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February 7, 2024

BLUE ÖYSTER CULT ANNOUNCE STUDIO ALBUM "GHOST STORIES" DUE OUT APRIL 12 VIA FRONTIERS MUSIC SRL

SINGLE AND VIDEO, "SO SUPERNATURAL" OUT TODAY

After the resounding success of their 50th Anniversary celebration, BLUE ÖYSTER CULT is eagerly gearing up for an exciting new chapter in their storied career with the upcoming release of 'Ghost Stories.' This highly anticipated album marks a fitting finale to the recording legacy of one of rock’s most iconic fixtures from the past 50 years.

In a thrilling partnership with Frontiers Music Srl, BLUE ÖYSTER CULT is set to captivate fans with a collection of reimagined and newly completed songs that span from 1978-2016. These musical treasures, long considered 'lost gems' by BLUE ÖYSTER CULT enthusiasts, were originally recorded between 1978 and 1983, except for one track from 2016, "If I Fell." Also included is the only known studio recording of their concert classic “Kick Out the Jams” (MC5 cover). Some of the material is from sessions workshopping material for an album, some is from performance rehearsals. All were recorded once in the hopes that someday they'd see the light of day.

George Geranios, the band's original audio engineer and an integral part of the band's golden years, co-produced the original 1978-83 recordings along with BÖC. All were originally recorded on reel-to-reel analog tape. They were later transferred to digital audio, which is when modern AI and magical musical talents met and the collection of vintage multi-track recordings was de-mixed, re-mixed, and produced by Steve Schenck and Richie Castellano to become 'Ghost Stories.' The two explain the album's amazing process in the video below:

Watch the "Making Of" Video here!

Work in the studio for the album was completed by Richie Castellano along with remaining original members Eric Bloom and Donald “Buck Dharma” Roeser, both Albert Bouchard and Rick Downey appear on drums with additional overdubs recorded by Joe Bouchard. All these original lineup members appearing on 'Ghost Stories,' create a musical journey that traverses decades.

To celebrate this exciting announcement, the band shares the single "So Supernatural" along with a new music video that has a super cool blend of classic rock and modern AI. Watch the video below!

Watch the video for "So Supernatural" here

As BLUE ÖYSTER CULT embraces its 'classic rock' phenomenon status, the anticipation for this album is reaching a crescendo. Fans are eager to experience the culmination of the band's artistic vision and witness the completion of songs that have become part of their folklore.

With a legacy spanning over five decades, BLUE ÖYSTER CULT continues to be a formidable force in the classic rock scene. The exciting partnership with Frontiers Music Srl and the visionary leadership of Serafino Perugino add an extra layer of anticipation to the release of 'Ghost Stories.' As the band bookends their recording career, they do so with a flourish, offering fans a musical odyssey that is sure to leave a lasting imprint on rock history. Truly, a remarkable journey.

The release will be available as a CD, and in both black vinyl and purple vinyl editions.

Pre-order/Pre-save GHOST STORIES

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Tracklisting:

  1. Late Night Street Fight
  2. Cherry
  3. So Supernatural
  4. We Gotta Get Out of This Place
  5. Soul Jive
  6. Gun
  7. Shot in the Dark
  8. The Only Thing
  9. Kick Out the Jams
  10. Money Machine
  11. Don't Come Running
  12. If I Fell
  13. Roadhouse Blues (Bonus Track Japan)

Band Members & Credits:

  • Eric Bloom - Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals
  • Albert Bouchard - Drums, Vocals
  • Joe Bouchard - Bass, Guitar, Keyboards, Percussion, Vocals
  • Allen Lanier - Guitar, Keyboards
  • Donald “Buck Dharma” Roeser - Guitar, Vocals
  • with:
  • Rick Downey – Drums (on 3 and 11)
  • Richie Castellano - Additional Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals
“If I Fell” was recorded on April 18, 2016, at Red Studios, Hollywood, CA with:
  • Eric Bloom - Vocals
  • Donald “Buck Dharma” Roeser - Guitar, Vocals
  • Richie Castellano - Guitar, Vocals
  • Kasim Sulton - Vocals
  • Jules Radino - Percussion

