Huge news if you’re a fan of The Smashing Pumpkins: the iconic grunge act are readying a monster new album dubbed ATUM (pronounced “Autumn”). Billy Corgan & co’s twelfth studio LP will be a three-act, 33-track rock opera, which will also form the sequel to 1995’s beloved Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness LP and 2000’s Machina/Machine of God LP.

The news comes with a sweetener in the form of a brand new single dubbed ‘Beguiled’, which you can check out below.

The Smashing Pumpkins – ‘Beguiled

It also coincides with the announcement of Corgan’s new podcast series, Thirty-Three with William Patrick Corgan, which has just launched on iHeartRadio. The first two episodes are already online, featuring two additional unreleased tracks from the forthcoming album that you can wrap your ears around.

As for when you can expect to hear the Pumpkins’ new rock opus? Each “act” of eleven songs will come out every eleven weeks on digital streaming platforms, to coincide with the podcast. Here’s the sched:

Act 1 – November 15, 2022
Act 2 – January 31, 2023
Act 3 – April 21, 2023

A special edition boxset featuring all 33 album tracks, plus 10 additional unreleased songs, will also be released on the same day that Act 3 drops.

Billy Corgan 2022 | Credit: Terence Patrick/CBS via Getty Images

You can pre-order ATUM right here, right now.

Meanwhile, The Smashing Pumpkins are preparing to embark on a gargantuan tour of North America. Hopefully this new album announcement means an Australian tour won’t be far behind – we’ll keep you updated…

Further Reading:

Watch Alison Wonderland Put Her Own Spin On A Smashing Pumpkins Classic

REVIEW: The Smashing Pumpkins – ‘Shiny And Oh So Bright Vol. 1 / LP: No Past. No Future. No Sun’

Watch Amy Shark Cover Dean Lewis & Smashing Pumpkins For ‘Like A Version’

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