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November 19, 2020

RECORD STORE DAY/BLACK FRIDAY EXCLUSIVE!

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 "LIVE AT ROCK OF AGES FESTIVAL 2016," OUT DECEMBER 4, 2020

"Harvest Moon" video now available!

Blue Oyster Cult album Rock of Ages Festival 2016

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. Additionally, the label will also reissue "A Long Day's Night" on the same date (ex-North and South America). Fans can get their first taste of the "Live At Rock Of Ages Festival 2016" via a live performance of 'Harvest Moon' from the release:

Watch "Harvest Moon"

Blue Oyster Cult playing Harvest Moon live

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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. See below for tracklisting and further information.


Blue Oyster Cult album Rock of Ages Festival 2016

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LIVE AT ROCK OF AGES FESTIVAL 2016

Tracklisting & Line-up:


Live at Rock of Ages Festival 2016

CD & 2xLP

  1. This Ain't The Summer Of Love
  2. Golden Age Of Leather
  3. Burnin' For You
  4. Od'd On Life Itself
  5. Harvest Moon
  6. Me-262
  7. Buck's Boogie
  8. Lips In The Hills
  9. Then Came The Last Days Of May
  10. Godzilla
  11. (Don't Fear) The Reaper

DVD

  1. Golden Age Of Leather
  2. Burnin' For You
  3. Od'd On Life Itself
  4. Harvest Moon
  5. Me-262
  6. Buck's Boogie
  7. Lips In The Hills
  8. Then Came The Last Days Of May
  9. Godzilla
  10. (Don't Fear) The Reaper

BluRay

  1. Golden Age Of Leather
  2. Burnin' For You
  3. Od'd On Life Itself
  4. Harvest Moon
  5. Me-262
  6. Buck's Boogie
  7. Lips In The Hills
  8. Then Came The Last Days Of May
  9. Godzilla
  10. (Don't Fear) The Reaper
  11. BluRay Bonus Audio: This Ain’t The Summer Of Love (Stereo and Surround Mix)

Line-up:

  • Eric Bloom - Vocals, Guitar, Keyboards
  • Donald "Buck Dharma" Roeser - Guitar, Vocals
  • Richie Castellano - Keyboards, Guitar, Vocals
  • Jules Radino - Drums, Percussion
  • Kasim Sulton - Bass Guitar, Vocals

November 5, 2020

"LONG DAY'S NIGHT" RE-RELEASE SCHEDULED FOR DECEMBER 4, 2020

Restored and Remastered

Blue Oyster Cult album Long Days Night

In addition to the "Live at Rock of Ages Festival 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.

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.

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. See below for tracklisting and further information.

Behind the scenes video of restoring A Long Days Night

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

Blue Oyster Cult album A Long Day's Night'

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A Long Day's Night

Tracklisting & Line-up:


A Long Day's Night

CD & 2xLP

  1. Stairway To The Stars
  2. Burnin’ For You
  3. O.D.'d On Life Itself
  4. Dance On Stilts
  5. Buck's Boogie
  6. Mistress of the Salmon Salt (Quicklime Girl)
  7. Harvest Moon
  8. Astronomy
  9. Cities On Flame With Rock ‘N’ Roll
  10. Perfect Water
  11. Lips In The Hills
  12. Godzilla
  13. (Don't Fear) The Reaper

DVD

  1. Stairway to the Stars
  2. Burnin’ for You
  3. O.D.'d on Life Itself
  4. E.T.I. (Extra Terrestrial Intelligence)
  5. Dance on Stilts
  6. Harvester of Eyes
  7. Buck's Boogie
  8. Mistress of the Salmon Salt (Quicklime Girl)
  9. Flaming Telepaths
  10. Harvest Moon
  11. Then Came the Last Days of May
  12. Cities on Flame with Rock-and-Roll
  13. ME 262
  14. Perfect Water
  15. Lips in the Hills
  16. Godzilla
  17. (Don't Fear) The Reaper
  18. Dominance and Submission
  19. The Red and the Black

BluRay

  1. Stairway to the Stars
  2. Burnin’ for You
  3. O.D.'d on Life Itself
  4. E.T.I. (Extra Terrestrial Intelligence)
  5. Dance on Stilts
  6. Harvester of Eyes
  7. Buck's Boogie
  8. Mistress of the Salmon Salt (Quicklime Girl)
  9. Flaming Telepaths
  10. Harvest Moon
  11. Then Came the Last Days of May
  12. Cities on Flame with Rock-and-Roll
  13. ME 262
  14. Perfect Water
  15. Lips in the Hills
  16. Godzilla
  17. (Don't Fear) The Reaper
  18. Dominance and Submission
  19. The Red and the Black

Blu-ray bonus content:

  • Joan Crawford (Previously Unreleased Video Performance)
  • Astronomy (Previously Unreleased Video Performance)

Line-up:

  • Donald Buck Dharma Roeser - Guitar, Vocals
  • Eric Bloom - Vocals, Guitar, Keyboards
  • Allen Lanier - Keyboards, Guitar
  • Bobby Rondinelli - Drums, Percussion
  • Danny Miranda - Bass, Vocals

November 5, 2020

NEW STUDIO ALBUM "THE SYMBOL REMAINS" RECEIVES CRITICAL ACCLAIM

Blue Oyster Cult photo

The release announcements of "Live at Rock of Ages 2016" and the reissue of "A Long Day's Night" come 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 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" makes a splash!


Billboard album charts graphic Worldwide album charts graphic

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"

from classic rock website Classics du Jour


enter to win an autographed BOC guitar at 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 TODAY!

Blue Öyster Cult's New Album Arrives!


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"

still from The Alchemist video

The wait is finally over, and the new album is here! And with it comes the debut of the fourth video for "The Alchemist" (see story below).

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."

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."

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 aspects of superior guitar playing.

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

Order your copy of "The Symbol Remains" today!

October 9, 2020

Blue Öyster Cult Release New Music Video for “The Alchemist"

Latest video release from "The Symbol Remains"


Still image from The Alchemist video

In addition to the release of "The Symbol Remains," Blue Öyster Cult is also premiering their fourth music video from the album! Check out “The Alchemist,” written by Richie Castellano, and masterfully sung by Eric Bloom. WATCH "The Alchemist" on Frontiers Music srl's official YouTube channel.

