MAMMOTH WVH opened for METALLICA last night (Thursday, April 27) at the Johan Cruijff Arena in Amsterdam, Netherlands for their “M72” tour
You can check out fan-filmed video footage of the show below.
Speaking recently with radio station 100.5 The KATT, MAMMOTH WVH mainman Wolfgang Van Halen discussed sharing the stage with METALLICA, saying (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): “It’s pretty wild. I don’t know if it’s so much ‘looking forward to’ as it is having a meltdown in my head figuring out how we’re gonna play in the round. ‘Cause I’ve never done that in my life. So that’s gonna be definitely a trip to try and figure out… You can’t really rehearse that until you just do that.”
When Wolf was asked if he has ever met the METALLICA guys, he replied: “I’ve met Lars [Ulrich, drums] and I’ve met James [Hetfield, guitar/vocals], and they were both very wonderful dudes, so it’s an honor for them to have asked us to take part in such a crazy tour. I don’t think I’ve ever known what I was doing two summers from now, but I know that now I am opening for METALLICA next summer, which that’s just kind of a crazy thing [to think about].”
Discussing how MAMMOTH WVH got the support role opening for METALLICA, Wolfgang said: “It could have been in London when I played the Taylor Hawkins tribute show. Lars was there too. And I shook his hand and he was super nice. I don’t know — maybe he was, like, ‘Oh, Wolf has a band. Let’s check them out.’ And then he just decided to ask us to be a part of it, which is crazy.”
MAMMOTH WVH are set to release their sophomore album, “Mammoth II“, on August 4 via BMG. Wolfgang once again wrote all of the songs and performed all of the instrumentation and vocals himself on the 10-track LP, which was recorded at the legendary 5150 studio and was produced by Michael “Elvis” Baskette.