Wolfgang Van Halen has shared “Like a Pastime,” the second single from his band Mammoth WVH‘s forthcoming sophomore album, Mammoth II, out August 4th.
Wolfgang beforehand mentioned that he was taking inspiration from progressive bands equivalent to Meshuggah on the brand new album. Though “Like a Pastime” isn’t almost as excessive at Meshuggah, the observe does make use of polyrhythms — a prog staple.
“It facilities round a 4/4-time signature, however with a polyrhythm on prime,” Wolfgang mentioned through a press launch. “I used to be instructing my fiancée what a polyrhythm is, and I stumbled upon this concept. The kick drums are accentuating it. It’s definitely one in every of my favorites and a totally completely different vibe than something on the primary album.”
As he did on the primary album, Wolfgang performs all devices on the upcoming sophomore effort. The guitar components are positively extra kinetic and assorted on the 2 songs we’ve heard from Mammoth II, together with the lead single “One other Celebration on the Finish of the World.” Nonetheless, Wolfgang’s dynamic pop-centric vocal performances appears to have carried over from the debut album, together with his melodic supply highlighting “Like a Pastime.”
Surrounding the discharge of the brand new album, Mammoth WVH are slated to assist Alter Bridge on an August trek, alongside supporting Metallica on choose dates on the latter’s “M72” world tour all through 2023 and 2024. Get tickets to Mammoth WVH’s upcoming reveals here.
You may pre-order Mammoth II vinyl here. Stream the lyric video for “Like a Pastime” beneath.