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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.
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.
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.
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...
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
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.
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...
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...
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
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.
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).