Sci-fi in metal isn’t new, but Hickory, North Carolina’s Rapheumets Well take their passion for the genre to new levels (levels unlike any we have seen). The band will be releasing their third LP, Enders Door, on May 26 on Test Your Metal Records, and its concept, alone, gives credence to their brand of symphonic death metal.
Here’s the synopsis, via the band’s press material:
In the fifth era of the Avomenian Empire, amidst the planetary ruins of Vaath, a rogue traveler would discover an artifact that would forever change his place in the cosmos.
Upon arriving to retrieve the artifact, it became apparent that Eryos’s brother Nathyiem would never make it to their arranged meeting point. In departing from the planet Vaath, Eryos received a distress signal from his brother’s ship, coming from an uncharted planet. Upon arriving, he found a odd world inhabited by a mysterious species called the Dreth led by lecherous matriarch named Eishar. It is here that he would uncover a faced-door, an inter-dimensional gateway to the Ender.
Make sense? Good.
Rapheumets Well certainly deserve credit for not only plotting a different course for their music, but for owning it … completely. And if the synopsis of Enders Well isn’t enough proof that these guys are as sci-fi as they come, we are proud to present the premiere of the music video for the title track, which is also the first single from the album.
Do yourself a favor and watch the music video for “Enders Well” below. Like what you see and hear? Pre-order Enders Well now!