Windham Hell is an “Ambient Neoclassical Avant-garde Metal” band from Snowqualmie, WA.
No connection to Windham Hill, but I can’t resist a really good pun.
While I grew up on metal as a kid in the 70’s, I’m not much of an afficianado of more current work, but it’s clear that there is more here than your standard teenage wannabe dark metal group. If you like Windham Hill AND Metal, they might be worth checking out. As an aside, if you like Windham Hill AND Goth, you must check out Dean Can Dance.
Current Artist Web Site: http://www.myspace.com/windhamhell
Oh, and as long we’re on humor, violins and metal, check out the “Violin Hero” video from Bay Area string metal group Judgement Day. It’s worth it just to watch the opening bit.