"some music was meant to stay underground..."


Formed: 2000
From: Marseille, France
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Dagoba News

Below is our complete Dagoba news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

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Loads More Bands Confirmed For Hellfest

Plenty more bands have been confirmed for this years edition of France's biggest metal festival, Hellfest. Among the new names confirmed are Deicide, Gojira, Pentagram, Amebix and Soilent Green. A press release from the festivals organizers reads as follows:

"Hello everyone!

As promised, here is the list to be added to that of December 2008!

Nobody will be surprised to see names to satisfy all those who are fans of Hellfest and it will be Christmas all over again!

"Who can already boast having seen the fathers of American Doom PENTAGRAM, the American Black Sabbath founded by Bobby Liebling who, unfortunately, didn't have as much fame but, nevertheless remains THE reference for all fans of these slow and wicked musics! The first and only date in Europe will be at Hellfest! the real godfather of US Doom!

"Not to forget without whom such artists as Neurosis, Napalm Death, Sepultura and many others, would never have found their different sounds! The inventor of Crust, AMEBIX is back in Europe for one date only, connaisseurs will be happy and all others will listen attentively as extreme music wouldn't be the same without them! More...

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More Bands Confirmed For Summer Breeze Open Air

The following bands have now been confirmed for Germany's Summer Breeze Open Air Festival 2009:

Amon Amarth, Amorphis, Backyard Babies, Battlelore, Before the Dawn, Beneath the Massacre, Brainstorm, Callejon, Cataract, Corvus Corux, Dagoba, Entombed, Epica, Equilibrium, Evocation, Firewind, Ghost Brigade, Grand Magus, Grave, Hate Eternal, The Haunted, Katatonia, Legion of the Damned, Misery Index, Narziss, One Way Mirror, Opeth, Powerwolf, Raunchy, Sacred Steel, Unhelig, Unsun, Vader, Volbeat, Vomitory, Vried, Waylander, Wintersun.

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First Bands Announced For Graspop 2009

The first batch of bands for Belgium's premiere metal festival, Graspop has been revealed. The event will take place on June 26th-28th in Dessel.

The initial bands are as follows:

Heaven And Hell
Papa Roach
Blind Guardian
Sacred Reich
Legion Of The Damned
Parkway Drive
God Forbid
Laaz Rockit
Keep Of Kalessin
Scar Symmetry
Negura Bunget
Wolves In The Throne Room

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Dagoba Embarks On Tour, Delays Album

After the successful September 12th release party gig, DAGOBA has started the first leg of their European tour. The "March Of The Colossus" tour dates are as follows:

10 Oct 08 Vaureal (FR) Le Forum
31 Oct 08 Orléans (FR) L'Astrolabe
01 Nov 08 Nancy (FR) L'Autre Canal Festival
02 Nov 08 Bruxelles (BE) Le Botanique Festival
11 Nov 08 Charleroi (BE) Festival
13 Nov 08 Vosselaar (BE) Biebob
14 Nov 08 Weert (NL) Bosuil
15 Nov 08 Purmerend (NL) P3
16 Nov 08 Arnhem (NL) Willem Een
18 Nov 08 Hamburg (DE) Logo
19 Nov 08 Gdynia (PO) Tba
22 Nov 08 Lingby (DK) Templet
23 Nov 08 Den Bosch (NL) W2
25 Nov 08 Stuttgart (DE) Landespavillion
26 Nov 08 Lausanne (CH) Les Docks
28 Nov 08 Lyon (FR) Le CCO
04 Dec 08 Perpignan (FR) Le Griot
05 Dec 08 Toulouse (FR) Le Ramier
06 Dec 08 Montpeller (FR) Rockstore
11 Dec 08 Barcelone (ES) TBA
12 Dec 08 Madrid (ES) Caracol
13 Dec 08 Bilbao (ES) Plateruena Kafe Antzokia
19 Dec 08 Marseille (FR) Espace Julien
17 Jan 09 Lille (FR) MJC St André

Due to manufacturing issues, "Face the Colossus" will be out October 10th instead of September 29th.

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Download A New Dagoba MP3 of "Back From Life"

With DAGOBA's new album, "Face the Colossus," being released in the coming weeks (September 29th in Europe and October 14th in the US), Season of Mist has made a full song off the album in MP3 format available for download. You can download the "Back From Life" song here. You can also hear the song on the band and label's MySpace profiles.

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Dagoba Reveals New Album Artwork and Tracklisting

French metallers, DAGOBA, will release their third and upcoming album, "Face the Colossus," (cover) on September 29th. The track listing is as follows:

1. Abyssal
2. Face the Colossus
3. Back from Life
4. Somebody died tonight
5. The World in between
6. Transylvania
7. Orphan of you
8. The Nightfall and all its Mistakes
9. Silence
10. The Crash
11. Sudden Death

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New Dagoba Album Release Date Revealed

French metal band Dagoba has announced an official release date for their upcoming album "Face the Colossus" through record label Season of Mist. The band issued the following statement on their MySpace page:

Hi Everybody,

The new album from Dagoba "Face The Colossus" will be released : September 29th 2008 in Europe and October 14th 2008 in US - Season of Mist Records.

