Swedish heavy rock band FREAK KITCHEN have been confirmed for the ProgPower USA VII festival, set to take place September 15-16 at Earthlink Live in Atlanta, Georgia. Also scheduled to appear are the German power metal band SAVAGE CIRCUS (featuring former BLIND GUARDIAN drummer Thomen Stauch and IRON SAVIOR vocalist/guitarist Piet Sielck), Dutch symphonic metallers EPICA, PYRAMAZE (featuring Lance King, former vocalist for BALANCE OF POWER) and WASTEFALL.Formed in 1992, FREAK KITCHEN's music is said to be inspired by many genres besides the traditional heavy metal. Influences range all the way from jazz to pop, and the band described their third album as "a corny little heavy-pop-rock-latin-world-jazz-avant-garde-metal-blues record." The group's lyrics contain heavy criticism against society and the band's distaste for huge record companies, and what they believe to be soulless people. Guitarist/vocalist Mattias "IA" Eklundh is noted to be an excellent axeman, and live shows often feature Eklundh playing the guitar using several foreign objects, including a vibrating dildo. Eklundh has also released three solo albums: "Sensually Primitive" (1997) (under the pseudonym Mr. Libido), "Freak Guitar" (1999) and "Freak Guitar - The Road Less Traveled" (2004). FREAK KITCHEN released their sixth album, "Organic", in April 2005. Tickets for the ProgPower USA VII festival will go on sale Saturday, April 1 at 10 a.m. EST via all Ticketmaster outlets. Only 900 tickets will be made available to the public. Advance Gold Badges, which presently have a two-year wait list, are sold out. ProgPower USA has sold out more than four months in advance for the past four years. Last year's festival sold out in a record four days.
To comment on a BLABBERMOUTH.NET story or review, you must be logged in to an active personal account on Facebook. Once you're logged in, you will be able to comment. User comments or postings do not reflect the viewpoint of BLABBERMOUTH.NET and BLABBERMOUTH.NET does not endorse, or guarantee the accuracy of, any user comment. To report spam or any abusive, obscene, defamatory, racist, homophobic or threatening comments, or anything that may violate any applicable laws, use the "Report to Facebook" and "Mark as spam" links that appears next to the comments themselves. To do so, click the downward arrow on the top-right corner of the Facebook comment (the arrow is invisible until you roll over it) and select the appropriate action. You can also send an e-mail to blabbermouthinbox(@)gmail.com with pertinent details. BLABBERMOUTH.NET reserves the right to "hide" comments that may be considered offensive, illegal or inappropriate and to "ban" users that violate the site's Terms Of Service. Hidden comments will still appear to the user and to the user's Facebook friends. If a new comment is published from a "banned" user or contains a blacklisted word, this comment will automatically have limited visibility (the "banned" user's comments will only be visible to the user and the user's Facebook friends).