Helena Iren Michaelsen

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Helena Michaelsen
Helena Iren Michaelsen at Tuska 2007 (1).JPG
Background information
Birth nameHelena Iren Michaelsen
Born (1977-06-02) 2 Juin 1977 (age 43)
Evje, Norawa
GenresSymphonic metal, gothic metal,
symphonic black metal
Years active1997–praisent
LabelsMassacre Records
Associate actsImperia, Angel
Epica, Trail of Tears

Helena Iren Michaelsen is a Norse soprano, sangster o the Dutch baund Imperia an her new project Angel, an umwhile vocalist o Sahara Dust (nou cried Epica) an Trail of Tears.

Muisical career[eedit | eedit soorce]

Trail of Tears (1997-2000)[eedit | eedit soorce]

Michaelsen stairtit aff as the female vocalist in 1997 for Norse gothic metal baund Trail of Tears, succeedin efter Ales Vik who depairtit frae the baund that same year. A year later, Michaelsen an the baund recordit their debut album Disclosure in Red in which she sung contralto vocals an contributit tae writin leerics. In 2000, she again teuk role o contralto vocals in their seicont album Profoundemonium, which wis last album tae featur Helena.

Suin efter, she wis replacit bi Cathrine Paulsen in Mey o that year.

Sahara Dust (2002-2003)[eedit | eedit soorce]

Two years efter leavin Trail of Tears, she wis selectit bi Mark Jansen (who haed juist left After Forever) as vocalist for his new baund Sahara Dust; but she left no lang efter, replacit bi then-unkent Simone Simons. The baund wis renamit Epica, inspired bi the album o the same name bi Tampa, Florida-based Kamelot that wis released the same year.

Imperia & Angel (2004-present)[eedit | eedit soorce]

Efter leavin Sahara Dust, Michaelsen teamit up wi Steve Wolz (who wis tae be the drummer for Sahara Dust) an the pair relocatit tae Norawa. Upon their return tae The Netherlands they shapit the baund Imperia.[1]

As Imperia, Michaelsen an Wolz recordit a cover o "The Lotus Eaters" bi Dead Can Dance for a double tribute album wi the same teetle released throu the Greek label Black Lotus Records. The track subsequently wis includit in Imperia's 2004 album The Ancient Dance of Qetesh as a bonus track.[2]

Personal life[eedit | eedit soorce]

Michaelsen currently resides in Froland, she haes 2 childer—a son, an a dochter namit Angel (born in 2004).

Discografie[eedit | eedit soorce]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Steve Wolz". Encyclopaedia Metallum: The Metal Archives. Retrieved 14 December 2015.
  2. "Steve Wolz". Encyclopaedia Metallum: The Metal Archives. Retrieved 14 December 2015.

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