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Camp 2018!

20th Anniversary!
Registration is open!
Freak Guitar -
Growing Your Own Moustache VII!

Freak When
Spoken To!

Juanjo Guarnido's
Freaky Project!

Cooking with Pagans!

Available now!
Freak of the Week!

Juanjo Guarnido video!
Freak Guitar -
Growing Your Own Moustache VI!

The Jazz Raj!

Hellborg & IA!
January 21st!

8 string beast!
Freak Guitar -
The Smorgasbord!

March 5th
Freak Guitar

Jam Track Central
Metal Guitar Gods!

Expansion pack!
Happy Harmaggedon -
Blog of Doom!

Big read!

Tank Goodness
feat. IA!
Jason Becker
Not Dead Yet!

Live in Haarlem!
Big Bad Blog!

Bigger! Badder!!
Big Bad Blog!

Happy Reading!
Santo Angelo!

Groovy Brazilian cables!
20th Anniversary - registration is open!

IA is beyond proud and excited to announce registration for Freak Guitar Camp 2018, the 20th in a row, is now open! Click here for more information on how to sign up.

Dates are:

Week 1: 30th of July - 4th of August
Week 2: 7th - 12th of August
Hope to see you wonderful, dedicated players in the woods of Sweden this summer!
Out now!

On is the evil twin of last year's massive track Off, only ten minutes longer and a great deal more challenging. Clocking in on 30 minutes and consisting of three movements On is blazing the trail, packed with exhilarating rhythms and unconventional techniques that will keep you occupied for quite a while. Featuring the strange oral sounds of Bardo the gigantic German shepherd and the wonderful voice of animation genius Ben Rush.

Longing for GLaDOS is inspired by the (ever so thought-provoking) Valve game Portal 2 with its catchy finger picked, 80's sounding keyboard hook. It's also includes a rather benign introduction to Indian korvais (reduction structures) in its mid-section.

Kaputt is sheer picking silliness over occasional outbursts in Russian. Good fun!

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.


01. On (30:00)
02. On - stripped (30:00)
03. Longing for GLaDOS (4:28)
04. Longing for GLaDOS - stripped (4:28)
05. Kaputt (3:40)
06. Kaputt - stripped (3:40)

Freak Guitar - The Smorgasbord
07. The Smorgasbord (2:52)
08. Musth (3:12)
09. Lease With an Option to Buy (2:23)
10. Kali Ghat (4:37)
11. Mah Ná Mah Ná (2:39)
12. Dark Matter (1:56)
13. The Nigerian Gynecologist (3:25)

Art Metal
14. Muthucutpor (4:13)
15. The Three Princess of Serendip [edit] (3:13)

Get the package here
Freaky posts now directly on www.freakkitchen.com!

New online store open!

No Bull Stuff! We are very happy to announce there is a brand new online store open with freaky clothing, all organic and toxic free.

Together with friend and partner, merchandise veteran Andreas Hansen, we have worked hard to create a brand, a concept with cool apparel as well as a channel to be creative. (For instance, IA has given birth to the strange Mr Nobs and his irrational stop motion adventures, a lo-fi reason to show the clothing in full HD while having fun). In the future the duo plan to invite inspired designers from all over the world. First one out is Nukui Bogard and his groovy punk design.

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

Available now!

The almost twenty minutes long track Off is the flagship in the sixth volume of the Growing Your Own Moustache audio fleet. A demanding sonic beast, Off is loaded with piles of challenging South Indian oozing rhythms but also plenty of time for you to stretch out over stimulating tonality.
It is easily the most ambitious and tough tune so far (despite the 4/4 time signature throughout) in the popular download series with its fusion of East meets West.
Featuring the voice of animation wizard Ben Rush.

I Am Root explores the nature of each church mode and the relationship between the notes versus the tonic. The plus nine minute song also has Smoke on the Water (or Water on the Smoke as it says in the notation to cover up its origin) in no less 11 different odd time variations thrown in for good, mind wrecking fun.

Honest As Fried Chicken is groovy, finger and sweep picking ditty .

The gnarled 135 bpm shuffle study of triplets Friedrich's Gang of Goons has caused a lot of headache and nosebleed during the Freak Guitar Camp, students forcing IA to make "clap videos " the song through to prove the groove, so to speak.

