Vocals: Dimitri Keiski
Guitar: Morgan Zocek
Bass: Martin Karlsson
Drum: Fredrik Haake



Sideburn aus Stockholm haben sich kontinuierlich ein solides Ansehen im Classic Rock Genre erarbeitet. Sie mixen Retro Hard Rock, Doom Metal und eine Spur Blues mit heutigem klassischen Rock / Metal Sound. Angelehnt an Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin, die frühen Scorpions, Rainbow, Candlemass sowie auch neuere Bands wie Alter Bridge.

Es begann 1997 mit einem Treffen von Morgan Zocek und Tor Pentèn in einem Club in Stockholm. Die beiden teilten die gleiche Vision in Bezug auf Einflüsse des bluesigen Hard Rock auf ihre eigenen musikalischen Vorstellungen.

Der Bandname entstand, als Morgan einen Artikel in einem Musik-Magazin über „Flaming Sideburns“ las.



Sideburn is a Classic Hardrock/Doom/Blues/Progressive band out of Stockholm, Sweden

*1997* In the beginning there was Morgan Zocek (guitar player), and Tor Pentèn (Drummer) who met each other in a club in Stockholm. They shared the same musical vision and influences (bluesy hard rock) in bands like Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple, Rainbow, The Cult, and Kyuss among others.

They had a bass player who had played with Morgan in his previous band Rooster, so they begun looking for a singer.

The name of the band came up when Morgan read an article in a music magazine where some band was called Flaming Sideburns (or something) Morgan edited the name to Sideburn and grew his sideburns even bigger, and that was it. Sideburn did some gigs in the Stockholm area with different singers.....

*2000* The band got their recording contract with the Italian label 'Beard of Stars /Vinyl Magic' and recorded the debut album "Trying to burn the sun" in two weeks in the spring of 2001 and it was released late Jan/Feb 2002.

*2005* In the end of june Sideburn started the recording of their new full length album "The newborn sun", at XTC productions studio with Ulf Wahlberg as co-producer

*September 06* SIDEBURN have signed a new record deal with BUZZVILLE RECORDS (Belgium) and the new album "THE NEWBORN SUN"" will be released in the beginning of 2007 so stay tuned.

*May 2010* New album "The Demon Dance" Released Worldwide

They released their 4th album, the critically acclaimed “IV Monument” Worldwide on Transubstans/Record Heaven In Oct 2012..

Some reviews of the album Swerock mag 8/10 Classic rock Mag 8/10 (UK) Rock hard 8/10 (Ger) Daredevil 9/10 (Ger) Crank it up9/10 Rockbladet 9/10 Metalhammer 5/5 (GER/UK) Rockoverdose 90/100 (Greece)

Expect heavy guitar attacks, and intense solos backed up by a steady rhythm section that we could hear in classic bands such as DIO& UFO and powerful vocals who carry on the spirit of Ronnie James Dio/Ian Gillan!


Sideburn - Evil or Divine (MV0073), 22.05.2015