Watch the previous three music videos, "That Was Me," "Box In My Head," and "Tainted Blood":

"That Was Me" was the first music video from "Symbol." Released on September 1, and features a fun surprise cameo!
Still image from the That Was Me video
"Box In My Head" was the second music video released on September 10.
Still image from the Box In My Head video
"Tainted Blood," the third video was released on September 25.
Still image from the Tainted Blood video

October 7, 2020

Blue Öyster Cult on Lineup for Rescheduled Rock Legends Cruise IX

Sailing Feb. 14-18, 2022


Rock Legends Cruise IX ad

While the Rock Legends Cruise IX was postponed from February 2021, it will instead sail in Feburary of 2022, and Blue Öyster Cult will be aboard. 2022 will be the band's 50th anniversary year, so the cruise will be a special one.

For more information, visit the Rock Legends Cruise website.


Reservations are open to reserve your cabin for the cruise.

October 5, 2020

Eric & Buck to appear on Long Island's Newsday Live

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" of some sort. 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 Release New Music Video for “Tainted Blood"

Taken From Upcoming New Album, "The Symbol Remains"


Still image from Tainted Blood video

Today, Blue Öyster Cult released a new music video for "Tainted Blood," the third video release from the upcoming new album. Check out the band's just-premiered video for the single “Tainted Blood,” written by Eric Bloom and Richie Castellano, which features lead vocals by guitarist Richie Castellano. WATCH "Tainted Blood" on Frontiers Music srl's official YouTube channel.

Watch the previous two music videos, "That Was Me" and "Box In My Head":

"That Was Me" was the first music video from "Symbol." Released on September 1, and features a fun surprise cameo!
Still image from the That Was Me video

"Box In My Head" was the second music video released on September 10. Still image from the Box In My Head video

Blue Öyster Cult will release their new studio album, "The Symbol Remains" on October 9, 2020 on CD/LP/Limited Edition Color LP/Digital.

The first run of limited edition color vinyl is sold out, but three new colors have been added. They are selling FAST too, so if you want one, then move fast. ONLY AVAILABLE from Frontiers' U.S. and EU stores. See link below to pre-order.

Pre-order Blue Öyster Cult's new album, "The Symbol Remains". Releasing October 9th! Less than one month from today!

September 10, 2020

Blue Öyster Cult Release Music Video for "Box In My Head"

Second Music Video from Next Month's New Album, "The Symbol Remains"


Still image from Box In My Head video

Today, the band has released a new music video for "Box In My Head," the second video release from the upcoming new album. WATCH "Box In My Head" on Frontiers Music srl's official YouTube channel.
Still image from the That Was Me video

On September 1, the band released the first video, "That Was Me", which features a fun surprise cameo! So, watch that one, too!


Pre-order Blue Öyster Cult's new album, "The Symbol Remains". Releasing October 9th! Less than one month from today!

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. Pre-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".

Both the song (as it appears on the album) and video feature a special guest appearance on backing vocals and cowbell...

WATCH the new video for "That Was Me" on
Frontiers Music srl's official YouTube channel.

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

Pre-order Blue Öyster Cult's new album, "The Symbol Remains". Releasing October 9th!

August 28, 2020

Blue Öyster Cult Announce New Studio Album "The Symbol Remains" Due October 9, 2020
on Frontiers Music Srl

Two Singles, "That Was Me" & Box In My Head Out Now CD/LP/Limited Edition Color LP/Digital Pre-Orders Available Now


Blue Öyster Cult will return with a mammoth new studio album “The Symbol Remains“ on October 9, 2020. Coming nearly two decades after the release of their last studio album, “Curse of the Hidden Mirror,” the album showcases a band who hasn’t been slowed by the time passed, but simply unphased by it. “The Symbol Remains” is one of the band’s most spirited, diverse, and inspired releases to date. Fans can listen to two new songs from the album, 'That Was Me' and 'Box In My Head' at the links below or on any music streaming service:

Blue Oyster Cult's new album The Symbol Remains Listen to "That Was Me"
Listen to "Box In My Head"

The album will be available on CD, 2xLP, Limited Edition Color Vinyl 2xLP, and digital formats.
Pre-order or Pre-save "The Symbol Remains"

The limited edition color LPs (Green, Crystal, Blue) are extremely limited pressing (200 of each, worldwide) and only available from the Frontiers' U.S. and EU webstores. http://radi.al/FrontiersMusic


As the old saying goes, “good things come to those who wait” and the 14 songs showcased on "The Symbol Remains" embody that. The BÖC faithful will be delighted given that the band has delivered an extremely inspired album. Ultimately, this sounds like a band looking back at their storied catalog and giving the fans a bit of everything they’ve ever loved about BÖC, while simultaneously continuing to evolve.

Blue Öyster Cult started sessions for the new album in earnest in 2019, bringing songs to the table that had previously been in the works as well as working on new ones. The goal was to craft an album that gives an appropriate portrait of where the band is in the here and now.

"With the song demos emerging for this record, we realized there was as much if not more variety in style and content on this record as any in our history,” tells Eric Bloom "We embraced this and the thing tying all the disparate elements together is the band’s sound and performance."

"The goal was for the new music to stand up to the quality and vitality of our legacy recordings, and I believe we have successfully done that,” adds Donald “Buck Dharma” Roeser. “Other than that, the sound of our voices and style of our writing and playing can’t help but sound familiar to fans of our work."

“The album title, “The Symbol Remains” comes from a quote of an old Sandy Pearlman lyric, which basically we are using to show that the band is back and still rocking after all these years. To me, it means we’re still here and doing what we do...” explains Eric Bloom.

As fans well know, Bloom and Roeser are the two steadfast members remaining from the “classic" lineup of the band, but Jules Radino, Danny Miranda, and Richie Castellano are all long time members. Their constant touring has truly caused them to gel as a unit and you can hear it in the performances on “The Symbol Remains”. Jules, Danny, and Richie here have left their mark on the 50+ years of Blue Öyster Cult history.

"We wanted to record the current band’s lineup for some time and the result of Jules, Danny, Richie, Eric and myself giving our all on “The Symbol Remains” speaks for itself,” says Buck Dharma.

