Born and raised in Sydney, New South Wales, Dave discovered prog music at a very early age. His love of Dream Theater led him to create the Australian and New Zealand Fan Club, and to persue a career in music and the arts. This later evolved to a degree in Journalism and another in Music, with minors in film and genocide studies. He is a particular lover of heavy progressive music, the likes of Dream Theater, TOOL, I Built the Sky, Caligulas Horse, COG, Karnivool... the list goes on! He is the other half of the Podcast Team.
June 4th, 2019 | 1 hr 16 mins
arts, culture, music
In this week's show, Dave and Hoggy discuss news regarding a new Opeth record, a headlining show by Anathema next year and a new movie about a world without the Beatles. Then we cover two new records - one by Genetics and one by Big Big Train. Then, for something different, Hoggy goes off on a rant about gig etiquette, again.
Stay tuned to the end for news about the direction of the show in the coming weeks with Hoggy's absence on another whirlworld summer of prog - exciting podcasts are in the pipeline!
May 21st, 2019 | 1 hr 10 mins
On this episode, Hoggy and Dave discuss the forthcoming tours from Opeth, Voyager, Chaos Divine and Devin Townsend, PledgeMusic's administration, a brief discussion of the ongoing NSW government's lockoutlaws and new music from The Physics House Band, Rammstein.
Then Dave and Hoggy place bets on the forthcoming Tool record. Tune in to see how you can participate!
May 8th, 2019 | 1 hr 46 mins
On this week's show, Dave and Hoggy discuss our feelings about the Frank Zappa hologram tour and Spotify royalties. We then review an album by Hats Off Gentlemen, It's Adequate (courtesy of listener Malcolm Galloway) and then Dave has a chat to the dual bass wielding rising Australian prog band The Omnific, currently on tour.
April 24th, 2019 | 1 hr 29 mins
In this episode, Hoggy and Dave discuss the economics of touring, the Frank Zappa hologram show, a potential Devin Townsend tour before Dave interviews Ross and Richard from Haken. We also review the new Jordan Rudess album, Wired for Madness.
April 10th, 2019 | 1 hr 32 mins
culture, music, progressive music, society
In this episode, Dave and Hoggy dive into Devin Townsend's Empath, a new album from Genetics, and a whole bunch more!
April 1st, 2019 | 1 hr 15 mins
australia, music, progressive rock
In this episode, Hoggy and Dave wrap up the election, talk the new Dream Theater tour, and Hoggy chats to Tangled Thoughts of Leaving!
March 8th, 2019 | 1 hr 14 mins
In this episode, Hoggy and Dave talk about the ladies in prog music today.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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 ;)
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
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.
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