Blue Oyster Cult have agreed to a new record deal with Frontiers SR, which will lead to new studio material in 2020.
BÖC’s guitarist Eric Bloom commented: “It’s been a long time since our last studio album. We have fans asking all the time, ‘when are we going to do some new music?’ So we are ready to take this journey again.
Vocalist/lead guitarist Buck Dharma added, “The current band is GREAT and has never been recorded other than the live concerts, so we feel now is the time for new songs to be written and recorded.” Dharma said that the band is moving along with the recording and that “about half of the songs for the new record exist and the rest will be finished during the process.”
The original creative vision of BÖC included vocalist/lead guitarist Donald “Buck Dharma” Roeser and vocalist/rhythm guitarist Bloom. They are now complemented by Richie Castellano on guitar and keyboards, and the long-time rhythm section of bass guitarist Danny Miranda, and drummer Jules Radino.
Bloom spoke about the band, “The current band is GREAT and has never been recorded other than the live concerts, so we feel now is the time for new songs. Recording with Danny, Richie and Jules should be a great experience as we’ve been touring together for years and Buck and I are looking forward to including them in the creative and recording process.”
Blue Oyster Cult started its journey over four decades ago in Long Island, NY. Since the release of their self-titled debut album in 1972, they’ve long been revered for their pioneering work on classic tunes such as, “(Don’t Fear) The Reaper” from the 1976 album ‘Agents Of Fortune,’ “Godzilla” from 1977’s ‘Spectres’ and, “Burnin’ for You” from 1981’s ‘Fire Of Unknown Origin.’
BOC’s new partnership with Frontiers Music Srl promises to add to their legacy. Frontiers president Serafino Perugino said: “We are delighted to be able to bring back the iconic Blue Oyster Cult with the release of a wealth of musical material that will certainly please all the fans. Hard rock music would not be what is now without BÖC and Frontiers is their natural ‘home.’ We look forward to a long and fruitful cooperation.”
The new studio album is expected to be released in 2020. Fans can also expect to see remastered reissues (some with updated artwork) of four classic BÖC releases, including:
1. ‘Cult Classic’ (originally released in 1994)
2. ‘Heaven Forbid’ (originally released in 1998) [Not available for North / South America] 3. ‘Curse Of The Hidden Mirror’ (originally released in 2001) [Not available for North / South America] 4. ‘A Long Day’s Night’ (Live CD/DVD and Blu-ray) originally released in 2002 — Blu-ray version to be released for the first time)
BÖC tour dates can be found here: http://www.blueoystercult.com/Road-main.html