III is the third studio album by Canadian electronic music duo Crystal Castles. The album was released in the United Kingdom on November 12, 2012. It was initially planned to be released on November 5, 2012 before being delayed. Produced entirely by Ethan Kath, was recorded in Warsaw and mixed in London. The album addresses the theme of oppression, with the musicians using different pedals and keyboards to create a diverse "palette of sound". "A lot of bad things have happened to people close to me since II and it's profoundly influenced my writing as I've realized there will never be justice for them. I didn't think I could lose faith in humanity any more than I already had, but after witnessing some things, it feels like the world is a dystopia where victims don't get justice and corruption prevails," Alice Glass said in a statement. On October 9, 2012, the track listing for the album was revealed via the duo's official Facebook page.