Original recordings Produced by George Geranios and BLUE ÖYSTER CULT except, “If I Fell” Produced by Steve Schenck and Richie Castellano

De-mixed, Re-mixed and Produced by Steve Schenck & Richie Castellano Engineered by Richie Castellano

“Gun” and “Money Machine” overdubs recorded by Joe Bouchard Digital Transfers by George Geranios

Mastered by Sam Stauff at Mercy College Studio, Dobbs Ferry, NY


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January 21, 2023

Buck & Eric Honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award!

from VegasRocks! Magazine

Blue Öyster Cult's Eric Bloom and Buck Dharma were awarded a lifetime achievement award from the annual Vegas Rocks! Magazine Music Awards. Both were in Las Vegas to accept their awards in person, and thanked Sandy Pearlman, Allen Lanier, their bandmates, and the support of their wives and families for enabling their decades of success.


December 8, 2023

50th Anniversary Live – First Night RELEASED!

First of the Sony Hall 50th Anniversary shows

Blue Öyster Cult announces the release of the first installment from their 50th anniversary three-night extravaganza at Sony Hall in 2022. This first show featured the entire first album, "Blue Öyster Cult," played in its entirety, plus a second set of deep cuts and hits. This release is available in three different configurations: 2-CD plus DVD; BluRay, and two versions of a 3-LP album pressed on Black or Gold Vinyl.

In conjunction with the official release, a new live video, "Dancin' in the Ruins" is now available to watch!

See the new video here:

Watch "Dancin' in the Ruins" Video

Order "50th ANNIVERSARY LIVE – FIRST NIGHT"

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3-LP Gold Vinyl
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November 7, 2023

NEW VIDEO RELEASED FOR UPCOMING ALBUM "50th ANNIVERSARY LIVE - FIRST NIGHT"

WATCH "SCREAMS (LIVE)"

Blue Öyster Cult have released a new video from their upcoming new live album, "50th Anniversary Live – First Night"! Watch the new video here:

Watch the "Screams" Video

Pre-order/Pre-save 50th ANNIVERSARY LIVE – FIRST NIGHT

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2-CD+DVD
BluRay
3-LP Gold Vinyl
3-LP Black Vinyl


October 4, 2023

BLUE ÖYSTER CULT ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM "50th ANNIVERSARY LIVE - FIRST NIGHT" SET FOR RELEASE ON DECEMBER 8

SINGLE AND VIDEO, "I’M ON THE LAMB BUT I AIN’T NO SHEEP (LIVE)" OUT TODAY

Frontiers Music s.r.l. is pleased to announce the upcoming release from Blue Öyster Cult, "50th Anniversary Live – First Night" on December 8, 2023. The first single and video from the album, "I'm On the Lamb but I Ain't No Sheep (Live)," are out today!

The release will be available in three different configurations: 2-CD plus DVD; BluRay, and the music on a 3-LP album pressed on Gold Vinyl.

Pre-order/Pre-save 50th ANNIVERSARY LIVE – FIRST NIGHT

Direct Preorder Links for the US store:
2-CD+DVD
BluRay
3-LP Gold Vinyl
3-LP Black Vinyl

Watch a video for "I'm On the Lamb but I Ain't No Sheep" here

The legendary American hard rock band BLUE ÖYSTER CULT celebrated their 50th Anniversary with a very special set of 3 sold-out shows in a row in September 2022 at Sony Hall in NYC.

For this historic career milestone, each show featured the band playing in its entirety one of their first three albums (BLUE ÖYSTER CULT, TYRANNY AND MUTATION, and SECRET TREATIES), followed by a set of deep cuts and classics from their other albums. Founding member Albert Bouchard was a special guest on all three nights.

