For fans of Fleshgod Apocalypse, Septic Flesh, Dimmu Borgir, Cattle Decapitation

Test Your Metal Records: Out Now! Extreme Sci-Fi Metal RAPHEUMETS WELL New Album "The Elder’s Anthology"

New Music Video "Witch of Darkspire" (NSFW contains nudity)


Blending a sound that is a complex mix of classical orchestrations, cosmic synths, and extreme metal to portray the epics of parallel worlds, Hickory, NC, based Rapheumets Well (Ra-few-mets) bring forth a voyage enriched with lore, fabricated from scratch to show the depth in which represents them as artists. From the birth of organic matter to great wars that tear the fabric of space and time, the story of Rapheumets Well’s music serves to immerse you into a world of oddities.

Inspired by the fictitious universe of the
Atai, Rapheumets Well have unleashed three albums over the years, Dimensions (2014), Exile (2016) and Enders Door (2017) that progressively told a larger story portrayed in a complex saga of the Atai (ancient architects) who aid in the propagation of sentient life throughout the multi-verse. Returning in 2018, the sci-fi metallers are officially releasing their epic “The Elder’s Anthology”, now available as of October 26th on Test Your Metal Records. The album is a trilogy of sorts featuring selective tracks remixed and remastered from their three previous releases.

The band comments:

"'The Elder's Anthology' is a collection of songs (we felt) are important in re-igniting the lore of the previous albums. With new changes and new members, we felt it was important to transpose their skills into the foundation of the band. The Elder's Anthology is re-mastered with updated guitars, vocals, and baselines and we fell this was appropriate for moving forward with the next
full length album!"

"The Elder's Anthology" is available on CD plus digital download and stream on the band's online store hereBandcampiTunesSpotify and all other major digital platforms.

Music Video "Witch of Darkspire":

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Show Dates:
Oct 26 - Asheville, NC - The Odditorium - info
Dec 14 - Asheville, NC - The Odditorium - info


Track Listing:

1. Resurrecting The Blood Gate

2. Dimensions

3. Crucible of Titans

4. Resurgence

5. Witch of Darkspire

6. The Betrayer (Part One)

7. They Cometh In Fire

8. Distress On The Aberrant Planet

9. Ghost Walkers Exodus



Shay Hecate – Lead Vocals

Taylor Maltba – Clean/Operatic vocals

Hunter Ross – Guitar

Daniel Presnell – Guitar

Alex Rush – Bass/Vocals

Joshua “Nassaru” Ward – Drums, Keys, Vocals

Special Guest:  Aaron Rogers – Keys and Orchestrations


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“Hickory, NC’s Rapheumets Well(pronounced Ra-few-mets) is a band heavily steeped in science fiction and fantasy. And when I say heavily, I mean HEAVILY. They slam dunk their lushly orchestral and luxurious symphonic melodic blackened death metal into a fantastical and fantastically creative and complex world that I don’t even want to embarrass myself trying to explain. But, you gotta give mad ol’ props to any band willing to dive head first into something as elaborately conceptual as this costumed and inventive septet have from the off.” – Decibel Magazine

“if you like the theatrical havoc generated by Fleshgod Apocalypse and Dimmu Borgir, for example, you’ll fall in love for the music found in The Exile, the brand new concept album by the symphonic horde known as Rapheumets Well. ” – The Headbanging Moose

“As you’re about to find out, this first song from the new album combines turbocharged death metal vehemence with sweeping orchestral melodies, interweaving blazing drumwork and rapid-fire riffing with cosmic synthesizer vistas and fluid soloing, vicious growls and hair-raising shrieks with a vaulting clean-sung passage that coincides with the protagonist’s decision to end his apathy.” – No Clean Singing

“The Exile brings symphonic elements to more intense and sometimes speedy death metal. Solid bursts of adrenaline, with the symphonies effectively working to provide a balance to these heavier moments, as heard in “The Epic of Darmak.” But the band is more than a one-trick pony, and frequently gives way to other flights of fancy while keeping the death metal sharp…an album that is well-written and enjoyable from start to finish. The potential is there for the band to really spread their wings for album number three.” – Dead Rhetoric