Based out of Cyprus, Stelios Ioakim, known as Joakem, is an up-and-coming musician who can soon travel outside the Eastern Mediterranean region to take the Progressive Rock world by storm. Beginning his musical career as a classical pianist, after forming several bands, and being a finalist of The Voice of Greece in 2017, he is taking the next step in his evolution with solo material. Releasing the single “The Path” back in February, his new album, Mind Matter, is due out on December 7th, but today, he premieres his new single, “Generation Z,” exclusively on Cryptic Rock. Check it out below:
A mix of heavier Rock with a Progressive Metal edge, and powerful vocals, the new track could easily entice fans from all over the globe. Accessible, yet very musical, but most of all, real and raw, the new single harks back to the days of a more Grunge-influenced Rock when the scene presented more of a threat. Certainly an artist to keep an eye on within the international circuit, Joakem is headed for big things.