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UPDATE: JULY 8, 2020

DATE CHANGE!
Due to severe weather in the area, BÖC's Drive-In Live concert has been moved to NEXT Saturday, July 18!

Tickets for original date are good for the new date!


JUNE 30, 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, on July 11 JULY 18 (247 Monadnock Highway).

This will be the band's first show since March 8th, when their schedule was interupted 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:

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

RICHIE CASTELLANO HOSTS WEEKLY "MULTI-CAM ROCK SHOW"

Richie Castellano performing his one-man rock show

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:

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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)