The package also contains the Drone Zone, continuous bourdons in every key for you to pick any of the many included scales, improvise and grow your own moustache.

Produced, written and recorded by IA. Splendid notation in 34 page pdf booklet by Linus “Mr. Gul” Abrahamson. Mastered by Torben Schmidt.

Please visit Freak Guitar TV for full length videos.


01. Off (19:33)
02. Off - stripped (19:41)
03. I Am Root (9:07)
04. I Am Root - stripped (9:04)
05. Honest as Fried Chicken (3:40)
06. Honest as Fried Chicken - stripped (3:39)
07. Friedrich’s Gang Of Goons (3:53)
08. Friedrich’s Gang Of Goons - stripped (3:53)

Drone Zone

09. A Drone (3:33)
10. B Flat Drone (1:21)
11. B Drone (2:23)
12. C Drone (2:01)
13. C Sharp Drone (1:36)
14. D Drone (1:56)
15. D Sharp Drone (1:25)
16. E Drone (1:53)
17. F Drone (2:13)
18. F Sharp Drone (2:02)
19. G Drone (2:16)
20. G Sharp Drone (2:18)
The Story of Freak Kitchen!

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. Get it here. Enjoy the read!
Entire site updated!

Check out the brand new www.freakguitar.com site! Every page has gone through a serious facelift thanks to the amazing web demoness Virpi Blom and Photoshop genius Roger Johansen.
Astounding making of the Freak of the Week video 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. An tremendously top notch read, take it from us! Available now from Big Wow Art!
Available now!

Freak Guitar – Growing Your Own Moustache V is beyond a massive download package crammed with thirty useful and demanding tracks, each one with guitar as IA plays it and one stripped version for you to sink your teeth into and grow your own moustache, so to speak. The fifth volume of the popular series is designed for you to see the big picture, to add way more colours of your sonic palette, not just a pile of empty licks. All of it comes together with a groovy pdf booklet with super accurate notation. With epic tunes like Big Machine and Valhalla Vailankani Freak Guitar – Growing Your Own Moustache V is indeed pushing the envelope and will broaden your musical horizons. Get it here.


01. Valhalla Vailankani
02. Valhalla Vailankani - stripped
03. The Horizontal Way
04. The Horizontal Way - stripped
05. Big Machine
06. Big Machine - stripped
07. May the Fourths Be With You
08. May the Fourths Be With You - stripped
09. The Mysterious Mrs Todi
10. The Mysterious Mrs Todi - stripped
11. Wash It in July
12. Wash It in July - stripped
13. Not So Giant Steps
14. Not So Giant Steps - stripped
15. The Good Shrapnel Record
16. The Good Shrapnel Record - stripped
17. Three is the Key: 15/8
18. Three is the Key: 15/8 - stripped
19. Three is the Key: 13/8
20. Three is the Key: 13/8 - stripped
21. Three is the Key: 11/8
22. Three is the Key: 11/8 - stripped
23. Three is the Key: 9/8
24. Three is the Key: 9/8 - stripped
25. Three is the Key: 7/8
26. Three is the Key: 7/8 - stripped
27. Three is the Key: 5/8
28. Three is the Key: 5/8 - stripped
29. Three is the Key: 3/8
30. Three is the Key: 3/8 - stripped
New album out now!

Cooking with Pagans is our eight full length album being released around the world this very moment. The twelve frantic tracks are: 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 and Freak of the Week.

Freak of the Week! We are darn excited and proud to present the animated video produced by none other than the genius Juanjo Guarnido of Blacksad and Disney fame (also very much responsible for the most groovy album artwork we’ve ever had). 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! The video premiered at Comic Con in New York in October!

For more news and updates, please visit the Juanjo Guarnido in the Freak Kitchen page on Facebook.
First video from Cooking with Pagans up!

Slop-py-py-py-py-py-py-py-py! Sloppy! Wonderfully shot in inky 4K black and white by photographer Anders Bryngel we wanted a simple, straight band video (and song) as a first presentation of Cooking with Pagans. Hope you like it!
Available now!

The Jazz Raj is a Jonas Hellborg trio recording continuing his collaboration with IA and introducing drummer Ranjit Barot.