The band played for nearly 3 hours and delivered an amazing set performing the self-titled debut album back to back and the second set also included some fan favorite and deep cuts along with some of their best-known songs. BLUE ÖYSTER CULT were truly on fire. All in, they played for nearly three hours for the delight of the fans that filled the venue.

The Frontiers label will release each night as a special individual package.

For over five decades, BLUE ÖYSTER CULT has been thrilling fans of intelligent hard rock worldwide with powerful albums loaded with classic songs. Indeed, the Long Island, NY-based band is revered within the hard rock and heavy metal scene for its pioneering work. They occupy a unique place in rock history, because it's one of very few hard rock/heavy metal bands to earn both genuine mainstream critical acclaim and commercial success.

The band is often cited as a major influence by other acts such as Metallica, and BÖC was listed in VH1's countdown of the greatest hard rock bands of all time.

Upon the release of BÖC's self-titled debut album in 1972, the band was praised for its catchy-yet-heavy music and lyrics that could be provocative, terrifying, funny or ambiguous, often all in the same song. BÖC's canon includes three stone-cold classic songs that will waft through the cosmos long after the sun has burned out: The truly haunting "(Don't Fear) The Reaper" from 1976's "Agents of Fortune,"" the pummeling "Godzilla" from 1977's "Spectres" and the hypnotically melodic "Burnin' for You" from 1981's "Fire of Unknown Origin". Other notable BÖC songs include "Cities on Flame with Rock and Roll," "Then Came the Last Days of May," "I Love the Night," "In Thee," "Veteran of the Psychic Wars," "Dominance and Submission," "Astronomy," "Black Blade" and "Shooting Shark."

The intense creative vision of BÖC's original core duo of vocalist/lead guitarist Donald "Buck Dharma" Roeser and vocalist/rhythm guitarist Eric Bloom is complemented by Richie Castellano on guitar and keyboards, and the longtime rhythm section of bass guitarist Danny Miranda and drummer Jules Radino.

"We realized we're a 'classic rock' band. That's what we are, that's what we do best, and that's what we know," declares the band.

They're proud of BÖC's classic sound, and pleased the band is creating vibrant work for disenfranchised music lovers who don't like the homogenized, prefabricated pop or sound-alike, formulaic rap-metal that monopolizes the radio airwaves and best-seller charts.

BÖC has always maintained a relentless touring schedule and an album of new material, THE SYMBOL REMAINS, was released October 9th, 2020, to rave reviews.


Tracklisting:

Disc 1

  1. Transmaniacon MC
  2. I'm on the Lamb but I Ain't No Sheep
  3. Then Came the Last Days of May
  4. Stairway to the Stars
  5. Before the Kiss, a Redcap
  6. Screams
  7. She's as Beautiful as a Foot
  8. Cities on Flame With Rock and Roll
  9. Workshop of the Telescopes
  10. Redeemed

Disc 2

  1. Dr. Music
  2. Burnin' for You
  3. Train True (Lennie's Song)
  4. Tainted Blood
  5. Harvest Moon
  6. Dancin' in the Ruins
  7. The Vigil
  8. Career of Evil
  9. Box in My Head
  10. Godzilla
  11. (Don't Fear) the Reaper
  12. In Thee
  13. That Was Me
  14. Hot Rails to Hell

DVD / BluRay

  1. Transmaniacon MC
  2. I'm on the Lamb but I Ain't No Sheep
  3. Then Came the Last Days of May
  4. Stairway to the Stars
  5. Before the Kiss, a Redcap
  6. Screams
  7. She's as Beautiful as a Foot
  8. Cities on Flame With Rock and Roll
  9. Workshop of the Telescopes
  10. Redeemed
  11. Dr. Music
  12. Burnin' for You
  13. Train True (Lennie's Song)
  14. Tainted Blood
  15. Harvest Moon
  16. Dancin' in the Ruins
  17. The Vigil
  18. Career of Evil
  19. Box in My Head
  20. Godzilla
  21. (Don't Fear) the Reaper
  22. In Thee
  23. That Was Me
  24. Hot Rails to Hell

Line-up:

