Freak Kitchen Overview
Freak Kitchen is a heavy metal Heavy metal music /hard rock band from Gothenburg, Sweden, formed in 1992. Because of the high technical level of their compositions people sometimes refer to their style as progressive metal or progressive rock.
Freak Kitchen's style of music is influenced by many genres besides the traditional heavy metal, ranging from jazz to pop pop music . The band described their third album as "A corny little heavy-pop-rock-Latin-world-jazz-avant-garde-metal-blues-record straight from hell!".
The newest album "Land of the Freaks", which was released in late October 2009, 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 capitalism , 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.
*Mattias "IA" Eklundh Mattias Eklundh - Vocals Singer and Guitar guitarist (1992- )
*Christer Örtefors - Bass Bassist and Vocals Singer (2000- )
*Björn Fryklund - Drums Drummer (2000- )
*Christian Grönlund - Bass Bassist and Vocals Singer (1992-2000)
*Joakim Sjöberg - Drums Drummer and Vocals Singer (1992-2000)
*Appetizer Appetizer (album) (Thunderstruck Productions, 1994)
*Spanking Hour (Thunderstruck Productions, 1996)
*Freak Kitchen Freak Kitchen (album) (Thunderstruck Productions, 1998)
*Dead Soul Men Dead Soul Men (album) (Thunderstruck Productions, 2000)
*Move Move (album) (Thunderstruck Productions, 2002)
*Organic Organic (album) (Thunderstruck Productions, 2005)
*Land of the Freaks (Thunderstruck Productions, 2009)
*Junk Tooth Junk Tooth (album) (1997)
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