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Blue Öyster Cult releases two new songs after 19 years

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Blue Öyster Cult releases two new songs after 19 years

Blue Öyster Cult released the two first singles “That Was Me” and “Box In My Head” of their upcomng album The Symbol Remains. It is the first studio album in 19 years of the band that is formed by Eric Bloom, Buck Dharma, Richie Castellano, Danny Miranda and Jules Radino.


Hear Blue Öyster Cult new songs “That Was Me” and “Box In My Head”:

Eric Bloom talked about the new album, saying:

“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. We embraced this and the thing tying all the disparate elements together is the band’s sound and performance.”

“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…”

Buck Dharma also reflected on the new compositions, saying:

“The goal was for the new music to stand up to the quality and vitality of our legacy recordings. I believe we have successfully done that. 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.”

“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.”

On their official website Blue Öyster Cult talked about the new album, saying:

“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.” 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. Also giving the fans a bit of everything they’ve ever loved about BÖC. While simultaneously continuing to evolve.”

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