Rachel Kolster is an electric and acoustic violinist born and raised in NYC and recently relocated to Philly. She trained as a Classical violinist and later pursued her passion for metal and rock, incorporating symphonic elements into heavy music. She plays violin and cello in two Folk/Viking Metal bands: Frost Giant (Philly) and Winter's Wake (NYC). She has also performed with a variety of other metal and rock bands, including Abigail Williams, Windfaerer, Winter Nights, Seraph in Travail, Before the Origin, Symfinity, Novarium, and The Living Kills. She has performed at a variety of NYC venues, including Irving Plaza, Gramercy Theater, St. Vitus Bar, The Knitting Factory, and The Bitter End, as well as at metal festivals, including Shadow Woods Metal Fest, Maryland Folk Metal Fest, and Poconos Folk/Viking Metal Fest. When she's not playing music, Rachel is a Pathologist-in-training at The Hospital of U Penn.