A reliable in-house BW&BK source has confirmed that AC/DC’s forthcoming album will in fact be called BLACK ICE. It will be released on October 27th. The new single, ‘Runaway Train’, will be released in late August. A mammoth world tour will start in America in November.
BLACK ICE is AC/DC’s first studio album in eight years. It was recorded in Canada at Bryan Adams’ studio under the production guidance of Brendan O’Brien. It will be the band’s 15th studio album. Their last album was STIFF UPPER LIP in 2000 but the band maintained a profile with DVD.
Other reports online have the new AC/DC album being sold as a Wal-Mart exclusive along the lines of similar promotions done with The Eagles, REO Speedwagon, & Journey. No further information is available on this connection with Wal-Mart but as the release date gets closer, more information will be officially released. Bravewords is usually on the mark with official news so watch their page closely…..
Just another quick heads up…..of course nothing is completely official until the band says so. When AC/DC issues their press release, I will post it here at HMA. If any of the information turns out to be different, I will amend all related posts with links to the official information. The good news is that AC/DC has a new record coming and a tour being planned…..that’s a good thing!
Another update…..the album cover and tracklisting have been confirmed for BLACK ICE. Check out the post here:
The album review is up and Black Ice is also October’s ALBUM OF THE MONTH.