MAN WITH A MISSION release new single ‘Rock Kingdom feat. HOTEI



‘ROCK KINGDOM FEAT. HOTEI’
NEW SINGLE RELEASED
WATCH THE VIDEO HERE
 
MAN WITH A “BEST” MISSION
GREATEST HITS ALBUM OUT NOW
LISTEN HERE MAN WITH A MISSION: THE MOVIE
-TRACE THE HISTORY-
CAREER-SPANNING DOCUMENTARY
OUT AUGUST 19th
WATCH THE TRAILER HERE

MAN WITH A MISSION have just released their greatest hits album MAN WITH A “BEST” MISSION, alongside the release they have unveiled the video for their brand new single ‘Rock Kingdom feat. HOTEI’ taken from the new album.
 
MAN WITH A “BEST” MISSION finishes a trilogy of album releases celebrating the band’s tenth anniversary. It is a career-spanning record selected by the band to include all their hit singles plus firm fan favourites. It follows the recent release of the Japanese chart topping records MAN WITH A “REMIX” MISSION and MAN WITH A “B-SIDES & COVERS” MISSION, the latter making global history as the first ever B-sides album to top a national album chart.
 
‘Rock Kingdom feat. HOTEI’ is a brand new song made for the album from the Japanese superstar wolf-collective and features the iconic Japanese guitarist Tomoyasu Hotei. The video for the track has been filmed during lockdown, capturing socially distant performances intertwined with scenes of empty capital cities.
 
Regarding the video MAN WITH A MISSION vocalist and guitarist Jean-Ken Johnny says, “It’s actually the first time all five wolves weren’t in the same scene, and it was so awesome to have HOTEI join our video all the way from London! It turned out to be a very special video so hope you guys enjoy it!”
 
Continuing HOTEI says, “MAN WITH A MISSION and I got to collaborate on my song (‘Give It To The Universe feat. MAN WITH A MISSION’), and we got along so well they asked me in return to collaborate on one of their songs. I’m super excited that the song turned out to be a very powerful track! It was lonely filming the video on my own, but hopefully I’ll get to rock out with the wolves very soon!”
  
MAN WITH A “BEST” MISSION also features another brand new song and recent single ‘Change the World’, which opens the album.
 
The special physical edition of MAN WITH A “BEST” MISSION includes a live DVD recorded at their Yokohama Arena show in May 2019, capturing the high-octane feral energy that has propelled them to become one of the most beloved rock bands to emerge from Asia in recent years.
 
This is captured in no greater intimacy than in the forthcoming documentary MAN WITH A MISSION: THE MOVIE -TRACE THE HISTORY-, out August 19th, which captures their rise from cutting their teeth in small rock clubs to flourishing into the stadia conquering behemoth they are today.

FURTHER INFORMATION ON MAN WITH A MISSION
MAN WITH A MISSION are one of the most successful rock bands in Asia today. They regularly sell out arenas across their homeland and have also completed sold-out headline tours of the UK, Europe and US. The five-piece have a rabid following in the UK, no better demonstrated than at the overflowing tents at their recent performances at Reading & Leeds and Download festivals.

 
MAN WITH A MISSION have been a part of major cultural moments in Japan and beyond. Their songs have sound tracked numerous anime films, TV shows, video games including Street Fighter V and also high profile sporting teams including Japan’s Sunwolves Super Rugby Team and New Japan Pro Wrestling G1 Climax.

About Louise Swift

I first went to a gig in 1981, Gillan at Leeds University. I've been a regular gig goer ever since. I haven't kept count of how many gigs I've been to over the intervening years, but it's a lot! My favourite bands are AC/DC then, in no particular order, Anti-Nowhere League, Slaughter and the Dogs, Towers of London and Dirt Box Disco. I tend to like Glam/Punk and rude offensive lyrics, not sure what that says about me but as Animal would say 'So What!' The question was recently put to me - did I write for any online publications? My reply - No, but I'd like to! Planetmosh was suggested and I found myself offering to review Aces High Festival. Easy peasy I thought! Well not quite, if a jobs worth doing it's worth doing well! I had sixteen bands to research. I found I actually enjoyed that and it kept me too busy to be making lunatic comments on Facebook! ;) Then I felt a bit inadequately qualified. I mean, who am I to comment on others, when my musical expertise extends to being able to play a mean Greensleeves on the recorder and a passable Annie's song on the flute! Haven't picked up either instrument for years! What I do have, however, is over 30 years of experience as a gig goer, so I can comment on what I like and what I don't! It's only my opinion and, if I don't like a band it doesn't mean they are bad, just not to my own liking. I admire anyone who has the guts to get up on that stage and have a go!
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