While the current world situation caused some distress, the band is still very happy with the final result. "The Covid-19 lockdown slowed the completion of the record. We were prevented from traveling and collaborating in person. But luckily we had already done the basic tracks. We resorted to video conferencing and producing each other over the internet. Fortunately, the technology exists at this moment in time to do that. The live performance cancellations gave us a little more time to carefully consider the finishing touches. We also sent the album out to be mixed by Tom Lord-Alge and we worked together over the internet on that as well,” adds Buck Dharma.

Formed on Long Island at the end of the '60s, Blue Öyster Cult are best known for their massive singles "(Don't Fear) The Reaper," "Burnin' for You," and "Godzilla." Riff-heavy and head-banging while intelligently hook-laden, the band remains a constant touring presence and as relevant as ever. Pioneering the heavy metal style while providing inspiration to psychedelic jam bands and arena rockers alike, genre-benders Blue Öyster Cult is a widely respected classic rock band with a storied catalog., The band has been covered by everyone from Metallica and HIM to moe, which showcases the wide ranging influence of their music.


Tracklist

  1. That Was Me
  2. Box In My Head
  3. Tainted Blood
  4. Nightmare Epiphany
  5. Edge Of The World
  6. The Machine
  7. Train True (Lennie’s Song)
  8. The Return Of St. Cecilia
  9. Stand And Fight
  10. Florida Man
  11. The Alchemist
  12. Secret Road
  13. There’s A Crime
  14. Fight

Line-up:

  1. Eric Bloom
  2. Donald “Buck Dharma” Roeser
  3. Richie Castellano
  4. Danny Miranda
  5. Jules Radino

August 27, 2020

Blue Öyster Cult to Debut "The Symbol Remains" Today on New York's Q104.3 FM @ 5pm EDT

DJ Ken Dashow will be interviewing BÖC and spinning some new tracks!

Blue Oyster Cult's new album The Symbol Remains

Eric & Buck will be appearing on Ken Dashow's Live @5 program today, August 27, on Q104.3. There will be new tunes! Tune in at 5pm (EDT) or listen online for the world premiere!

  1. Q104.3 website
  2. Twitter
  3. Facebook
  4. Instagram

August 14, 2020

Coming October 9 — Blue Öyster Cult's New Album,
"The Symbol Remains"

Cover and Tracklist revealed!

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! Pre-order information and your first taste of music in the coming weeks. Stay tuned!

Tracklist

  1. That Was Me
  2. Box In My Head
  3. Tainted Blood
  4. Nightmare Epiphany
  5. Edge Of The World
  6. The Machine
  7. Train True (Lennie’s Song)
  8. The Return Of St. Cecilia
  9. Stand And Fight
  10. Florida Man
  11. The Alchemist
  12. Secret Road
  13. There’s A Crime
  14. Fight

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

"Six Degrees of Sarzo," a radio show hosted by former BÖC bassist Rudy Sarzo is going to have a Blue Öyster Cult special airing today, August 8, on the Monsters of Rock radio network. The show will be 4 hours of "stories, songs and salvation" with Rudy, Buck and Eric.

The show will be aired four times:
  • August 8, at 10am PST
  • Sunday, August 9 at 4pm PST
  • Tuesday, August 11 at 8pm PST
  • Thursday, August 13 at 1am PST

Listen online on the Monsters of Rock radio network website, or download the Dash Radio app, and tune in to channel 502.

August 7, 2020

JUST RELEASED! 45th Anniversary Live in London

Album cover Blue Oyster Cult 45th Anniversary Live in London

Today is the release date for the latest special live set, this time, "45th Anniversary - Live In London." Recorded in 2017 at the O2 Indigo during the Stone Free Music Festival, this show's centerpiece is the performance, in its entirety, of Blue Öyster Cult's debut album, as well as other tunes from the band's catalog. This release is available on CD+DVD, Blu-Ray, and 180 gram Vinyl. The video versions also have extra behind-the-scenes footage.

BUY 45th Anniversary Live in London!

July 23, 2020

ON TAPE FOREVER - BONUS EDITION VOL. 9 RELEASED ON BÖC YOUTUBE CHANNEL

BOC YouTube Channel

I thought we were fresh out of shows on the shelf, but lo & behold, here are two more, including last Saturday's Drive-In Live show!

Subscribe to our YouTube channel here: youtube.com/blueoystercultofficial


VOLUME NINE CONTENTS:

BÖC in Virginia Beach, VA, September 1, 2012. (Found this one while I was cleaning up stuff on an old hard drive)

BÖC in Swanzey, NH, July 18, 2020. First post-lockdown show at Cheshire Fairgrounds with a drive-in audience. STILL ON TOUR FOREVER!!!!!!! Multi-camera IMAG video and soundboard audio.


Note: The quality is sometimes less than stellar (especially on some of the oldest material), as the "master tape" for many of these is a VHS cassette from an in-house video system.

JUNE 30, 2020 (updated July 8, 2020)

ON TOUR FOREVER RESUMES!

BLUE ÖYSTER CULT TO PLAY DRIVE-IN CONCERT!

Blue Oyster Cult to play at Drive In Live

Get your motor runnin'... Head out to New Hampshire!

Blue Öyster Cult will be playing a Drive-in Live concert at the Cheshire Fairgrounds in Swanzey, NH, 247 Monadnock Highway, on July 18 (rescheduled from July 11 due to thunderstorms).

This will be the band's first show since March 8th, when their schedule was interrupted by Covid-19.

This show is sure to be a unique event — and a great opportunity to experience live music again, in a safe way.

Tickets are on sale now: Buy Tickets! and experience this unique Blue Öyster Cult concert!

June 29, 2020

BLUE ÖYSTER CULT ANNOUNCES NEW LIVE RELEASE "45TH ANNIVERSARY - LIVE IN LONDON," OUT AUGUST 7, 2020

Blue Oyster Cult album 45th Anniversary - Live In London

Another special live release from our archives is coming via Frontiers Music srl! "45th Anniversary - Live In London" will be released on August 7, 2020 on CD/DVD, Blu-ray, and 2-LP Vinyl. The performance, captured in London at the O2 Indigo during the Stone Free Music Festival, includes a full performance of our debut album, plus more cuts from the catalog.

To Pre-order: Preorder 45th Anniversary - Live in London


LIVE VIDEO OF "STAIRWAY TO THE STARS" OUT NOW!

Blue Oyster Cult playing Stairway to the Stars live

Watch a performance of "Stairway To The Stars" from the release!

We are also nearing completion of the new studio album, "The Symbol Remains," which will be released in October 2020 via Frontiers as well.


