The writing for this album began around 2 September 2001.
"D.O.A." served as the album's only single. It was accompanied by a violent music video which found limited television airing due to its graphic nature. The song is also available as a downloadable song in the video game Rock Band .
Marco Aro left the band after this record. However, he would later return to record vocals for The Haunted's 2014 studio album Exit Wounds.