On the making of the record, Blitz states:
You know, we’re always working on stuff. We’re very blue-collar. Nobody sits down and pines over how we’re not being treated like pampered superstars. We’re happy with our tools on and off. D.D. [Verni, bass] collects the riffs and I think if you’re a riff collector, you never let one go by. I mean, the guy’s always has some kinda recording device on him and he’s either always humming into it or playing acoustic guitar into it or collecting a riff at a soundcheck or on the bus. That started as soon as “Ironbound” was released and we were on the road, he started collecting these things, but the actual assembly started in June 2011. That’s when the demos started happening. Songs started developing from riffs into full songs, so from a period of June 2011 until we delivered in January 2012, this was the assembly process.
You can read the rest of the interview here.