The music is seamlessly bonding Western and Indian improvised music while avoiding the stylistic cliches that are so often the pitfalls of this type of music.

The Jazz Raj continues the tradition of the Bass/Drums/Guitar trios that Hellborg has been fronting for more than 2 decades featuring wonderful musicians such as Shawn Lane, Buckethead, Michael Shrieve and Jeff Sipe.

The tracks on the record are 2 half hour extended compostions with sections inter-related thematically using western interpretation of Indian Ragas.

It is a genre defying work, it is Jazz Metal and Indian music but primarily music for the pleasure of listening.
Everything You Wanted To Know About Rhythm But Were Afraid To Ask!

Got smoking leads but make uncontrollable spasms when trying to groove over, say, 11/4? Can you take it away at warp speed all over the fret board but risk breaking your ankle keeping time with your foot while playing odd groupings? Well, then the fourth edition of the popular Freak Guitar – Growing Your Own Moustache download tuition series is something for you.

Subtitled Everything You Wanted To Know About Rhythm But Were Afraid To Ask the package includes 24 tracks (8 tracks with guitar, 8 tracks with no guitar and 8 tracks with drums and percussion only), a no less than a 59 page booklet with super accurate notation of all the written parts, a notation guide, tons of traditional and exotic scales, artwork and more.

From the nine minute Carnatic Metal to the demanding riff monster Blues for FK, from the frantic Indian breaks in Babali Bedouins to the funky vibes of Climbing for Stevie W, from the tapping and arpeggio inferno of Piece of a Bit to the odd tuplet frenzy of Floor Tom Tim, Freak Guitar – Growing Your Own Moustache IV has a lot to offer if in need of a serious vitamin injection.

On top of all the intense, rewarding rhythm parts there is plenty of room for you to work on your lead chops as well (your very own “moustache”), using both unorthodox and more common tonality.

Produced, recorded and mixed by IA. Notation by Linus “Mr. Gul” Abrahamson. Mastered by Torben Schmidt.


01. Carnatic Metal (8:39)
02. Carnatic Metal - no gtr (8:39)
03. A Piece of a Bit (2:49)
04. A Piece of a Bit - no gtr (2:49)
05. Blues for FK (6:06)
06. Blues for FK - no gtr (6:06)
07. Babali Bedouins (3:42)
08. Babali Bedouins - no gtr (3:42)
09. Johnny the Metronome (5:39)
10. Johnny the Metronome - no gtr (5:39)
11. Climbing for Stevie W (2:44)
12. Climbing for Stevie W - no gtr (2:44)
13. Floor Tom Tim (4:20)
14. Floor Tom Tim - no gtr (4:20)
15. For the Love of German Bread (2:03)
16. For the Love of German Bread - no gtr (2:03)
17. Carnatic Metal - drums only (8:20)
18. A Piece of a Bit - drums only (2:50)
19. Blues for FK - drums only (6:07)
20. Babali Bedouins - percussion only (3:35)
21. Johnny the Metronome - drums only (5:39)
22. Climbing for Stevie W - drums only (2:38)
23. Floor Tom Tim - drums only (4:19)
24. For the Love of German Bread - drums only (1:59)

Get it here

Brand new Jam Track Central package!

Freak Guitar Fundamentals! Five new tracks to play along to (+ five videos + notation of the entire thing)! Available this very now from Jam Track Central!
Out there!

Hot, delicious news! Prepare to devour! Steve Vai and Favored Nations will release IA's long-awaited audio feast Freak Guitar - The Smorgasbord worldwide March 5th! An intense buffet with no fewer than 40 tracks, served in double disc packaging (with close to two hours worth of nutritious music!) Freak Guitar - The Smorgasbord also features a number of prominent, tasty guests: Dweezil Zappa, Fredrik Thordendal, Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal, Andy Timmons, Georg “Jojje“ Wadenius, Guthrie Govan, Morgan Ågren, Ranjit Barot, Kiko Loureiro, Jonas Hellborg, Selvaganesh Vinayakram and many more.

