Mammoth WVH/Wolfgang Van Halen (Photo: Bryan Beasley)
It has only been 15 months since the long-awaited debut album from Mammoth WVH was released to the world to critical and commercial acclaim. Mammoth WVH was the culmination of years of work and dedication by musical mastermind Wolfgang Van Halen. After two successful tours across the United States with Guns N’ Roses and Dirty Honey, numerous high-profile appearances including national US television performances and a GRAMMY nomination for his first single “Distance,” Mammoth WVH is releasing a digital deluxe edition of the debut album on November 11th via EX1 Records. The new digital deluxe features the bonus track from the Japanese version of the album, “Talk & Walk,” as well as two previously unreleased tracks: “As Long As You’re Not You” and “Goodbye.” The debut album was produced by Michael “Elvis” Baskette and the digital deluxe edition is now available for pre-order here: https://found.ee/MammothWVHDeluxe.
To coincide with the announcement of the digital deluxe edition of Mammoth WVH, a new single is being released to the world. “Talk & Walk” appeared on the Japanese version of the album but hasn’t been available anywhere else until now. The song found its way into various setlists while Mammoth WVH was on tour in 2021 and became an immediate favourite of those that heard it live. The new track is available via all digital service providers and can be found here: https://found.ee/TalkWalk.
Writing all the songs and performing all the instrumentation and vocals for the debut album, Wolfgang Van Halen set out to establish his own musical identity. From the rocking opening guitar riff on album opener “Mr. Ed” to the driving bass and drums on album closer “Stone,” Mammoth WVH showcases the various musical influences that have inspired Wolfgang. Songs like “Resolve,” “The Big Picture” and “Think It Over” are all sonically different from each other but unique to what Mammoth WVH is. The first two singles, “Distance” and “Don’t Back Down,” found their way to the #1 spot at Active Rock Radio in the USA. The single “Distance” was also nominated for a GRAMMY in the Best Rock Song category that saw Wolfgang Van Halen nominated alongside the Foo Fighters, Paul McCartney, Kings of Leon and Weezer. Recently, Wolfgang made headlines performing at the Taylor Hawkins Tribute show at Wembley Stadium in London alongside Justin Hawkins, Dave Grohl and Josh Freese; he will also perform at the Los Angeles tribute later this month.
Mammoth WVH shows no signs of slowing down. The band will be touring extensively in late 2022 and early 2023 with longtime friends Alter Bridge. Mammoth WVH has dates in Europe in November and December with Alter Bridge and Halestorm. Then after a short break to continue work on the second album, the group will hit the road across North America as direct support for Alter Bridge from January to April 2023.
UK and Irish dates with Alter Bridge and Halestorm line up as follows:
Dec 5 – NOTTINGHAM, ENGLAND – Motorpoint Arena
Dec 6 – GLASGOW, SCOTLAND – OVO Hydro Arena
Dec 8 – DUBLIN, IRELAND – 3 Arena
Dec 9 – MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – AO Arena
Dec 11 – BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND – Resorts World Arena
First impressions last a lifetime. Wolfgang Van Halen has prepared a lifetime to make his first impression with his solo band Mammoth WVH. The songwriter, vocalist, and multi-instrumentalist worked tirelessly on material that would become his debut album – released on June 11, 2021 via EX1 Records as a part of his partnership with Explorer1 Music Group. Playing every instrument and singing each and every note, his music presents a personal and powerful perspective, balancing memorable hooks and tight technicality. As many times as audiences have experienced his talent alongside the likes of Tremonti, Clint Lowery, and of course, Van Halen, Wolfgang has seized the spotlight with his own brand – Mammoth WVH.