Wanking. Can't find another word for this page, consisting only of stuff about ME (and many stunning collegues, I should say), things related to ME, photos of ME, e t c. You can even read reviews about ME. (Even my name's initials spell ME. Hmm...)
Still, I needed somewhere I could dump cool things happening and cool things written that's not necessarily hot news but still may be interesting to some (ME, for example). No use denying... wanking it is.(Above ME jamming with the awesome Blacksad! Thank you, brother Juanjo!)
Juanjo Guarnido's Freaky Project!
The mother of all coffee table books about the making of the Freak of the Week video featuring, well... hrm, ME.
ME very proud of the new, absolutely amazing Caparison signature guitar - The Apple Horn 8!
(Or "The Beast" as my buddies at Caparison like to call it).
Metal Guitar Gods! ME thinks this is a pretty groovy Toontrack package to be part of...
... and the cake to go with it!
ME on stage with the stunning Steve Vai. Always a true treat.
Caparison Brothers! Michael Romeo, the Apple Horn HGS and ME backstage somewhere in Belgium.
Dedicated players of Freak Guitar Camp India, held outside of Pune. ME on my knees.
An early painting from maestro Juanjo Guarnido of ME. Juanjo's the best.
On stage with Steve Vai at Uppsala Guitar Festival. ME the fellow to the right.
Astounding art from the Freak Project book. ME is the mean Viking holding the big sledge hammer.
The Flying Dutchme... Swedes! Meshuggah's Dick Löfgren and ME onboard a plane going somewhere.
Freak Kitchen and the kick ass Juanjo Guarnido at the Uppsala Guitar Festival.
The first time we met in person. ME is in the picture.
ME and Fredrik Thordendal at airport.
Steve Vai, the astounding Anders Thidell, inventor of the divine True Temperament frets I adore and ME.
Laney cousins! ME and Jack Thammarat in Tokyo.
ME, Guthrie Govan, Stu Hamm, Michael Lee Firkins and a cup of coffee in bar somewhere in Holland.
The Breakfast Club! Toontrack's Mattias Eklund, ME, Jonas Hellborg and Fredrik Thordendal after nutricious morning meal in Frankfurt.
ME and the lovely Dweezil Zappa before Zappa plays Zappa gig.
Dave Weiner and ME. And Dave's cool hat.
The Freak Guitar pedal by AMT Electronics.
ME am honored to have such a groovy, tube infested thing bearing my name.
ME ruining a photo shoot with Periphery's Misha "Bulb" Mansoor.
ME on the cover once again in Fuzz magazine.
Mixing The Jazz Raj with brother Hellborg in Germany.
Legendary Uli Jon Roth and ME in France
(with Steve Morse doing something in the background)...
and at the Freak Guitar Camp!
Not sure how this happened but thanks to you, dedicated Freak Friend displaying your true Freak Power ME was voted Best Guitarist of 2014 in Prog Sphere's poll!
Kick ass Freak Guitar - The Smorgasbord review in Guitarist
Splendid Smorgasbord review in Total Guitar!
"The Gandalf of Shred" ME was called while shooting video for documentary Axemen of Sweden, here in my
forest together with beloved dogs and trusty companions Bardo and Panja.
Not only is he a kick ass bass player but a truly gifted composer with a natural sense of feel for melody, harmony and time. But you already knew that.
Meeting the one and only John McLaughlin whose playing I've admired for years.
(Check out the CD John's holding in his hand. Groovy...)
The quartet from hell, and then some. From L to R: Jonas Hellborg, ME, Jens Johansson and Anders Johansson.
Everyone from the Freak-Foot workshop at Raleigh Music Academy in North Carolina.
Brother Bumblefoot and ME smiling our brains out.
The coolest record company boss a guy could have AND a pretty damn good guitar player too (one of the reasons I sound the way I sound, no doubt). ME and Steve Vai on stage in Gothenburg, Sweden.
I always seem to be doing something with my mouth when I am in front of a camera, even next to Steve Vai.
Eric Sardinas, ME and Steve on stage.
Jamming a new Vai idea during sound check.
One Organic and one Freak Cow pillow made by my French friend Pascal.
A beyond beefy article in Frankfurter Rundschau, Germany's leading morning paper, written by Dr. Christian Schlüter:
"Heavy Metal was yesterday. Swedish Mattias Ia Eklundh turns an entire genre inside out".
ME on the cover of Spanish magazine Guitarra Actual.
ME and Tony MacAlpine's finger.
Kee Marcello at the 2005 Freak Guitar Camp.
ME on the cover of Italian magazine Axe.
Bumblefoot and Freak Kitchen at the 2005 Freak Guitar Camp.
Yes, it's ME again, now on the cover of Swedish magazine Fuzz.
The Jonas Hellborg Group together with the one and only Yngwie Malmsteen. A dangerous Swedish quartet this...
Good friend (not to say stunning guitarist) Andy Timmons and ME, posing vividly.
Legendary guitar tech Thomas Nordegg and ME, providing him with an upsetting harmonic lesson.
Frank Gambale and, hey, hey, hey, ME!
ME measuring the fabulous Trey Gunn's chin in Mexico City.
(The Power to Believe by King Crimson is one the best albums I own. Intellectual metal!)
Could it be ME on the cover of Shred Planet? It could.
