UPCOMING ALBUM MAMMOTH II SET FOR RELEASE ON AUGUST 4 VIA BMG – PRE-ORDER
UK SHOWS WITH DEF LEPPARD & MOTLEY CRÜE FROM THIS WEEKEND
With the band in the middle of an extensive European tour, Mammoth WVH – the brainchild of Wolfgang Van Halen – is releasing another song from the upcoming album. “Take A Bow” is the third song released from the 10-track album Mammoth II slated for release on August 4th via BMG.
“Take A Bow” is the longest track on the record and in the Mammoth WVH catalogue, clocking in at 6:54. The song is anchored by Wolfgang’s memorable lyrics, driving rhythm section, and unforgettable guitar solo that was played on the original Frankenstein guitar and through his father’s original amps. The song is available via all digital service providers and anyone that pre-orders the album digitally will receive the track as an instant download.
“It was the last song we finished. It’s officially the longest song I’ve released to date, and I feel the guitar solo is really special. I played the solo on the original Frankenstein guitar and through Dad’s original Marshall head and one of the original cabinets. It’s straight up what he used on the earliest Van Halen records. It makes me happy to capture some of dad’s history on this song forever,” explains Wolfgang.
Continuing the tradition of writing all of the songs and performing all of the instrumentation and vocals himself, GRAMMY® Award nominee Wolfgang Van Halen set out to challenge himself to expand his sound beyond what people had already come to know him for. From the rocking opener “Right?” to Beatles-esque fade on closer “Better Than You” Mammoth II showcases the growth of Wolfgang as a songwriter, musician and especially vocalist. Songs like “Miles Above Me,” “Take a Bow” and “Waiting” are all sonically different from each other but unique to what Mammoth WVH is.
The debut single from Mammoth II is the upbeat rocker “Another Celebration At The End Of The World” – its video is a humorous 8:25 introduction to the Mammoth WVH live band that was directed by Gordy De St. Jeor and can be seen here: https://youtu.be/yIQH0HcdQnE. A lyric video for the instant grat track and new live show favourite “Like A Pastime” can be seen here: https://youtu.be/I04dvZMsH3M. Recorded at the legendary 5150 studio, Mammoth II was produced by friend and collaborator Michael “Elvis” Baskette and is available for pre-order in multiple configurations here: https://MammothWVH.lnk.to/MammothIIPR.
Mammoth WVH is currently in the middle of a European tour in advance of the release of Mammoth II. The live band – comprised of Wolfgang Van Halen (vocals/guitars/keyboards), Frank Sidoris (guitars), Jon Jourdan (guitars), Ronnie Ficarro (Bass) and Garrett Whitlock (drums) – have been performing shows in support of Metallica on their M72 World tour and other dates with Alter Bridge along with select headline dates and various festival appearances. UK and Irish fans who may have missed their hook-laden set at Download Festival can catch them from July 1st with Def Leppard and Motley Crüe at stadium dates in London, Dublin, and Glasgow.
UK & Ireland Dates 2023 Supporting Def Leppard/Motley Crüe
Jul 1 – London, UK – Wembley Stadium
Jul 4– Dublin, IE – Marlay Park
Jul 6– Glasgow, UK – Glasgow Green
Mammoth WVH will return to the US and Canada for more touring in August alongside Alter Bridge and Sevendust as well as other dates with Metallica and Pantera.
More dates will be announced in the near future – tickets for all Mammoth WVH appearances can be found here: https://www.mammothwvh.com.
About Mammoth WVH:
With his solo band Mammoth WVH, Wolfgang Van Halen consistently challenges himself as a songwriter, vocalist, multi-instrumentalist, and producer. After a monumental breakthrough – with a GRAMMY® Award nomination for his first-ever single, #1 debuts on multiple charts, television performances, and sold out shows over a two-year span – Mammoth WVH’s self-titled debut sent shockwaves through 21st century rock music.
Mammoth WVH bowed at #1 on the Billboard Independent Albums Chart, Top Hard Rock Albums Chart, and Top Rock Albums Chart in addition to crashing the Billboard 200 at #12. He notched two #1 one entries at Rock Radio with “Don’t Back Down” and “Distance.” The latter also garnered a GRAMMY® Award nomination in the category of “Best Rock Song.” He appeared on The Howard Stern Show, NBC News TODAY, Jimmy Kimmel Live and on the cover of Guitar World where they dubbed him Guitarist Of The Year. Loudwire cited Mammoth WVH as one of “The 45 Best Rock + Metal Albums of 2021,” while Classic Rock rated it “4-out-of-5 stars” and People proclaimed, “With Mammoth WVH’s head-banging tracks and personal lyrics, Wolfgang successfully introduces himself as his own person.” The band supported Guns N’ Roses in stadiums stateside and Alter Bridge in arenas across the pond, while also headlining coast-to-coast in North America. Not to mention, he lit up the stage at the Taylor Hawkins Tribute Concerts in London and Los Angeles at the invitation of Dave Grohl himself.
Instead of choosing to settle on his breakout success, he consciously tested himself to further develop his sound from every angle on his second full-length offering, Mammoth II [BMG]. Coming out swinging, the hooks hit harder, the riffs roar louder, and the lyrics cut deeper as he delivers an urgent, undeniable, and unforgettable 10-song body of work.