The band posted an image on social media of members Eric Balderose, Reba Meyers and Jami Morgan alongside Corgan and the message "the k i l l e r in me...".
So what's going on? We can only hazard a guess.
The "killer" message is surely a reference to Smashing Pumpkins' 1994 song Disarm, which includes the lyrics, "What's a boy supposed to do? The killer in me is the killer in you," but more information can perhaps be gleaned from the hashtags accompanying the post – #justgettingstarted #beafraid and #codecorgan – which suggest that the meeting might be more than just social.
What would you call such a collaboration? Smashing Orange? Code Pumpkin? Perhaps we'll never find out, although the positive reaction to news of the possible pairing suggests that fans are keen to hear more.
Code Orange's last album Underneath was released in early 2020, scoring a rare 10/10 review in Metal Hammer and described as "the greatest metal record in a generation," although Ohms by Deftones ended up being voted the magazine's Album Of The Year.
Earlier this year Smashing Pumpkins revealed they were working on a 33-track “sequel” to 1995's Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness, while last month saw the announcement of a 30th anniversary edition of the band's debut album, Gish.
the k i l l e r in me...#justgettingstarted #beafraid #codecorgan pic.twitter.com/RrN3tGyH2cJune 13, 2021