ME, ME, ME on the cover of Axe Magazine a second time!
Yes, it's ME again, this time with the fine students of the Schondorf Gitarrentage in Germany.
Uhuh...ME with the splendid Mats and Morgan after a sweaty jam at the Freak Guitar Camp.
The amazing Paul Gilbert and... well, ME.
One of these guys is ME, the other nice man is Favored Nations label mate Doug Doppler.
Oh yeah! Voted Best New Talent in Guitar Player! Thanks a bunch to everyone who voted.
I think it is ME kissing buddy and awesome guitarist Christophe Godin's head, but I am not sure...
The Spotnicks' legendary Bosse Winberg and ME! ME! ME!
The mighty Greg Koch and... I think the other guy is ME.
Fredrik Thordendal and... M... M... M... ME playing Sol Niger Within with Mats/Morgan band!
Fabulous Andreas Öberg and ME trying to play Minor Swing together on one guitar at the Freak Guitar Camp.
Kiko Loureiro and, damn it, damn it, damn it, it's ME again!
It's ME. It's also Mikael Åkerfelt from Opeth.
I am not sure because of the quality of the photo but I think one of the lovely gentlemen in the picture is ME!
The other guy is Gus G, I am sure.
One of my favorite writers, good friend Zac O'Yeah, Mahatma Gandhi and ME.
Ooops, it's John McLaughlin again. And ME.
The absolutely stunning V. Selvaganesh and someone else. ME.
Guthrie Govan - the fabulous and ME, I believe.
The amazing Joe Satriani, a chair Joe managed to break and... uh, uh, uh... uh... ME!.
The mighty Sivamani and... well, damn it, I guess it's ME again.
The equally mighty Ranjit Barot and... you bet, ME!
Oh yeah, the mighty Niladri Kumar, Selvaganesh, a cheese sandwich and a weird Swedish bloke in the middle.
It's ME. Again.
Kick ass player Steve "Luke" Lukather. Oops, I forgot, ME!
Jonas Hellborg, the man, the myth, on the cover of Fuzz magazine. Someone else is also featured. It's ME!
The Jetlag Brothers in Raleigh, North Carolina, Guthrie Govan and ME.
Scandinavian love... the legendary Georg Jojje Wadenius, a Swedish icon to say the least and ME.
The Art Metal band (Jonas Hellborg, Selvaganesh, Anders and Jens Johansson and ME.
Inspired, slightly hedonistic Photoshop madness by Jean-Claude Julien.
Yes, it's ME experimenting with water, cigarettes and shoe laces.
Francis Dunnery, the very one and only and the only ME.
The awesome Kiko Loureiro at the Freak Guitar Camp, Swedish rain and ME.
Maya the Dog and ME posing in a neat tuxedo for Holmens Herr.
Reeves Gabrels's beard being examined by none other than ME.
Chris, ME, an apple and Freak Kitchen's new drummer, the Godfather of Rock 'n Roll, Lemmy.
Mike Kenneally, ME and a park in somewhere in Bordeaux
The Apple Horn III at Hard Rock Café, Gothenburg. (ME gave it to them when they asked nicely).
TM Stevens, someone I haven't got a clue who it is and ME. Of course.
Motorhead drummer and fellow Swede Mikkey Dee + ME and no one else but ME.
James Murphy, Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal, Ron Jarzombek and ME in Anaheim.
ME, needless to say, and Jonas Hellborg having groovy dinner with Bela Fleck & the Flecktones in Mexico City.
The late Lars Hollmer and ME on stage. Hollmer was truly one of a kind and played like no one else.
ME (no shit?) and Patrick Rondat in Paris.
ME and a slightly drunk Gandalf on Hollywood Boulevard.
ME after a clinic at Berklee College of Music in Boston.
(Still can't believe they let me play my far-out-in-the-Swedish-woods-music there). But they did.
Tintin, Milou and ME outside the castle Moulinsart in Moulin, Belgium.
Who's on the cover of Guitar Live? ME of course!
ME on the cover of Guitar Player Brazil!
THE metal guitarist in my book, Jeff Waters and a Swede next to him. ME!
None other than Devin Towsend, a glass of water and ME.
Legendary producer and guitar player Bruce Gaitsch and Viking hair. ME Viking hair.
Tiptop drummer Jeremy Colson of Steve Vai and Billy Idol and, believe it or not, ME (yes!) at a gas station somewhere in Spain.
ME in Mumbai with Ranjit Barot and the phenomenal bass wizard Dominique Di Piazza.
Legendary drummer Atma Anur in Amsterdam with ME during rehearsals for Jason Becker's Not Dead Yet festival.
It's ME! And kick ass Santo Angelo cables.
Bass demon Stu Hamm. The guy to the right? ME!
Animals as Leaders' Tosin Abasi and someone holding his index finger. ME. Yes.
ME (yes!), my genius friend Itaru Kanno of Caparison Guitars and Chris Amott in Frankfurt.
Believe it or not, but they put ME on the cover of Gitar Plus, Indonesia's leading guitar magazine.
French metal monster Stéphane Forté and absolutely no one else but ME.
The wonderful Michael Lee Firkins and... you bet! ME!
Carnatic blessing in Chennai by none other than Vikku Vinayakram. The guy kneeling? ME! It's ME!
The sweet sounding George Brooks and absolutely no other than ME in India.