Smashing Pumpkins Release First Part Of New Rock Opera

Billy Corgan Of The Smashing Pumpkins Performs During The Live Earth New York Concert At Giants Stadium In East Rutherford, New Jersey
Billy Corgan, lead singer of the Smashing Pumpkins, performs with his band during the Live Earth New York concert in East Rutherford, New Jersey July 7, 2007. Gore and global partners are staging the Live Earth concerts held on seven continents simultaneously to raise awareness of environmental issues. REUTERS/Mike Segar (UNITED STATES)

Chattanooga, TN – The Pulse:

Smashing Pumpkins just released the first part of their new 33-song, rock opera called ATUM.

So far, 11 tracks are available to stream ahead of the complete three-part set due in April of next year.

About the grand collection of music, frontman Billy Corgan told NME, “Because there’s a lot of people who believe less is more these days. I’m on the opposite side – I actually think more is more!”

The band describes the music as  serving as a sequel to the classic double records Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness from 1995 and Machina/The Machines Of God from 2000.