There will always be something inspiring about a wall of Marshall amplifiers, and AC/DC know it. While the band’s last music video off of their new album Power Up, the animated “Demon Fire,” shifted the spotlight towards fantasy, their latest, “Realize,” brings the focus back onto the song itself, featuring performance footage with lots of awesome angles, head-on screams, and, you guessed it, a wall of Marshalls.
Check out the video for “Realize” below:
AC/DC’s Power Up quickly became one of 2020’s heaviest-hitting releases, hitting #1 on the charts right after it dropped. According to Billboard, AC/DC’s Power Up topped the charts with 117,000 equivalent album units earned in the U.S. in the week ending Nov. 19, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data. That makes the album the band’s third #1, the other two being 1981’s For Those About To Rock and 2008’s Black Ice. But it’s also AC/DC’s 26th charting album, and their 10th time in the Top 10.
According to a recent interview with Atlanta’s Rock 100.5, Brian Johnson thought it was amazing that fans got a new AC/DC album at all — but that once the band were in the room together again, it was obvious that this one was going to be good.
“It’s something probably nobody thought would happen,” said Johnson. “It was about 2018, and Angus was contacted by the record company, who said, ‘Do you fancy doing an album?’ And Angus said, ‘Well, let’s ask the boys.’ So he asked me and Cliff and Phil. And Stevie was there, obviously. And I think we all said ‘yes’ immediately; we just said, ‘This would be great.’ And, of course, we went off to Vancouver in about August. As soon as we walked in, there was this electricity, this bond that had been built up over 38 years since I joined. And, of course, when the boys plugged in, or powered up, if you’ll excuse the pun, and they started playing, that was it. It was a great time.”
Words by Chris Krovatin