Official Press Release:

In 2017, the mighty BLUE ÖYSTER CULT celebrated their 45th Anniversary with a run of festival and headline dates across the UK and Europe. The band's appearance in London at the O2 INDIGO at the Stone Free Festival on June 17th started with a performance of BÖC's first album played in its entirety, a celebration of the 45th anniversary of its release. In addition, the band added special select cuts from their catalog to the set.

The full show was filmed in 4K UHD and is another one-of-a-kind archival release which fans of the band cannot miss.

Hailing from New York, Blue Öyster Cult have garnered huge critical acclaim and a dedicated fanbase built on their studio albums, tracks like "(Don’t Fear) The Reaper," "Godzilla," & "Burnin' For You," and their awesome live shows.

"45th Anniversary - Live In London" joins other special 2020 archival releases from the band including "Hard Rock Live Cleveland 2014," "40th Anniversary - Agents Of Fortune - Live 2016," and "iHeart Radio Theater N.Y.C. 2012."

See full tracklisting below:


Blue Oyster Cult album 45th Anniversary - Live In London

PREORDER:
45TH ANNIVERSARY - LIVE IN LONDON

Tracklisting & Line-up:


45th Anniversary - Live In London
CD, Blu-Ray & 2-LP Vinyl:

  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 Watch "Stairway to the Stars" Video
  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. Buck's Boogie
  12. Godzilla
  13. (Don't Fear) The Reaper
  14. Tattoo Vampire
  15. Hot Rails To Hell

Extras…

  • Behind-The-Scenes Bonus Video Footage

Line-up:

  • Eric Bloom - Vocals, Guitar, Keyboards
  • Donald "Buck Dharma" Roeser - Guitar, Vocals
  • Richie Castellano - Keyboards, Guitar, Vocals
  • Danny Miranda - Bass Guitar, Vocals
  • Jules Radino - Drums, Percussion

JUNE 26, 2020

BLUE ÖYSTER CULT: THE SYMBOL REMAINS
NEW ALBUM ON SCHEDULE FOR FALL RELEASE

BLUE ÖYSTER CULT
The Symbol Remains

RELEASE DATE: October 2020

Blue Öyster Cult return with a mammoth new studio album, The Symbol Remains this October. Coming nearly two decades after the release of their last studio album Curse of the Hidden Mirror, the album showcases a band who hasn’t been slowed by the time passed, but is simply unphased by it. The Symbol Remains is one of their most spirited, diverse, and inspired releases to date.

As the saying goes, "good things come to those who wait," and the 14 new songs on display here embody that. Fans will be delighted with an extremely inspired album which ultimately sounds like a band looking back at their storied catalog and giving the fans a bit of everything they've ever loved about BÖC, while simultaneously continuing to evolve.

Blue Öyster Cult are best known for their massive singles "(Don't Fear) The Reaper," "Burnin' for You," and "Godzilla." Riff-heavy and head-banging while intelligently hook-laden, the band remains a constant touring presence and as relevant as ever. Pioneering the heavy metal style while providing inspiration to psychedelic jam bands and arena rockers alike, genre-benders Blue Öyster Cult are a widely respected classic rock band with a storied catalog., BÖC has been covered by everyone from Metallica and HIM to moe., which showcases the wide range influence of their music.

Line-up:
Eric Bloom
Donald “Buck Dharma” Roeser
Richie Castellano
Danny Miranda
Jules Radino

JUNE 23, 2020

NEW BUCK DHARMA INTERVIEW
ON AXS TV!

Buck Dharma Interview now on AXS TV

AXS TV just released a new interview with Buck Dharma for their "At Home and Social Online" video series. The series was launched to "fulfill the live music void," and it features home performances and personal discussions with musicians to their fans, followers and friends across all AXS TV media channels.

Watch the video at any of these links:

YouTube
AXS TV website
Facebook
Twitter

JUNE 12, 2020

JUST RELEASED! iHEART RADIO N.Y.C. 2012 & CURSE OF THE HIDDEN MIRROR

Album cover Blue Oyster Cult iHeart Radio NYC 2012

Today is the release date for two more BÖC records from Frontiers srl! iHeart Radio N.Y.C. 2012 features the band's performance at iHeart Radio Theater in New York City from December 17, 2012. The show was in celebration of the band's 40th anniversary. Available on CD+DVD, Blu-Ray, and 180 gram Vinyl.

GET iHeart Radio N.Y.C. 2012! (U.S. Store)


Album cover Blue Oyster Cult Curse of the Hidden Mirror

"Curse of the Hidden Mirror" was originally released in 2001, but is now being re-released for Europe & Asia! This release also marks its first time being released on vinyl — and it will be on two 180-gram albums packaged in a deluxe gatefold sleeve.

GET Curse of the Hidden Mirror! (E.U. Store)

June 10, 2020

ON TAPE FOREVER - VOL. 8 RELEASED ON BÖC YOUTUBE CHANNEL

BOC YouTube Channel

Going out with a BANG!

The cupboard is almost bare, so this will be the last of this series as we go back to our day job of high quality, re-edited and remixed commercial releases of professionally recorded performances and reissues of out of print catalog items.

For our swan song, we have 4 items which span pretty much the entire nearly five decade run of the amazing BLUE ÖYSTER CULT.

Subscribe to our YouTube channel here: youtube.com/blueoystercultofficial


VOLUME EIGHT CONTENTS:

Watch all videos as a playlist!

Jim's DVD #5, This last installment from super fan Jim Valentini features performance from Winnipeg in '77 and performance plus backstage footage from Houston in '78.

BÖC in Clarkston MI, August 11, 1998. Now known as the DTE Energy Music Theatre, it was still called PINE KNOB when this was shot in 1998.

BÖC in Port Washington, NY, November 27, 2012. The first all-acoustic BÖC show, on our home turf — Long Island!

BÖC at Apollo Hammersmith, London, England, July 29, 2016. The final "Agents of Fortune" show with special guest Albert Bouchard. Sold out weeks in advance, the 2-set show ran nearly 2.5 hours, and some have said it was the best BÖC show ever.


Note: The quality is sometimes less than stellar (especially on some of the oldest material), as the "master tape" for many of these is a VHS cassette from an in-house video system.

