Wolfgang Van Halen deploys gargantuan riffage in new track, Mammoth

Wolfgang Van Halen has dropped another new track from his forthcoming Mammoth WVH effort, which is, appropriately enough, titled Mammoth.

The new song sees Wolfgang deliver some hard-hitting single-string riffs, which build to an anthemic, arms-aloft chorus. There are some killer harmonized lead lines around the three-minute mark, too.

Mammoth marks the sixth track to arrive from Mammoth WVH, following Distance, You’re To Blame, Don’t Back Down, Think It Over and Feel, though Wolfgang describes the new release as the song that best encompasses the overall vibe of his debut.

Mammoth WVH – which features Wolfgang handling all guitar, bass, drum and vocal duties – is set to arrive on June 11 via EX1 Records/ Explorer1 Music Group, and available to preorder (opens in new tab) now. Its full tracklisting is below:

  1. Mr. Ed
  2. Horribly Right
  3. Epiphany
  4. Don’t Back Down
  5. Resolve
  6. You’ll Be the One
  7. Mammoth
  8. Circles
  9. The Big Picture
  10. Think It Over
  11. You’re to Blame
  12. Feel
  13. Stone
  14. Distance

Mammoth WVH

(Image credit: Mammoth WVH)

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Mike is Editor-in-Chief of GuitarWorld.com, in addition to being an offset fiend and recovering pedal addict. He has a master's degree in journalism, and has spent the past decade writing and editing for guitar publications including MusicRadar (opens in new tab), Total Guitar and Guitarist, as well as the best part of 20 years performing in bands of variable genre (and quality). In his free time, you'll find him making progressive instrumental rock under the nom de plume Maebe (opens in new tab).