There’s Stonehenge, the Pyramids of Giza, the Bermuda Triangle, and numerous other unexplained mysteries. As the story goes, half-man, half-wolf band MAN WITH A MISSION thawed out of icy coffins in 2010 and tore through Japan with a feral rock ‘n’ roll energy on par with that of Godzilla.
Over the course of four albums, most recently 2016’s The World’s On Fire (Sony Music Entertainment), the band—Tokyo Tanaka (vocals), Kamikaze Boy (bass), Jean-Ken Johnny (vocals, guitar), DJ Santa Monica (DJ), and Spear Rib (drums)—became an international phenomenon in their own right. Produced by the legendary Don Gilmore (Linkin Park, Korn) and featuring collaborations with ††† (Crosses)’ Shaun Lopez (Deftones, Lupe Fiasco), the record clawed its way to #1 on iTunes and sold 200K copies in less than two months. Since their emergence, they’ve taken a bite out of world-renowned festivals such as FUJI ROCK, SUMMER SONIC, Knotfest, and more in addition to touring with Rise Against. Slipknot DJ Sid Wilson shared the stage with these animals during a sold-out show at the Roxy in Hollywood and lent his remixing talents to ‘Distance.’ Moreover, their music has been heard in Street Fighter V and the Japanese release of the Academy® Award-nominated blockbuster Mad Max: Fury Road.
MAN WITH A MISSION’s first global single release for Epic Records, “Dead End In Tokyo,” does exactly that. Co-written and -produced by Patrick Stump, the track confidently struts along on an arena-ready groove and thick guitars before culminating on the chant, “Keep on living, but you’ll never leave alive.”