June 3, 2020

ON TAPE FOREVER - VOL. 7 RELEASED ON BÖC YOUTUBE CHANNEL

BOC YouTube Channel

Release #7 of archive video is online! This week, 1 domestic and 1 import spanning 2 decades.

Blue Öyster Cult is releasing weekly new archive video material on their official YouTube channel.

Subscribe to our YouTube channel here: youtube.com/blueoystercultofficial


VOLUME SEVEN CONTENTS:

Watch all videos as a playlist!

BÖC Live at Pine Knob, Clarkston, MI, August 3, 1999. Pine Knob from 1999, probably one of the BOC most frequently played venues.

BÖC at Apollo Hammersmith, London, England, February 22, 2019. When BOC first played this venue in '75, when it was known as the Hammersmith Odeon. Returning to the venue in 2019, with a nearly 2 hour show, the seats had been removed and it was now called the Apollo Hammersmith.


Note: The quality is sometimes less than stellar (especially on some of the oldest material), as the "master tape" for many of these is a VHS cassette from an in-house video system.

Check back next week for the next installment!

June 1, 2020

BUCK & ERIC TO HOST ROCK N' ROLL FANTASY CAMP ONLINE MASTERCLASS JUNE 20

Buck and Eric to offer online class

On the evening of Saturday, June 20, you can take part in a live, interactive, online Masterclass with Buck and Eric of Blue Oyster Cult!

You and 24 others will join Buck and Eric as they share stories, tips and overall knowledge on performance and songwriting from their 50+ years of experience as members of Blue Öyster Cult! Directly ask them a question you've always wanted to know in this live and interactive masterclass!

Secure your spot NOW! Only 25 available spots! Event will sell out quickly!
Buy tickets

May 27, 2020

ON TAPE FOREVER - VOL. 6 RELEASED ON BÖC YOUTUBE CHANNEL

BOC YouTube Channel

Release #6 of archive video is online! This week is 4-plus hours, this time, all from the '90s!

Blue Öyster Cult is releasing weekly new archive video material on their official YouTube channel.

Subscribe to our YouTube channel here: youtube.com/blueoystercultofficial


VOLUME SIX CONTENTS:

Watch all videos as a playlist!

BÖC Live at New Georges, San Rafael, CA, May 6, 1991. Includes a rare 90's performance of 7 Screaming Diz-Busters.

BÖC at Mirage, Minneapolis, MN, September 13, 1991. The third show from the venue's house video system.

BÖC at Toad's Place, New Haven, CT, October 7, 1994 - Is there a venue BOC played more frequently than Toad's Place?


Note: The quality is sometimes less than stellar (especially on some of the oldest material), as the "master tape" for many of these is a VHS cassette from an in-house video system.

Check back next week for the next installment!

May 20, 2020

ON TAPE FOREVER - VOL. 5 RELEASED ON BÖC YOUTUBE CHANNEL

BOC YouTube Channel

Release #5 of archive video is online!

Blue Öyster Cult is releasing weekly new archive video material on their official YouTube channel.

Subscribe to our YouTube channel here: youtube.com/blueoystercultofficial


VOLUME FIVE CONTENTS:

Watch all videos as a playlist!

BÖC Live at Toad's Place, New Haven, CT, June 26, 1992. Interesting set list for this one - including 2 songs from "Bad Channels."

BÖC Agents of Fortune show at Academy, Dublin, Ireland, July 28, 2016. BÖC's first and only appearance in Ireland (so far).

BÖC at the Orange County Fair, Costa Mesa, CA, July 16, 2017 - In-house HD video feed.


Note: The quality is sometimes less than stellar (especially on some of the oldest material), as the "master tape" for many of these is a VHS cassette from an in-house video system.

Check back next week for the next installment!

May 13, 2020

ON TAPE FOREVER - VOL. 4 RELEASED ON BÖC YOUTUBE CHANNEL

BOC YouTube Channel

Release #4 of archive video is online!

Blue Öyster Cult is releasing weekly new archive video material on their official YouTube channel.

Subscribe to our YouTube channel here: youtube.com/blueoystercultofficial


VOLUME FOUR CONTENTS:

Watch all videos as a playlist!

Jim's DVD #4 — 4th installment from Jim is a smorgasbord of early live footage.

BÖC Live at New George's, San Rafael, CA, Apr. 30, 1988. early show. 1st show of a 2 show evening. The video quality is mediocre at best, but the "master tape" for this is a VHS cassette.

BÖC at Mirage Minneapolis, MN Oct. 27, 1990. There are a few glitches on the source tape and the audio mix is "light" on bass and EB and AL guitars but another really great 100 minute show.

BÖC & friends Tribute to ALLEN LANIER, B.B. King's, June 17, 2016 - A special New York night celebrating the life and songs of a very special man with family, friends and fans.

BÖC at Cache Creek Casino, Brooks, CA April 21, 2018. Shot in HD.


Note: The quality is sometimes less than stellar (especially on some of the oldest material), as the "master tape" for many of these is a VHS cassette from an in-house video system.

Check back next week for the next installment!

May 6, 2020

ON TAPE FOREVER - VOL. 3 RELEASED ON BÖC YOUTUBE CHANNEL

BOC YouTube Channel

Release #3 of archive video is online!

Blue Öyster Cult is releasing weekly new archive video material on their official YouTube channel.

Subscribe to our YouTube channel here: youtube.com/blueoystercultofficial


VOLUME THREE CONTENTS:

Watch all videos as a playlist!

Jim's DVD #3 — The 3rd in this series has some cool footage from Duluth '76 & 77.

BÖC Live at Toad's Place, New Haven CT, Sept. 20, 1990. Another stellar night at the famed CT venue.

BÖC at the Colorado State Fair Rockfest, Sept. 5, 1994.

BÖC Live at the Marion County Fair, Salem, OR, July 14, 2012, with a stellar version "See You In Black."

New York, NY from April 7, 2016 at B.B. King's — The 1st of the "Agents Of Fortune" shows with special guest Albert Bouchard.


Note: The quality is sometimes less than stellar (especially on some of the oldest material), as the "master tape" for many of these is a VHS cassette from an in-house video system.

Check back next week for the next installment!

May 1, 2020

JULES AND DANNY OFFER VIDEO BASS & DRUMS MASTER CLASS


Jules and Danny have teamed up on Facebook Live to present a special online class to talk about the finer points of the rhythm section. In this episode, they dive into a few Blue Öyster Cult tracks and talk about Long Island pizza.

