Since 2003 and its first self titled album DAGOBA has been fiercely climbing up to the top and proudly represents the French metal. From Marseille the French musicians have been crossing key steps with every single one of their six albums and have been equally acclaimed by critics and fans. Stretching towards the 90’s American power-metal (Pantera, Fear Factory, Machine Head) DAGOBA confirmed that inclination when they chose Logan Mader from Los Angeles to work on their two latest albums. Doing so they still managed not to get caught up into just one style. Au contraire, DAGOBA furious and overly powerful metal is fed with even more ambitious dynamics.
As large as Tales Of The Black Dawn but definitly more eclectic, Black Nova doesn’t count only on its accelerations but also on its much heavier or more aerial parts alternately with that very strong rythmic that can be frenetic or martial. Shawter – singer, guitarist, composer and leader of DAGOBA since its creation twenty years ago – remains the main producer of his own creation. Black Nova has been recorded in Eagle Back, Shawter’s studio in Marseille, as were its predecessors. But Shawter can now count on the help of Jacob Jansen (Volbeat, Evergrey, Epica) for the mix and the mastering.
Just finishing a tour in Japan, DAGOBA is proud to present its seventh album : Black Nova. Like a star thats shines as well because of a superhuman energy and a very deep darkness, Black Nova has many faces. The members of DAGOBA didn’t hide themselves into the corners of their own universe but instead offered a record striking with maturity where their very own identity meets all of their different infuences.