Joakem – “Mind Matter”

Joakem – “Mind Matter”
7 December 2018

Originally a classical pianist from the age of 6, the Cyprus based musician Joakem (Stelios Ioakim) started expanding his skills after becoming a member of several bands since 2009. Many of those bands are active to this day. He gradually evolved to become a sound exploring keyboardist, vocalist and composer with influences ranging from progressive rock, metal, ambient, classical, jazz and fusion music. He gained international publicity after being the finalist of The Voice of Greece, taking second place. In February of 2018 he released his first solo work, the progressive rock single called “The Path” followed by his second single released in November 2018 titled “Generation Z”. On December 7th, 2018 he released his debut 8 track album, titled “Mind Matter”. Musically the album is a blend of complex melodies and time signatures, heavy synth sounds, aggressive guitars, intricate drum patterns and a blend of different vocal techniques.

Stelios Ioakim (composer, vocals, keyboards)
Elias Chrysochos (guitars)
Christos Agathokleous (bass)
Danny Georgiou (drums)

Country: Cyprus
Genre: Progressive Rock/ Metal