The Menu:

Disc 1

1. Amphibians Night Out
2. Musth
3. Mattias - The Beautiful Guy
4. Hells Bells
5. The Smorgasbord
6. Friedrichs Wahnbriefe
7. Sexually Frustrated Fruit Fly Flamenco
8. Daily Grind Disco March
9. Lease With an Option to Buy
10. The Swede and the Wolf
11. Mambo Italiano
12. Mind Your Step (at Schiphol Airport)
13. Crossing the Rubicon
14. That's Amore
15. Keep It in the Dojo
16. Infrared Jed
17. Peter, I Won't Drive Another Meter
18. Larvatus Prodeo
19. Blaha Blaha
20. Lullaby for Gabriel

Disc 2

1. In the Goo of the Evening
2. The Dogs of Delhi
3. Special Agent Bauer
4. Mahavishnu John
5. The Harry Lime Theme
6. Dark Matter
7. Trumpet Lesson
8. Mandur and Morgan's Camel Safari
9. Shore Thing
10. Captain Smith's Moment of Truth
11. Mah Ná Mah Ná
12. The Nigerian Gynecologist
13. 6 Rue Cordot
14. Kali Ghat
15. Safe to Remove Hardware
16. Did You Actually Pay for That?
17. Those in Badiyah
18. The Essence of Emptiness
19. Meralgia Paresthetica
20. Guano Afternoon

Get your copy here:

Amazon (US), Amazon (UK), iTunes, CD Universe, Abstract Logix, CDON (Sweden), CDON (Norway), CDON (Denmark), CDON (Finland), Ginza (Sweden), E-shop
The beefiest read yet!

Happy Harmageddon – Blog of Doom! The beefiest, freakiest read yet is just up, stretching from January - December! Enjoy!
Toontrack expansion pack for EZmix2 featuring IA!

IA is thrilled to be part of Toontrack's Metal Guitar Gods expansion pack for EZmix2, very much also featuring Fredrik Thordendal, Devin Townsend, Misha Mansoor!
Tank Goodness!

IA has teamed up with Germany's finest - the stunning Panzerballett on their new release Tank Goodness. IA is singing and playing on the track The IKEA Trauma, a song co-written with Panzerballet's master mind Jan Zehrfeld. Other guests include Randy Brecker, Conny Kreitmeier and Ron van Lankeren! Must be heard to be believed.
Bigger! Badder

Brand new blog up! Streching from second half of summer the Big Bad Blog - Bigger! Badder! might possibly be the beefiest read yet with road stories from Nepal, Indonesia, Brazil, Holland, Australia, Germany, Denmark, USA, Sweden and more! Happy reading!
In the Mood for Modes!

It’s time to get serious! Freak Guitar – Growing Your Own Moustache Vol. 3 – In the Mood for Modes is now available to download from the Freak Kitchen Online Store. With no less than 75 tracks (!) this is THE tuition album for the dedicated musician.

Besides seven new demanding, original songs, with and without guitar, IA has orchestrated a huge, challenging palette of useful backing tunes consisting of loads and loads of different scales from all over the world. This is a stunning opportunity to actually hear the tonality and learn how phrase over synthetic and exotic modes as well as more orthodox Western scales.


