Chicago Trash Metal™️ quartet SPEEDFREAK is an institution in the city’s hard rock and metal scene. With a sound that ranges from combative thrash riffs to boozy and bluesy sludge grooves, Speedfreak promises to be the cause of your next hangover.

Lauded by Dee Snider as “having great songs” and “fucking fearless”, the Chicago four-piece has a resume to match their intensity, having played at top notch venues such as Metro, Double Door, Reggies, Chop Shop and The Forge and opened for acts like Helmet, Texas Hippie Coalition, Raven, Kill Devil Hill, and Shadows Fall. In late 2021, their soon to be released music video for “Doomsday Devices” won the award for Best Metal Music Video at the Audio Shoot International Musician Video & Film Festival in Wexford, Ireland as well as being selected at over a dozen other fests including an official nomination at Cannes Shorts. Their debut high-proof, high-octane record, Fast Lane Livin’, engineered and co-produced by Andy Lagis (Mudvayne, Hellyeah, Anthrax), just dropped in summer 2022 and is available on all streaming platforms!

Fun facts: Speedfreak was formed in 2006 by Lead vocalist Tom Kucharski and guitarist Kevin Kelly, while still in high school! Joined shortly after by bassist Steve Serpe.

Drummer Dave Hornyak was at one time the drummer for UK doom metal legends Cathedral, and now owns Live Wire Lounge in Chicago.

Tommy Kooch – Lead Vocals
Kevin Kelly – Guitar
Dirty Steve – Bass
Horny D – Drums