When Ragi Akram was in the army, he used to take shifts in guarding the unit as part of his military service. During one of these shifts, standing in the cold and heavily suited up, he started singing a verse from a Metallica song in a very low voice to himself: “There’s a devil waiting outside your door…” All this was perfectly normal, but when he heard a deep voice from behind him answering, “…How much longer?”, normal was no longer in question. Surprised and confused, he turned around and saw Ahmed Magdy, who had just been transferred to that same unit only a few days earlier and had never met Ragi before. They had a big laugh about the incident, and with their common interest in the same musical genre, adding to the fact that they were both musicians, it wasn’t long before they became friends.
Later, Ahmed introduced Ragi to a close friend, Ramy Al Reedy, who he had been playing music with for years. The three of them easily clicked and jammed together every now and then in Ramy's home studio. At the time, Ramy had just finished writing the song 'Save Me' and asked Ragi to sing it with him during one of their jams. Ragi was very excited about the song, and Ramy loved the aggressiveness he brought to it. So, Ramy began producing the song with Ragi on vocals and Ahmed as bassist, but with no prior intention to forming a band. After 'Save Me' was done, though, Neverwhere was definitely on the table.