Blue Oyster Cult announced they've signed a deal with Frontiers Music Srl for the release of a new studio album in 2020, with half of the songs already written.

The as-yet-untitled LP will be their first since 2001’s Curse of the Hidden Mirror, and will mark the first time that the current lineup of Buck Dharma, Eric Bloom, Richie Castellano, Danny Miranda and Jules Radino have worked together on a studio project.

“It's been a long time since BOC's last studio album,” Bloom said in a statement. “Our biggest question from fans is, 'When are we going to do some new music?' So we are ready to take this journey again. Recording with Danny, Richie and Jules should be a great experience, as we've been touring together for years. … Buck and I are looking forward to including them in the creative and recording process.”

“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 added. "About half of the songs for the new record exist and the rest will be finished during the process.”

Frontiers president Serafino Perugino predicted a “long and fruitful cooperation” with BOC, which will include nine re-releases that he said would “certainly please all the fans.” Four will be launched in the near future with five to follow next year. You can see the list below.

Cult Classic (1994)
Heaven Forbid (1998)
Curse of the Hidden Mirror (2001)
A Long Day's Night (Live CD/DVD and Blu Ray, 2002)
Live show from the iHeart Radio Theater (2012 – 40th Anniversary)
Live show from Hard Rock Casino, Cleveland (2014)
Live show from Rock of Ages Festival, Germany (2016)
40th Anniversary of Agents of Fortune, shot in L.A. (2017)
45th Anniversary show, London (2017)

 

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