World Serpent Distribution
|Country of origin||United Kingdom|
World Serpent Distribution was a British record label and music distribution house formed in the 1990s by David Gibson, Alan Trench and Alison Webster. Douglas Pearce of Death In June coined the company name in 1991, the World Serpent being another name for Jörmungandr.
World Serpent was well known for distributing music by many post-industrial, apocalyptic folk, neofolk, avant-garde and otherwise esoteric or experimental artists, such as Death In June through NER, Current 93 through Durtro, Sol Invictus through Tursa, Coil through Threshold House, Nurse With Wound through United Dairies, Many other artistes and bands passed through the World Serpent camp. Some have gone on to achieve great success such as Antony Hegarty from Antony and the Johnsons.
Alan Trench left World Serpent Distribution in January 2004, David Gibson left in June 2004 and Alison Webster left in August 2004. It was confirmed in August 2004 that World Serpent Distribution was no longer operating and had ceased trading. Despite rumours to the contrary,the 3 Directors were never the subject of any administration or bankruptcy proceedings. Nor did they ever lose a court case.
- "World Serpent Profile". Discogs. Discogs. Retrieved 29 July 2012.
- Pearce stated in 2002, in a post on the official Death In June Yahoo group: "In turn, I have sold back to world serpent distribution my shares in the company that I actually named and help form in early 1991." Viewable online: 
- "World Serpent". Last.fm. Last.fm Ltd. Retrieved 29 July 2012.