Imperia

Imperia
STYLE: ORIGIN: NorwayFORMED: 2004LABEL: Massacre Records
  • MEMBERS:
  • Helena Iren Michaelsen – vocals
  • Jan Örkki Yrlund – guitars
  • Gerry Verstreken – bass
  • Steve Wolz – drums
BIOGRAPHY

IMPERIA is an atmospheric metal band who’s sound is especially evident by the distinguished voice of Helena Iren Michaelsen who sings in a variety of styles from deep emotional feelings to extreme operatic expressions and grunts.

IMPERIA’s music is full of vivacity, it is heavy, bombastic and orchestral, but it also contains elements of pure metal. The band is a true cross-border unit of musicians originating from different countries: Norway, Finland, Germany and Belgium.

The first release of IMPERIA was a cover-song “Lotus Eaters” for a Dead Can Dance tribute album which was released in the spring of 2004. In the summer of 2004 IMPERIA played their first gigs and also recorded their debut album “The Ancient Dance of Qetesh”, which was released in autumn of 2004.

In 2005 the band recorded another project of Helena called Angel. The album “A Woman’s Diary – Chapter I” was released by Black Lotus Records in the spring of 2005. Though the style of the album was very varied and less metal the band succeeded to demonstrate their versatility and musicianship.

Towards the end of 2005 IMPERIA had written enough new material for the second full length. The band teamed up with the German Massacre Records. The second IMPERIA album was titled as “Queen of Light” and it was released in the early 2007.

To support the album IMPERIA toured European festivals like TUSKA in Finland, Battle Of Metal in Germany and Magic Circle Festival II in Germany. Imperia was also featured on the MCM festival DVD with two live-tracks

In the autumn of 2010 IMPERIA started recording their third album titled as “Secret Passion”. The recordings took place in different studios and countries this time. “Secret Passion” was released in 2011 and it received excellent reviews in the metal press. The band played gigs in several countries and festivals like Metal Female Voices XI in Belgium and Magic Circle Festival in Helsinki.

In 2014 preparations of the next album started to take place. In April 2015 IMPERIA entered the Spacelab studio in Germany once more and recorded 13 tracks for the new album. The title “Tears Of Silence” was chosen as a title for the new album. This time band went for a more straight forward approach with the song material. The songs are straight epic metal songs combined with folk-elements, huge orchestrations and very varied. You can also hear a lot of acoustic instruments next to traditional metal this time. There are flutes and whistles, bagpipes, bozouki, acoustic guitars, violins and also a Russian choir on the album. Vocal-wise Helena goes beyond the usual and you can even hear heavy grunts on some songs. The album is full of emotions and musical styles, a true musical adventure!

BAND NEWS

IMPERIA has posted the following on their Facebook page: Hi everyone! Finally we can share the first song from the new upcoming ”Flames Of Eternity” album! The song is called

January 14, 2019 by Tero Tolkki
DISCOGRAPHY

Flames Of Eternity / 2019

Imperia - Flames Of Eternity
  • Album Info
  • 2019
  • Massacre Records

01. The Scarred Soul
02. Fear Is An Illusion
03. Unspoken Words
04. Book Of Love
05. Blinded
06. Invisible Tears
07. Otherside
08. Beauty Within
09. My Guardian Angel
10. The Ocean
11. A Crying Heart
12. Mother

Tears Of Silence / 2015

Imperia - Tears Of Silence
  • Album Info
  • 2015
  • Massacre Records

01. SILENCE IS MY FRIEND
02. CROSSROADS
03. BROKEN (WHEN THE SILENCE CRIES)
04. AWAY
05. FRIHETEN VIL SEIRE
06. MY SCREAMING HEART
07. MOTHERLOVE
08. THE VIKINGSONG
09. SPIRIT CHASE (KEEP FIGHTING)
10. INNOCENT CHILD
11. WINGS OF HOPE
12. WE’LL BE FREE
13. BROKEN HEARTS

Secret Passion / 2011

Imperia - Secret Passion
  • Album Info
  • 2011
  • Massacre Records

01.TOUCH OF YOUR HAND
02.SECRET PASSION
03.FRAGILE
04.OUT OF SIGHT
05.LET DOWN
06.VIOLENCE
07.LIKE RAIN
08.SUICIDE
09.HOLD ON
10.GREED
11.MISSING IT ALL
12.MY SLEEPING ANGEL

TOURDATES
DateVenueCityCountryInfoTickets
2019-10-11T20:30:00Zik-ZakIttreBelgiumInfoTickets
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