Wintersun is so epic its promo photo is actually a painting.
Finnish metal band Wintersun
will blaze through San Antonio this fall on its first North American tour in five years.
The group, led by multi-instrumentalist Jari Mäenpää, has built a solid following via epic-sounding releases that merge folk melodies, technical musicianship and menacing black metal interludes into a surprisingly cohesive whole.
The most recent of those, The Forest Seasons
, charted at No. 1 in its home country. And in a sign of either the band's cult-like following or Mäenpää's well-documented perfectionism, it recently raised $500,000 in a crowdsourcing campaign to build a new recording studio from the ground up.
Melbourne, Australia's Ne Obvliviscaris
, which blew minds on its last San Antonio visit with a blend of blistering extreme metal and eerily melodic violin, is also on the bill. Fleet-fingered guitar shredder Sarah Longfield
$25-$30, Thu Sep 20, 6pm, Alamo City Music Hall, 1305 E Houston St., alamocitymusichall.com.
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