AC/DC release new single Shot in the Dark, confirm Power Up album details

(Image credit: Josh Cheuse)

It’s finally here, folks: AC/DC has unveiled the official audio for new single, Shot in the Dark, and confirmed details for new album, Power Up, due for release on November 13.

As you might expect from the Aussie vets, Shot in the Dark is a four-to-the-floor hard-rocker – in short, it sounds like AC/DC in the way only AC/DC can, complete with a ripping, blues-tinged Angus Young pentatonic lead.

“The title is a little bit cheeky because we all like a little nip [of alcohol] in the night or a few shots in the dark,” Angus Young told Rolling Stone. “I was very glad when the record company heard it [that] they felt it was a very strong song and should be the first one that people hear.”

As well as Shot in the Dark, the 12-track album includes some very AC/DC-sounding track titles, including Kick You When You’re Down, Wild Reputation and Money Shot. The full tracklisting is as follows:

  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

Earlier this week, producer Mike Fraser confirmed the band’s new album will feature riff ideas from late rhythm guitarist Malcolm Young.

The band’s 2020 line-up is Brian Johnson (vocals), Phil Rudd (drums), Cliff Williams (bass), Angus Young (guitar) and Stevie Young (guitar).

Power Up is available to preorder now.

AC/DC – Power Up album cover

(Image credit: AC/DC)

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Mike is Editor-in-Chief of, in addition to being an offset fiend and recovering pedal addict. He has a master's degree in journalism from Cardiff University, and over a decade's experience writing and editing for guitar publications including MusicRadar, Total Guitar and Guitarist, as well as 20 years of recording and live experience in original and function bands. During his career, he has interviewed the likes of John Frusciante, Chris Cornell, Tom Morello, Matt Bellamy, Kirk Hammett, Jerry Cantrell, Joe Satriani, Tom DeLonge, Ed O'Brien, Polyphia, Tosin Abasi, Yvette Young and many more. In his free time, you'll find him making progressive instrumental rock under the nom de plume Maebe.