Originally founded as "Deathwatch Asia" in 2005 and still headquartered in Japan, DWA has subsequently become a global force in dark electronic music.
Renowned for high-end packaging, bonus content and production values, DWA has also developed a formidable reputation for identifying and nurturing emerging talent - having discovered and developed, among others, Terrolokaust, Surgyn and Detroit Diesel.
Once the licensee of numerous overseas acts in Japan,
since 2010 DWA has instead become the source of supply for European and American labels like Infacted Recordings and Vendetta Music,
since 2011 the principal sponsor of Resistanz International Industrial Music Festival,
and since 2012 organizing and sponsoring tours for its artists across both Europe and North America.