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Helena Iren Michaelsen

Helena Michaelsen
Background information
Birth name Helena Iren Michaelsen
Born (1977-06-02) 2 June 1977
Evje, Norway
Genres Symphonic metal, gothic metal, symphonic black metal
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter
Instruments Vocals
Years active 1997–present
Labels Massacre Records
Associated acts Black Horizon, Black Widow, Trail of Tears, Epica, Nox, Imperia, Angel,
Website Official website

Helena Iren Michaelsen (born 2 June 1977 in Evje) is a Norwegian dramatic soprano and is the singer of the Dutch band Imperia and the solo project Angel. She was a former member of Sahara Dust (now Epica) and Trail of Tears.

Musical career

Trail of Tears (1997-2000)

Helena started off as the female vocalist in 1997 for Norwegian gothic metal band Trail of Tears, succeeding after Ales Vik who departed from the band that same year. A year later, Helena and the band recorded their debut album Disclosure in Red in which she sung contralto vocals and contributed to writing lyrics. In 2000, she again took role of contralto vocals in their second album Profoundemonium, which was last album to feature Helena.

Soon after, she was replaced by Cathrine Paulsen in May of that year.

Sahara Dust (2002-2003)

Two years later after her departure, Mark Jansen selected Helena to be the vocalist for his new project after being kicked out of After Forever. Soon after all members were selected for the project. They began recording a two-track demo called "Cry for the Moon" and released in 2003.

But shortly after the demo was released, she left Sahara Dust due to the guys not allowing her to express her own musical ideas and opinion over the stuff they gave her to sing and they wouldn't let her compose her own songs.

She was then replaced by, the then unknown, Simone Simons, who was Jansen’s girlfriend at the time. The band changed their name to Epica, inspired by the Kamelot album of the same name, which had been released earlier that year.

Imperia & Angel (2004-present)

After the dismissal from now-called Epica, Helena and Steve Wolz, was supposed to be Epica's drummer, they've decided to move to Norway. When they came back to Holland they formed Imperia.

The band recorded a cover of "The Lotus Eaters" by Dead Can Dance for the double tribute album with the same title released through

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