In early 2017, early pre-production demos were posted to the bands VK account. The demos are noticeably absent of auto-tune, which was abundant on the final mix. The unmastered recordings were intended to be the final tracklist, but was rejected by Epitaph Records. These songs include early versions of the songs "Excite Dyke", "Astral Rejection", "Narcissismfof", and "Infinite Suck"; the later half differ tremendously from the final album versions.
In an interview with DEAD PRESS! whilst touring the UK in 2018, the label's decision to scrap the original version of the record caused tension between the two members and a large amount of stress on Nabil Moo forcing him to leave the band. Matt Mehana was then forced to handle the writing duties solo, later recruiting Chris Lent of From First To Last into the line-up.
Reportedly, in the same interview, Mehana stated that Epitaph Records have since been in touch with him with the intention of releasing the originally recorded album officially under the name of "O.G. Astral Rejection" or "Original Astral Rejection".
On March 7, 2019, the band confirmed that the shelved and original version of "Astral Rejection" would get an official release through Epitaph Records on March 29, 2019.
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