Windfaerer started as a means of expression for guitarist, bassist, vocalist Michael Gonçalves. He was inspired by his Hispanic/Iberian heritage and fueled by his passion for extreme music. With Windfaerer he concentrated on creating a melodic, blasting and emotional entity with a folkloric edge. In the process he recruited like-minded musicians in Benjamin Karas (violin) and JP Andrade (drums). “Windfaerer” literally means “one who travels with the wind” as in a vessel at sea.