Wolfgang Van Halen, the ex-bassist of the band Van Halen and son of the late guitarist Eddie Van Halen, will begin recording the second Mammoth WVH album on October 4th. The effort will be the follow-up to eponymous Mammoth WVH, which arrived in June 2021, some five years after the now-31-year-old musician began piecing together ideas for his solo career.

Wolfgang revealed the timeline for the recording sessions for the sophomore Mammoth WVH LP in an Instagram post on October 3rd. The multi-instrumentalist shared a few photos he took eight years ago of his father in their recording studio, and he included the following message:

“On December 28th 2014, I was getting ready to start tracking what would become the first Mammoth album. I had been practicing drums in the studio when Pop came in, grabbed my bass and started jamming with me. It was so much fun. It’s little moments like these I feel I took for granted. Moments that I can’t have anymore.

As I’m getting ready to start tracking the 2nd Mammoth album tomorrow (I’ve been in pre-production the past month) I can’t stop thinking about this moment and how he won’t be around for it this time. I’m still not used to it. I don’t know when or if I’ll ever get used to it.

It’ll be 2 years in 3 days and I don’t feel any different. All of these emotions just kinda sitting in me at all times. Sometimes it’s easier to carry, other times (like right now) it isn’t. His pride is what keeps me going, but without him here it’s easy to get lost. Easy to get stuck in my head. Easy to fall into that familiar cycle of doubt and self-loathing.

Somehow, I’ve figured out how to keep going. Music is all I have left when it comes to feeling close to him anymore. But knowing he won’t be here this time to laugh, jam and hang throughout the whole process is tough now that I’ve gotten here. All I can do is try my best and continue to be the son he was proud of.

I just miss my dad.”

In recent Wolfie news, Mammoth WVH announced it will release a digital deluxe edition of critically acclaimed self-titled debut on November 11th, pre-order here.

4 Responses

  1. Vey curious, any idea how many albums he sold? Or is it measured in downloads these days? Damn I am getting old, i miss the old days when an album went gold or platinum and you KNEW it was a success!

    I just hope he has a successful carrier, he seems like he has great head on his shoulders!

  2. I think Wolf’s album was probably the last album I bought! Don’t buy much nowadays; I don’t ever download or any of that sh*!.

    As I’m writing this, 5th October, I realised that tomorrow is EVH’s second anniversary. Can you believe that already? Two years; mind you they say that the world is spinning faster now.

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