  • Eric Bloom – Guitars, Keyboards, Vocals
  • Donald "Buck Dharma " Roeser – Guitars, Vocals
  • Richie Castellano – Guitars, Keyboards, Vocals
  • Danny Miranda – Bass, Vocals
  • Jules Radino – Drums
  • Special Guest:
  • Albert Bouchard - Drums, Percussion, Guitars, Vocals

SOCIAL MEDIA

Facebook @blueoystercult
YouTube @BLUEOYSTERCULTofficial
Twitter / X @theamazingBOC

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Frontiers Music s.r.l.
Via Giulia Gonzaga,18
80125 - Napoli. Italy
Tel: +39.0812399340 / +39.0812397753
info@frontiers.it
www.frontiers.it
www.facebook.com/frontiersmusicsrl

May 30, 2023

BLUE ÖYSTER CULT RETURNS TO
FRONTIERS MUSIC S.R.L. for
50th Anniversary Live Release

SPECIAL 50th ANNIVERSARY MUSIC PACKAGES SET FOR RELEASE STARTING LATER THIS YEAR

Frontiers Music s.r.l. is pleased to announce that they have secured the rights to release the entire set of shows that Blue Öyster Cult held at Sony Hall in NYC in celebration of the band's 50th Anniversary in September 2022.

BÖC celebrated their historic career milestone performing three sold-out shows in a row. Each show featured the band playing in its entirety one of their first three albums ("Blue Öyster Cult," "Tyranny And Mutation," and "Secret Treaties"), followed by a set of deep cuts and classics from their other albums. Founding member Albert Bouchard was a special guest on all three nights, as well.

The Frontiers label will release each night as a special individual package, starting with the first night, before the end of 2023. But the good news for their fans is not over!

Blue Öyster Cult are working to make their fans a very special gift, the details of which will be revealed in due course. It will delight both longtime and more recent fans, and show the commitment that the Frontiers label has for the timeless music of these true Rock giants. More details on this project, which promises to be truly special and unique will be released at a later date.

For over five decades, Blue Öyster Cult has been thrilling fans of intelligent hard rock worldwide with powerful albums loaded with classic songs. Indeed, the Long Island, NY-based band is revered within the hard rock and heavy metal scene for its pioneering work. They occupy a unique place in rock history, because it's one of very few hard rock/heavy metal bands to earn both genuine mainstream critical acclaim and commercial success.

The band is often cited as a major influence by other acts such as Metallica, and BÖC was listed in VH1's countdown of the greatest hard rock bands of all time.

Upon the release of BÖC's self-titled debut album in 1972, the band was praised for its catchy-yet-heavy music and lyrics that could be provocative, terrifying, funny or ambiguous, often all in the same song.

BÖC's canon includes three stone-cold classic songs that will waft through the cosmos long after the sun has burned out: The truly haunting "(Don't Fear) The Reaper" from 1976's "Agents Of Fortune", the pummeling "Godzilla" from 1977's "Spectres" and the hypnotically melodic "Burnin' for You" from 1981's "Fire Of Unknown Origin." Other notable BÖC songs include "Cities on Flame with Rock and Roll," "Then Came the Last Days of May," "I Love the Night," "In Thee," "Veteran of the Psychic Wars," "Dominance and Submission," "Astronomy," "Black Blade" and "Shooting Shark."

The intense creative vision of BÖC's original core duo of vocalist/lead guitarist Donald "Buck Dharma" Roeser and vocalist/rhythm guitarist Eric Bloom is complemented by Richie Castellano on guitar and keyboards, and the longtime rhythm section of bass guitarist Danny Miranda and drummer Jules Radino.

"We realized we're a 'classic rock' band. That's what we are, that's what we do best, and that's what we know," declares the band.

They're proud of BÖC's classic sound, and pleased the band is creating vibrant work for disenfranchised music lovers who don't like the homogenized, prefabricated pop or sound-alike, formulaic rap-metal that monopolizes the radio airwaves and best-seller charts.

