Robb Flynn wrote the original lyrics to the song in late 2015, but was unhappy with his original demo as he wanted the vocals to sound angrier.
On January 22, 2016, Flynn performed at Dimebash alongside Phil Anselmo
and a number of other notable musicians. During the event, Anselmo appeared to make a Nazi-style salute
, which shocked those who witnessed it.
Flynn re-wrote part of the lyrics to include lines that comment on Anselmo's controversial action. "I went in two days later to take one more pass at the vocals and try and get a more pissed-off performance, and I started singing the words that I had on the second verse, and I just wasn't… angry," he explained. "I wasn't feeling it, and so I wrote a whole new second verse about how f--king appalled I was that he [Philip Anselmo] did that."
Flynn added: "I haven't felt connected to the metal community for some time now. I don't get where things are going. And part of this song is about that: that I don't get where it's going. And him doing that s--t again - and this is again; this has been happening for twenty f--king years now, but I never had to stand on stage with the dude. But, you know, I sang some pretty pissed-off lyrics for that second verse. And everybody wanted [the vocals to sound] more pissed; they got more pissed."