Mattias IA Eklundh: Freak Kitchen: Musikmesse 2012

From musikmesse 2012

From musikmesse 2012

Freak Kitchen:
Current members
Mattias "IA" Eklundh - Vocals and Guitar (1992- )
Christer Örtefors - Bass and Vocals (2000- )
Björn Fryklund - Drums (2000- )

Mattias "IA" Eklundh has long been a Truth In Shredding Favourite. I've seen Mattias on many occasions, at Frankfurt on the Laney stand and I like the fact he takes the time to press the flesh and meet the fans in a cordial manner after the show. check out his long running blog, packed with facts, history, food and jollity too.

Last time I had seen Mattias IA Eklundh play was at the Jason Becker festival in Amsterdam. He played a "Tip Top" show, the consummate professional. After the show I became roadie for the evening... clear up the amps after the show... I seem to recall Mattias asking me how I was, and me thinking... you know I've seen all these shows in the past and never been a roadie... I think I said something like I prefer being on the fans side... well you know how it is someone else gets to hump around heavy gear until 4:00 in the morning... I have seen Freak Kitchen before in the UK, in a small club in Cardiff... they were excellent, and I would recommend if they come to a town near you, you check them out!

Plus the New album in the works!

We are truly happy to announce a new Freak Kitchen album, entitled Cooking with Pagans, is being produced for a late 2012 release. Cooking with Pagans will include twelve kick butt tunes we will take on the road after completion:

Professional Help, (Saving Up for an) Anal Bleach, Come Back to Comeback, I Don't Want to Golf, Once Upon a Time in Scandinavistan, Hide, Private Property, Sloppy, Ranks of the Terrified, Goody Goody, The Mathematics of Defeat, Freak of the Week.

Freak Kitchen's style of music is influenced by many genres besides the traditional heavy metal, ranging from jazz to pop. The band described their third album as "A corny little heavy-pop-rock-Latin-world-jazz-avant-garde-metal-blues-record straight from hell!".[2] The newest album "Land of the Freaks", which was released in late October 2009,[3] features a lot of Indian inspiration and the band is also joined by the two Indian musicians V. Selvaganesh & Neyveli S Radhakrishna on several tracks.

The lyrics of Freak Kitchen often contain heavy criticism against capitalist society, conformity, racism and the attitude of huge record companies.
Frontman Mattias Eklundh is widely known as a guitarist of high technical ability, and live shows often contain parts where Eklundh plays the guitar using several foreign objects such as a vibrating dildo. Eklundh has also released three solo albums, Sensually Primitive (1996) (under the pseudonym Mr Libido), Freak Guitar (1999) and Freak Guitar - The Road Less Traveled (2004).
They also co-headlined Fuel Great Indian Rock 2008 alongside Sahg and Satyricon.

Appetizer (Thunderstruck Productions, 1994)
Spanking Hour (Thunderstruck Productions, 1996)
Freak Kitchen (Thunderstruck Productions, 1998)
Dead Soul Men (Thunderstruck Productions, 2000)
Move (Thunderstruck Productions, 2002)
Organic (Thunderstruck Productions, 2005)
Land of the Freaks (Thunderstruck Productions, 2009)
Cooking with Pagans (Thunderstruck Productions, 2012)

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