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New Dagobah Studio Update Online

You can now watch the third episode of the interviews conducted during the recording sessions of French metallers Dagoba's third album, "Face the Colossus." Drummer Franky Costanza and bassist Werther were previously interviewed. This time up, guitarist Izakar was interviewed.

In other news, Franky has just been hired by French metal legend NIGHTMARE to perform with them at Slovenia's Metal Camp. Franky is stepping in after drummer David Amore had to cancel his participation.
NIGHTMARE's set at Metal Camp is scheduled for July 7th at 17:00 on the Main Stage.

You can download an MP3 of the song "The Man You're Not" from Dagoba's "What Hell Is About" album.

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Dagoba Completing New Album, "Face The Colossus"

The recording sessions for DAGOBA's third album "Face the Colossus" have just been completed, after three weeks of hard and productive work in the studio. Vocalist Shawter is currently in Denmark with producer Tue Madsen for the mixing and mastering steps. To hold you over until the late September release, the band has launched a blog at www.facethecolossus.com. After last week's first trailer, you can now watch a 10 minute video interview with drummer Franky Costanza.

You can also check it out on Daily Motion and YouTube (or below).

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Dagoba Announce New Album Title

French metallers DAGOBA have issued the following update:

"After several months of intensive work all the songs [for the new DAGOBA album] are written, and one has just finalized the orchestrations and other electronic additions. We are very content and proud achieved work, and we will record once again with Tue Madsen, which affirmed us to want to make sound the monster as it should be, it is has to say VERY extremely!! The new album of DAGOBA will be called 'Face The Colossus', the artwork will be the work of a graphic originator of the video game 'God Of War'."

DAGOBA's video for the song "The Things Within" can be viewed below. The track comes off DAGOBA's sophomore album, "What Hell Is About…", which was released in February 2006 via Season of Mist. The follow-up to the group's self-titled debut was recorded at Antfarm studios in Denmark with producer Tue Madsen (THE HAUNTED, HATESPHERE, MNEMIC) and features a guest appearance on two songs by DIMMU BORGIR bassist/ARCTURUS frontman Simen Hestnaes (a.k.a. ICS Vortex, ex-BORKNAGAR, LAMENTED SOULS). More...

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Dagoba Drummer Featured On Educational DVD

DAGOBA drummer Franky Costanza is a featured on this month's issue of French magazine Batterie, coming with an educational DVD where you can see him perform a few DAGOBA songs. You can watch this 20 minute, multi-angle video here. You can also find the scores in the magazine.

Dagoba's only currently confirmed appearance this summer is the With Full Force Festival:

29 Jun-01 Jul 07 Leipzig (DE) With Full Force

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Dagoba To Open For Deftones in France

DAGOBA has been announced as the opening act for two DEFTONES shows in France:

Paris, Zénith, May 30th
Lille, Aéronef, May 31st

Dagoba has just wrapped up a 35 date tour across Europe with IN FLAMES and SEPULTURA.

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Dagoba Confirmed For Raismesfest

DAGOBA, whose successful European tour as opening act for IN FLAMES and SEPULTURA is nearing its end, has been confirmed for the ninth edition of the RAISMESFEST, set to take place in the park of "Le Château de la Princesse d'Arenberg", Raismes, France, on next September 9th and 10th. Other bands confirmed are ADAGIO, ANDROMEDA, EPICA, FREAK KITCHEN, GREEN CARNATION and WATCHA.

You can find more information on the festival on raismesfest.com.

Dagoba's currently confirmed tour dates are as follows: More...

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Dagoba Announce Signing Session

As part of the fourth edition of the Delirium festival in Châlons en Champagne (FR), there will be a signing session with DAGOBA at the ROCKLINE music store on next April 30th, at 3pm. The shop is located 8 rue Grande Etape in Châlons en Champagne. Other bands playing at the festival will be SHINRA, DENIED, THE ARRS, A TRAITOR LIKE JUDAS.

In other Dagoba news, Belgian and Dutch fans please take note that DAGOBA's April 14th show, initially scheduled in Luik (Liège) at the Soundstation will actually take place in Flémalle, at the Maison du Peuple. This show is part of the European tour with IN FLAMES and SEPULTURA.

The latest Dagoba tour dates are as follows: More...

