Hot on the heels of “Distance” reaching #1 at US Active Rock radio, Mammoth WVH is releasing two new tracks to the masses. “Don’t Back Down” is the anthemic new single for rock radio and is destined to cater to the fans of the harder sound of Mammoth WVH.
An official music video is also being released that showcases Wolfgang Van Halen performing the song on all of the instruments – something he did throughout the entire debut album. It also illustrates his lighthearted side that fans following him on social media have already experienced.
The video for “Don’t Back Down” can be seen below.
The other track being released is “Think It Over” – a song that Wolfgang wanted to share to showcase the diversity of the album. It shows a different side of Mammoth WVH as he ventures in to a more pop-rock world with that track.
The long-awaited, self-titled debut album from Mammoth WVH will be available worldwide on June 11th via EX1 Records/ Explorer1 Music Group. A pre-order for Mammoth WVH in various configurations – including a recently announced limited orange colour vinyl available via the band’s online store – can be found here: https://found.ee/MammothWVH.
Fans that pre-order the album digitally will receive instant downloads of the #1 single “Distance,” the Howard Stern premiered track “You’re To Blame” and both “Don’t Back Down” and “Think It Over.” All 4 tracks are now available via all global digital streaming partners as well as the ability to pre-save the album.
Writing all of the songs and performing all of 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. Mammoth WVH made their television performance debuts of the first single “Distance” last month as an electric performance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! and an exclusive acoustic arrangement on NBC News TODAY
The track listing for Mammoth WVH is:
1. Mr. Ed
2. Horribly Right
4. Don’t Back Down
6. You’ll Be The One
9. The Big Picture
10. Think It Over
11. You’re To Blame
14. Distance (Bonus Track)
Mammoth WVH continues to partner with Twitter to commemorate the launch of the debut album. The social media platform has created a hashtag emoji from the band’s logo.
Anyone who tweets using the following hashtags – #MammothWVH #WolfgangVanHalen #WolfVanHalen #WVH – will see the band’s oval logo pop up next to the tag. This integration will run through the end of March.
About Mammoth WVH: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 – scheduled for release in 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 prepares to step into the spotlight with his own brand – Mammoth WVH – for the very first time now.