On the heels of the television performance debuts of the first single “Distance” on Jimmy Kimmel Live! and NBC News TODAY, Mammoth WVH have achieved another career milestone. The band created by Wolfgang Van Halen find themselves at #1 on the MediaBase and BDS Active Rock Radio Charts. The song hit #1 on BDS last week making this the second week “Distance” has topped that chart.
Releasing the song back in November 2020 through his partnership with Explorer1 Music Group, “Distance” is a tribute to Wolfgang’s father and guitar icon Eddie Van Halen. The song was not originally intended to be on the debut album, but due to the overwhelming response, it has been added as a bonus track. All of Wolfgang’s proceeds from “Distance” are being donated to Mr. Holland’s Opus. The emotional video has been viewed over 4 million times on YouTube and can be seen below.
“The response to ‘Distance’ has been incredibly overwhelming. The immense support from everyone at radio who played the song and all of the fans who called requesting it has been more than I could have imagined,” states Wolfgang Van Halen. “Thank you to everyone who helped me get my first #1 song. I wish Pop was here to see it.”
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 exclusive color vinyl as well as limited autographed copies 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 chart-topping single “Distance” and the Howard Stern premiered track “You’re To Blame.” A newly released official lyric video for “You’re To Blame” can be seen here: https://found.ee/YoureToBlameVideo. Both tracks are now available via all global digital streaming partners as well.
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.
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 has also partnered 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 is schedule to 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.
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