Freak Kitchen, the band

2019, June 19th — Gävle

Groovy Gig Announcement!

We are joyful to team up with Dream Theater, Tesseract and Animals As Leaders this summer in Gävle, Sweden, the 19th of June.

More information on Facebook →
and Gasklockorna Gävle →

Confusion on the Road Tour

2019 March : France

Bordeaux — Sat 9.3.2019 Le Rocher de Palmer
Lyon — Fri 8.3.2019 Le Kao
Paris — Thu 7.3.2019 La Maroquinerie
Nantes — Wed 6.3.2019 Le Ferrailleur
» Tickets

2019 February : Denmark

Sommersted — Sat 2.2.2019  » Banehuset
Horsens — Fri 1.2.2019  » Kulisselageret

2019 January: Rock the Boat

Fri 25.1. — Sat 26.1.2019: Oslo–Frederikshavn–Oslo
Sat 26.1. — Sun 27.1.2019: Oslo–Frederikshavn–Oslo
Stena Line   » Facebook

2018 December: Sweden

Västerås — Sat 8.12.2018 Bankiren
Stockholm — Fri 7.12.2018 Fryshuset Klubben
Göteborg — Sat 1.12.2018 Pustervik
» Tickets

2018 November : Finland

Helsinki — Sat 10.11.2018 On the Rocks » Facebook
Jyväskylä — Fri 9.11.2018 Katse Ravintolat » Facebook
Tampere — Thu 8.11.2018 Olympia-kortteli » Facebook
Kuopio — Wed 7.11.2018 Henry's Pub Kuopio » Facebook

2018 October : Viking invasion in Russia

Moscow — 20.10.2018, Livestars
St. Petersburg — 19.10.2018, Serdce Club »

Other gigs and clinics

Happy Birthday to Björn!

Half-century of awesomeness!

November 21st, 2018: The greatest drummer on the planet, our own kick-ass Björn Fryklund, is turning 50 years young!

Check out some of the milestones of these brilliant decades:


Confusion To The Enemy is released!

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!

Ninth Freak Kitchen studio album is out

Our ninth studio album Confusion To The Enemy has been cooking for several years now, 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 on iTunes       » Get it on Google Play

Get a signed 180 gram vinyl LP

Confusion To The Enemy is also available as a 180 gram vinyl LP, and if you'd like, we'll even sign it for you:

Get your signed copy →

Dates for Freak Guitar Camp 2019

Registration begins February 1st

Freak Guitar Camp 2019.

Freak Guitar Camp is the true annual highlight for any curious guitar player. In the summer of 2019, these two weeks in Scandinavian wilderness are:

Week 1: 29th of July — 3rd of August

Week 2: 6th — 11th of August

Freak Guitar Camp →

We hope to see you there!

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!

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!

No Bull Stuff Freaky Style

Make yourself and others around you happy with an ethical cow!

Together with friend and partner, merchandise veteran Andreas Hansen, we have opened up an online brand store for some cool apparel in freaky style. Our aim is to bring you cool and comfortable stuff while maintaining the ethical, moral and environmental responsibility.

No Bull Stuff (NOBS) clothing is all organic and toxic free, bringing you groovy designs of inspired designers from all over the world.

And don't forget to check out the adventures of Mr Nobs, the irrational stop motion animation hero created by IA! There's a lo-fi reason to see the clothing in full HD while having fun.

Hope you appreciate this take on what a clothing company can be. →

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 of the Week

+4 million views already!

We are delighted our amazing brother Juanjo Guarnido and Fortiche Production's incredible animation video continues to floor freaks around the world!

The animated Freak of the Week video was produced by none other than the genius Juanjo Guarnido of Blacksad and Disney fame. A tremendously successful Kickstarter brought in no less than a $140,000 to finance the painstaking, yet rewarding, work of drawing an entire video, frame by frame. We are in extreme gratitude to each and one helping out to make this stunning project come to life!

Premiered at Comic Con in New York in October 2014, still awesome

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 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.

Are you tempted to join the Freak Guitar Camp family?

Registrations start February 1st, stay posted:

Freak Guitar Camp →

Freak Guitar – Growing Your Own Moustache

Broaden your musical horizons!

Cover of the release.

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.

Latest Growing Your Own Moustache, volume VII, will keep your fingers busy for a long time to come. On is the evil twin of last year's massive track Off, only ten minutes longer and a great deal more challenging.

Volume 7 of Growing Your Own Moustache also contains notation and playback versions of several tunes from Freak Guitar - The Smorgasbord and the first Art Metal album.

Good fun, challenge yourself!

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 →

Play it yourself - God Save The Spleen

Download transcription!

You heard the song, you saw the video, you wore the shirt, now play it!

Our fantastic long-time freak buddy Linus Abrahamson has taken the time and effort to write down God Save the Spleen for guitar, both rhythm and lead, in both standard notation as well as tablature. This should not go unnoticed!!

Download transcriptions now and go nuts:

» Rhythm guitar
» Lead guitar

Now you!! Enjoy!