Freak Guitar Camp 2013 is now open for registration! Please visit the Freak Guitar Camp page for more information.
Week I: 29th of July - 3rd of August
Week II: 6th - 11th of August
Hope to see you in Sweden this summer! Don't hesitate to drop an e-mail if you have questions.
Hells Bells! New video from Freak Guitar - The Smorgasbord, performed on a True Temperament fret equipped Alhambra Iberia (plus Beijing hotel room doorbell, shaker and Moroccan percussion).
Hot, delicious news! Prepare to devour! Steve Vai and Favored Nations will my release my 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.
1. Amphibians Night Out
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
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
Keeping my Viking fingers crossed you will enjoy (and be able to digest) this beefy record! I had a ball producing it!
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
Musth - the first video from Freak Guitar - The Smorgasbord is shot in Kathmandu, New Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Pune, New York City, Johannesburg and Brisbane.
More videos in the making.
Upcoming gigs and clinics:
2013.02.15 Athens, Greece - Athena (Freak Kitchen)
2013.02.16 Athens, Greece - Athena (Freak Guitar Clinic)
2013.03.06 Växjö, Sweden - Musikhuset (Freak Guitar Clinic)
2013.03.16 Trollhättan, Sweden - N3 (Freak Guitar Clinic)
2013.03.28 Barcelona, Spain - Fanatic Guitars (Freak Guitar Clinic)
2013.04.10 - 13 Frankfurt, Germany - (Laney Freak Guitar Clinics)
2013.04.26 Tourcoing, France - EF2M Music School
2013.04.27 Amstelveen, Holland - Headway Festival (Freak Kitchen)
2013.04.28 Gothenburg, Sweden - Fuzz Guitar Show
2013.05.03 Norrköping, Sweden - 4Sound (Freak Guitar Clinic)
2013.05.03 Norrköping, Sweden - K7 (Freak Kitchen)
2013.05.04 Stockholm, Sweden - Absolute Guitar
2013.05.04 Västerås, Sweden - Club Rockers (Freak Kitchen)
2013.05.23 Lund, Sweden - Mejeriet (Freak Guitar Clinic)
2013.05.23 Lund, Sweden - Mejeriet (with Jonas Hellborg)
2013.05.24 Copenhagen, Denmark (Yamaha Freak Guitar Clinic at 4Sound)
2013.05.24 Copenhagen, Denmark, Lions & Barrels (Freak Kitchen)
2013.06.22 Tongeren, Belgium - R-Mine Metalfest (Freak Kitchen)
2013.07.26 Uppsala, Sweden - Lillemansfestivalen (Freak Kitchen)
2013.08.03 Upplands Väsby, Sweden - Väsby Rock Festival (Freak Kitchen)
2013.09.07 Bernau, Germany, Neue Musik Laden (Freak Guitar Clinic)
2013.09.22 Jakarta, Indonesia - Jaksound 2013 (Freak Kitchen)
2013.11.02-03 Rock the Boat, Norway, Denmark
2013.11.05 Theater Fabrik Sachsen, Leipzig, Germany, Franz-Flemming-Str. 16
2013.11.06 K17, Berlin, Germany, Pettenkoferstr. 17a
2013 11.07 Meisenfrei Blues Club, Bremen, Germany, Hankenstr. 18
2013.11.11 Spirit of 66, Verviers, Belgium
2013 11.13 Köln, Germany, Zülpicher Str. 10
2013 11.14 Logo, Hamburg, Germany, Grindelallee 5
2013 11.15 Das Bett, Frankfurt, Germany, Schmidtstr. 12
Nine (!) page tiptop feature plus ***** review of Freak Guitar - The Smorgasbord in Norway's Desibel!
"Innovation & Madness"! Great Smorgasbord feature in Germany's Gitarre & Bass!
Extremely jolly to be playing DiMarzio pick-ups these days!
Thrilled to be on the cover of leading Scandinavian guitar magazine Fuzz!
Groovy Smorgasbord feature in Spanish Guitarra Actual and Indonesian Gitar Plus too!
Splendid Smorgasbord review in Total Guitar!
Splendid Smorgasbord review in Guitarist too!
Happy Harmageddon – Blog of Doom! The beefiest, freakiest read yet is just up, stretching from January - December! Enjoy!
Thrilled to be part of Toontrack's Metal Guitar Gods expansion pack for EZmix2, very much also featuring Fredrik Thordendal, Devin Townsend and Misha Mansoor!
Listen to Baila Chincilla on Soundcloud, the frantic collaboration between buddy Tomas Perez from Chile and you-know-who.
Do a good thing and order a copy (or many) to support Jason Becker and his long battle with ALS. Not Dead Yet - Live in Haarlem, featuring yours truly and many brilliant players, is available through Pledge Music.
I am super excited to announce a new Freak Kitchen album, entitled Cooking with Pagans, is being produced for a fall 2013 release. Cooking with Pagans will include twelve kick butt tunes we will take on the road after completion:
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, Freak of the Week.
More news later on.
Interview done by my friends at Caparison Guitars.
Get yourself a copy of Germany's finest new release - the stunning Panzerballett and their butt-kicking album Tank Goodness! Tank Goodness is featuring Randy Brecker, Conny Kreitmeier, Ron van Lankeren and yours truly!