And their first new album in eight years is coming soon, too!

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The title may be disappointingly innuendo-free, but we’re thrilled to reveal that AC/DC’s new album, “Black Ice”, is set for release on October 20.

“Black Ice” features 15 new songs, and is their first album since2000’s largely excellent “Stiff Upper Lip”. It is their first record to appear on the Columbia imprint, and was produced by Brendan O’Brien at the Warehouse Studio in Vancouver. O’Brien’s previous clients have included Pearl Jam and Neil Young.

Before that, the first single – “Rock’n’Roll Train”! – is apparently (and we quote from the press release) “slated to impact radio around the world on August 28”. The band will be setting off on a customarily epic world tour in October, to coincide with the album.

A newly edited and expanded version of their 1996 live film from Madrid, “”No Bull: The Director’s Cut”, will be released on DVD on September 8, 2008.

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