Japanese SHM + DVD pressing. The bonus DVD features the making of the album and is expected to be a Region 2 pressing. The audio disc features an exclusive bonus track 'Sahara (feat. Koshi Inaba)'. His first true solo album. He spent nearly a year at a Hollywood studio where he recorded special sessions with producer Eric Valentine (whose credits range from Queens of the Stone Age to The All-American Rejects) and an intense, compact rhythm section of bassist Chris Chaney (Jane's Addiction) and drummer Josh Freese (most recently of Nine Inch Nails).The guest artists on the album are a bona-fide who's who of contemporary rock music. Ian Astbury, Lemmy Killminster, Chris Cornell, Duff McKagan, Maroon Five's Adam Levine, Alter Bridge's Myles Kennedy, Wolfmother's Andrew Stockdale (on the stunning first single 'By The Sword'), Avenged Sevenfold's M Shadows and rising-star singer Rocco De Luca. The SHM-CD [Super High Material CD] format features enhanced audio quality through the use of a special polycarbonate plastic. Using a process developed by JVC and Universal Music Japan discovered through the joint companies' research into LCD display manufacturing, SHM-CDs feature improved transparency on the data side of the disc, allowing for more accurate reading of CD data by the CD player laser head. SHM-CD format CDs are fully compatible with standard CD players.