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November 19, 2020

RECORD STORE DAY/BLACK FRIDAY EXCLUSIVE!

Live at Perkins Palace 1983

Record Store Day Exclusive Live 1983 at Perkins Palace Vinyl

By special arrangement with Blue Öyster Cult and its management, Real Gone Music is thrilled to present, for the first time ever in any physical format, the band’s July 24, 1983 concert at Perkins Palace in Pasadena, CA. Originally recorded for radio broadcast, now it is finally coming out in authorized physical form, complete with liner notes by Scott Schinder and rare photos. Gatefold, 2-LP edition pressed in blue with black swirl vinyl limited to 1500 copies, exclusive to Record Store Day/Black Friday.

For more info visit the Record Store Day Website



November 5, 2020

Blue Öyster Cult Announces New Live Release for December

"Live At Rock Of Ages Festival 2016" due December 4, 2020

Blue Öyster Cult and Frontiers Music Srl continue their release of archival treasures from the band’s vault with the December 4, 2020 release of "Live At Rock Of Ages Festival 2016" on CD/DVD, Blu-ray, and 2xLP.

Blue Oyster Cult Rock of Ages Festival 2016 album cover art

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

To Pre-order or pre-save: Preorder Live at Rock of Ages Festival 2016

BÖC played, as they always do, an inspired set on the second day of the Rock of Ages Festival 2016 in Seebronn, Germany. One of the band’s few appearances on German soil in the past few years, the set is now available for fans to enjoy, both with their ears and eyes, in the comfort of their own home.

The band ripped through an extremely solid and memorable performance that kicks off with "This Ain't The Summer Of Love” and closes with their evergreen 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”.

Another unmissable gem from the band’s vault of excellent archival shows.

Pre-order or pre-save: Preorder Live at Rock of Ages Festival 2016

For tracklisting and further information visit The News page.


November 5, 2020

2002's "A Long Day's Night" gets a restoration and re-release

Also releasing December 4, 2020

In addition to the "Live at Rock of Ages 2016" archival release, BÖC's "A Long Day's Night" is also due for reissue. Recorded live on June 21, 2002 at the Navy Pier / Skyline Stage in Chicago, Blue Öyster Cult’s “A Long Day’s Night” celebrates, at the time, 30+ years of incredible music from the band. This release truly highlights the band's phenomenal career up until that point in time.

Blue Oyster Cult Rock of Ages Festival 2016 album cover art

Originally released in 2002 on CD and DVD, “A Long Day’s Night” is now being reissued on CD/DVD, Blu-ray, and Vinyl. The audio appearing on all formats has been completely restored and remastered to achieve a stunning new listening experience. The set will be available from Frontiers Music Srl outside of North and South America.

Preorder "A Long Day's Night"

The memorable show was captured on the release “A Long Day's Night,” so titled because it took place during the summer solstice. For two hours, guitarist/vocalists Eric Bloom and Buck Dharma, keyboardist/guitarist Allen Lanier, and their bandmates regale a revved-up crowd with Cult classics like "Burnin’ for You," "Last Days of May," "Godzilla," and, of course, "(Don't Fear) the Reaper.”

Highlights include over 2 hours of concert, rare interview footage, behind the scenes coverage, fan interviews, bio & discography information.

Watch the "behind the scenes" video!

Still image from Long Days Night restoration video

Look behind the scenes 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.

Visit The News for tracklisting and further information.



November 5, 2020

Accolades for "The Symbol Remains"

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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 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

Enter for a chance to win a guitar signed by BOC from classics du jour dot com

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"


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"


Eight releases so far in 2020 — And TWO MORE coming DECEMBER 4th!

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. And before the year is out, the band will welcome two more additions on December 4th! A new archival live album, "Live at Rock of Ages Festival 2016," and a newly restored and remastered version of "Long Day's Night," the 2002 performance from Navy Pier in Chicago, IL. Both will be released on CD+DVD, BluRay, and 2xLP.

Previous 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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November 5, 2020

"Live at Rock of Ages Festival 2016" coming December 4th

A new live archival release

Rock of Ages Festival album cover

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November 5, 2020

"Long Day's Night" rerelease coming December 4th

Restored and remastered!

Rock of Ages Festival album cover

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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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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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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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