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.
The baund wis renamit Epica, inspired bi the album o the same name bi Tampa, Florida-based Kamelot that wis released the same year.
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.
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.
Helena Iren Michaelsen is a Norwegian soprano, singer of the symphonic metal band Imperia.
From 1997 to 2000 she was the vocalist of Trail Of Tears and at 2002 the vocalist of Sahara Dust (now Epica).She has also sung at Black Horison and Black Widow. Artists: Trail Of Tears, Imperia, Angel Albums: Disclosure in Red, Profoundemonium, The Ancient Dance of Qetesh, The Queen of Light, Secret Passion, A Woman's Diary, Chapter I Songs: The Day we Drowned, Orroro, Released at Last, The Haunted, The Lotus Eaters, Into Paradise, The Calling, Queen of Light, Secret Passion, Fallen Angel Labels: Ebony Tears, Napalm Records, Black Lotus I do not own the music or the images!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.The track subsequently wis includit in Imperia's 2004 album The Ancient Dance of Qetesh as a bonus track.Helena Iren Michaelsen (born 2 June 1977 in Evje) is a Norwegian 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.