The cause of death has not been revealed.
Taking his spot behind the kit for the Drones, Noga and the band were outright stars of Australia’s independent music scene.
Their place among the elite was confirmed when their April 2005 sophomore album Wait Long by the River and the Bodies of Your Enemies Will Float By won the inaugural Australian Music Prize.
After ten years, Noga left the band in 2014 to pursue a solo career. Two years later, in 2016, he released his critically acclaimed third solo set King, via Cooking Vinyl, based on Georg Büchner's great unfinished play, Woyzeck.
King, described at the time as a “dark, psychedelic, rock ‘n’ roll concept album” and his “most ambitious project yet,” was produced with Something for Kate’s Paul Dempsey and featured actor Noah Taylor (Game of Thrones) as "The Narrator".
Originally from Tasmania, Noga relocated to Victoria at age 18. He is also played drums with Legends of Motorsport, Sandro and Mick Turner.
Last year, Noga boarded a plane for Duluth, Minnesota, where he got to work on his fourth solo album, Open Fire, with Alan Sparhawk in the producer’s seat. It's reportedly slated for release in early 2021.