Mammoth WVH and Nita Strauss Unleash A Sonic Explosion on St. Andrew’s Hall

A night of true Rock and Roll was had on Wednesday, February 28 when Mammoth WVH and Nita Strauss threw down their riffs at Saint Andrew’s Hall to a packed audience both young and old.

 

NITA STRAUSS

 

 

Nita Strauss is widely known as being Alice Cooper’s guitarist, along with her star-studded collaborations with artists like Disturbed’s David Draiman, Dorothy, and Lzzy Hale from Halestorm. On this tour, she performed her solo works along with the previously mentioned tracks, and practically melted our faces off with her band which included bass, keys, an additional guitar, and drums.

 

After our first 3 songs in the photo pit, vocalist Kasey Karlsen came to the stage to perform some of the tracks with lyrics alongside Nita, who also partook in laying out vocals for the audience. One of the highlights of the performance was the track “The Wolf You Feed” which was recorded for Nita’s solo album ‘The Call of the Void’ with Alissa White-Gluz.

 

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MAMMOTH WVH

 

 

More people need to put respect on Wolfgang Van Halen’s name – plain and simple. Mammoth WVH is a fine-tuned machine with stellar licks and insane vocals. With the caliber of the greats, the powerful vocals could be compared to that of Myles Kennedy in terms of range, and of course, the guitar playing is 100% top-notch. That’s not to leave out the rest of the band, who are all stellar and tight within their own right in their respective roles, making it a full-on audible assault in the best way possible.

 

“I’m Alright” kicked off the set, which WVH previously told Blabbermouth about the track, “I think it’s really funny that the lyrics are quite angry but delivered through the lens of sort of a comfy rock song. If there ever was an anthem for myself about standing up for what I believe I should be doing — as opposed to what people expect — this is certainly that song.” With that in mind, it set the tone of the show that you were going to hear new and stellar music to pioneer the genre forward, not linger on the past – no matter how many people in the crowd know his name due to his lineage.

 

Other tracks included “Epiphany,” and “Optimist,” showing off WVH’s absolute technician status, before closing out the set with his top Spotify-streamed songs “Another Celebration at the End of the World,” and “Don’t Back Down.” Knowing over the years that WVH has played multiple instruments in bands like Van Halen and Tremonti, it’s great to see him settle in fully to his own and create the music he wants to make, and we are sure that we will continue to see him succeed and pave his own legacy in Rock.

 

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CATCH MAMMOTH WVH ON TOUR:

 

  1. MAR 01

    CINCINNATI, OH, UNITED STATES  BOGART’S
  2. MAR 02

    JOLIET, IL, UNITED STATES  THE FORGE
  3. MAR 05

    NEW HAVEN, CT, UNITED STATES  TOAD’S PLACE
  4. MAR 06

    HUNTINGTON, NY, UNITED STATES  THE PARAMOUNT
  5. MAR 08

    MCKEES ROCKS, PA, UNITED STATES  ROXIAN THEATRE
  6. MAR 09

    CHARLES TOWN, WV, UNITED STATES  THE EVENT CENTER AT HOLLYWOOD CASINO
  7. MAR 10

    ALBANY, NY, UNITED STATES  EMPIRE LIVE
  8. MAR 28

    DUBLIN, IRELAND  3ARENA
  9. MAR 30

    BIRMINGHAM, UNITED KINGDOM  RESORTS WORLD ARENA
  10. MAR 31

    NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, UNITED KINGDOM  O2 CITY HALL NEWCASTLE
  11. APR 02

    MANCHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM  AO ARENA
  12. APR 03

    GLASGOW, UNITED KINGDOM  OVO HYDRO
  13. APR 05

    LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM  OVO ARENA WEMBLEY
  14. APR 08

    DÜSSELDORF, GERMANY  MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC HALLE
  15. APR 09

    AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS  ZIGGO DOME
  16. APR 11

    HAMBURG, GERMANY  SPORTHALLE HAMBURG
  17. APR 12

    FREDERIKSBERG, DENMARK  KB HALLEN
  18. APR 15

    BERLIN, GERMANY  VERTI MUSIC HALL
  19. APR 18

    BRNO, CZECHIA  DRFG ARENA
  20. APR 19

    BUDAPEST, HUNGARY  MVM DOME
  21. APR 22

    ASSAGO, ITALY  MEDIOLANUM FORUM
  22. APR 23

    ZÜRICH, SWITZERLAND  HALLENSTADION
  23. APR 25

    MUNICH, GERMANY  ZENITH
  24. APR 26

    ESCH-SUR-ALZETTE, LUXEMBOURG  ROCKHAL
  25. APR 29

    PARIS, FRANCE  ZÉNITH DE PARIS
  26. MAY 04

    BETHLEHEM, PA, UNITED STATES  WIND CREEK EVENT CENTER
  27. MAY 05

    PORTLAND, ME, UNITED STATES  AURA
  28. MAY 07

    WILMINGTON, DE, UNITED STATES  THE QUEEN
  29. MAY 08

    NORFOLK, VA, UNITED STATES  THE NORVA
  30. MAY 10

    CHEROKEE, NC, UNITED STATES  HARRAH’S CHEROKEE CASINO RESORT
  31. MAY 11

    DAYTONA BEACH, FL, UNITED STATES  WELCOME TO ROCKVILLE 2024
  32. MAY 12

    FORT LAUDERDALE, FL, UNITED STATES  REVOLUTION LIVE
  33. MAY 14

    CHATTANOOGA, TN, UNITED STATES  THE SIGNAL
  34. MAY 16

    NASHVILLE, TN, UNITED STATES  BROOKLYN BOWL NASHVILLE
  35. MAY 17

    LOUISVILLE, KY, UNITED STATES  MERCURY BALLROOM
  36. MAY 24

    MUNICH, GERMANY  OLYMPIASTADION MÜNCHEN
  37. MAY 26

    MÜNCHEN, GERMANY  OLYMPIASTADION MÜNCHEN
  38. JUN 01 – MAY 31

    GERSTHOF, AUSTRIA  RACINO ROCKS 2024 – W/ METALLICA
  39. JUN 07

    HELSINKI, FINLAND  HELSINKI OLYMPIC STADIUM
  40. JUN 14

    COPENHAGEN, DENMARK  PARKEN
  41. JUN 22

    DESSEL, BELGIUM  GRASPOP METAL MEETING 2024
  42. JUN 26-28

    OSLO, NORWAY  TONS OF ROCK 2024
  43. JUN 29

    CLISSON, FRANCE  HELLFEST 2024
  44. JUL 03-05

    BALLENSTEDT, GERMANY  ROCKHARZ FESTIVAL 2024
  45. JUL 05

    WARSAW, POLAND  PGE NARODOWY
  46. JUL 12

    MADRID, SPAIN  CÍVITAS METROPOLITANO
  47. JUL 17

    QUEENS, NY, UNITED STATES  CITI FIELD
  48. JUL 25

    CINCINNATI, OH, UNITED STATES  GREAT AMERICAN BALLPARK
  49. AUG 02

    FOXBOROUGH, MA, UNITED STATES  GILLETTE STADIUM
  50. AUG 03

    DENVER, CO, UNITED STATES  EMPOWER FIELD AT MILE HIGH
  51. AUG 09

    CHICAGO, IL, UNITED STATES  SOLDIER FIELD
  52. AUG 16

    MINNEAPOLIS, MN, UNITED STATES  US BANK STADIUM
  53. AUG 23

    EDMONTON, AB, CANADA  COMMONWEALTH STADIUM
  54. AUG 30

    SEATTLE, WA, UNITED STATES  LUMEN FIELD EVENT CENTER
  55. SEP 27

    MÉXICO, MEXICO  FORO SOL
  56. NOV 02

    OKLAHOMA CITY, OK, UNITED STATES  PAYCOM CENTER
  57. NOV 03

    NORTH LITTLE ROCK, AR, UNITED STATES  SIMMONS BANK ARENA
  58. NOV 06

    KANSAS CITY, MO, UNITED STATES  T-MOBILE CENTER
  59. NOV 08

    NASHVILLE, TN, UNITED STATES  BRIDGESTONE ARENA
  60. NOV 09

    BILOXI, MS, UNITED STATES  MISSISSIPPI COAST COLISEUM
  61. NOV 12

    CORPUS CHRISTI, TX, UNITED STATES  AMERICAN BANK CENTER ARENA
  62. NOV 13

    FORT WORTH, TX, UNITED STATES  DICKIES ARENA
  63. NOV 15

    AUSTIN, TX, UNITED STATES  MOODY CENTER
  64. NOV 16

    BOSSIER CITY, LA, UNITED STATES  BROOKSHIRE GROCERY ARENA
  65. NOV 19

    GRAND RAPIDS, MI, UNITED STATES  VAN ANDEL ARENA
  66. NOV 20

    DETROIT, MI, UNITED STATES  LITTLE CAESARS ARENA
  67. NOV 22

    CLEVELAND, OH, UNITED STATES  ROCKET MORTGAGE FIELDHOUSE
  68. NOV 23

    BALTIMORE, MD, UNITED STATES  CFG BANK ARENA
  69. NOV 25

    MONTRÉAL, QC, CANADA  BELL CENTRE
  70. NOV 27

    TORONTO, ON, CANADA  SCOTIABANK ARENA
  71. NOV 29

    NEW YORK CITY, NY, UNITED STATES  MADISON SQUARE GARDEN
  72. NOV 30

    BANGOR, ME, UNITED STATES  CROSS INSURANCE CENTER
  73. DEC 04

    ATLANTA, GA, UNITED STATES  STATE FARM ARENA

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