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AC/DC's "Black Ice" Release Details Confirmed

Columbia Records announced today the October 20th release of AC/DC's widely-anticipated new album, "Black Ice," the band's first studio album in eight years. "Black Ice" features 15 new tracks from brothers Angus and Malcolm Young, Brian Johnson, Cliff Williams, and Phil Rudd. The album was produced by Brendan O'Brien at the Warehouse Studio in Vancouver, BC.

"Rock 'N' Roll Train," the album's first single, will debut on August 28th. The video will premiere in September. And the band is set to kick off its first world tour since 2001 in late October.

"Black Ice" will be sold in the US exclusively at Wal-Mart and Sam's Club retail locations at the special price of $11.88. Online, the CD will be available with free shipping and handling via the band's website, acdc.com. It will also be sold at Walmart.com and Samsclub.com.

Black Ice is currently available for pre-order at acdc.com and Walmart.com.

"No Bull: The Directors Cut," a newly edited, comprehensive HD DVD of the band's famed July 1996 Plaza De Toros De Las Ventas concert in Madrid , Spain, will be released on September 9, 2008 and is currently available for pre-order as well.

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1. coldiem writes:

Nothing says "Download me!" more than giving Wal-mart (mostly) exclusive sale rights.

# Aug 18, 2008 @ 12:18 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. Rickie writes:

If you click pre-order at acdc.com it has the names of all the new songs. And the cover artwork is cool.

# Aug 18, 2008 @ 12:38 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. Monk writes:

cant wait the album is going to rock. AC/DC greatest rock band of all time!

# Aug 18, 2008 @ 3:09 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Vinny the Metalhead writes:

YES, YES, YES!!! I can't believe the new AC/DC record is finally happening, and I'm fully psyched on what it's gonna sound like.

Now Playing: AC/DC - Gone Shootin'

# Aug 18, 2008 @ 8:20 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Barbaydos writes:

hell yeah this is gonna be huge. hopefully it'll be as good as thunderstruck which is my favourite AC/DC song of all time

# Aug 19, 2008 @ 5:01 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. XWigglesX writes:

My dad is sooo f***ing pumped for this! Actually, I can't think of any 41 year old male in Australia who won't be pumped haha. Will get number 1 on the charts here.

Actually, Carpathian's new album Isolation charted at 19. Parkway Drive's 3rd album came out at 6 here.

# Aug 19, 2008 @ 5:52 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. psythe writes:

^Haven't heard Parkway's latest yet, but I would love to. They've always been a band with a lot of potential.

AC/DC... I was very excited, til I heard about the Wal-Marx B.S. That put me RIGHT off. Corporate greed much?

# Aug 19, 2008 @ 9:00 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. XWigglesX writes:

Oh dude tell me about it! I'm gonna download it for him. Yeah it is pretty decent. Carps are better though.
You can start the revolution in NSW. Start buy torching all the banks in Sydney. Then any Corporation's headquarters you can find. Am I serious? Who knows...

# Aug 19, 2008 @ 9:19 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. psythe writes:

Hahah, yeah, see, I'm not going to spend my life repenting because of someone else's greed!

I have Carpathian's debut album (can't recall the name), and while it was pretty good for Australian hardcore/metalcore, it didn't have enough song complexity or enough variety of influences for my tastes. I've got funny tastes, I listen to stuff from almost every genre of music on earth, but I'm picky about bands. Go figure hahah.

# Aug 20, 2008 @ 3:08 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. XWigglesX writes:

Haha we can start an awesome movement. f*** this sh** up for sure. Yeah it is called Nothing to Lose.

# Aug 20, 2008 @ 5:07 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. Fender writes:

Acdc the greatest ever. For all you bozos who think they're greedy, it's not greed it's smart business. Everybody else sold out to itunes and napster and made it possible to buy their library one song at a time. AC DC will sell more cd's then anybody has in a long long time. Not greed, good business.

# Aug 22, 2008 @ 7:30 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. Red writes:

But they say that it will be sold in Wall f***ing Mart exclusively in the states. does that mean that it will be sold everywhere up here in Canada even though we have tons of Wall Suckass Mart ?

# Aug 22, 2008 @ 7:34 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. MetalMatt writes:

I'm not a huge fan but I have heard this album is in the Back in Black vein, so maybe...

# Aug 22, 2008 @ 7:49 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. XWigglesX writes:

Bahahahaha last updated 6 hours 9 minutes ago haha 69 is a great number.

# Aug 22, 2008 @ 7:56 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. Red writes:

LOL you are f***ed up and that is why I like you (but not in a gay manner)

# Aug 22, 2008 @ 8:03 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. XWigglesX writes:

Haha why thank you. I do get that a lot. Would you believe?

# Aug 22, 2008 @ 8:26 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. Red writes:

Yes I would, well I am Canadian and your are, if I am not mistaken, Australian so we share a lot in common and that includes f***ed up people, f***ed up in a nice way thought !!!

# Aug 22, 2008 @ 9:13 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. psythe writes:

Why is 77 better than 69?


You get 8 more :P

# Aug 22, 2008 @ 9:24 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. XWigglesX writes:

Bahaha that is just awesome! Best joke all week!

# Aug 22, 2008 @ 10:15 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. XWigglesX writes:

And it has been a great week for jokes. On myspace f***_a_name asked me what kind of jokes we have about Americans. Mine was "the only good Americans are The Unabomber and Henry Rollins"

LOL

# Aug 22, 2008 @ 10:17 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. XWigglesX writes:

Also Red, do you have myspace?

# Aug 22, 2008 @ 11:07 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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