Blue Oyster Cult Returns with New Studio Album, Drops Video + Track ‘So Supernatural’

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Release – Blue Öyster Cult is gearing up for an exciting new chapter in their storied career with the upcoming release of Ghost Stories. This highly anticipated album marks a fitting finale to the recording legacy of one of rock’s most iconic fixtures from the past 50 years.

In partnership with Frontiers Music Srl, Blue Öyster Cult is set to captivate fans with a collection of reimagined and completed songs that span from 1978-2016. These musical treasures, long considered the lost gems by Blue Öyster Cult enthusiasts, were originally recorded between 1978 and 1983, except for one track from 2016, “If I Fell.”

Also included is the only known recorded performance of their concert classic “Kick Out the Jams” (MC5 cover). Some of the material is from workshopping albums, some from performance rehearsals, and all were recorded once in the hopes that someday they’d see the light of day.

George Geranios, the band’s original audio engineer and an integral part of the band’s golden years produced the tracks along with BÖC and all were originally recorded on reel-to-reel analog tape. He transferred them to digital audio which is when modern AI and magical musical talents meet and the collection of vintage multi-track recordings was de-mixed, re-mixed, and produced by Steve Schenck and Richie Castellano to become Ghost Stories.

Work in the studio for the album was completed by Richie Castellano along with remaining original members Eric Bloom and Donald “Buck Dharma” Roeser and both Albert Bouchard and Rick Downey appear on drums with additional overdubs recorded by Joe Bouchard. All these original lineup members appearing on Ghost Stories, create a great musical journey.

With the announcement, the band shares the single “So Supernatural” along with a new music video that has a super cool blend of classic rock and modern AI.

Watch the Music Video for ‘So Supernatural’ here:

Ghost Stories Track List:

1) Late Night Street Fight
2) Cherry
3) So Supernatural
4) We Gotta Get Out of This Place
5) Soul Jive
6) Gun
7) Shot in the Dark
8) The Only Thing
9) Kick Out the Jams
10) Money Machine
11) Don’t Come Running
12) If I Fell
13) Roadhouse Blues (Bonus Track Japan)

Band Members & Credits:
Eric Bloom – Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals
Albert Bouchard – Drums, Vocals
Joe Bouchard – Bass, Guitar, Keyboards, Percussion, Vocals
Allen Lanier – Guitar, Keyboards
Donald “Buck Dharma” Roeser – Guitar, Vocals

Rick Downey – Drums (on 3 and 11)
Richie Castellano – Additional Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals

“If I Fell” was Recorded on April 18, 2016, at Red Studios, Hollywood, CA
Eric Bloom – Vocals
Donald “Buck Dharma” Roeser – Guitar, Vocals
Richie Castellano – Guitar, Vocals
Kasim Sulton – Vocals
Jules Radino – Percussion

Original recordings Produced by George Geranios and BLUE ÖYSTER CULT except,
“If I Fell” Produced by Steve Schenck and Richie Castellano

De-mixed, Re-mixed and Produced by Steve Schenck & Richie Castellano
Engineered by Richie Castellano