Freak Kitchen, the band

The Grief That Does Not Speak

New video. No CGI, no AI, no explosions. Just three guys in a room playing music in 21/4 and some additional footage by the sea. From the latest album Everyone Gets Bloody.


Everyone Gets Bloody in Denmark

Two gigs in November!

It will be good fun to play strange Swedish music for our dear neighbours again. Spread the word, kick ass Danish freaks, and hope to see you there!

Friday, November 29th 2024 – Horsens, KulisseLageret
Saturday, November 30th 2024 – Helsingør, Karosserifabrikken

Everyone Gets Bloody tour in France

We are delighted to return to our beloved France in March 2025!

Mon, March 3rd 2025 – Lille-Wasquehal , The Black Lab
Tue, March 4th 2025 – Paris, La Maroquinerie
Thu, March 6th 2025 – Nantes, Le Ferrailleur
Fri, March 7th 2025 – Toulouse, Le Rex
Sat, March 8th 2025 – Lyon-Villeurbanne, La Rayonne

Tickets →

Making noise in Sweden again

We're super exhilarated to announce new gigs in Sweden at the end of the year.

September 21th 2024 – Umeå
December 13th 2024 – Motala
December 14th 2024 – Stockholm
February 7th 2025 – Örebro
February 8th 2025 – Göteborg

Both old classics and new tunes to be included!

Tickets →

September 6th in Italy

Music festival in Piemonte

We are happy to announce we'll be playing the 2 Days Prog + 1 Festival Friday the 6th of September, 2024 at Sports Field, Church Street loc, Gattico-Veruno, Italy.

Hope to see you Italian freaks there!

More on Facebook →

New album is released

Up and running on all major streaming platforms

Our new, tenth full length album is released!

Entitled Everyone Gets Bloody is available on all major streaming platforms.

The album consists of 11 freaky, frisky tunes:

Everyone Gets Bloody
Small Acts Of Rebellion
The Grief That Does Not Speak
Gravity Works
Psy Co Op
Down The Drain
The Expert
Session Is Over
Pissing Contest

Get your signed copy!

You can get your signed vinyl or CD from our online store.

Everyone Gets Bloody - The Community Video

The coolest freaks on the planet rocking out to our tune Everyone Gets Bloody! Thank you so much for doing this! You're the best! We love you!

Video feauturing the wonderful Tatsuki Hisada, Scott Schroen, Keisuke Sakae, Ricky Puspito, Tobias Ekholm, Víctor Hdz, Sergey Semenec, Claudio Otsu, Valeria Soto, Timothé Bois, Yuriy, Ilia and Lena Палыч, Ragnar and Loki Carbonnel, Mikael Lundgren, Juliana and Leonardo Porcheddu, Colin and Elie Bouchaud, Sunny Branting, Sean Dickson, Régis Lorant and Nanuuq the dog, Edgard Yoku, Bram B, Adrian Plowes, Anxo Castelo Cuesta, Debaditya Bakshi, Arthur Dunwich, Kike Verdion and students, Jörgen Olsson, Saki and Ken Tabuchi, Lina Ivanuta, LOGP, Gabriel Salvatori, Gal X and Tian the dog, Giovanni Rui, Benjamin Wauter, Olivia, Xavier and Eric Clemenzi, Jonas Steinhilpe, Marge Alias, Daniel Barker, David Ménard, Jean-Christophe and Andréa Alias plus Simon the cat, Jake Bedard, Matias Aldrighi Mendonça, Marçal Caligiuri Mendonça Cláudio de Moura Mendonça, Matilda and Chris Szkup.


Freak Guitar Lab

Signature Ulv is here!

We are very proud to present Freak Guitar Lab, IA's own guitar brand.

Made in Sweden at the True Temperament factory.

The first model is called Ulv, from Old Norse ulfr (wolf), an 8-string and a 6-string version.

Freak Guitar Lab →

Christer's choice

5-string Dragonfly

Our wonderful Christer is now happily using 5-string Dragonfly basses, made in Japan.

To him, this bass feels amazing and it will be exciting to go on tour with this wonderful instrument.

Dragonfly →

Freak Guitar Camp coming up!

