Cooking With Pagans, the eighth album from Swedish progressive hard-rockers Freak Kitchen, is being produced for a late 2012 release. According to the band, Cooking With Pagans will include twelve kick butt tunes, which they will take on the road after completion.
Land of the Freaks, the seventh Freak Kitchen album featuring twelve brand new tracks will be released the 21st of October 2009 in Scandinavia (Bonnier Amigo, Universal, Rockweiler Ltd.) and in the UK (Proper Music) the 19th. More countries and release dates will follow soon.
The tunes and running order:
01 God Save the Spleen
02 Hip Hip Hoorah
03 Teargas Jazz
04 Sick? (Death by Hypochondria)
06 Honey, You're a Nazi
07 The Only Way
08 Murder Groupie
09 The Smell of Time
10 One Last Dance
11 Do Not Disturb
12 Clean it Up
The cover of the album is visible on http://www.freakkitchen.com
"We're hereby announcing the next band for ProgPower Scandinavia 2009:
FREAK KITCHEN is more than just another "heavy metal band" - Freak Kitchen is an experience!!! With a high-octane live show, these three Swedes take the audience through a blitzkrieg flash of rock, fusion, metal, jazz and prog, all held together by extreme musicianship. They are a band not afraid to laugh at themselves while delivering some of the most incredible music ever to grace ProgPower Scandinavia."
Freak Kitchen über-guitarist Mattias "IA" Eklundh will embark on a five-day "Freak Guitar" clinic tour of Germany in November, sponsored by Laney. The dates are as follows:
Nov. 20 - Musik Produktiv Ibbenbüren: 19:00h
Nov. 21 - Music Store Köln: 19:30h
Nov. 22 - Musik Schmidt Frankfurt/Main: 19:00h
Nov. 23 - Music Town Neubrandenburg: 20:00h
Nov. 24 - Musik Meisinger Simbach/Inn: 19:00h
There will also be "Freak Guitar" clinics in Ulricehamn, Sweden on November 26 and Musikhuset in Huddinge, Sweden on December 6.
Freak Kitchen on the road - Spain, France, UK, US & Russia!
"Finally, finally, finally we can announce freaky music will be heard in the UK in 2006! There will be a gig the 27th of September in Cardiff, Wales at The Point and also, just confirmed, Nottingham at The Rescue Rooms the 28th, Leeds, Hard Rock Café the 2nd of October + clinic at B I M M in Brighton the 3rd of October!
There will also be a clinic by IA at Hockley Music Academy in Nottingham 1 PM the 28th.
We plan to build a beefy UK tour from this with both concerts and clinics. More news soon. (Suggestions if you think we should come to your town, venues etc, can be sent to Mik Gaffney at our British record company Proper Music)."
New Freak Kitchen album soon + bonus DVD included!
We are currently wrapping up the work on Organic, our forthcoming CD, which we release late April. (Global release dates soon. Some territories will be in May).
We're joined by the amazing Bumblefoot on vocals and guitar on the track "Speak When Spoken To". We have also shot a video for the track which will be feautured on a special, first printing bonus DVD. The DVD will also include three exclusive live clips from Paris ("Hateful Little People", "Taste my Chopstick") and Montpellier ("Blind") + the "Nobody's Laughing" and "Print This!"-videos.
The cover painting is made by fabulous French expressionist Thierry Cardinet.
Scandinavian Week (Swedish spoken): 25th - 30th of July
International Week 1 (English spoken): 1st - 6th of August
International Week 2 (English spoken): 9th - 14th of August
The Freak Guitar Camp has during the past years rapidly grown from a small course for Swedes to what now only can be described as a major international success! Though many details have been improved during the years the basic concept is still the same: What you get are six intensive days of hard work on the guitar in the Swedish woods.
During daytime Mattias IA Eklundh, a k a "The Guru", will lead his God-fearing classes, teaching his various unorthodox techniques as well as picking examples, tapping, harmonics, riffing, finger-picking, poly-rhythms, odd time stuff that will turn your whole concept of music up side down! IA's six-stringed spanking starts right after breakfast and continue until dinner in the late afternoon (plus lunch and a couple of breaks for occasional caffeine and refreshments). There will be tips on how to survive show business, how to get your music out there, what to think of before signing any kind of contract and lots, lots more.
A strong hurricane totally demolished the Freak Mobile last Saturday (pic here: http://www.frenchkitchen.org/images/organic/DSC01032.jpg ) and IA is still without electricty, preventing the band from laying down the last couple of takes before the mix of "Organic". Hopefully this won't delay the release too much. The album will be mixed when Eklundh is back from the US (more details below) at the end of this month together with Roberto Laghi.
The new release date of the album will be the 11 of April 2005.
And btw, The Freak Guitar Camp 2005 dates and registration will begin in February. Stay tuned on www.freakkitchen.com
IA on Red Cross DVD
In a couple of weeks a DVD will be released where all the money will go straight to the Red Cross and help the victims of the recent earthquake in the Indian Ocean in any way possible. IA will appear in a song, featuring the Swedish metal cream of the crop, and also in the video.
The "Print This!"-video will also be included.
Show your support and empathy by buying the disc, freak friends !!!
We have it !!! The new tittle of the new album, which will be released in October, will be "Organic". You could find here the names of all the new songs... Enjoy
01. Chest Pain Waltz
02. Speak When Spoken To
03. Look Bored
05. Independent Way of Life
06. The Guilt Trip
07. Rights To You
08. Sob Story
09. Heal Me
10. Infidelity Ghost
11. Mussolini Mind
An interview of Mattias will come on Metalstorm.ee very soon, we could have some answers...