Episode Archive

100 episodes of The Nine Eight Podcast since the first episode, which aired on June 6th, 2018.

  • Episode 76: Track by Track: Leprous - Aphelion

    September 20th, 2021  |  1 hr 2 mins
    arts, australia, culture, metal, music, prog rock, progressive, rock, society, underground

    This week, Dave and Hoggy dive into our first impressions of the new Dream Theater album, our nickname for the new Marillion album title, a new Neal Morse project and then go track by track on the new Leprous record, Aphelion.
    NOTE: This was recorded live, together in Dave's new apartment a week after he left quarantine and moved in. That's why it sounds like we recorded in a cave. Normal service will resume on the next show

  • Episode 75: Dream Theater's The Alien

    August 20th, 2021  |  1 hr 20 mins
    arts, australia, culture, metal, music, prog rock, progressive, rock, society, underground

    This week, we discuss new albums from Marillion, Dream Theater, Devin Townsend, Ross Jennings, SEIMS and the Daniel Wiggins Group. Side diversions into discussions about the effects of Brexit on band breakups, lockdowns, and the presence of the Bill Bruford back catalogue on streaming services.
    Then we delve into our main topic - the leadoff single from Dream Theater's forthcoming record: The Alien.

  • The Nine Eight Interview - with Ro and Jake from I Built The Sky!

    August 17th, 2021  |  1 hr 1 min
    arts, australia, culture, metal, music, prog rock, progressive, rock, society, underground

    This week, Dave sits down with Ro of I Built The Sky and Jake Howsam Lowe (Plini, Helix Nebula) to discuss their new collaboration, Coalesce, available to pre-order from Bandcamp. This chat covers writing during lockdown, the creative process and the inevitable discussion of guitar gear when three guitarists get together for a chat

  • Episode 74: The Rise of InsideOut Music

    July 28th, 2021  |  1 hr 5 mins
    arts, australia, culture, metal, music, prog rock, progressive, rock, society, underground

    This week, Hoggy and Dave have big Dream Theater news. Then we talk about new music from Yes, Coldplay, Steve Hacket, Ro, a tour by Polaris and UK festivals. Then we get into our main topic: the rise of InsideOut Music as the label for prog music. And we try valiantly to not get derailed by ongoing political sagas that threaten to set back the Australian music scene for years.

  • Episode 73: black midi's Cavalcade: Very Carefully Orchestrated Chaos

    July 8th, 2021  |  1 hr 14 mins
    arts, australia, culture, metal, music, prog rock, progressive, rock, society, underground

    This week, we discuss the prevalence of earplugs at gigs, then discuss new music from Leprous, The Omnific, Till Lindemann and a new release from the Daniel Wiggins Group. Then we jump into a track by track breakdown of the new record by black midi, Cavalcade. One of us loves this record, one of us hated it. Find out which one and why!

  • Mark Hosking from Karnivool

    July 2nd, 2021  |  56 mins 48 secs
    arts, australia, culture, metal, music, prog rock, progressive, rock, society, underground

    This week, Dave interviews Mark Hosking from the legendary, seminal Western Australian progressive metal band, Karnivool.

  • Interview with Arash Navid

    June 16th, 2021  |  30 mins 31 secs
    arts, australia, culture, iran, metal, music, prog rock, progressive, rock, society, underground

    This week, Hoggy interviews the founder of the Progressive Rock Community, Iranian musician Arash Navid. His latest single, Oblivious, is out now. This interview covers his musical background, the challenges of being a rock musician in Iran, the writing and recording process for the new song and much more!

  • Episode 72: Frost - Day and Age Plus a Whole Lot More!

    June 2nd, 2021  |  1 hr 19 secs
    arts, australia, culture, metal, music, prog rock, progressive, rock, society, underground

    This week, Hoggy and Dave discuss a new project from Vincent Cavanagh, new music by Teramaze, Acolyte, The Omnific, Frost* and Kayak. We also discuss livestreams by Caligula's Horse and Karnivool. We also try not to get too sidetracked by talking about the ramifications surrounding David Ellerfson and various Sydney music scene situations.

  • Episode 71: Liquid Tension Experiment with Addendums to the Addendums

    May 17th, 2021  |  54 mins 11 secs
    arts, australia, culture, metal, music, prog rock, progressive, rock, society, underground

    This week, Hoggy and Dave are reunited in person to record a show! We cover various crowdfunding efforts by Birds Robe Collective and Art as Catharsis and the lead off single from Kayak. Then we dive into a review of the latest Liquid Tension Experiment. In typical Nine Eight fashion, we wander off the path into discussions about AI in music, guitar tone and drumming.

  • The Nine Eight Interview - Mood Yassin from Turbulence

    April 12th, 2021  |  48 mins 15 secs
    arts, australia, culture, metal, music, prog rock, progressive, rock, society, underground

    This week, Dave interviews Mood Yassin, co-founder and keyboard player for Lebanese prog metal band Turbulence. Their brand new album Frontal is out now!

  • Episode 70: Resurgence or Swan Song?

    March 27th, 2021  |  58 mins 52 secs
    arts, australia, culture, metal, music, prog rock, progressive, rock, society, underground

    This week, we follow up on the interview Dave conducted last week then jump into a lively discussion about the wave of festivals being announced. We also discuss new music from Frost*, Northlane, and a brand new album from a Lebanese prog metal band, Turbulence.
    Oh yeah and Hoggy drops a bomb in the middle of the show on why Be Prog My Friend was finished off. Why? Well, you'll have to find out.

  • The Bakery Hill Interview

    March 10th, 2021  |  28 mins 54 secs
    arts, australia, culture, metal, music, prog rock, progressive, rock, society, underground

    This week, Dave chats to James Tredinnick and Lindsay Kaul, the writer and musical director of Bakery Hill, the musical he's featuring in.
    We hope you enjoy it.

  • Episode 69: ....And When We Got Home, The Record Company Would Beat Us With a Stick!

    March 5th, 2021  |  1 hr 7 mins
    arts, australia, culture, metal, music, prog rock, progressive, rock, society, underground

    This week, Hoggy and Dave talk the legacy of the late Australian music Michael Gudinski which then kicks off another round of discussion about the future of touring. Then we discuss new music from Potter's Daughter, Richard Barberi, Steven Hackett and many more.

  • Aftershow #68

    February 17th, 2021  |  19 mins 2 secs
    arts, australia, culture, metal, music, prog rock, progressive, rock, society, underground

    We decided to release the first aftershow of 2021 to the public as well, as a little sampler. On this episode, we talk about a little songwriting project Dave and I did, we discuss Dave's new band Proclivity...then we segue into a chat about song writing and lyric writing. Hoggy also goes off on a short unscripted rant about Elon Musk as well.
    If you like what you hear, we have many other aftershows in the Patreon back catalogue!

  • Episode 68: Steven Wilson's The Future Bites: But Is It Really Prog?

    February 10th, 2021  |  1 hr 17 mins
    arts, australia, culture, metal, music, prog rock, progressive, rock, society, underground

    This week, Dave and Hoggy start 2021 by tackling the biggest issues in prog of the year so far: Brexit, touring in a post-COVID world and whether or not Steven Wilson's new album is really a prog album.

  • Episode 67: The Top Albums of 2020!

    December 24th, 2020  |  1 hr 24 mins
    arts, australia, culture, metal, music, prog rock, progressive, rock, society, underground

    This week, Dave and Hoggy go through their lists of the top albums from 2020!