The members of Blue Oyster Cult — Buck Dharma, Eric Bloom, Danny Miranda, Richie Castellano and Jules Radino — have been working on a new album steadily for a while now, collaborating remotely since February before the COVID-19 pandemic took hold.
Because of that, the legendary band is nearing completion on a new studio album, The Symbol Remains, which BoC hopes to release in October 2020 via Frontiers Music Srl.
This activity comes after the band premiered an at-home performance video of “Godzilla Lockdown,” which is exactly what its title suggests:
In addition to the new material, Blue Oyster Cult will release 45th Anniversary — Live in London on August 7. Recorded during a show in 2017 at O2 Indigo at the Stone Free Festival, the live album features a full run-through of Blue Oyster Cult’s self-titled debut record plus much more.
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 in its entirety, a celebration of the 45th anniversary of it’s 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.
45th Anniversary — Live in London is another addition to the band’s recent output of live albums, following March’s 40th Anniversary — Agents of Fortune — Live 2016 and iHeart Radio Theater N.Y.C. 2012.