NARCOTIC WASTELAND (ex-Nile) Debuts Emotional Charged New Thrash Metal Single “The Best Times Have Passed”
Dallas Toler-Wade, was a long-standing 18-year member of the brilliantly Egyptian-themed metal band, Nile, where he composed the music for hit songs such as, “Execration Text”, “Permitting the Noble Dead to Descend to the Underworld”, and “Lashed to the Slave Stick”. Toler-Wade was also featured in Guitar World magazine alongside founding member and guitarist/vox/songwriter Karl Sanders. With his new band Narcotic Wasteland, he is pleased to announce the second single “The Best Times Have Passed” off the yet-to-be-titled new album coming in 2023.
Toler-Wade comments on the single:
“When I was writing it I was at another big turning point in my life. I was feeling my own mortality. I was feeling beat down. As with me, I still manage to find good things within it all and pull myself out of it time and time again. I think we can all relate to the fact that that it’s not forever and we better make the best of things while we can.”
They expect good reception for the upcoming single, as a band, they have grown majorly and they sound focused, and mature through their writing, recording, and performing. They have released two albums, 2014’s self-titled and 2017’s “Delirium Tremens” with their third record due out in 2023.
Dallas worked once again with drummer, engineer, producer Erik Schultek, who is no stranger to the band having recorded drums, engineered and produced the debut album.
Inspired mostly by thrash metal and classic heavy metal, Narcotic Wasteland is becoming more thrash and speed and less death metal and getting better at writing material that is meaningful and powerful. They are recommended for fans of Vader, The Crown, and Nile.
In additional news, Narcotic Wasteland will be hitting the road for USA tour dates supporting German heavy metal legends during October (dates listed below). Those who attend will get to experience the full onslaught of Narcotic Wasteland. Always well rehearsed, they deliver a tight performance including dual guitars. From harmonies to counterpart melodies it gives the band some of that traditional metal style. They are also not afraid to challenge the audience with an array of styles from whiplash-inducing fast metal to infectious arena metal.
Tour Poster credit- Andrea Roberts of Ashley Talent International
NORTH AMERICA TOUR DATES – ACCEPT with special guest NARCOTIC WASTELAND
9/29/2022 Nashville, TN – The Brooklyn Bowl
9/30/2022 New Orleans, LA – Santos Live *NW Only
10/1/2022 Houston, TX – Concert Pub North.
10/2/2022 FT. Worth, TX – The Rail Club
10/4/2022 San Antonio, TX – The Espee
10/5/2022 El Paso, TX – Rockhouse
10/7/2022 San Juan Capistrano, CA – The Coach House
10/8/2022 W. Hollywood, CA – Whisky A Go-Go
10/9/2022 Las Vegas, NV – Count’s Vamp’d
10/11/2022 Denver, CO – The Venue
10/13/2022 Milwaukee, WI – The Rave Ballroom
10/14/2022 St. Charles, IL – The Arcada Theatre
10/15/2022 Westland, MI – The Token Lounge
10/16/2022 Toronto, ON – The Phoenix Theater
10/18/2022 Vineland, NJ – Landis Theater
10/20/2022 Jim Thorpe, PA – Penn’s Peak
10/21/2022 Providence, RI – Fete Music Hall *NW Only
10/22/2022 Brooklyn, NY – Lucky 13 Saloon *NW ONLY
10/24/2022 Wallingford, CT – Cherry St. Station *NW ONLY
10/25/2022 NYC – The Gramercy Theatre
10/26/2022 Derry, NH – Tupelo Music Hall
10/27/2022 Harrisburg, PA – XL Live
10/29/2022 Columbus, OH – The King of Clubs
Narcotic Wasteland started as a side project Dallas Toler-Wade had been working on the past few years when he was not touring or in the writing/studio with metal heavyweights “Nile.”
‘So I just started writing some songs kind of more in the style of things I was playing before my time in Nile. The more we started working on these demos the more we wanted to complete an album and take it to the stage!!! Our observation of what was going on in parts of the town we grew up in and in other parts of the world fueled a new level of angst for me personally.” DTW