Dagoba is a French heavy metal band formed in Marseille in 1997.
Following many line-up changes, Franky Costanza joined the band in mid-1998, while Werther, Izakar and Stephan joined the band in 1999.
In 2001, Dagoba signed on Enternote Records and recorded its first EP, Release the Fury, in digipak format and accompanied by a video for "Rush". Distributed by Edel/Sony, Release the Fury received positive reviews.
In March 2003, Dagoba released their first self-titled album. The band's sound had changed since Release the Fury. After Stephan left the band, Dagoba continued to play as a quartet and gave distribution rights to EMI. They followed up the album release with a successful European tour. The tour included opening for acts such as Samael and a headlining stint throughout France.
In February 2006, after two years, Dagoba released What Hell Is About, produced by Tue Madsen. Very different from the last album, What Hell Is About was more somber, with a more gothic sound. Simen Hestnæs formerly of Dimmu Borgir, Borknagar, and Arcturus performed guest vocals on two songs. After the release of the album, Dagoba went on tour in Europe, opening for the likes of Machine Head, Metallica and completed a continental tour with In Flames and Sepultura. They also attended Summerbreeze 2007 and With Full Force 2007.
Dagoba's third album, Face the Colossus, also produced by Tue Madsen, was released on 29 September 2008 via Season of Mist. Dagoba's fourth album, Poseidon, was released 30 August 2010. Dagoba's fifth album, Post Mortem Nihil Est was released on 27 May 2013. Dagoba's sixth album, Tales of the Black Dawn, was released on 16 June 2015.
Dagoba's seventh and latest album, Black Nova, was released on 25 August 2017. It was produced by Jacob Hansen (Epica, Volbeat, etc.) in Denmark. The band signed with Century Media Records for a worldwide distribution of the album released on Sony Music/Epic Jive. The band followed up the release with their first Japan tour. They were also part of the European tour with Kreator and Vader in January 2018.
Dagoba's eighth studio album, and their first in five years, By Night was released on February 18, 2022.