Man With A Mission announce Islington Academy gig

MAN WITH A MISSION are an exciting WOLF-HEADED rock band from Japan, where they play to sold-out crowds and arenas. Their dynamic sound combines hard rock, melodic hardcore, and Pop-punk. Formed in 2010, in Shiba, Japan, the five member band are bringing their exciting sound and stagecraft to Europe for their 2016 Tour, playing the O2 Academy Islington in the UK on Mon 4th July.

Both in their videos and performing live, MWAM wear distinctive wolf head masks. Why? According to the band’s unique backstory they were created in a time of 20TH Century Dr Jimi (Doctor of the Guitar and genius-level biologist) as superior creatures. The wolfish crew claims to have been frozen under glaciers in Antarctica for years before escaping the ice in 2010 and bounding onto the Japanese music scene.

Fans of anime, manga, and gaming may well recognise MAN WITH A MISSION’s songs, which have been used in animated features and live adaptations: ‘Database’ was used as the opening theme for the anime ‘Log Horizon” and ‘Seven Deadly Sins’ for ‘The Seven Deadly Sins’, for example. In the gaming world, character models of MWAM were added to the Japanese release of Pro Evolution Soccer 2015, whilst Capcom chose their track ‘Survivor’ for Street Fighter V! Busy wolves ‘pack’ a lot into their repertoire!

Check out the band’s dynamic music and visually-striking videos online  and you’ll hear the band’s melodic and energy-filled hardcore, and appreciate the influence of great bands like Nirvana and Blink-182. The anthemic ‘Raise Your Flag’ has over 10 million views on Sony’s website, whilst the excellent ‘Out of Control’ co-written with Zebrahead evolved from the Ultimate Life Form MAN WITH A MISSION’s sound mixed with Zebrahead’s Punk Rock.

Limited numbers of MWAM’s Japanese album ‘The World’s On Fire’ will be exclusively sold in the venues. As well as their UK show and European Tour, the band will also be releasing a new album later this year, as a global debut release, through EPIC US, which will be announced in more detail soon.. Check out MAN WITH A MISSION: Wolves told you to do it.

MWAM combines the talents of Tokyo Tanka (vocals), Jean-Ken Johnny (vocals and guitar), Kamikaze Boy (bass), Spear Rib (drums) and DJ Santa Monica (DJ).


About David Farrell

General Manager and 'THE' competition guy at Manager of The Goddanm Electric, Tour manager for Serpentine, and ex-general Dogsbody at Media partner to numerous bands. Also takes photos, writes reviews and likes classic rock, with a touch of thrash to get the blood flowing.