In mid 1998, D.O.W added a third member. Steve "Devine" Wright, former drummer of legendary Goth band Christian Death, joined the ranks of D.O.W as a permanent member.
In the beginning of 2000, D.O.W recorded its second record, “The Aquarius,” to critical acclaim throughout the world.
Bassist Orbis was added to the fold in late 2002.
In February 2003, D.O.W embarked on a Mexican/European tour to support its record "Tantrum Land." The tour included Christian Death, Lover of Sin (Punchy’s other project) and Theater of Vampires. It spanned all of western and some of the eastern European countries.
September of 2003 marked the departure of long-time drummer/songwriter Steve “Divine” Wright.
December of 2003 also was the release of Tantrum Land.
Due to changing tides and the influences of others, Diet of Worms ended it's career as a group December 2004.