For over four decades, Blue Öyster Cult has been thrilling fans of intelligent hard rock worldwide with powerful albums loaded with classic songs. Indeed, the Long Island, NY based band is revered within the hard rock and heavy metal scene for its pioneering work. Blue Öyster Cult occupies a unique place in rock history because it’s one of the very few hard rock/heavy metal bands to earn both genuine mainstream critical acclaim as well as commercial success.
The band is often cited as a major influence by other acts such as Metallica. BÖC was listed in VH1’s countdown as one of the greatest hard rock bands of all time.
Upon release of BÖC’s self-titled debut album in 1972, the band was praised for its catchy, yet heavy music and lyrics that could be provocative, terrifying, funny or ambiguous, often all in the same song. BÖC’s canon includes three stone-cold classic songs that will waft through the cosmos long after the sun has burned out: The truly haunting “(Don’t Fear) The Reaper” from 1976’s Agents of Fortune, the pummeling “Godzilla” from 1977’s Spectres and the hypnotically melodic “Burnin’ for You” from 1981’s Fire of Unknown Origin. Other notable BÖC songs include “Cities on Flame with Rock and Roll,” “Then Came the Last Days of May,” “I Love the Night,” “In Thee,” “Veteran of the Psychic Wars,” “Dominance and Submission,” “Astronomy,” “Black Blade” and “Shooting Shark.”
The intense creative vision of BÖC’s original core duo of vocalist/lead guitarist Donald “Buck Dharma” Roeser, and vocalist/rhythm guitarist Eric Bloom are complemented by Richie Castellano on guitar and keyboards, and the longtime rhythm section of bass guitarist Kasim Sulton, and drummer Jules Radino.
We realize we’re a ‘classic rock’ band. That’s what we are, that’s what we do best and that’s what we know. The band members are proud of BÖC’s classic sound, and pleased the band is creating vibrant work for disenfranchised music lovers who don’t like the homogenized, prefabricated pop or sound-‐alike, formulaic rap-‐metal, which monopolizes the radio airwaves and best-‐seller charts.
BÖC has always maintained a relentless touring schedule that brings new songs and classics to original fans and, as Bloom puts it, “teen-‐agers” with green hair.
Blue Oyster Cult will perform at The Pressroom in Phoenix (441 W. Madison Street) onSaturday, April 26th, 2014 at 8 p.m. (doors 7 p.m.) Tickets ($39 in advance, $45 the day of the show) will be available for purchase on Friday, March 7th at 10 a.m. viawww.dannyzeliskopresents.com.
About Danny Zelisko Presents: Danny Zelisko has been bringing shows to Valley since 1974. He founded and ran Evening Star Productions up until 2001 when he sold his beloved company, and is now back on his own happily bringing great shows to the Valley. Danny hosts a weekly radio show, Phoenix Finest Rock, every Thursday night at 8:00 PM heard locally on 93.9 FM, or on the internet at www.KWSS.org. For more info:www.dannyzeliskopresents.com
About The Pressroom: The Pressroom, located in the heart of the downtown Phoenix Warehouse District at 441 W. Madison Street was built in the 1920’s. The 14,000 square foot, red brick building once housed the city’s most modern printing press of the time. With a full liquor license, indoor 1000+ person capacity and ample outdoor space, the venue will accommodate concerts, weddings, private parties, corporate meetings, performing and visual arts and sporting events. Noted concert promoter, Danny Zelisko of Danny Zelisko Presents, will be booking the room. Zelisko, who has been promoting concerts in Arizona and elsewhere since 1974, has become a household name in the music scene.