About the show

Every fortnight, two progressive music lovers talk about all things related to progressive music with a unique Australian twist.

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Episodes

  • Episode 66: A Q and A with You!

    December 3rd, 2020  |  1 hr 16 mins
    arts, australia, culture, metal, music, prog rock, progressive, rock, society, underground

    This week, Dave and Hoggy answer a few burning questions from their fans, Patreon supporters, and random people they met at a pub one time.

  • Episode 65: Fates Warning: Long Day Good Night

    November 18th, 2020  |  1 hr 1 min
    arts, australia, culture, metal, music, prog rock, progressive, rock, society, underground

    This week, Dave and Hoggy catch up on new music from TransAtlantic, yell about streaming services and visas for touring then go over the new Fates Warning record, Long Day Good Night.

  • Episode 64: Track by Track - Chaos Divine's Legacies

    October 28th, 2020  |  59 mins 30 secs
    arts, australia, culture, metal, music, prog rock, progressive, rock, society, underground

    This week, Dave and Hoggy go Track by Track on the brand new Chaos Divine album, Legacies!

  • Episode 63: Track by Track - Fish's Weltschmerz

    October 14th, 2020  |  1 hr 15 mins
    arts, australia, culture, metal, music, prog rock, progressive, rock, society, underground

    This week, Hoggy and Dave discuss Anathema's hiatus and general malaise with live music, Led Zeppelin court cases and a Western Australian Karnivool tour. Then we go track by track on the long awaited final album by prog titan, Fish: Weltschmerz

  • Andrew Saltmarsh and Mike Mills - Live!

    October 7th, 2020  |  1 hr 14 mins
    arts, australia, culture, metal, music, prog rock, progressive, rock, society, underground

    This week, Dave tacks the backseat as Hoggy gets together with Toehider's Mike Mills, and illustration extraordinaire Andrew Saltmarsh to talk about a bunch of things including live streaming, inspiration, and gear!

  • An interview with Daniel Nesci - Myoora

    September 30th, 2020  |  1 hr 6 mins
    arts, australia, culture, metal, music, prog rock, progressive, rock, society, underground

    This week, Dave takes a backseat and Hoggy sits down with one of the Daniels from Sydney-based Myoora.

  • The Nine Eight Interview: Sahil Makhija (Demonstealer) - from India!

    September 23rd, 2020  |  58 mins 26 secs
    arts, australia, culture, metal, music, prog rock, progressive, rock, society, underground

    This week, Dave sits down with Demonstealer from Indian Metal band Demonic Resurrection - to talk all things about the Indian scene, and Keto recipes and his amazing YouTube show - Headbanger's Kitchen!

  • Episode 62: Track by Track - Pain of Salvation's PANTHER

    September 16th, 2020  |  1 hr 9 mins
    arts, australia, culture, metal, music, prog rock, progressive, rock, society, underground

    This week, Dave and Hoggy discuss the new single for Chaos Divine, the controversy surrounding Ebonivory, the latest ideas around Sydney nightlife. Then we discuss new songs from Mark Kelly's Marathon, The Flower Kings, Turning the World. Then we go track by track on Pain of Salvation's PANTHER and discuss Tim Bowness' new album, Late Night Laments.

  • Episode 61: Pants Shittingly Terrifying to Learn: John Petrucci's Terminal Velocity

    September 9th, 2020  |  58 mins 48 secs

    In this episode, Dave and Hoggy talk about the latest record from Fates Warning and Wobbler, then do a deep dive into the new John Petrucci album, Terminal Velocity

  • Episode 60: Glass Ocean's The Remnants of Losing Yourself in Someone Else

    September 2nd, 2020  |  1 hr 11 secs
    arts, culture, music, society

    In this episode, Hoggy and Dave discuss several new releases by Australian bands: Chaos Divine, Daniel Wiggins, Illyria and James Norbert Ivanyi. Dave also has a bit of a rant about shipping during this COVID-19 pandemic. Then we go track by track on the brand new record from Glass Ocean - The Remants of Losing Yourself in Someone Else.

  • The Nine Eight Interview: John Petrucci

    August 26th, 2020  |  33 mins 57 secs

    In this shorter interview, Dave interviews his Guitar Hero, and all round awesome dude John Petrucci about his new album "Terminal Velocity".

  • Episode 59: Swappers Eleven - Track by Track

    August 19th, 2020  |  1 hr 1 min
    arts, culture, music, society

    This episode, Hoggy and Dave discuss new music from John Petrucci, Pain of Salvation, Jakko Jaksyzk, Myoora. Then we weigh with our opinions on a socially distanced gig in England, the Spotify petition and then go track by track on the debut album from Swappers Eleven, From a Distance

  • Interview with Frogg

    August 12th, 2020  |  55 mins
    arts, culture, interview, music, society

    In this episode, David talks to Italian prog band Frogg about the origins of the band and the intricate concept behind their debut album, The Golden Path.

  • And I'd got a whole side of Rupert the Bear: Interview with Rick Wakeman

    August 5th, 2020  |  44 mins 40 secs
    arts, culture, interview, music

    In this episode, Hoggy sits down with one of the icons of progressive rock - Rick Wakeman. This chat covers his new album, The Red Planet, his charity work, approaches to recording. And how did Rupert the Bear end up on side two of The Family Album?

  • Episode 58: Track by Track: Haken's Virus

    July 29th, 2020  |  2 hrs 23 secs
    arts, australia, culture, music, society, underground

    In this episode, Dave and Hoggy discuss masks available from prog artists, new music from Fish, Blackfield, Ayreon, a live stream gig from Devin Townsend then go track by track on the brand new album from Haken - Virus.

  • An Interview with Federal Shadow Arts Minister - Tony Burke

    July 23rd, 2020  |  57 mins 56 secs

    In this episode, Dave sits down for a chat with the Australian Federal Arts Minister, Tony Burke