On June 11th, Wolfgang Van Halen posted a message to fans on social media thanking them and reflecting on the one year anniversary of MammothWVH’s self-titled debut album.
Wolfgang Van Halen’s Instagram post reads in full:
Today marks the 1 year anniversary for the first MammothWVH album.
Releasing this music was such a huge thing for me in so many different ways. It was exciting, emotional, bittersweet, a relief. It was the culmination of years of work, trial and error, loss, self-doubt, and anxiety. It was a long road that led me to figuring out who I was as my own person and artist. I discovered who I was through the process and arrived at something I could truly be proud of.
It began a new chapter in my life that I’m not sure I was even ready for, but I jumped in anyway. I knew it was the right thing to do because it was what Pop wanted. I just wish I could’ve shared the whole experience with him. I know he’d be proud and SO f***ing stoked with how everything has gone thus far.
I’m blown away with what Mammoth has accomplished this past year and I’m incredibly grateful. None of this would’ve happened without the amazing support from all of you. So with all of my heart, I’ve just gotta say…
(P.S: I’ll be heading into the studio in a few months to start working on the second album, and I couldn’t be more excited. I promise to not take as long as I did with the first one.)
MammothWVH kicks off its 25-date European tour on November 1st in Hamburg, Germany at Sporthalle Hamburg.
- Wolfgang Van Halen‘s debut album, Mammoth WVH has debuted big across the Billboard charts. The set entered the Billboard 200 albums chart at Number 12.
- Mammoth WVH also topped the charts on Billboard’s Top Rock Albums, Hard Rock Albums, and Independent Albums lists.
- “Distance,” the debut single from Mammoth WVH, hit Number One on Billboard’s Mainstream Rock chart and Number Nine on the magazine’s Hot Rock & Alternative Songs list.
- The album’s “Don’t Back Down” topped out at Number 10 on Billboard’s Mainstream Rock chart.
- In addition to his latter-day bass duties in Van Halen, Wolfgang Van Halen joined Tremonti in 2013, replacing bassist Brian Marshall.
- He handled bass duties on the band’s 2015 studio set, Cauterize, and the following year’s Dust.
CHECK IT OUT:Mammoth WVH on October 1st, 2021 performing “Think It Over” live in Orlando: