It was recorded in a rented home-recording studio in Hollywood by lead vocalist Marilyn Manson and guitarist and bassist Tim Sköld.
The album was produced by Manson and Sköld, and mixed by Sean Beavan.
Upon release it was met with positive reviews from mainstream music critics.
It was released on June 5, 2007 through Interscope Records.
One result of this is that the album features six guitar solos from Sköld (comprising 3 minutes, 39 seconds of the album in total) and many other guitar moments while bass and keyboards—both played also by Sköld—feature much less than on a usual Marilyn Manson release.