According to Undercover, the news of the release of AC/DC's first album in eight years has sent a lot of the band's new fans in Australia out for an educational catch-up and some old ones for a refresher course.
On this week's official Australian ARIA (Australian Record Industry Association) chart, AC/DC has registered the following positions:
"Highway To Hell": #61
"Dirty Deeds Done Cheap": #62
"Who Made Who": #74
"The Razor's Edge": #92
Collectively, the albums sold 3,324 units which on this week's chart was more than what the No. 9 album did.
A 30-second preview of the new AC/DC single, "Rock 'N Roll Train", has been posted on the band's official MySpace page.
Due on October 20, AC/DC's new album, "Black Ice", features 15 new tracks from brothers Angus and Malcolm Young, Brian Johnson, Cliff Williams, and Phil Rudd. The album was recorded in Vancouver in just eight weeks with producer Brendan O'Brien, who has previously worked with PEARL JAM, BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN and VELVET REVOLVER, among others.
"Black Ice" will be sold in the U.S. 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 web site, www.acdc.com. It will also be sold at Walmart.com and Samsclub.com.
As one of America's largest music retailers, Wal-Mart will join with Columbia Records to launch multiple activities for fans in celebration of the new CD album, including new product features and promotions to come this fall that will bring fans closer to one of history's greatest rock bands.
"No Bull: The Director's Cut", a newly edited, comprehensive DVD and of the band's famed July 1996 Plaza De Toros De Las Ventas concert in Madrid, Spain, will be released on DVD and Blu-ray September 9, 2008.
"Black Ice" is AC/DC's first new studio effort since 2000's "Stiff Upper Lip".
The legendary rockers are slated to begin an 18-month world tour in October, with the trek reportedly kicking off on around Halloween in Chicago.