Danny & Jules Bass and Drums Masterclass

April 29, 2020

ON TAPE FOREVER - VOL. 2 RELEASED ON BÖC YOUTUBE CHANNEL

BOC YouTube Channel

Release #2 of archive video is available now!

Blue Öyster Cult is releasing weekly new archive video material on their official YouTube channel.

Subscribe to our YouTube channel here: youtube.com/blueoystercultofficial


VOLUME TWO CONTENTS: Volume #2 once again covers each of the last 5 decades!

Watch all videos as a playlist!

INDIVIDUAL VIDEOS:

Jim's DVD #2 — The 2nd installment from Jim takes us to Minneapolis '79 and Jones Beach NY '78. Watch

New Haven,CT — Toad's Place, January 3, 1989. Audio from this show was simulcast on New Haven CT radio station WPLR.

3 songs from UNDER THE RAIL in Seattle WA on March 5th, 1993.

House of Blues, Orlando, FL, May 5th, 2000. This is one of the earlier ventures to do live streaming.

Los Angeles, 2016 - The second of two "Agents of Fortune" 40th Anniversary shows at the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills CA, with guest Albert Bouchard.


Note: The quality is sometimes less than stellar (especially on some of the oldest material), as the "master tape" for many of these is a VHS cassette from an in-house video system.

Check back next week for the next installment!

April 22, 2020

ON TAPE FOREVER - VOL. 1

NEW ARCHIVE VIDEO FOOTAGE NOW ON BÖC YOUTUBE CHANNEL

BOC YouTube Channel

This project has been in the works for over a year, and what better time to launch than while many people are in lock-down and there are no live shows happening.

Starting today we are rolling out a series of archived videos on our official YouTube channel spanning the entire career of the amazing BLUE ÖYSTER CULT.

Subscribe to our YouTube channel here: www.youtube.com/blueoystercultofficial


VOLUME ONE CONTENTS:

This first batch includes material from each of the last 5 decades.

Watch all Vol.1 as a playlist!

INDIVIDUAL VIDEOS:

Jim's DVD #1 Probably the earliest known footage of BÖC courtesy of longtime friend and superfan Jim Valentini including some that are silent! Volume # 1 from Duluth & Winnipeg'77, Minot '79 and Rockford '75.

San Rafael CA — Late show from April 1988. The audio was simulcast on a local radio station.

Minneapolis MN from July of 1990. Includes a rare 90's outing of "Veteran of the Psychic Wars."

Anaheim CA from February 2001 — Live at the Sun Theater.

New York, NY from April 2016 — The 1st of the "Agents Of Fortune" shows with special guest Albert Bouchard.


Keep in mind, the quality is sometimes less than stellar (especially on some of the oldest material), as the "master tape" for many of these is a VHS cassette from an in-house video system.

There's nine hours of material here so sit back, relax and enjoy - after you WASH YOUR HANDS!

Don't forget to check back next week for the next installment!

April 21, 2020

BÖC "GODZILLA" - LOCKDOWN EDITION VIDEO

Blue Oyster Cult performs Godzilla remotely

While "ON TOUR FOREVER" is temporarily on hold we took a short break from working on our next album to record this from everyone's home studio.

Hope we can get back on the road and see you all soon.

Meanwhile, stay safe & ENJOY!

Watch video on YouTube

March 18, 2020

BUCK DHARMA PARTICIPATES IN COWBELL CHALLENGE

Buck Dharma participating in the Cowbell Challenge

Tonight Show host, Jimmy Fallon, called out to people to participate in the "Cowbell Challenge" to help lift spirits during the coronavirus quarantine.

Fallon said, “I think I might start a thing by the way… it’s the Cowbell Challenge,” Fallon said during an interview on the Today show on Thursday morning, and called on everyone in the country to gather on Friday at 3 p.m. EST to show coronavirus who’s boss.

"I want everyone to get out your cowbell, get out a pot and pan… open a window, open a door — if you have a balcony, good for you — let's go, let’s make some noise,” he said. "Tell this virus to get away from us, we don’t want you." Buck's video is posted on Facebook. Watch video on Facebook

March 16, 2020

BLUE ÖYSTER CULT ANNOUNCES NEW LIVE RELEASE "iHEART RADIO N.Y.C. 2012," OUT June 12, 2020

LIVE VIDEO OF "BURNIN' FOR YOU" OUT NOW

"CURSE OF THE HIDDEN MIRROR" REISSUE FOR EUROPE & ASIA ALSO OUT JUNE 12, 2020

Blue Oyster Cult playing Burnin For You live
Watch a video of the "Burnin' For You" performance -->

Blue Öyster Cult have announced another special archival live album and long-form video, this time from their performance at iHeartRadio Theater in New York. This show took place on December 17th, 2012 in an intimate setting for an audience of just 200 fans. This special show was arranged in celebration of the band’s 40th Anniversary, to coincide the release of "The Columbia Albums Collection" box set.

Recorded by an army of cameramen for a webcast, the show is now being commercially released for the first time on CD+DVD, Blu-ray and Vinyl on June 12, 2020 via Frontiers Music Srl. See full tracklisting below.

Pre-order the release here: Order iHeart Radio N.Y.C. 2012


Blue Oyster Cult album iHeart Radio NYC 2012

iHEART RADIO N.Y.C. 2012

PREORDER: Preorder iHeart Radio N.Y.C. 2012

Tracklisting & Line-up:

 

CD

  1. R. U. Ready 2 Rock
  2. Golden Age of Leather
  3. Burnin' For You
  4. This Ain't the Summer of Love
  5. Shooting Shark
  6. Cities on Flame with Rock and Roll
  7. Career of Evil
  8. The Vigil
  9. Black Blade
  10. Godzilla
  11. (Don't Fear) The Reaper

DVD / BluRay

  1. R. U. Ready 2 Rock
  2. Golden Age of Leather
  3. Burnin' For You
  4. Shooting Shark
  5. Cities on Flame with Rock and Roll
  6. Career of Evil
  7. The Vigil
  8. Black Blade
  9. Godzilla
  10. (Don't Fear) The Reaper
  11. This Ain't the Summer of Love* (audio only on Blu-Ray)

Extras…

  • Band interview

Line-up:

  • Eric Bloom - Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals
  • Donald "Buck Dharma" Roeser - Guitar, Vocals
  • Richie Castellano - Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals
  • Jules Radino - Drums, Percussion
  • Kasim Sulton - Bass, Vocals
 

"CURSE OF THE HIDDEN MIRROR" REISSUE FOR EUROPE & ASIA OUT JUNE 12, 2020

Also coming on June 12 will be a re-release of "Curse Of The Hidden Mirror," Blue Öyster Cult's 14th studio album. Originally released in 2001 on Sanctuary Records, the album has been out of print for some time. This will also be the first time it has been officially made available on vinyl.

