In 2011 the band played a practical joke on the metal world by claiming in an interview with MetalSucks that they were "tired of being pigeonholed as 'core' and 'scene' and so their new album was going to be '90% black metal' and they even did a photo shoot in which they were all decked out in leather and corpse paint. They later revealed that the whole thing was a practical joke design to reveal and parody the overly serious attitude of black metal fans.