In a recent interview with Metal As Fuck, Devildriver frontman Dez Fafara stated about the band's plans for its next studio album, "Record five with this band, and I've said it before, even with record five, six, seven, eight and nine, will continue to get better. Not a lot of bands can say that and not a lot of bands have done that. Most bands, by the time they've done that amount of records, they're either over it or they're not giving you the anticipation of the record release that they should. But we want to keep Devildriver fans on their feet. So every two years we're going to release a record and just continue to tour like we do, and we're booked until May 2012. Then we're going to take about six months off. That'll be the most time I've had off in about fourteen years."
Regarding how the band's last album, "Pray for Villains", was received by the fans and the press, Fafara said, "It's been really well received all over the world at this point and we appreciate all the support we've received so far."
He added, "I never have any expectations or perceptions when it comes to [our] art; I just do art for the sake of doing art. I knew that we were stretching the boundaries and growing our sound a little bit - I knew we were going to give [our fans] something with a bit of growth and they were anticipating it. We feel very strongly that we made the right move with our music. As for how it was going to be received or perceived, I'm not that kind of guy. I'm doing it for the love of music, really."