SAKEVI YOKOYAMA, Founder of GISM, Passes Away at 67

By | September 2, 2023



Death – Obituary News : SAKEVI YOKOYAMA, a member of the band GISM, has passed away peacefully on 24 August 2023. The news was confirmed by BEAST ARTS International.

SAKEVI YOKOYAMA, the legendary musician and founding member of the influential punk rock band GISM, has sadly passed away on 24th August 2023. He was a true icon in the world of punk, leaving behind a profound impact on the music scene.

Born on 5th November 1958, Yokoyama began his musical journey in the late 1970s. He co-founded the band GISM (God in the Schizoid Mind) in 1981, which quickly gained notoriety for their aggressive sound and rebellious attitude. Yokoyama’s unique vocal style and intense stage presence became synonymous with the band’s identity.

Throughout his career, Yokoyama pushed the boundaries of punk music, incorporating elements of heavy metal and industrial music into GISM’s repertoire. Their debut album, “Detestation,” released in 1983, remains a classic in punk rock history.

Yokoyama’s impact extended beyond his music. He was an advocate for individuality and nonconformity, inspiring countless musicians and fans alike. His raw energy and unapologetic approach to art influenced generations of punk and alternative artists.

In addition to his musical contributions, Yokoyama was also involved in visual arts. He collaborated with various artists, creating album covers and artwork that captured the spirit of his music.

The news of Yokoyama’s passing has sent shockwaves through the music community, with tributes pouring in from fans and fellow musicians. His legacy as a pioneer of punk rock will forever be remembered and celebrated.

SAKEVI YOKOYAMA’s music and spirit will continue to inspire countless individuals, ensuring that his influence will be felt for years to come. The punk rock scene has lost a true legend, but his legacy will live on through his groundbreaking music and the indelible mark he left on the genre. Rest in peace, SAKEVI..