Recorded at Steve Lawson Studios, Seattle, WA.
Mixed at Granny's House, Reno, NV. & at Village Recorder, LA, CA.
CBS/Sony issued the album on vinyl in November 1987 and the CD and cassette versions in February 1988.
reportedly injured himself during the making of this album. This injury meant the change in vocal style in his later works, especially with Sanctuary and Nevermore
Re-released in 2010 together with "Into the Mirror Black" as a double CD by Ironbird Records.
The track order on the original LP and tape releases differs from the CD:
1. Battle Angels
2. Die for My Sins
3. Soldiers of Steel
4. Veil of Disguise
6. White Rabbit
7. Termination Force
8. Ascension to Destiny
9. The Third War
"Soldiers of Steel" is lyrically about the 1983 film "The Keep".