The unofficial AC/DC web site AC/DC News has posted three different collectible covers of the band's much-anticipated new album, "Black Ice", featuring yellow, red, and white AC/DC logos. In addition, a closer study of each design reveals they're all somewhat different with the exception of guitarist Angus Young appearing at the top center inside a circle.
AC/DC has posted a 30-second sample of its new single, "Rock 'n'Roll Train", at the band's MySpace page. The track, from the group's upcoming album "Black Ice", will arrive at radio stations nationwide on Thursday (August 28). According to Billboard.com, which got an advance listen to the album, "Black Ice" is a "15-track extravaganza that frequently echoes the down-and-dirty rock 'n'roll of its iconic 1980 album 'Back in Black'."
"Black Ice" is due out on October 20 worldwide. The album will be sold exclusively through Wal-Mart and Sam's Club, as well as ACDC.com.
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.
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.