Freak Guitar Camp 2024

Highlight of the summer of 2024 is Freak Guitar Camp, happening every summer since 1999!

We hope to see you there!

Week 1: 22nd - 27th of July
Week 2: 30th of July - 4th of August

Freak Guitar Camp →

Growing Your Own Moustache, volume 10

Freak Guitar: Growing Your Own Moustache, volume 10.

The epic 10th (yes, 10th!) edition of the Growing Your Own Moustache series is upon us with over two hours of intricate and mind bending challenges that will push your technique, rhythm and musical awareness to the next level.

As usual, stripped versions are provided for the main tracks and each tune is thoroughly notated in the massive 104-page companion notation booklet. Also included are two long pieces to boost your improvisational skills.

If this wasn't enough, this edition includes bonus track and notation for Primality, an unexpected and marvelous collaboration in 89/16 between Mattias and the absolutely fantastic B.C. Manjunath.

Tracklist & package →

Check out the earlier tuition packages:

All 1–9 volumes →

Freak Audio Lab

Freak Audio Lab

IA's sonic laboratory for manifesting unorthodox combinations of notes and rhythms. Music in any shape and form.

It could be a collaboration between fellow musicians around the world. It might mutate into a touring combo in the future. You are welcome to join.

Fresh from Freak Audio Lab (YouTube):

Videos from the Lab →

Eaglestrike album is out

Chris strikes again!

Check out the second Eaglestrike album, entitled Retribution, with our very own kick-ass Christer at the helm!

Available now everywhere!

Spotify | Deezer | Apple Music | Google Play | Amazon

Video on YouTube →

Alone With My Phone!

Latest video from Confusion to the Enemy album, filmed by Oskar Andersson. Thanks to the students of Partille Gymnasium for getting silly with us!


Confusion on the Road 2018–2019: Tour History  


Confusion To The Enemy!

Video for the title track of our new album Confusion to the Enemy was filmed by Oskar "Kopplad" Andersson. Brace yourself for this 7 minutes 46 seconds journey to confusion!


Our ninth studio album Confusion To The Enemy has been released in September 2018, and the outcome is a brilliant showcase of the uniqueness and variety of Freak Kitchen!

The album consists of 11 songs that give you astonishing tunes varying from headbanging turbo boost and progressive soundscapes to heartbreakingly beautiful melodies and civil rights anthems – whilst always staying catchy and accessible.

Get it from our store

Confusion To The Enemy is available at our store:

Talkin' bout the album

Read what has been said about the Confusion to the enemy album in various online magazines.

We've also got some nice interpretations on the Snailskull album cover As a bonus, you can read our interviews!

Reviews on the album

Så kan det gå när inte haspen är på

To celebrate the release of the new album, we decided to make a video for a tune sung in our native language.

Så Kan Det Gå När Inte Haspen Är På (a free translation could be that "shit can happen when you forget to lock the door") is a cool tune that you can share with us in a small room in the video. We even added Swedish captions!

Light up your karaoke nights!!

Why do we let morons rule the world?

Morons is the first video from Confusion To The Enemy album.

Video was filmed by Oskar Andersson, additional camera work by Fredrik Stenberg. It was shot at Partille Gymnasium, Sweden.

Hope you like it!

Freak Guitar Camp

Life-altering experience for guitar fanatics

IA's guitar on a field.

Every summer a bunch of hard core guitarists from around the world disappear into Swedish woods to practice their hearts (and brains and fingers) out for six intense days of guitar shredding. Mattias IA Eklundh is "The Guru" at the camp, teaching his various unique techniques; picking, tapping, harmonics, phrasing, riffs, exotic tonality, finger-picking, reduction, poly-rhythms and odd time stuff.

The camp is held just outside Gothenburg, Sweden, at a place called Härsjösand, located exactly in the middle of nowhere. Many fabulous players have come the camp to play, teach and simply chill out: Kiko Lourerio, Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal, Guthrie Govan, Christophe Godin, Vic Zino from Hardcore Superstar, Stian Carstensen, Niclas Engelin from In Flames and Engel, Panzerballet's Jan Zehrfeldt, Rob Marcello, Andreas Öberg, Mr. Fastfinger, Kee Marcello, Mats/Morgan, Andy James, Dick Lövgren from Meshuggah, Fredrik Åkesson from Opeth, Jonas Hellborg, Angry Loner, Uli Jon Roth, Danny Gill, Per Nilsson from Scar Symmetry, Selvaganesh Vinayakram, Ola Englund and many more.

