Mammoth WVH ‘II’ Release Info And Watch ‘Another Celebration’ Single
The pedigree speaks for itself. Van Halen. A name synonymous with musical excellence. And late guitarist Eddie Van Halen’s son, drummer Alex Van Halen’s nephew, Wolfgang Van Halen is back with Mammoth WVH‘s second album! They’ve decided on an August 4 release. The 10-song LP was recorded at the legendary 5150 studio and was produced by Wolfgang’s friend and collaborator Michael “Elvis” Baskette.
Wolfgang once again wrote all the songs and played all the instruments himself, too.
The debut single from “Mammoth II” is “Another Celebration At The End Of The World” (watch video above). You’ll love the video. It picks up where the #1 single “Don’t Back Down” music video left off., with Wolfgang firing the other Wolfgangs from that video and replacing them with his live band featuring Frank Sidoris (guitars), Jon Jourdan (guitars), Ronnie Ficarro (bass) and Garrett Whitlock (drums).
Wolfgang said, “I knew that I wanted the new album to contain elements of what people heard on the debut, but also giving me a chance to branch out a bit. ‘Another Celebration At The End Of the World’ is definitely a song that showcases what people can expect from the new album. It is a high-energy rocker with some fun guitar moments on it. I also pushed myself vocally and it is a song I can’t wait to get out and play live. I can see it being a fixture in our live set moving forward.”
02. Like A Pastime
03. Another Celebration At The End Of The World
04. Miles Above Me
05. Take A Bow
07. I’m Alright
08. Erase Me
10. Better Than You
Maybe you caught this earlier this month, Wolfgang talked to Total Guitar about his decision to play all the instruments again, “Some people try to turn me playing everything into a negative thing, which surprises me. It’s like they think I won’t let other people play on it or something like that. But really this is what MAMMOTH is and always has been; it’s my artistic expression. I’ve been in bands before where you collaborate and that’s not what this is. I have a live band, but in the studio I do everything and have a fun time doing it. I enjoy being able to express myself musically in every avenue.”
Mammoth WVH made their TV debut in February 2021, playing “Distance” on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’. Wonder which talk-show will be the first to feature new Mammoth WVH?
Final thoughts: Anyone complaining that Wolfgang goes in-studio and bangs off all instruments and records the songs himself can suck it. Can take a hike. Can stop bitching. The kid’s a stud. End of. Imagine people giving Dave Grohl grief when he created Foo Fighters’ debut album himself. It’s preposterous and we should all be so lucky that a Van Halen is still creating in the first place.