NERUS, in association with Soleilmoon Recordings, announces the release of the 20th anniversary commemorative edition of Death In June’s “The World That Summer”, as a two CD box set. The complete original album is presented on one CD, and is supplemented with an extra CD containing six bonus tracks. The CDs are packed in a custom made stone case carved with Death In June’s signature Totenkopf 6 and Life Rune. The edition is limited to 1000 copies.

Death In June is the musical brainchild of English folk musician Douglas Pearce, better known as Douglas P. Death In June was originally formed in Britain in 1981 as a trio, but after the other members left in 1985 to work on other projects, the group became the work of Douglas Pearce and various collaborators. Pearce now lives in Australia.

Over Death In June’s two decades of existence, numerous shifts in style and presentation have occurred, resulting in an overall shift from initial post-punk and Industrial Records influence to an overall more acoustic and folk music-oriented approach. Although sometimes considered controversial, Death In June has become very influential in certain post-industrial musical circles. Pearce’s influence was instrumental in sparking neofolk, which his music has subsequently become a part of. Released on Nerus and available December 10th, 2006.

There is nothing more beautiful or so alluring than self-deceit.
In a World full of dead ends there is little to hold onto.
One sees oneself in how one stands in relation to others.
That can be a lonely picture.
Lies, therefore, dominate.

Sedge grows in the fen
flourishing in the water
burning the blood of everyone who touches it.

There is no cure.
When all seems lost, something unexpected happens.
To taint beyond redemption, The World That Summer.