Blue Oyster Cult
For over five decades, Blue Öyster Cult has been thrilling fans of intelligent hard rock worldwide withpowerful albums loaded with classic songs. Indeed, the Long Island, NY--based band is revered withinthe hard rock and heavy metal scene for its pioneering work. Blue Öyster Cult occupies a unique placein rock history because it's one of very few hard rock/heavy metal bands to earn both genuinemainstream critical acclaim as well as commercial success.The band is often cited as a major influence by other acts such as Metallica, and BÖC was listed inVH1's countdown of the greatest hard rock bands of all time.Upon the release of BÖC's self--titled debut album in 1972, the band was praised for its catchy--yet--heavy music and lyrics that could be provocative, terrifying, funny or ambiguous, often all in the samesong. BÖC's canon includes three stone--cold classic songs that will waft through the cosmos long afterthe sun has burned out: The truly haunting "(Don't Fear) The Reaper" from 1976's Agents of Fortune,the pummeling "Godzilla" from 1977's Spectres and the hypnotically melodic "Burnin' for You"from1981's Fire of Unknown Origin. Other notable BÖC songs include "Cities on Flame with Rock andRoll," "Then Came the Last Days of May," "I Love the Night," "In Thee,""Veteran of the Psychic Wars,""Dominance and Submission," "Astronomy," "Black Blade" and "Shooting Shark."The intense creative vision of BÖC's original core duo of vocalist/lead guitarist Donald "Buck Dharma"Roeser, and vocalist/rhythm guitarist Eric Bloom are complemented by Richie Castellano on guitar andkeyboards, and the longtime rhythm section of bass guitarist Danny Miranda, and drummer JulesRadino.We realized we're a 'classic rock' band. That's what we are, that's what we do best, and that’s what weknow. The band members are proud of BÖC's classic sound, and pleased the band is creating vibrant workfor disenfranchised music lovers who don't like the homogenized, prefabricated pop or sound--alike,formulaic rap--metal, which monopolizes the radio airwaves and best--seller charts.BÖC has always maintained a relentless touring schedule and an album of new material THESYMBOL REMAINS was released October 9th2020 to rave reviews.