Robert Westerholt, guitarist and songwriter for the band, has spoken about the album title, revealing that “It’s like us – undefinable! Hydra is a perfect fit as our new album title, because like the many headed monster itself, the record represents the many different sides of our music”. To help them showcase different sides, the album will feature various guest appearances from Xzibit, Tarja Turnen, Dave Pirner, and Howard Jones.
The album will be available to purchase in a variety of formats, both digitally and physically. Various limited edition formats will be on offer including a luxury box set version which contains a CD-sized, 18-track media book with unique photos, and a double gatefold black vinyl version of the record.