Episode Archive

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

  • Progfest Interview Series #2 - Hashshashin

    March 11th, 2019  |  11 mins 40 secs

    In the second installment of interviews from Progfest, Hoggy talks to the trio from Sydney - Hashshashin.

  • Episode 24: International Women's Day - The Ladies of Prog

    March 8th, 2019  |  1 hr 14 mins

    In this episode, Hoggy and Dave talk about the ladies in prog music today.

  • Episode 23: Album Review: Dream Theater's Distance Over Time

    February 22nd, 2019  |  1 hr 20 mins
    album review, dream theater, music, progressive metal

    This week, Dave and Hoggy go into detail about the brand new Dream Theater record, Distance Over Time. Or as we like to call it, Velocity.

  • Episode 22: Feedback, Followup and Fyre Festival

    February 13th, 2019  |  1 hr 24 mins
    australia, music, prog

    In this episode, Hoggy and Dave cover feedback and followup to the show, new music from Dream Theater and Devin Townsend, then dive into a spoiler heavy discussion of the Netflix documentary - Fyre: The Greatest Party That Never Happened

  • Episode 21: Progfest Wrapup!

    February 1st, 2019  |  1 hr 18 mins
    australia, music, prog rock

    On this episode, Dave and Hoggy break down Progfest in Sydney. Things we liked, things we didn't and bands we'd hope to see next time around. We've also got an exclusive interview with Chris Maric, one of the organizers of Progfest, to discuss its history, how its grown and where he thinks the state of prog music is currently.

  • Progfest Interview Series #1: Mike Mills - Toehider

    January 26th, 2019  |  20 mins 20 secs

    In this episode, Hoggy chats to Australian prog metal singer/songwriter extraordinaire, Mike Mills from Toehider.

  • Episode 20: Progfest Artist Spotlight: Featuring David Anderton from Chaos Divine

    January 16th, 2019  |  1 hr 28 mins

    This week, Hoggy and Dave talk about the new Dream Theater single, who's in the studio recording an album this year and Hoggy chats with Chaos Divine front man Dave about their upcoming Progfest shows and their music. And we yell about the music charts again.

  • Episode 19: The 2018 Wrap Up - Our Top 5's

    January 3rd, 2019  |  1 hr 12 mins

    This week, Hoggy and Dave cover their Top 5 albums and shows for the year 2018, and chat about what's coming up in 2019

  • Episode 18: The Christmas Episode featuring Zac from Opus of a Machine

    December 19th, 2018  |  1 hr 21 mins

    On this week's episode, Dave and Hoggy discuss the upcoming Haken tour, new releases from Dream Theater and The Neal Morse Band plus all the things we're looking forward to at Progfest next year, including an interview with Zac Greensill from Opus of a Machine.
    And we have some thoughts on the new Dream Theater album but we're not giving that away in the summary ;)

  • Episode 17: The Astonishing (Two Years On)

    December 5th, 2018  |  1 hr 25 mins

    This week, Hoggy and Dave discuss the news surrounding Dream Theater's latest album and then tackle the most polarizing Dream Theater album to date - 2016's The Astonishing

  • Episode 16: Jordan Rudess and from Bach to Rock

    November 21st, 2018  |  1 hr 23 mins
    australia, music, progressive music

    On this episode of The Nine Eight Podcast, we interview Jordan Rudess about his upcoming tour to Australia and the new Dream Theater album. We also chat about our usual topics - positive and negative gig etiquette and new albums from Haken, Coheed and Cambria and Dream Cities.

  • Episode 15: Artist Spotlight: Voyager

    October 31st, 2018  |  48 mins 30 secs
    australia, music, perth, progressive rock

    This week, with Hoggy away, Dave chats to Scott from Perth-based super prog band Voyager

  • Episode 14: Podcast in 21/16 - NSW Government and "War on Drugs"

    October 24th, 2018  |  1 hr 27 mins

    On this week's episode, Dave and Hoggy take a break from the world of prog to discuss the recent decisions by the NSW government to ban the Defqon.1 music festival.
    This episode was recorded on September 25, 2018. Any changes from what we discussed then will be covered in the next episode

  • 13: Polyphia and Their Stage Antics

    October 10th, 2018  |  1 hr 6 mins

    This week on the 9/8, Hoggy and Dave talk about all the big upcoming progressive rock tours, Led Zeppelin being sued and then become the oldest men in the world while discussing Polyphia. Then Hoggy talks about his new album of the year and Dave finds the worst music he's ever listened to.

  • Episode 12: Scooped by Mike Portnoy!

    September 26th, 2018  |  44 mins 8 secs

    On this episode, Dave and Hoggy discuss the Sons of Apollo show in Plovdiv, a new album from Dead Letter Circus, Fish and some upcoming releases from the big names in progressive rock.

  • Episode 11: Progression Digression - Featuring Dane from Osaka Punch

    September 12th, 2018  |  1 hr 38 mins

    On this episode, Hoggy and Dave discuss ageism in music, Devin Townsend, the new Pineapple Thief record and we complete our trip around the world of progressive music with a visit to South America