Mammoth WVH signs with BMG

Band is prepping second album

Chart-topping, Grammy-nominated rock band Mammoth WVH has signed a new global recordings agreement with BMG to release its upcoming new studio album. Led by Wolfgang Van Halen, the musical architect behind his solo band Mammoth WVH, this marks his first recordings deal with BMG, who also serves as Mammoth WVH’s music publisher.

“The Mammoth team and I are so excited to now be a part of the BMG family,” Van Halen shares. “The entire team have welcomed us with open arms and have been nothing short of wonderful. I couldn’t ask for better partners for the future of Mammoth.”

Taking its name from the original band that ultimately became Van Halen, making it all the more special that Wolfgang’s father was also its lead singer, Wolfgang 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 acclaimed debut album. Playing every instrument and singing each and every note, his music presented a personal and powerful perspective, balancing memorable hooks and tight technicality.

The results ultimately paid off with the self-titled debut album reaching No. 1 on a trio of Billboard charts including Rock, Hard Rock, and Independent Albums, while peaking at No. 12 on the Billboard 200, led by the chart-topping mainstream rock radio singles “Distance” — which received a Grammy nomination for Best Rock Song — “Don’t Back Down,” and the Top 10 “Epiphany.”

Mammoth WVH is Wolfgang Van Hale on lead vocals, lead and rhythm guitar, bass, drums. and piano in studio with a live band assembled for touring. The group will play extensively over the next couple of years as they support Metallica on their M72 World Tour, among other dates. The band will also headline a handful of dates this summer in Europe.

Buddy Iahn
Buddy Iahn

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