Rock legends AC/DC have announced that their new album is complete.
Speaking to Metal Hammer magazine, frontman Brian Johnson revealed that the band have been recording in Vancouver, and that the process was now finished.
“It was brilliant over there. We’re done. I’m very excited and we’ve got some great songs,” he said.
“I wanted to call the album Man Down,” he continued, “But it’s a bit negative and it was probably just straight from the heart. I like that.”
Johnson was referring to founding member of the band Malcolm Young, who announced in April that he was to step down from the group owing to ill health. Rumours had been circulating for days that AC/DC were about to retire from music, before the official statement regarding Young was made.
Meanwhile, Johnson also received an honorary degree from Northumbria University yesterday (9th June.) The university’s vice chancellor, Prof. Andrew Wathey, said that the frontman has been an “inspiration to the people of the North East and rock fans the world over.”
The new album will be released either late this year or early next, with AC/DC saying that they are likely to embark upon a world tour during 2014.