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Dagoba

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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Three More Bands Confirmed For Brutal Assault 2011

The organisers of the Czech Republic's Brutal Assault festival has announced a further three confirmations for this year's event. Newly added to the bill are Scottish hardcore punk/crossover thrash legends The Exploited, Bay Area thrash veterans Forbidden and American mathcore outfit The Dillinger Escape Plan. The festival will take place from August 11th-13th in Josefov, Czech Republic.

The lineup is as follows: More...

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Ozzy And The Scorpions Confirmed For Hellfest 2011

The organisers of France's biggest metal festival, Hellfest, has announced that four huge names have been added to next year's bill. Heavy metal godfather Ozzy Osbourne will be taking the stage, as well as German hard rock legends the Scorpions, who will be retiring after they complete their touring schedule. Also confirmed for the festival are Swedish progressive metal favourites Opeth and Black Label Society, which features former Ozzy Osbourne guitarist Zakk Wylde. There are also more new confirmations in the form of German thrash legends Kreator and Sodom, Norwegian black metal veterans Mayhem, Anathema, Bolt Thrower and Therion. The festival will take place in Clisson, France from June 17th-19th.

The lineup is now as follows: More...

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Dagoba Posts New Music Video Online

French metal outfit Dagoba has posted their new music video online for the song, "Black Smokers (752 Farenheit.)" You can check it out below. The song comes from the band's new studio album, "Waves Of Doom," which was released yesterday through XIII Bis Records. More...

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Dagoba Posts New Song Online

French metal band DAGOBA has posted a new song, entitled "Black Smokers," on their MySpace page. The track comes from their new album "Poseidon," which is due out on August 30th through XIII Bis Records

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Vote In MetalStorm's Annual Awards

Metalstorm.Eu are holding their annual awards and they want you to vote for who you want to win. You need to register to vote and you can check it out by heading here. The categories for the awards are as follows:

Best albums by genre:

Alternative Metal
Atmospheric/Symphonic Metal
Avantgarde Metal
Black Metal
Death Metal
Doom Metal
Extreme Doom Metal
Gothic Metal
Grindcore
Hard Rock
Heavy Metal
Melodeath/Gothenburg Metal
Metalcore
Pagan/Viking/Folk Metal
Post-Metal
Power Metal
Progressive Metal
Sludge/Stoner Metal
Thrash Metal

Other awards:

The Best Cover Song
The Best Debut Album
The Best DVD
The Best Video
The Biggest Letdown
The Biggest Surprise

Special awards :

The Best Drama

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Slipknot, Down And More Added To Graspop 2009

The organizers of this years Graspop Metal Meeting festival in Dessel, Belgium has announced some more bands for the festival in the form of Slipknot, Down, Exodus, Hatebreed, Killswitch Engage, Motley Crue, Gojira, The Gathering, Buckcherry, Marilyn Manson, Jon Olivia's Pain, Pestilence and August Burns Red.

The lineup is now as follows:

Heaven And Hell
Motley Crue
Slipknot
Marilyn Manson
Down
Exodus
Lacuna Coil
Dream Theater
Disturbed
Hatebreed
God Forbid
Anthrax
Sacred Reich
Mastodon
Gojira
Buckcherry
Pestilence
August Burns Red
Papa Roach
Jon Olivia's Pain
Volbeat
W.A.S.P.
Trivium
Devildriver
Epica
Blind Guardian
Wolves In The Throne Room
Legion of The Damned
Laaz Rockit
Scar Symmetry
Kataklysm
Firewind
Parkway Drive
Samael
Dagoba
Taake
Eths
Negura Bunget

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Lacuna Coil Confirmed For Graspop 2009

Italian goth metallers Lacuna Coil has announced that they are the latest band to be confirmed for this years edition of Graspop Metal Meeting which will be held from June 26th-28th in Dessel, Belgium.

The lineup is now as follows:

Heaven And Hell
Lacuna Coil
Dream Theater
Disturbed
God Forbid
Anthrax
Sacred Reich
Papa Roach
Volbeat
W.A.S.P.
Trivium
Devildriver
Epica
Blind Guardian
Wolves In The Throne Room
Legion of The Damned
Laaz Rockit
Scar Symmetry
Kataklysm
Firewind
Parkway Drive
Samael
Dagoba
Taake
Eths
Negura Bunget

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Dream Theater Confirmed For Graspop

Progressive metal legends Dream Theater are the latest act to be confirmed for Belgium's biggest metal festival, Graspop Metal Meeting. The festival takes place in the town of Dessel between June 26th-28th.

The lineup so far is as follows:

Heaven And Hell
Dream Theater
Disturbed
Volbeat
Papa Roach
Blind Guardian
Anthrax
Trivium
W.A.S.P.
Sacred Reich
DevilDriver
Epica
Legion Of The Damned
Parkway Drive
God Forbid
Kataklysm
Firewind
Laaz Rockit
Keep Of Kalessin
Scar Symmetry
Samael
Dagoba
Taake
Negura Bunget
Wolves In The Throne Room
Eths

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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
Disturbed
Volbeat
Papa Roach
Blind Guardian
Anthrax
Trivium
W.A.S.P.
Sacred Reich
DevilDriver
Epica
Legion Of The Damned
Parkway Drive
God Forbid
Kataklysm
Firewind
Laaz Rockit
Keep Of Kalessin
Scar Symmetry
Samael
Dagoba
Taake
Negura Bunget
Wolves In The Throne Room
Eths

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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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