BÖC has always maintained a relentless touring schedule and an album of new material, "The Symbol Remains," was released October 9th, 2020, to rave reviews.



October 28, 2022

BLUE ÖYSTER CULT ANNOUNCES APPEARANCE AT UK'S STONEDEAD FESTIVAL IN AUGUST 2023

Festival will be held August 26, 2023 in Nottinghamshire, England

Blue Öyster Cult will be appearing next summer at the Stonedead Festival at Newark Showground in Nottinghamshire, England. BÖC will be joined by Therapy?, The Answer, King King, Mason Hill, Deraps, South of Salem, with more bands to be announced.

Tickets are on sale now! Buy Tickets



August 18, 2022

50TH ANNIVERSARY SHOWS SÖLD ÖUT

Sept. 21, 22 & 23 at Sony Hall in NYC

All three nights of BÖC's 50th Anniversary celebration at Sony Hall in NYC have sold out! Each show features the band playing one of their first three albums in its entirety, followed by a set of deep cuts and classics from their other albums.

Founding member Albert Bouchard will be a special guest on all three nights, as well.

VIP ticketholders will be treated to an opportunity to purchase rare memorabilia in "Eric & Steve's Garage Sale," as well as a poster of the event signed by the band.

Thank you to all the fans and supporters over the years, as the band celebrates 50 years since its first album was released!



February 23, 2021

NEWBURY COMICS ANNOUNCES LIMITED EDITION SILVER VINYL EDITION OF THE SYMBOL REMAINS

Newbury Comics limited silver vinyl edition The Symbol Remains

Newbury Comics has announced a special, limited edition vinyl release of Blue Öyster Cult's "The Symbol Remains"! Limited to 300 copies, this 2xLP, 180g, gatefold, Silver Vinyl is available exclusively from Newbury and will be released on March 12, 2021.

Preorders are open! Preorder yours today at Newbury Comics LTD Silver Vinyl "The Symbol Remains".


January 14, 2021

BLUE ÖYSTER CULT LIVE '83 NOW ON CD

BOC Live 83 Released on CD

Last year's Black Friday Record Store Day release, "Blue Öyster Cult Live '83," is now available as a CD- previously this release was available only on vinyl. This great show features 13 songs recorded live at Perkins Palace in Pasadena, CA. The album is also available on a 2x LP black & blue swirl vinyl (the original Record Store Day release).

Order the CD of Blue Öyster Cult Live '83


January 8, 2021

"SOME ENCHANTED EVENING" RECEIVES EUROPEAN VINYL RE-RELEASE

Preorder for February 26 release

Some Enchanted Evening vinyl reissue for Europe

Music On Vinyl announces a European vinyl reissue of "Some Enchanted Evening," Blue Öyster Cult's terrific 1978 live album. The record will be released on February 26. It will be pressed on 180g audiophile vinyl (black), and will include an insert. This release comes on the heels of their re-release of "Fire of Unknown Origin" last December, and previous releases of "Agents of Fortune" and the eponymously-titled first album (on transparent blue vinyl).

Preorders are open! To locate a store to preorder "Some Enchanted Evening" or view and buy any of the earlier vinyl re-releases, visit the BÖC catalog on the Music on Vinyl site.


December 10, 2020

CLASSIC ROCK MAGAZINE PLACES "THE SYMBOL REMAINS" IN ITS TOP 10 OF 2020

The Symbol Remains named in top 10 records of 2020

Blue Öyster Cult's "The Symbol Remains" was named one of the top 10 albums of 2020 by Classic Rock Magazine.

