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.
A lyric video for the new song can be seen below.
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.
The track listing for Mammoth II is:
Like A Pastime
Another Celebration At The End Of The World
Miles Above Me
Take A Bow
Better Than You
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.