Chief Spires and John Ehlers (both formally with Nile) started writing some new tunes mid 2010.
Metal, but definitely not death metal. More along the lines of concrete trance-like rock/metal riffs. Chief knew Flo Mounier (Cryptopsy) from a few years on tours such as Death Across America and various tours with Six Feet Under over in Europe.
He and Flo became close friends and soon realized they had alot of the same musical interest outside of death metal. They both were huge fans of bands from Deftones to Radiohead to A Perfect Circle.