"Curse of the Hidden Mirror" shows that BÖC were still smart enough to play to their strengths, wearing their standing as '70s classic rock legends as a badge of honour.

The album title comes from a song on an unreleased 1970 album by the Stalk-Forrest Group — the band that would eventually become Blue Öyster Cult. Cyberpunk science fiction writer John Shirley wrote the lyrics for several songs, while the music is classic Blue Öyster Cult.

This release is available worldwide, excluding North and South America.

Blue Oyster Cult album Curse of the Hidden Mirror

Curse of the Hidden Mirror

Tracklisting & Line-up:

PREORDER: Preorder "Curse of the Hidden Mirror"

Tracklisting & Line-up:

 

Tracklist "Curse of the Hidden Mirror":

  1. Dance On Stilts
  2. Showtime
  3. The Old Gods Return
  4. Pocket
  5. One Step Ahead of the Devil
  6. I Just Like to Be Bad
  7. Here Comes That Feeling
  8. Out of the Darkness
  9. Stone of Love
  10. Eye of the Hurricane
  11. Good to Feel Hungry

Curse of the Hidden Mirror Line-up:

  • Eric Bloom: Vocals, Guitars
  • Buck Dharma: Vocals, Guitars
  • Allen Lanier: Guitars, Keyboards
  • Danny Miranda: Bass
  • Bobby Rondinelli: Drums

March 12, 2020 (update September 12, 2020)

RICHIE CASTELLANO HOSTS WEEKLY "MULTI-CAM ROCK SHOW"

Richie Castellano performing his one-man rock show

*Update: due to new Facebook policies, Richie now only livestreams on YouTube and Twitch. Please note the change.

Richie Castellano is going live every Sunday at 2 p.m. Eastern time (updated: formerly 1 p.m.) to play some of your favorite songs, live in his studio and streamed through his YouTube channel, Facebook live, and Twitch.

With everyone stuck at home, Richie has enlisted his technology skills and harnessed the Band Geek gear to create a one-man rock show, complete with flashing lights and different camera angles.

During the stream, those that are watching can interact in real time with Richie, requesting songs or bantering with him and the other audience members.

Although Richie is alone, he is playing along with fully orchestrated backing tracks that were recorded by the Band Geeks for their podcasts. Richie is able to not only switch between camera angles, but also switch in to bits of the Band Geek videos, so you can see the different Geeks performing, as well.

On a recent Sunday, he brought in Buck Dharma and Albert Bouchard as special video-conference guests to play "Veteran of the Psychic Wars."

Join Richie for an afternoon of rock and roll!

March 15, 2020

ON TOUR FOREVER — BUT LATER — CORONAVIRUS IMPACTS

Due to the coronavirus situation, some shows on the schedule may be postponed, rescheduled or cancelled. As schedule changes occur, they will appear on the On Tour page. BÖC hopes to see you again, soon! In the meantime, the band will be working on finishing up the new album! Stay safe! Wash your hands!

March 6, 2020

NOW AVAILABLE! 40TH ANNIVERSARY AGENTS OF FORTUNE LIVE 2016 & HEAVEN FORBID!

Today is the release date for the 40th Anniversary Agents of Fortune Live 2016 CD/DVD, BluRay, and Vinyl!

This was a live show recorded in-studio in Hollywood, CA for broadcast, and features special guest Albert Bouchard!

Heaven Forbid reissue released, as well!

The worldwide (excluding the Americas) reissue of "Heaven Forbid" is also released today!

ORDER NOW!

Blue Oyster Cult album 40th Anniversary - Agents of Fortune Live 2016 Blue Oyster Cult album Heaven Forbid
Order BÖC "40th Anniversary - Agents of Fortune Live 2016" (CD/DVD, Blu-Ray, LP) Order "Heaven Forbid" [Reissue/Remaster] (CD, LP)

January 31, 2020

BLUE ÖYSTER CULT ANNOUNCES NEW LIVE RELEASE "40th ANNIVERSARY - AGENTS OF FORTUNE - LIVE 2016," OUT MARCH 6, 2020

LIVE VIDEO OF "TRUE CONFESSIONS" OUT NOW

"HEAVEN FORBID" REISSUE FOR EUROPE & ASIA ALSO OUT MARCH 6, 2020

In celebration of the 40th anniversary of their widely celebrated album "Agents of Fortune," Blue Öyster Cult performed the seminal album in its glorious entirety at an exclusive concert for the Audience Music Network on Monday April 18, 2016 at Red Studios in Hollywood, CA in front of an intimate audience of invited guests. The performance was recorded by an army of cameramen for a DirectTV special, that is now being released on CD/DVD, Blu-Ray, and Vinyl on March 6, 2020 via Frontiers Music Srl. See full tracklisting below.

The intense creative vision of BÖC's original core duo of vocalist and lead guitarist Donald "Buck Dharma" Roeser, and vocalist and rhythm guitarist Eric Bloom are complemented by Richie Castellano on guitar and keyboards, and the longtime rhythm section comprised of bass guitarist Kasim Sulton, and drummer Jules Radino. As a special guest, founding member Albert Bouchard appears on guitar, percussion, and vocals on selected tracks, which was a real treat for longtime fans of the band.

Blue Öyster Cult's fourth album, "Agents Of Fortune" was originally released in 1976 and went on to achieve platinum sales status on the strength of songs such as "(Don't Fear) The Reaper," which was easily the band's biggest hit. Tinged with a more commercial sound that preserves the band's heavy metal base, while exploring new and varied musical forms, "Agents of Fortune" was the band's breakthrough album. Nothing they had produced previously prepared listeners for the level of sophistication the group found on "Agents of Fortune" and it's both an essential document of the band and an iconic release of '70s rock in general.