"The Symbol Remains" is topping many other best-of-year lists, and deservedly so!
Get your copy here:

The Symbol Remains album cover

December 4, 2020

LIVE AT ROCK OF AGES FESTIVAL & A LONG DAYS NIGHT (restored & remastered) RELEASED

Available on CD+DVD, BluRay and 2xLP

Blue Oyster Cult Rock of Ages Festival 2016 album cover art
Blue Oyster Cult Rock of Ages Festival 2016 album cover art

Just released! "Live At Rock Of Ages Festival 2016" and A Long Day's Night

On "Live at Rock of Ages 2016," you'll hear BÖC treating the crowd in Seebronn, Germany to an extremely solid and memorable performance that kicks off with "This Ain't The Summer Of Love" and closes with their timeless hit, "(Don't Fear) The Reaper." In between, the band delivers with hot takes on gems like "Burnin' For You," "Golden Age Of Leather," "Then Came The Last Days Of May," and "Godzilla." The set is now available for fans to enjoy, both with their ears and eyes, in the comfort of their own home.

Watch a performance of "Harvest Moon" from the release!Still image from Harvest Moon Live video

Now available! Order "Live at Rock of Ages Festival 2016"

For tracklisting and further information visit The News page.


Also released today is the restored and remastered A Long Day's Night. So titled because it took place during the summer solstice, this memorable show captures guitarist/vocalists Eric Bloom and Buck Dharma, keyboardist/guitarist Allen Lanier, and their bandmates in front of a revved-up crowd with Cult classics like "Burnin' for You," "Last Days of May," "Godzilla," and, of course, "(Don't Fear) the Reaper." The show was originally recorded live on June 21, 2002 at the Navy Pier / Skyline Stage in Chicago, and celebrates their phenomenal career up until that point in time.

The audio of "A Long Day's Night" was completely restored and remastered to achieve a stunning new listening experience, and in addition to over two hours of live music, it also includes rare interview footage, behind the scenes coverage, fan interviews, bio and discography information. This release is available from Frontiers Music Srl outside of North and South America.

Order "A Long Day's Night"

Still image from Long Days Night restoration video

Watch the behind the scenes video with the producers of the 2020 reissue of "A Long Day's Night,"" as they describe the process of restoring and remastering the Blue Öyster Cult 30th anniversary show from Chicago in 2002.

Order "Live At Rock of Ages Festival 2016"

Order "A Long Day's Night"

Visit The News for tracklisting and further information.



November 5, 2020

Accolades for "The Symbol Remains"

Blue Oyster Cult photo

This new archival release comes on the heels of the band's well received new studio album, "The Symbol Remains," which was released on October 9, 2020. The album landed on the Billboard charts at #1 Current Hard Music Albums, #4 Current Rock Albums, #4 Independent Current Albums, #10 Top Current Albums, #12, Billboard Top Albums. and #192 Billboard Top 200, among others. The album also landed in the Top 50 in Germany, France, Finland, Sweden, and the UK. Fans and critics alike have embraced the band's return with new material, with Classic Rock Magazine saying "there's something for everybody on this very solid return to past glories."

Watch all four music videos from "The Symbol Remains" at the links below:

Band photo by Mark Weiss



October 19, 2020

Charts around the world!

"The Symbol Remains" making a splash!

Billboard Album Charts
Worldwide Album Charts

Thanks to Emily Wilson for the chart graphics!

USA:

  • #192 - Billboard 200
  • #86 - Billboard Artist 100
  • #36 - Independent Albums
  • #12 - Album Sales
  • #10 - Current Album Sales
  • #10 - Hard Rock Albums

UK

  • #117 - Top 200 Album Chart
  • #8 - Top 100 Indie Chart
  • #5 - Top 40 Rock Chart
  • #31 - Scottish Albums

France

  • #64 - SNEP

Sweden

  • #31 - Physical/Streaming
  • #4 - Physical only
  • #5 - Vinyl
  • #2 - Rock/Metal

Germany

  • #40 - Official Top 100

Finland

  • #17 - Physical/Streaming
  • #3 - Physical only

Belgium

  • #186 - Ultratop Flanders
  • #27 - Ultratop Wallona

"The Symbol Remains" has been making inroads on the charts worldwide! Thank you for your support!


October 9, 2020

BLUE ÖYSTER CULT'S NEW ALBUM
"THE SYMBOL REMAINS" OUT NOW!

