Blue Öyster Cult has announced a new album, The Symbol Remains, will be arriving in October, marking their first album release in 19 years.
Although the band has yet to share the full details to the upcoming album, the press release has noted that it will feature 14 songs that will sound "like a band looking back at their storied catalog and giving the fans a bit of everything they've ever loved about BOC, while simultaneously continuing to evolve."
For the first time, this album will also feature the current lineup of the band - Eric Bloom (vocals/keyboards). Buck Dharma (guitar), Richie Castellano (keyboards/guitar), Danny Miranda (bass) and Jules Radino (drums), who has been together since 2004.
Bloom has expressed that it has been a long time since their last studio album (Curse of the Hidden Mirror, 2001). Previously, he said, "Our biggest question from fans is, 'When are we going to [make] 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."