French metallers DAGOBA will release their fifth album, "Post Mortem Nihil Est", in Europe on May 27 via Verycords and in North America on June 14 through earMUSIC. The cover artwork for the CD was created by Seth Siro Anton and can be seen below.
Produced by former MACHINE HEAD/SOULFLY guitarist Logan Mader in Los Angeles, "Post Mortem Nihil Est"s two grand opening tracks, "When Winter..." and "The Realm Black", raise the bar for the rest of the album yet the remaining songs are definitely able to match the high standard. "Kiss Me Kraken", with its strong, harmonious chorus, blends perfectly with the hard black metal, whereas the single, "The Great Wonder", confirms that "Post Mortem Nihil Est" contains a whole arsenal of heavy weapons ready to destroy everything in its path.
"Post Mortem Nihil Est" track listing:
01. When Winter... 02. The Realm Black 03. I, Reptile 04. Yes We Die 05. Kiss Me Kraken 06. Nevada 07. The Great Wonder 08. The Day After The Apocalypse 09. Son Of A Ghost 10. Oblivion Is For The Living 11. By The Sword
A trailer for the album can be seen below.
Guitarist Izakar announced his departure from DAGOBA in July 2012 due to "irreconcilable differences with one of the [other] bandmembers."
DAGOBA's fourth album, "Poseidon", entered the official chart in France at position No. 41. Released on August 30, 2010 via the French label XIII Bis Records, the CD was recorded at Hyperion Studio in Marseille, France with "Brew" Varea and was mixed by Dave Chang at Philia Studio in the U.K.