Smashing Pumpkins Share Big News with Fans

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Last week Smashing Pumpkins frontman, Billy Corgan, said he was going to make a big announcement the following Monday. An announcement about an announcement--what else would we expect from Billy?

The announcement was posted on the band's official website, as planned, and came as a great relief to fans like myself, who had suffered a long, anxiety-ridden weekend.

It looks like the Smashing Pumpkins are finally making a comeback. According to their new website, referred to as "The Panopticon," the band has secured a record deal with Sony BMG and will be releasing two new albums in 2015.

They will be titled 'Monuments to an Elegy,' and 'Day for Night,' with recording sessions beginning ASAP. They expect to have a single released by the end of the year.

As to what we should expect of the new albums, Corgan had this to say:

"...think: 'guitars, guitars, and more guitars;' but more so on the epic side of things than say, grossly metallic."

For those of you starved for updates, this may come as good news; Corgan reassured fans that, "...items regarding each day's recordings will be shared [on the site] that same evening, with song titles, lyrics, poetic impressions, pictures, sound clips, studio gear and the like offered for a circuitous, bird's eye view of the process as it unfolds." Goody.

This will be the band's first release since 2012, when they put out the mildly disappointing 'Oceania.' Hopefully 'Monuments to an Elegy' and 'Day for Night' will be better received than Corgan's latest project, which consisted of a trippy, eight-hour live jam set to Herman Hesse's "Siddhartha." Ah, Billy, you're like a fancy cheese---you just get weirder and weirder with age.

But we love you just the same!

You can track the albums' progress here: