Originally Posted by AnthG
Nah the album was already finished before they joined the band. Chris, Andols, and obviously Jim had already left at that point, and they just didn't announce it until the album was already done I think. I remember they did a webcast announcement/Q&A with fans with Matt, Mark, and Rob where they talked about the changes and announced the new touring lineup. And I remember seeing Rob and Matt very unenthusiastic throughout it.
Rob didn't want to tour anymore, I don't know about Matt because now he's in Fear Factory(and also briefly filled in for Unearth and Lamb of God)