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November 26th, 2008

"Shattering Fast, Alchemical Glass" | Smashing Pumpkins Update


Coming in less than a month since the initial launch, the first update of Shattering Fast Alchemical Glass presents a wealth of new information.

Making its debut in the Videos section are two new additions: "Intros of Antiquity" and "Eggs of Antiquity", both of which focus on the cryptic flash animations of the official website that existed during the Machina era. This archival material has been rehosted for your viewing pleasure. Furthermore, the alchemical and occult symbols therein are gradually being analyzed and will continue to grow with each subsequent update.

Also, new to the Glass & the Machines of God section is "Alchemical Glass"; a series of articles pertaining to the subtler allusions of alchemy evoked by the band. For this launch, I explore the double meaning behind Satur9/Saturnine, Dross, and Heavy Metal Machine. In addition, Jimmy Chamberlin is put under the spotlight in two new articles surrounding tattoos of his which were inked during the Machina Era: the ouroboros bearing a symbol of mercury, and the Egyptian God of the Dead, Anubis.

I'd like to reiterate my sincerest thanks to The Smashing Pumpkins community for your overwhelming support of this project. Your interest and feedback further serves to fuel my drive.

A surprise announcement will be made shortly after the launch of the O-Board (the official forums), which will involve direct fan feedback, so keep an eye out for that.

It's difficult to say what the next update will entail, but on my immediate radar are articles about the "final" Cabaret Metro show of 2000, as well as the status & re-emergence of Glass in a post Machina era. Expect a host of other treats as well.

Love & Venom,


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