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Dagoba Join In Flames and Sepultura Euro Tour

Season of Mist has announced that DAGOBA will join IN FLAMES and SEPULTURA on their European tour. Consequently, some previously scheduled tour dates will be cancelled. The updated tour schedule is as follows:

10 Mar 06 Saint-Etienne (42) (FR) Hall C. (+Tripod + Sidilarsen)
11 Mar 06 Lille (59) (FR) MJC Saint André lez Lille (+ Klang)
17 Mar 06 Vesoul (70) (FR) Moulin de Poncey
19 Mar 06 Berlin (DE) Columbiahalle (+ In Flames + Sepultura)
20 Mar 06 Cologne (DE) E-werk (+ In Flames + Sepultura)
21 Mar 06 Eindoven (NL) Effenaar (+ In Flames + Sepultura)
22 Mar 06 London (UK) The Forum (+ In Flames + Sepultura)
23 Mar 06 Manchester (UK) Academy 2 (+ In Flames + Sepultura)
24 Mar 06 Glasgow (UK) Barrowlands (+ In Flames + Sepultura)
25 Mar 06 Sheffield (UK) Corporation (+ In Flames + Sepultura)
26 Mar 06 Birmingham (UK) Carling Academy (+ In Flames + Sepultura)
28 Mar 06 Dublin (UK) Ambassador Theatre (+ In Flames + Sepultura)
29 Mar 06 Liverpool (UK) Carling Academy (+ In Flames + Sepultura)
30 Mar 06 Cardiff (UK) The Coal Exchange (+ In Flames + Sepultura)
31 Mar 06 Portsmouth (UK) Pyramid Centre (+ In Flames + Sepultura)
01 Apr 06 Antwerpen (BE) Hof-ter-lo (+ In Flames + Sepultura)
02 Apr 06 Paris (FR) Elysee-Montmartre (+ In Flames + Sepultura)
03 Apr 06 Clermont Ferrand (FR) Cooperative de Mai (+ In Flames + Sepultura)
04 Apr 06 Barcelona (ES) Razzmatazz (+ In Flames + Sepultura)
05 Apr 06 Madrid (ES) La Riviera (+ In Flames + Sepultura)
06 Apr 06 Bergara (ES) Sala Jam (+ In Flames + Sepultura)
08 Apr 06 Milan (IT) TBC (+ In Flames + Sepultura)
09 Apr 06 Treviso (IT) New Age (+ In Flames + Sepultura)
10 Apr 06 Vienna (AT) Arena (+ In Flames + Sepultura)
11 Apr 06 Linz (AT) Posthof (+ In Flames + Sepultura)
12 Apr 06 Munich (DE) Georg-Elser-Halle (+ In Flames + Sepultura)
13 Apr 06 Stuttgart (DE) Filharmonie (+ In Flames + Sepultura)
15 Apr 06 Ljubljana (SK) TBC (+ In Flames + Sepultura)
16 Apr 06 Budapest (HU) Petoefi (+ In Flames + Sepultura)
17 Apr 06 Prague (CZ) TBC (+ In Flames + Sepultura)
18 Apr 06 Warszawa (PL) Proxima (+ In Flames + Sepultura)
19 Apr 06 Dresden (DE) Alter Schlachthof (+ In Flames + Sepultura)
20 Apr 06 Hamburg (DE) Grosse Freiheit (+ In Flames + Sepultura)
22 Apr 06 Vitrolles (FR) Salle des fêtes ? Hybride Festival
05 Mai 06 Vaureal (95) (FR) Le Forum
24 Mai 06 Strasbourg (67) (FR) La Laiterie (+ The Old Dead Tree)
22 Jul 06 Saint Amarin (68) (FR) Festival Mix'Thur

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Dagoba Plan Signing Sessions

To promote their latest album "What Hell is about" (out on February 20th), there will be two signing sessions with DAGOBA.

The first one will be in their hometown Marseilles, at the Virgin Megastore (75 rue St Férréol), on February 24th, 5pm.

The second one will take place on March 18th at 3.30pm in Sion, Switzerland, at the Bonzo record shop, located rue des vergers 14. Yes, it's on the very same day as their Caves du Manoir show in Martigny.

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Dimmu Borgir's Simen To Guest On Dagoba CD

DIMMU BORGIR bassist/ARCTURUS frontman Simen Hestnaes (a.k.a. ICS Vortex, ex-BORKNAGAR, LAMENTED SOULS) has recorded a guest appearance on two songs on the sophomore album from French metallers DAGOBA, tentatively due in February 2006 via Season of Mist. "Shawter's vocals mixed with Vortex's voice sound amazing!" the band write on their web site.

DAGOBA's follow-up to their self-titled debut album was recorded at Antfarm studios in Denmark with producer Tue Madsen (THE HAUNTED, HATESPHERE, MNEMIC). The group made name for themselves in France, where their EMI-distributed debut was a chart success. The buzz quickly spread, and step by step, the rest of Europe started responding (DAGOBA opened for MACHINE HEAD in Brussels, FEAR FACTORY in Amsterdam, and did a North European tour with SAMAEL; more recently they opened for KORN in France).

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