01. Béla goes to Poona
02. Béla goes to Poona - no gtr
03. Christeen Fifteen Sixteen
04. Christeen Fifteen Sixteen - no gtr
05. Moulin Rouge Bad Vision
06. Moulin Rouge Bad Vision - no gtr
07. The Lassie Surprise Edit
08. The Lassie Surprise Edit - no gtr
09. Sept Fraises
10. Sept Fraises - no gtr
11. Banana Republic Bruce
12. Banana Republic Bruce – no gtr
13. You and Your Volcanoes
14. You and Your Volcanoes – no gtr
15. Super Locrian (in C)
16. Neapolitan Minor (in E)
17. Neapolitan Major (in C)
18. Oriental (in A)
19. Double Harmonic, Persian, Byzantine, Gypsy (in D)
20. Enigmatic (in C)
21. Harmonic Minor, Mohammedan (in E)
22. Hungarian Minor (in C)
23. Major Locrian (in A)
24. Lydian Minor (in D)
25. Lydian Dominant (in C)
26. Leading Whole Tone (in E)
27. Pentatonic Minor (in C)
28. Pentatonic Major, Mongolian (in A)
29. Acoustic, Hindustan (in D)
30. Phrygian Major, Jewish, Gypsy (variation) (in C)
31. Hirajoshi, Traditional Japanese (in E)
32. Hawaiian (in C)
33. Ethiopian Minor (in A)
34. Symmetrical (in D)
35. Pantuvarali (Rag Shree) (in C)
36. Kanakangi (in E)
37. Kumoi (in C)
38. Balenesian, Pelog (in A)
39. Romanian Minor (in D)
40. Piongio, Japanese (in C)
41. Chinese (in E)
42. Iwato (in C)
43. Egyptian (in A)
44. Scriabin (in D)
45. Ritusen (in C)
46. Arabian (in E)
47. Prometheus (in C)
48. 7 Tone Blues (in A)
49. Spanish 8 Tone (in D)
50. 9 Tone (in C)
51. Hungarian Gypsy (in E)
52. 3rd mode of Pantuvarali (from “OK”) (in C)
53. Javaneese (in A)
54. Algerian (in D)
55. Melodic Minor (ascending) (in C)
56. Melodic Minor (descending) (in E)
57. Rasikapriya (in C)
58. Diminished (thirds) (in A)
59. Diminished (half/whole) (in D)
60. Diminished (whole/half) (in C)
61. Whole Tone (in E)
62. Ultra Locrian (in C)
63. Moorish Phrygian (in A)
64. Six Tone Symmetrical (in D)
65. Auxiliary Diminished Blues (in C) 66. Blues (in E)
67. Chromatic (in C)
68. Okinawa (in A)
69. Ionian (in D)
70. Dorian (in C)
71. Phrygian (in E)
72. Lydian (in C)
73. Mixolydian (in A)
74. Aeolian (in D)
75. Locrian (in C)

New one up!

Feel like doing a bit of summer reading? Tour of the Freaks - Big Bad Blog is just up with tons of photos and tales from Dubai, Tunisia, Germany, France, Spain, USA, Sweden and more! Enjoy!
New video from Land of the Freaks!

Murder Groupie! Brand new video from Land of the Freaks up on the Freak Kitchen YouTube channel with footage from last year's Hellfest.
The Official Japanese site!

All you fine Japanese freaks out there, check out the brand new home page: Mattias IA Eklundh - The Official Japanese Site!
New blog!

Tour of the Freaks - The Smell of Time: new super beefy blog up!

Happy reading!
The most beefy blog so far!

Read Tour of the Freaks, the most beefy blog so far with road tales and photos from France, Germany, Russia, Sweden and Spain.
Dowmload transcription!

You heard the song, you saw the video, you wear 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 shall not go unnoticed.

The transcriptions have been uploaded for you to download and go nuts: Get the rhythm and the lead !

Brand new opening!

The Online Store has just re-opened with lots of cool new stuff as well as classic Freak Kitchen merchandise:

Check out the groovy, climate neutral, EarthPositive, top-notch quality hooded sweatshirt with zipper with embroidered cow head and logo, or...

The new long sleeve shirt with cow on front and beefy logo on the back, or...

The kick ass God Save the Spleen T-shirt or...

The new take on the much wanted Mandarin T-shirt, with groovy cow man on the the front and FK-logo on the right arm, or...

Appetizer, the debut album from 1994. An album that has been out of stock for ages and contains live favorites like Blind, See You in Pittsburgh and Raw, or...

The download tuition album Freak Guitar - Growing Your Own Moustache Vol. 2, or...

Christer's first solo effort Eaglestrike and Mr. Fastfinger's debut album The Way of the Exploading Guitar!

The classic, much requested Cow T-shirt is back in stock also in organic, bamboo top-notch quality. (Sizes S - XXL).
We try to focus on eco-friendly clothing. Our future goal is to sell a 100% organic certified products. We hope you appreciate this. Stay tuned for more tiptop things to come!
New Land of the Freaks video!

God Save the Spleen! Enjoy the brand new video from Land of the Freaks, shot in Shanghai, Beijing, Xi'an, Chengdu, Tokyo, Taipei, Athens and Bordeaux on our YouTube Channel!

A neat God Save the Spleen T-shirt will soon be available from the Online Store.