With the recent excitement around the announcement of Mammoth II and the success of single “Another Celebration At The End Of The World,” Mammoth WVH – the brainchild of Wolfgang Van Halen – is releasing another song to fans.
Like A Pastime” is the second song on the forthcoming opus set for release on August 4th via BMG.
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.
A lyric video for the new song can be seen below.
“It centres around a 4/4-time signature, but with a polyrhythm on top. I was teaching my fiancé what a polyrhythm is, and I stumbled upon this idea. The kick drums are accentuating it. It’s certainly one of my favourites and a completely different vibe than anything on the first album,” offers 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” – currently in the Top 15 at Active Rock radio in the USA. 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 below.
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.
The track listing for Mammoth II is:
- Like A Pastime
- Another Celebration At The End Of The World
- Miles Above Me
- Take A Bow
- I’m Alright
- Erase Me
- Better Than You
Mammoth WVH is planning to tour around the globe in support 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) – is currently getting ready to head over to Europe in support of Metallica on their M72 World tour, a string of shows with Def Leppard and Motley Crue, additional dates with Alter Bridge, along with select headline dates and various festival appearances (including the UK’s Download Festival).
Mammoth WVH will return to the US/Canada for more touring in August alongside friends Alter Bridge and Sevendust as well as further dates with Metallica and Pantera. More shows will be announced in the near future. Tickets and details for all Mammoth WVH appearances can be found at https://www.mammothwvh.com.
Tour Dates 2023
May 19 – Paris, FR – Stade de France #
May 26 – Hamburg, DE – Volksparkstadion #
May 29 – Berlin, DE – Hole44
May 30 – Frankfurt, DE – Das Bett
Jun 1 – Köln, DE – Gebäude 9
Jun 2 – Haarlem, NL – Patronaat
Jun 3 – Tilburg, NL – Poppodium 013 *
Jun 6 – Edinburgh, UK – O2 Academy Edinburgh *
Jun 8 – Castle Donington, Derby, UK – Download Festival
Jun 10 – Sölvesborg, SE – Sweden Rock Festival
Jun 13 – Stockholm, SE – Gröna Lund *
Jun 15 – Dessel, BE – Graspop Metal Meeting
Jun 16 – Göteborg, SE – Ullevi #
Jun 17 – Copenhagen, DK – Copenhell Festival 2023
Jun 20 – Ludwigsburg, DE – Mhp Arena *
Jun 21 – Graz, AT – Kasematten – Schlossbergbühne
Jun 23 – Naz-sciaves – Natz-schabs, ITA – Aspen Flair 2023
Jun 24 – Grenchen, CH – Summerside Festival
Jun 26 – Villeurbanne, FR – Transbordeur *
Jun 28 – Lisbon, PT – Evil Live Festival
Jun 29 – Viveiro, ES – Resurrection Fest 2023
Jul 1 – London, UK – Wembley Stadium ^
Jul 4 – Dublin, IE – Marlay Park ^
Jul 6 – Glasgow, UK – Glasgow Green ^
Aug 1 – Buffalo, NY – Outer Harbor Event Complex *
Aug 2 – Asbury Park, NJ – Stone Pony Summer Stage *
Aug 4 – East Rutherford, NJ – MetLife Stadium #
Aug 5 – Grantville, PA – Hollywood Casino Outdoors *
Aug 7 – Richmond, VA – Virginia Credit Union LIVE! *
Aug 8 – Cleveland, OH – Jacobs Pavilion *
Aug 10 – Quebec City, QC – Agora Port de Québec *
Aug 11 – Montreal, CA – Olympic Stadium #
Aug 12 – Mashantucket, CT – The Premier Theater (at Foxwoods Resort Casino) *
Aug 13 – Johnstown, PA – 1st Summit Arena *
Aug 16 – Springfield, IL – Illinois State Fair 2023 *
Aug 18 – Arlington, TX – AT&T Stadium #
Aug 19 – Corpus Christi, TX – Concrete Street Amphitheater *
Aug 20 – Sand Antonio, TX – Boeing Center at Tech Port *
Aug 25 – Inglewood, CA – SoFi Stadium #
Sep 1 – Glendale, AZ – State Farm Stadium #
Sep 3 – Pryor, Ok – Rocklahoma
Nov 3 – St. Louis, MO – The Dome at America’s Center #
Nov 10 – Detroit, MI – Ford Field #
- Supporting Alter Bridge
^ Supporting Def Leppard/Motley Crüe
Tour Dates 2024
May 24 – München, DE – Olympiastadion München #
Jun 7 – Helsinki, FI – Helsinki Olympic Stadium #
Jun 14 – Copenhagen, DK – Telia Parken #
Jul 5 – Warszawa, PL – PGE Narodowy #
Jul 12 – Madrid, ES – Cívitas Metropolitano #
Aug 2 – Foxborough, MA – Gillette Stadium #
Aug 9 – Chicago, IL – Soldier Field #
Aug 16 – Minneapolis, MN – US Bank Stadium #
Aug 23 – Edmonton, CA- Commonwealth Stadium #
Aug 30 – Seattle, WA – Lumen Field Event Center #
Sep 20 – Mexico – Foro Sol #
Sep 27 – Mexico – Foro Sol #
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.
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