Pitchfork: How did you end up working with veteran metal dude Erik Rutan on this album?
JD: This is a long story. First, did you see the Cannibal Corpse documentary Centuries of Torment?
JD: Tom, come on. You have to get this thing tonight because it's the greatest. It's like four hours long but it's seriously one of the best rock docs ever made. Cannibal Corpse are a bunch of dudes from Buffalo who've been doing it forever. They are amazing musicians and characters-- just amazing dudes to listen to. I brought this documentary out on tour, and there was a DVD player in the back of the bus, so the documentary was playing 24 hours a day. Any time you wanted to see Cannibal Corpse you could just go to the back lounge and they were there.