Doug Aldrich: metal shrine interview

When did you start writing for the album?

DA: We started… well, really I started at the end of 2009 working on ideas on my own. David had said that he might wanted to make a record and maybe it could be more acoustic based. I started working on a lot of acoustic stuff and the first song we wrote was in January in 2010, which was “One of these days” which is kind of acoustic based and then little by little we started getting into some heavier stuff. Somebody else told me that maybe the record´s not quite as heavy as “Good to be bad”, but they enjoy it more, so I think that´s kind of how I feel too.