In celebration of the 40th anniversary of their widely celebrated album ‘Agents of Fortune’, Blue Öyster Cult performed the seminal album in its glorious entirety at an exclusive concert for the Audience Music Network on Monday April 18, 2016 at Red Studios in Hollywood, CA in front of an intimate audience of invited guests. The performance was recorded by an army of cameramen for a DirectTV special, that is now being released on CD/DVD, Blu-Ray, and Vinyl on March 6, 2020 via Frontiers Music Srl. See a video of the ‘True Confessions’ performance here: https://youtu.be/HttuaKYXfwk

Pre-order the release here: https://orcd.co/bocagents40th

The intense creative vision of BÖC’s original core duo of vocalist and lead guitarist Donald “Buck Dharma” Roeser, and vocalist and rhythm guitarist Eric Bloom are complemented by Richie Castellano on guitar and keyboards, and the longtime rhythm section comprised of bass guitarist Kasim Sulton, and drummer Jules Radino. As a special guest, founding member Albert Bouchard appears on guitar, percussion, and vocals on selected tracks, which was a real treat for longtime fans of the band.

Blue Öyster Cult’s fourth album, “Agents Of Fortune” was originally released in 1976 and went on to achieve platinum sales status on the strength of songs such as “(Don’t Fear) The Reaper,” which was easily the band’s biggest hit. Tinged with a more commercial sound that preserves the band’s heavy metal base, while exploring new and varied musical forms, “Agents of Fortune” was the band’s breakthrough album. Nothing they had produced previously prepared listeners for the level of sophistication the group found on “Agents of Fortune” and it’s both an essential document of the band and an iconic release of ’70s rock in general.

Also on March 6th, Frontiers will reissue “Heaven Forbid”, the band’s thirteenth studio album, in all territories outside North and South America. Originally released on March 24, 1998 in Europe, it was the band’s first full studio album containing original material since 1988’s “Imaginos”. Science fiction author John Shirley contributed heavily to the album, writing lyrics for all except two original songs. A live version of the track “In Thee” was included as well. “Heaven Forbid” is one classy slab of hard rock featuring intricate arrangements, provocative lyrics, and spine-tingling guitar solos. The rockers sound in top form on this full blown (at the time) return album, whether on the thrash-y and menacing opener, “See You in Black”, the sci-fi epic “X-Ray Eyes”, or the mythical and atmospheric “Harvest Moon”.


40th ANNIVERSARY – AGENTS OF FORTUNE – LIVE 2016 Tracklisting:

CD
1. This Ain’t The Summer Of Love
2. True Confessions
3. (Don’t Fear) The Reaper
4. E.T.I. (Extra Terrestrial Intelligence)
5. The Revenge Of Vera Gemini
6. Sinful Love
7. Tattoo Vampire
8. Morning Final
9. Tenderloin
10. Debbie Denise

DVD / BR
1. True Confessions
2. (Don’t Fear) The Reaper
3. E.T.I. (Extra Terrestrial Intelligence)
4. The Revenge Of Vera Gemini
5. Sinful Love
6. Tattoo Vampire
7. Morning Final
8. Tenderloin
9. Debbie Denise
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This Ain‘t The Summer of Love (Audio only / Blu Ray only)
Band interview
Behind the Scenes TV Spot
BOC My Story TV Spot
Live On Audience Music TV Spot

40th ANNIVERSARY – AGENTS OF FORTUNE – LIVE 2016 Line-up:
Eric Bloom – Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals
Donald “Buck Dharma” Roeser – Guitar, Vocals
Richie Castellano – Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals
Jules Radino – Drums, Percussion
Kasim Sulton – Bass, Vocals
Special Guest: Albert Bouchard – Guitar, Percussion, Vocals


HEAVEN FORBID Tracklisting:
1. See You In Black
2. Harvest Moon
3. Power Underneath Dispair
4. X-Ray Eyes
5. Hammer Back
6. Damaged
7. Cold Gray Light Of Dawn
8. Real World
9. Live For Me
10. Still Burnin’
11. In Thee (live at Millbrook)

HEAVEN FORBID Line-up:
Eric Bloom: Guitar, Keyboards and Vocals
Buck Dharma: Guitar, Keyboards and Vocals
Allen Lanier: Guitar and Keyboards
Danny Miranda: Bass and Vocals
Chuck Bürgi: Drums and Vocals
Bobby Rondinelli: Drums on LFM
Jon Rogers: Bass and Vocals on HM, PUD and SB
Additional Keyboards: Tony Perrino
Additional Vocals: George Cintron

ABOUT FRONTIERS MUSIC SRL
Originally founded in Naples, Italy in 1996 by Serafino Perugino and his father Fernando as a distribution company, Frontiers has developed into one of the premiere independent rock labels in the world. Synonymous with quality music from across a broad spectrum of rock genres, the label has worked with multiple genre heavyweights and fan favorites. Aside from providing a home for classic artists from the ’70s and ’80s, the label has also become home to a wealth of young, up and coming talent that, with a savvy and forward thinking A&R and marketing approach, will be developed into the future of rock and metal. With a deep commitment to and passion for THE MUSIC and the artists who create it and massive global distribution, sales, marketing, and publicity channels, Frontiers is the premiere home for established and emerging rock artists. Head Office: Naples, IT | U.S. Office: Nashville, TN

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