See a video of the "True Confessions" performance here:

Blue Oyster Cult playing True Confessions live

Pre-order the release here: https://orcd.co/bocagents40th

"HEAVEN FORBID" REISSUE FOR EUROPE & ASIA OUT MARCH 6, 2020

Also on March 6th, Frontiers will reissue "Heaven Forbid," the band's thirteenth studio album, in all territories outside North and South America. Originally released on March 24, 1998 in Europe, it was the band's first full studio album containing original material since 1988's "Imaginos." Science fiction author John Shirley contributed heavily to the album, writing lyrics for all except two original songs. A live version of the track "In Thee" was included as well. "Heaven Forbid" is one classy slab of hard rock featuring intricate arrangements, provocative lyrics, and spine-tingling guitar solos. The rockers sound in top form on this full blown (at the time) return album, whether on the thrash-y and menacing opener, "See You in Black," the sci-fi epic "X-Ray Eyes," or the mythical and atmospheric "Harvest Moon." Full tracklisting below.

Blue Oyster Cult album 40th Anniversary Agents of Fortune Live

40th ANNIVERSARY - AGENTS OF FORTUNE - LIVE 2016

PREORDER: https://orcd.co/bocagents40th

Tracklisting & Line-up:

 

CD

  1. This Ain't The Summer Of Love
  2. True Confessions
  3. (Don't Fear) The Reaper
  4. E.T.I. (Extra Terrestrial Intelligence)
  5. The Revenge Of Vera Gemini
  6. Sinful Love
  7. Tattoo Vampire
  8. Morning Final
  9. Tenderloin
  10. Debbie Denise

DVD / BluRay

  1. True Confessions
  2. (Don't Fear) The Reaper
  3. E.T.I. (Extra Terrestrial Intelligence)
  4. The Revenge Of Vera Gemini
  5. Sinful Love
  6. Tattoo Vampire
  7. Morning Final
  8. Tenderloin
  9. Debbie Denise

Extras…

  • This Ain't The Summer of Love
    (Audio only / Blu Ray only)
  • Band interview
  • Behind the Scenes TV Spot
  • BOC My Story TV Spot
  • Live On Audience Music TV Spot

Line-up:

  • Eric Bloom - Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals
  • Donald "Buck Dharma" Roeser - Guitar, Vocals
  • Richie Castellano - Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals
  • Jules Radino - Drums, Percussion
  • Kasim Sulton - Bass, Vocals
  • Special Guest: Albert Bouchard - Guitar, Percussion, Vocals
 

Blue Oyster Cult album Heaven Forbid

Heaven Forbid

Tracklisting & Line-up:

PREORDER: https://www.frontiers.shop/new-releases/1003/blue-oeyster-cult-heaven-forbid-cd-jewelcase

Tracklisting & Line-up:

 

Tracklist "Heaven Forbid":

  1. See You In Black
  2. Harvest Moon
  3. Power Underneath Dispair
  4. X-Ray Eyes
  5. Hammer Back
  6. Damaged
  7. Cold Gray Light Of Dawn
  8. Real World
  9. Live For Me
  10. Still Burnin'
  11. In Thee (live at Millbrook)

Heaven Forbid Line-up:

  • Eric Bloom: Guitar, Keyboards and Vocals
  • Buck Dharma: Guitar, Keyboards and Vocals
  • Allen Lanier: Guitar and Keyboards
  • Danny Miranda: Bass and Vocals
  • Chuck Bürgi: Drums and Vocals
  • Bobby Rondinelli: Drums on LFM
  • Jon Rogers: Bass and Vocals on HM, PUD and SB
  • Additional Keyboards: Tony Perrino
  • Additional Vocals: George Cintron

January 27, 2020

BLUE ÖYSTER CULT ADDS TWO HEADLINING DATES TO UK TOUR IN OCTOBER

Blue Öyster Cult has added two new dates to their UK tour in October, after the portion with Deep Purple, BÖC will play in Leicester at De Montfort Hall, and also in Gateshead at Sage Gateshead. Watch the tour page for ticket links.

January 18, 2020

COMING MARCH 6 FROM FRONTIERS SRL: AGENTS OF FORTUNE LIVE SHOW RELEASE

The next treat coming up will be a CD+DVD, BluRay and 180 gram black vinyl edition of the Agents of Fortune show that BÖC did for for the Audience Music Network on Monday April 18, 2016 at Red Studios in Hollywood, CA.

Blue Oyster Cult Agents of Fortune Live album

Track list info for Blue Öyster Cult - 40th Anniversary - Agents of Fortune Live 2016

CD:

  1. This Ain't The Summer Of Love
  2. True Confessions
  3. (Don't Fear) The Reaper
  4. E.T.I. (Extra Terrestrial Intelligence)
  5. The Revenge Of Vera Gemini
  6. Sinful Love
  7. Tattoo Vampire
  8. Morning Final
  9. Tenderloin
  10. Debbie Denise

DVD:

  1. True Confessions
  2. (Don't Fear) The Reaper
  3. E.T.I. (Extra Terrestrial Intelligence)
  4. The Revenge Of Vera Gemini
  5. Sinful Love
  6. Tattoo Vampire
  7. Morning Final
  8. Tenderloin
  9. Debbie Denise

Plus…

  • This Ain‘t The Summer of Love (Audio only / Blu Ray only)
  • Band interview
  • Behind the Scenes TV Spot
  • BOC My Story TV Spot
  • Live On Audience Music TV Spot

January 9, 2020

HARD ROCK LIVE CLEVELAND 2014 &
CULT CLASSIC RELEASED JANUARY 24! ...AND SPECIAL SALE PRICE TODAY (JAN 9)!

The first installment of a slew of upcoming BÖC releases via Frontiers Music srl arrives January 24th!

You can hear 'Astronomy' from "Cult Classic" HERE:

Enjoy the just-released live video for "I Love The Night" from "Hard Rock Live Cleveland 2014" HERE:

Blue Oyster Cult playing Astronomy live. Blue Oyster Cult playing I Love The Night live

Who's going to be adding these to their BÖC collections?

TODAY (the 9th) only, the Hard Rock Live stuff is on sale on popmarket: Popmarket

PREORDERS:

Blue Oyster Cult album Hard Rock Live Cleveland 2014 Blue Oyster Cult album Cult Classic
Preorder BÖC "Hard Rock Live Cleveland 2014" (CD/DVD, Blu-Ray, 3xLP) Preorder "Cult Classic" [Reissue/Remaster] (CD, 2xLP)