Blue Öyster Cult's New Album has arrived

This is the link to order to buy or stream the new album: Buy "The Symbol Remains" as CD, LP or download/stream

WATCH THE BAND'S NEW VIDEO FOR "THE ALCHEMIST"


Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4 in CDs & Vinyl (See Top 100 in CDs & Vinyl) #2 in Rock (CDs & Vinyl)


The wait is over... The new Blue Öyster Cult album, "The Symbol Remains" is officially released, along with a new video for the song "The Alchemist."

With 14 new songs, Blue Öyster Cult's new album, "The Symbol Remains," is packed with killer riffs, sweet harmonies, crunchy guitars and a dash of twang. The album captures, at long last, the creative side of a band that has been playing shows on the road consistently for nearly two decades. "Symbol" offers a palette of sonic variety and interesting song topics, including sword and sorcery, vampires, modern technology, and apathetic bar brawls, courtesy of lyricist John Shirley, a frequent contributor to the band's later catalogue, as well as O.G. back-in-the-day writer Richard Meltzer-author of some of BÖC's most cryptic lyrics. And a special surprise with an appearance of founding member Albert Bouchard, who returns to add percussion (cowbell, of course) and backing vocals to the opening track, "That Was Me."

A genuine epic.

Lead guitarist Buck Dharma wrote six of the tracks, including "Box In My Head," an earworm of a song that is rich in melody and intricate vocal harmonies. Of the contributions by guitarist Richie Castellano, the palace intrigue in the lyric of "The Alchemist," based on a story by H.P. Lovecraft, matches perfectly with the sinister music, and is a standout track. Jules Radino also contributes a song with the hard-rocking "There's A Crime."

The fire's origin remains unknown, but the Symbol Remains the same for an ageless Blue Öyster Cult in 2020. Never pretenders and certainly not now, BÖC's authenticity is what's made them an enduring treasure of rock 'n' roll.

Mixed by master mix engineer Tom Lord-Alge, the album packs a punch and is extremely diverse yet continually rocks hard. Blue Öyster Cult is BACK!

It's really f—ing good, and BLUE ÖYSTER CULT suddenly sound transformed anew, into a slightly slicker but no less thunderous version of the band that brought us such seminal cornerstones as "Tyranny and Mutation", "Agents of Fortune" and "Spectres".

Both Dharma and Castellano share lead guitar duties, weaving in and around each other, their personal styles representing both the classic melodic and modern styles of guitar playing.

The album is available on CD, 2xLP, Limited Edition Color 2xLP (white vinyl has limited remaining copies), and Digital formats.

Click here to buy "The Symbol Remains"


October 9, 2020

Video for "The Alchemist" premieres!

Fourth Video from the new album "The Symbol Remains"-both released today!

Still image from The Alchemist video

Along with the release of "The Symbol Remains" comes the fourth video-"The Alchemist" is a song written by Eric Bloom and Richie Castellano, and portrays the H.P. Lovecraft story of the same name. Featuring Eric Bloom on the lead vocal, and a twin guitar volley between Richie Castellano and Buck Dharma, the song fits in perfectly with the best of Blue Öyster Cult's songs.

Watch "The Alchemist video.

Watch the video for the other three singles:
"That Was Me"
"Box In My Head,"
"Tainted Blood,"

The album is available on CD, 2xLP, Limited Edition Color 2xLP, and Digital formats.
Click here to order "The Symbol Remains"


September 25, 2020

Blue Öyster Cult Unleash their New Music Video for "Tainted Blood"

Third Video for upcoming album "The Symbol Remains"

Still image from Tainted Blood video

With just a little over two weeks until the new album, "The Symbol Remains," releases on October 9, Blue Öyster Cult has released their third music video, this time for the song "Tainted Blood," which features Richie Castellano on the lead vocal.

Watch the new "Tainted Blood" video.

Watch the video for the other two singles:
"That Was Me", which came out on September 1, and features Eric Bloom on lead vocals, and
"Box In My Head," which came out on September 10 and features Buck Dharma on the lead vocal.

