AC/DC Announces New Album ‘Power Up’ & Shares ‘Shot In The Dark’ Single

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It’s offical, AC/DC confirmed the upcoming release of Power Up, their 17th studio album. Power Up is set to drop on November 13 via Columbia Records with the band previewing the 12-track LP by unveiling its lead single, “Shot In The Dark.”

The follow-up to 2014’s Rock Or Bust features the latest incarnation of AC/DC with vocalist Brian Johnson, lead guitarist Angus Young, rhythm guitarist Stevie Young, drummer Phil Rudd and bassist Cliff Williams. Brendan O’Brien produced the album, which was recorded at Warehouse Studio in Vancouver.

While co-founding member and Angus’ brother, Malcolm Young, died in 2017, Power Up contains songs based on riffs he wrote before he passed. “It was pretty much written a while back,” Angus said of “Shot In The Dark” to Ultimate Classic Rock. “All of the tracks that we’ve got on the album were written by me and Malcolm. A lot of them were ideas we had that we knew were good AC/DC ideas at the time. But we just never got around to getting them on record.”

Johnson, Rudd and Williams each left the band under different circumstances in the mid-2010s but have returned to the fold for the new LP. Power Up is available for pre-order in a variety of formats including a deluxe edition.

Stream “Shot In The Dark” below:

Power Up Tracklist

  1. Realize
  2. Rejection
  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
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