were used, but nothing beyond that.
The band does plan to tour in support of Power Up once it’s safe to do so.
3. Shot in the Dark
4. Through the Mists of Time
5. Kick You When You’re Down
6. Witch’s Spell
7. Demon Fire
8. Wild Reputation
9. No Man’s Land
10. Systems Down
11. Money Shot
12. Code Red