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MAN WITH A MISSION have gone straight in at No.1 with their new album ‘MAN WITH A “B-SIDES & COVERS” MISSION’ in Japan.

 The album is the first of three new records to be released in celebration of the Japanese superstar’s 10th anniversary, and also makes global history as the first ever album of B-sides to top an album chart.

 ‘MAN WITH A “B-SIDES & COVERS” MISSION’ spans the breadth of the wolf-collective’s phenomenal rise to the stadium-conquering sensation they are today.

 It includes rarities and songs solely in their native tongue, such as 2015’s ‘Stella’, right through to the tearaway surprise B-side crossover hits including 2018’s ‘The Anthem’ and 2017’s ‘Mr. Bad Mouth’, which have since gone on to prove firm fan live favourites across the world.

 The album also includes the brand new song ‘The Victors’, which is also the lead track for the forthcoming feature length documentary MAN WITH A MISSION THE MOVIE –TRACE the HISTORY– due for release later this year.

 The second part of the 10th anniversary celebration album trilogy will be ‘MAN WITH A “REMIX” MISSION’, released on April 29th. The record will feature remixes of MAN WITH A MISSION’s hit singles by famous producers from Japan and overseas.

 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 last year.

 They provide the Super Rugby Sunwolves official theme song once again this year, with the new song ‘FLY AGAIN –Hero’s Anthem-‘ which fans will get the first taste of in the forthcoming ‘MAN WITH A “REMIX” MISSION’ album.

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