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Black Nova
CD Book, Black LP, Digital Album

Nicolas Bastos
Werther Ytier
(Vocals, Machines)
JL Ducroiset
(Guitar )

On August 25th, 2017, French metal force DAGOBA will release its seventh studio album, “Black Nova”, as a cooperation of Jive/Epic for France, Ward Records in Japan, and Century Media for the rest of the world.

Formed in 1997 and inspired by 90’s American metal greats such as Pantera, Machine Head and Fear Factory, DAGOBA quickly expanded their furious sound with dark, symphonic and industrial elements culminating on what is to become their strongest album to date, “Black Nova”.

Shawter – singer, guitarist, composer and leader of DAGOBA – helmed the recordings of “Black Nova”, which took place at Eagle Black, his own studio in Marseille, whereas Jacob Hansen (Volbeat, Epica, Heaven Shall Burn) took care of mix and mastering. “Black Nova” sounds massive with rich dynamics, towering riffs, vigorous shouts and infectious melodic choruses all over the place. The equally powerful artwork was created by Seth Siro Anton (Septic Flesh / covers for Moonspell, Paradise Lost, Exodus). From the first single “Inner Sun” with its powerful electronic hook to the driving and gloomy modern thrash of “The Legacy Of Ares”, from the crushing yet majestic “The Infinite Chase” over to the emotional impact of “Stone Ocean”, “Black Nova” impresses with diversity and excellent songcraft.

Now seven albums into their career, it comes as no big surprise that DAGOBA have grown into a furious and intense live act as well. For reference just have a quick look at the massive wall of death during their 2014 show at Hellfest, a clip of which is close to 6 million plays (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=73d8pMnMbKg). Apart from having conquered the hearts and souls of many especially in their home country, DAGOBA have also performed with Metallica and Machine Head, toured with Moonspell, Epica, Samael, In Flames, and Sepultura, played festivals such as Wacken, With Full Force, Summer Breeze as well as just recently their first Japanese headlining tour, making a distinct mark on international stages, too. To support the release of “Black Nova”, European touring plans are currently being worked upon.

With such a stunning new record and reinvigorated by their new label family, DAGOBA are perfectly set up to make substantial steps further towards international recognition.