Sakevi Yokoyama, Frontman For Japanese Hardcore Band G.I.S.M., Has Died

Sakevi Yokoyama, the vocalist in Japanese hardcore punk/metal trailblaers G.I.S.M., has died. Distribution company Beast Arts International and Relapse Records confirmed that Yokoyama “passed away peacefully” on August 24. “Working with Mr. Sakevi on G.I.S.M. is a chapter in the history of Relapse Records, unto itself,” Relapse wrote on Twitter. “Honoring the work of a true sonic and artistic pioneer is a source of deep pride for us all. We pray for repose for Mr Sakevi’s soul.”


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