The album is available on CD, 2xLP, Limited Edition Color 2xLP, and Digital formats.
Click here to order "The Symbol Remains"



September 10, 2020

Blue Öyster Cult Release Video for "Box In Your Head"

Second Video for upcoming album "The Symbol Remains"

Today brings the release of Blue Öyster Cult's new video, for the song "Box In My Head."
Still image from Box In My Head video
The new album, "The Symbol Remains," is now just a month away from release on October 9th!
Watch the new "Box In My Head" video.

Watch the video for the other single, "That Was Me", which came out on September 1, and features Eric Bloom on lead vocals!

The album is available on CD, 2xLP, Limited Edition Color 2xLP, and Digital formats.
Click here to order "The Symbol Remains"


TOMORROW! October 3! BÖC Live!

Blue Öyster Cult will be playing at the Vinoski Winery in Rostraver, PA this Saturday! Yes, you read that right! For more info visit the Vinoski Winery site, or Click here to buy tickets

September 1, 2020

Blue Öyster Cult Release New Music Video

"That Was Me" Video Features Special Guest Appearance
Taken From Upcoming New Album, "The Symbol Remains"

still from the That Was Me video

As previously announced, Blue Öyster Cult will release their first new album in nearly two decades, "The Symbol Remains" on October 9, 2020. Today, the band has released a music video for the single 'That Was Me'. Watch "That Was Me" video. Both the song (as it appears on the album) and video feature a special guest appearance on backing vocals and cowbell...

Fans can hear another new song, "Box In My Head" HERE: Listen to "Box In My Head" and/or on their favorite digital music service.

The album is available on CD, 2xLP, Limited Edition Color 2xLP, and Digital formats. Click here to order "The Symbol Remains"


Ten releases in 2020!

To the fans' delight, BÖC welcomed *ten* releases in 2020, including their first album of new music since 2001-The Symbol Remains, which arrived on October 9th.

The ten 2020 releases include re-releases of "Heaven Forbid," "Curse of the Hidden Mirror," and a remastered and restored "Long Day's Night," plus five live video/records: "Hard Rock Live Cleveland 2014," "40th Anniversary Agents of Fortune - Live 2016," and "iHeart Radio N.Y.C. 2012," "Live at Rock of Ages Festival 2016," and "45th Anniversary Live in London," and which features the band playing the entirety of their first eponymous album, as well as a selection of other fan favorites. The Symbol Remains was released on CD and vinyl, including six limited edition colors (clear, blue, green, white, purple and turquoise), in addition to black. Each of the live recordings are available as CD+DVD, BluRay or on Vinyl, and the re-release studio albums ("Cult Classic," "Heaven Forbid," and "Curse of the Hidden Mirror") are available on CD and, for the first time ever, on vinyl. 2020 was a good year to be a Blue Öyster Cult fan!

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Blue Oyster Cult album Hard Rock Cleveland 2014 Blue Oyster Cult album Cult Classic Blue Oyster Cult album Agents of Fortune Live 2016 Blue Oyster Cult album Heaven Forbid Blue Oyster Cult album Curse of the Hidden Mirror Blue Oyster Cult album iHeart Radio NYC 2012 Blue Oyster Cult album 45th Anniversary Live in London Blue Oyster Cult album The Symbol Remains Blue Oyster Cult album Rock of Ages Festival 2016 Blue Oyster Cult album Long Days Night

October 9, 2020

Official Release Day is Here!

"The Symbol Remains" has arrived

The Symbol Arrives album cover

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June 12, 2020

iHEART RADIO N.Y.C. 2012 RELEASED!


Blue Oyster Cult album iHeart Radio NYC 2012

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June 12, 2020

CURSE OF THE HIDDEN MIRROR RE-RELEASED


Blue Oyster Cult album Curse of the Hidden Mirror

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April 21, 2020

Lockdown 'Zilla

A special remote version of Godzilla!

Blue Oyster Cult performs Godzilla remotely

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