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October 28, 2020

Blue Öyster Cult Hosts a Halloween Special on Sirius XM's "Classic Rewind" channel

Three airings, Oct. 29, 30 & 31

Sirius XM will be broadcasting "Fear the Reaper," a Halloween-themed show hosted by Blue Öyster Cult. The first airing starts Thursday, October 29 at 5pm EDT. Additional airings are Friday, October 30 at 8pm EDT, and October 31 at 10 pm EDT on the Classic Rewind channel.

For more info, or to stream Classic Rewind, visit: Sirius XM site


October 19, 2020

Charts around the world!

"The Symbol Remains" making a splash!

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 10, 2020

Win an electric guitar autographed by BÖC and
a CD of "The Symbol Remains"

Classic rock website Classics du Jour is sponsoring a giveaway

You could win an electric guitar autographed by Blue Öyster Cult plus a CD copy of their new album "The Symbol Remains"!

Enter the giveaway from Oct 9-Nov 15 at: Classics du Jour website.


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"

NEW! "The Alchemist" Video

Still image from Alchemist video

Watch the new "The Alchemist" video.

Watch the other three videos:
"That Was Me", which came out on September 1, and features Eric Bloom on lead vocals.
"Box In My Head," which came out on September 10 and features Buck Dharma on the lead vocal.
"Tainted Blood", which was released on September 25.



October 5, 2020

Eric & Buck to appear on Long Island's Newsday Live for special Night-before-release show

A virtual performance and Q & A session


Eric and Buck appear on Newsday Live

Join Eric & Buck online on the evening of Thursday, October 8, as they guest on Long Island newspaper's web show, Newsday Live. They will be talking about the new album, and doing a "virtual performance." This day-before-release show will be a great way to ramp up for Friday's big release. The wait is nearly over!

The show is at 8 p.m. on Thursday, October 8, to watch, you'll need to register at the Newsday Website.



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 3, 2020

Three new limited edition color vinyl versions announced!

White, Turquoise and Purple! Don't wait, the last colors sold out in two days!

Symbol Remains three new vinyl colors, white, turquoise, purple

We know a lot of folks missed out on the first run of limited edition color vinyl for the new album, "The Symbol Remains". Frontiers Records has just added three more exclusive, limited edition colors to their U.S. and EU shops. Purple, Turquoise, and White. Each limited to 300 copies (200 U.S. store, 100 EU store) worldwide. The first fun of colors went FAST, so if you want one of these, then don't wait too long. Order The Symbol Remains 2-LP version in White, Turquoise or Purple from the Frontiers srl Webshop!


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"


August 27, 2020 — updated Sept. 25, 2020

THREE TWO TRACKS RELEASED FROM Blue Öyster Cult's NEW ALBUM "THE SYMBOL REMAINS"

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Order Blue Oyster Cult's new album The Symbol Remains

Blue Öyster Cult's brand-new album is now just a few weeks away! Coming October 9 on Frontiers Music srl, the album features 14 brand-new songs, and will be released digitally, on CD and Vinyl, plus limited edition color Vinyl in three colors—clear, blue and green!

Symbol Remains three vinyl colors, clear, blue, green

Order "The Symbol Remains"

Listen to the first three tracks,
"Tainted Blood"
"Box In My Head" and
"That Was Me"!

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Eight releases so far in 2020

To the fans' delight, BÖC has already welcomed *eight* releases in 2020, including their first album of new music since 2001—The Symbol Remains, which arrived on October 9th. The other 2020 releases include re-releases of "Heaven Forbid" and "Curse of the Hidden Mirror" and four live video/records: "Hard Rock Live Cleveland 2014," "40th Anniversary Agents of Fortune - Live 2016," and "iHeart Radio N.Y.C. 2012" and "45th Anniversary Live in London." 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), as well as the requisite 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.

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October 9, 2020

Official Release Day is Here!

"The Symbol Remains" has arrived

The Symbol Arrives album cover

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October 9, 2020

Official Video for
"The Alchemist" released!

Fourth video from "The Symbol Remains"

Still image from The Alchemist video

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October 5, 2020

Buck & Eric to appear online on Newsday Live

A virtual performance and Q&A about the new album on October 8, at 8 p.m. EDT

Eric & Buck to appear on Newsday Live

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September 25, 2020

Official Video for
"Tainted Blood" released!

Third video from "The Symbol Remains"

Still image from Tainted Blood video

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September 10, 2020

Official Video for
"Box In My Head" drops!

Second video from "The Symbol Remains"

Still image from Box In My Head video

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September 1, 2020

Official Video for
"That Was Me" released!

First video from "The Symbol Remains"

still from the That Was Me video

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August 27, 2020

WORLD PREMIERE OF NEW BÖC MUSIC

New York's Q104.3 Debuts "Box In My Head"

BOC debuts new album track on Q104.3

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August 8, 2020

Blue Öyster Cult Special on Rudy Sarzo's "Six Degrees of Sarzo" Radio Show

Rudy Sarzo's Six Degrees of Sarzo Radio Show

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July 23, 2020

ON TAPE FOREVER - BONUS VOLUME 9

TWO NEW SHOWS UPLOADED TO YOUTUBE

BOC plays at Drive-In Live

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June 26, 2020

BLUE ÖYSTER CULT'S NEW ALBUM: THE SYMBOL REMAINS

NEW ALBUM ON SCHEDULE FOR OCTOBER, 2020 RELEASE


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June 23, 2020

NEW BUCK DHARMA INTERVIEW
ON AXS TV!


Buck Dharma Interview now on AXS TV

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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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March 12, 2020

Richie Castellano's Live Stream Rock Show

Rockin' every Sunday online!

Richie Castellano Multi-cam Rock Show

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