"The idea spawned after watching a week long special on The Discovery Channel last year. A seven part program called "The Seven Deadly Sins". Each day of that week was dedicated to the exploration and study of one of the "Cardinal Sins". By Wednesday of that week, I had an idea ... write a song for each of the deadly sins. After scratching out the seven songs in about two weeks, I realized quickly that the seven songs were not nearly enough to paint the sonic picture I was trying to create".
"Months of journeying through such literary works as the 12th century's "Inferno", I was led to the discovery and study of the seven demons associated with each of the sins. Another two weeks of writing found me with a body of work that contained 14 tracks, known as 'Seven Ways Through The Gate' ". - Mike Battle