Imperia (band)

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Imperia at Tuska 2007.JPG
Imperia playing at the Tuska Open Air Metal Festival in 2007.
Background information
Origin Netherlands
Genres Symphonic metal, Gothic metal
Years active 2004–present
Labels Massacre Records
Members Gerry Verstrecken
Stefan "Steve" Wolz
Jan "Örkki" Yrlund
Helena Iren Michaelsen
Past members John Stam
Audun Grønnestad

Imperia is a symphonic metal band from the Netherlands.

The group was formed by Norwegian singer Helena Iren Michaelsen following her dismissal from Dutch band Sahara Dust (currently known as Epica). The band is a true cross-border unit of musicians originating from different countries: Norway, Finland, Germany and Belgium.


Current members
  • Gerry Verstreken - bass
  • Steve Wolz - drums
  • Jan "Örkki" Yrlund - guitars
  • Helena Iren Michaelsen - vocals (2004-present)
Past members
  • John Stam - guitars (2003-2010)
  • Audun Grønnestad - keyboards, orchestration (2003-2010)


Studio albums
EPs and singles
  • 2011: Let Down (single)
Compilation albums
  • 2013: Queen of Passion

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