BLUE ÖYSTER CULT Hard At Work On New Material

BLUE ÖYSTER CULT Hard At Work On New Material

BLUE ÖYSTER CULT is hard at work on new material for a studio album that will be released next year. According to frontman Eric Bloom, "the band is in the middle of creating new songs and recording them in between tour dates and, as they evolve in rehearsals and soundchecks, we hope to be able to drop a song or two into our live shows soon. Everyone is involved in the writing and arrangement of the new material and we're all excited about the prospect of a new BÖC album to be released in 2020."

In other news, BLUE ÖYSTER CULT has confirmed a January 24, 2020 release date for "Hard Rock Live Cleveland 2014" and a reissued, remastered version of its 12th studio album, "Cult Classic".

Recorded on October 17, 2014 at the Hard Rock Casino in Northfield, Ohio, "Hard Rock Live Cleveland 2014" offers a comprehensive and exciting look at the BLUE ÖYSTER CULT repertoire. With nearly two hours of music, the band is on fire, performing some of the finest and most beloved songs from its history, while not forgetting some deeper cuts which will make longtime fans of the band quite happy. The release will be available 2CD+DVD, Blu-ray, and 3xLP (180g, gatefold) formats.

Says Bloom: "I'm most excited about the formats, i.e. a triple vinyl, DVD, CD, Blu-ray of the 2014 concert from the Hard Rock Cleveland 2014. A collector's delight." This is the first in a series of live releases which are going to be released during 2020.

Originally released in 1994, "Cult Classic" includes updated recordings of the band's biggest hits, including such classics as "(Don't Fear) The Reaper", "Burning For You", "Astronomy" and "Godzilla", among others. This reissue is remastered and comes with updated artwork. It will be available on CD and 2xLP (180g, gatefold) formats. "'Cult Classic' hasn't been available for many years and now here it is again in all these new ways," adds Bloom.

With a history spanning almost five decades, BLUE ÖYSTER CULT has a long history of success. They've sold more than 24 million records worldwide, including seven million in the United States alone. Songs like "Burnin' For You", "Godzilla", "Astronomy" and "(Don't Fear) The Reaper" are true classics and staples of the classic rock genre. Often cited as a major influence by some of the biggest names in hard rock and heavy metal (including IRON MAIDEN and METALLICA), BLUE ÖYSTER CULT's sound has evolved through the decades, touching hard rock, heavy metal, progressive, and psychedelic rock. BLUE ÖYSTER CULT is sometimes referred to as "the thinking man's heavy metal band," due to its often cryptic lyrics, literate songwriting, and links to famous authors.

Tags:

Posted in: News

COMMENTS

To comment on a BLABBERMOUTH.NET story or review, you must be logged in to an active personal account on Facebook. Once you're logged in, you will be able to comment. User comments or postings do not reflect the viewpoint of BLABBERMOUTH.NET and BLABBERMOUTH.NET does not endorse, or guarantee the accuracy of, any user comment. To report spam or any abusive, obscene, defamatory, racist, homophobic or threatening comments, or anything that may violate any applicable laws, use the "Report to Facebook" and "Mark as spam" links that appear next to the comments themselves. To do so, click the downward arrow on the top-right corner of the Facebook comment (the arrow is invisible until you roll over it) and select the appropriate action. You can also send an e-mail to blabbermouthinbox(@)gmail.com with pertinent details. BLABBERMOUTH.NET reserves the right to "hide" comments that may be considered offensive, illegal or inappropriate and to "ban" users that violate the site's Terms Of Service. Hidden comments will still appear to the user and to the user's Facebook friends. If a new comment is published from a "banned" user or contains a blacklisted word, this comment will automatically have limited visibility (the "banned" user's comments will only be visible to the user and the user's Facebook friends).