Freak Guitar Camp is an addictive challenge for a guitarist's physical and mental state! Many campers return year after year, for they always leave the camp strengthened, if somewhat exhausted.

Freak Guitar Camp →

YouTube channel: God Save the Spleen

8-Bit Freak!

The brilliant Linus "Mr. Gul" Abrahamson has put together, in the most lo-fi, painstaking of ways, an entire album of Freak Kitchen tunes. Linus possesses a serious knowledge and predilection for old school games and his collection of pixelated treasures is impressively vast. He is also a mighty skilled musician not to say a notation ninja. We take a humble bow and deeply respect the insane efforts. Enjoy!

Freaky Project

Astounding making of the Freak of the Week video book!

Cover of the book.

The mother of all coffee table books is here and we are very much part of it! Check out Juanjo Guarnido's Freaky Project, written by Miceal Beausang-O' Griafa (foreword by Disney legend Eric Goldberg, afterword by IA), a 158 page colourful treat to drool over with an amazing insight in the passionate and painstaking work of the ground breaking Freak of the Week video.

This is what Cartoon Brew says about Juanjo's work:

Though best known as the award-winning artist of the French comic series Blacksad, Juanjo Guarnido is also a former Disney animator who worked on films like The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Tarzan and Atlantis. Earlier this year, he raised over $140,000 on Kickstarter to produce “Freak of the Week,” a music video for the Swedish rock band Freak Kitchen. The video premiered online today and it just might be the most classically animated teeth-gnashing and hair-flipping metal you’ve seen in your lifetime.

An tremendously top notch read, take it from us!

» Available now from Big Wow Art!

For more news and updates, please » visit the Juanjo Guarnido in the Freak Kitchen page on Facebook.

Freak When Spoken To

The Story of Freak Kitchen!

Want to know the whole story? We are tremendously proud to announce the release of Freak When Spoken To – The Story of Freak Kitchen (Bullet Point Publishing) by Åsa Anastasia Jonsén who spent years and years putting it together, piece by piece.

This is what GoodReads says about it:

Let's put it this way: how many other major rock acts have you heard discussing topics such as infidelity, organ transplant trading, anal bleaching and neo nazism among soccer mums to some of the grooviest metal anthems ever heard? The music is straightforward to the ear, yet infinitely intricate to the mind, borrowing influences from all over the world in a way we haven't heard since the late Frank Zappa roamed the earth. Mattias Eklundh is certainly a driving force, the guitarman and singer who gave a whole new meaning to the expression go your own way. But nothing happens without the entire trinity of Björn, Christer and Mattias on the wagon, and in this massively well researched biography by seasoned Metal Journalist Åsa Jonsén you get to follow the Freak in detail from day one.

Get it from Amazon →

Enjoy the read!

Freak Guitar – Growing Your Own Moustache

Broaden your musical horizons!

Mattias and his guitar.

Growing your Own Moustache tuition packages are releases from the Freak Guitar Camp vaults: a set of tracks with one version including guitar as IA plays it, and one without, for you to jam to, to "grow your own moustache".

You will get to learn odd time signatures, monstrous tuplets, loads of tapping, picking, string skipping, harmonics, wild riffs, reduction, finger picking, arpeggios, exotic modes and then some.

Not for the squeamish.

There's already 8 volumes of Growing your Own Moustache tuition packages! Check them out and get your downloads from the Freak Kitchen web shop!

Good fun, challenge yourself!

Growing Your Own Moustache, Vol. 9 →
Growing Your Own Moustache, Vol. 8 →
Growing Your Own Moustache, Vol. VII →
Growing Your Own Moustache, Vol. VI →
Growing Your Own Moustache, Vol. V →
Growing Your Own Moustache, Vol. IV →
Growing Your Own Moustache, Vol. 3 →
Growing Your Own Moustache, Vol. 2 →
Growing Your Own Moustache, Vol. 1 →