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Tickets on sale: Friday 15th December, 9am! Japanese superstars MAN WITH A MISSION have announced an exclusive London headline show at The Dome, Tufnell Park on 23rd February! The show will follow the band’s UK tour with Don Broco throughout February. The five-piece wolf collective recently headlined two nights in Japan to 50,000 fans with Don Broco supporting them at Tokyo’s Saitama Super Arena as part of their Japanese arena tour. Having completed sold out headline tours of the UK, Europe and US this year and with the forthcoming shows in February, MAN WITH A MISSION are setting their sights on world domination...

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DOLL$BOXX return with first release in five years!

GRAB YOUR COPY AT HYPER JAPAN CHRISTMAS! DOLL$BOXX; The band, who write and play all of their own material, break five-years of silence with their powerful new mini-album: ‘high $pec’, receiving a physical release in the UK and Europe courtesy of JPU Records from 19th January 2018 and available to purchase extra early exclusively at Hyper Japan Christmas, in London between 24th-26th November 2017.  The release is also out now digitally, and reached #1 in Amazon UK’s World Music Chart, and #4 in iTunes’ World Album sales rankings. If you can’t make it to Hyper Japan Christmas, you can pre-order your copy direct from JPU...

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HOTEI announces first London show in three years!!

SATURDAY 20TH OCTOBER 2018 Hotei, who has lived in London with his family for five years now, has a special affection for O2 Shepherds Bush Empire and says: “It’s such a thrill to be able to play at my favourite venue, O2 Shepherds Bush Empire, my first show in London in three years! I promise I will play my guitar with a delicate, yet cutting edge and powerful sound, with the on stage chemistry completed by performing with my amazing musicians. We have arranged a fully seated venue this time, so you can enjoy my music in a more...

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LOVEBITES ready to rock HYPER JAPAN Christmas!

RIFFS – A – PLENTY! Lovebites, a five-piece all-female outfit, is undoubtedly one of the most promising rising stars of Japan’s metal scene.  Having listened to overseas heavy metal greats growing up, the band’s writing has been directly influenced by them.  Coupled with their own unique take on music, everything has culminated into forging a truly formidable group with a deep heavy metal sonic structure that features powerful twin guitars, crystal clear vocals, and a tight rhythm section. Lovebites’ first EP was released in May, 2017 in Japan followed by European/North American releases in August.  Their debut album Awakening from...

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MUTANT MONSTER announced for HYPER JAPAN Christmas!

CATCH JPU RECORDS LATEST SIGNING THIS NOVEMBER! For the first time at HYPER JAPAN, MUTANT MONSTER are set to explode on the HYPER LIVE Stage bringing heat, excitement and pure punk power!! Formed in 2008 by sisters BE and MEANA during their first year of high school, later to be joined by drummer CHAD in 2012, MUTANT MONSTER found inspiration from the punk rock sounds, with bands like The Clash, Sex Pistols, and The Ramones even Elvis Presley influencing the band’s creation! In 2016 MM girls were invited to perform at Japan Expo Sud in Marseille, France, MM girls first...

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