Smashing Pumpkins harness metal chugs and Whammy squeals in first track from upcoming sequel to Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness

The Late Late Show with James Corden airing Thursday, May 12, 2022, with guests Niecy Nash, Paul W. Downs, and The Smashing Pumpkins.
(Image credit: Terence Patrick/CBS via Getty Images)

Smashing Pumpkins have premiered new single Beguiled, the first track to be taken from forthcoming 33-track album ATUM, which is billed as the sequel to 1995’s Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness and 2000’s Machina/The Machines of God.

Beguiled is a four-to-the-floor riffer that rarely lets up in its barrage of palm-muted chugs, interspersed with DigiTech Whammy wails in the vein of classic Pumpkins cut Zero.

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Michael Astley-Brown

Mike is Editor-in-Chief of, in addition to being an offset fiend and recovering pedal addict. He has a master's degree in journalism from Cardiff University, and over a decade's experience writing and editing for guitar publications including MusicRadar, Total Guitar and Guitarist, as well as 20 years of recording and live experience in original and function bands. During his career, he has interviewed the likes of John Frusciante, Chris Cornell, Tom Morello, Matt Bellamy, Kirk Hammett, Jerry Cantrell, Joe Satriani, Tom DeLonge, Ed O'Brien, Polyphia, Tosin Abasi, Yvette Young and many more. In his free time, you'll find him making progressive instrumental rock under the nom de plume Maebe.