This album was Alex Skolnick's first production with Savatage. Alex was recruited to fill in for the late Criss Oliva.
The cover art was done by Gary Smith, who also did the art for the Hall of the Mountain King.
Jon Oliva and Paul O'Neill did the writing and producing of this album. And even though Jon was not listed in the list of band members, he did play piano on the disc.
Jon reportedly is responsible for all lyrics.