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Narcotic Wasteland

Formed: 2011
From: Taylors, SC, United States
Last Known Status: Active

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Narcotic Wasteland Releases New Single

Extreme metal four-piece Narcotic Wasteland - the full-time project of former Nile frontman Dallas Toler-Wade - is streaming the new song "Return to the Underground" a day before the brand new album "Delirium Tremens" drops on October 13, 2017 via Megaforce Records/MRI. Check it out over at Metal Sucks at this location, or don't even bother to leave and check it out in the player below.

The band commented: "'Return to the Underground' is sort of a celebration of all art that is uncompromising, and artists who stick to their guns and create from the heart and soul regardless of how popular it makes them," says Dallas Toler-Wade. "It's metal for metals sake, which is what we in NARCOTIC WASTELAND are about. No dressing up fancy. No smoke and mirrors. No vague message deeply hidden within big fancy words that may sound cool together, but mean absolutely nothing. No f-cking filter."

The track listing is as follows:

1. Introspective Nightmares
2. Faces of Meth (song streaming here)
3. Return to the Underground
4. We Agnostics
5. In Memoriam (intro)
6. Bleed and Swell
7. Delirium Tremens
8. Self Immolation
9. Life Revolted
10. You Will Die Alone
11. Husk
12. Pharma Culture

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Narcotic Wasteland Posts Playthrough Clip

Extreme metal four-piece Narcotic Wasteland - the full-time project of former Nile frontman Dallas Toler-Wade - will release a brand new full-length album, entitled "Delirium Tremens," on October 13, 2017 via Megaforce Records/MRI. The album is now available for pre-orders via Amazon, with more options coming soon.

A few weeks ago, Narcotic Wasteland surprised fans with a brand new track, "Faces of Meth," to great acclaim. Today, you can watch a guitar playthrough of the track, courtesy of Dallas Toler-Wade, via Guitar World at this location, or simply clicking in the player at the bottom.

Dallas says, "When writing this song, I was tapping into some of the musical ideas I had in the early 90s. I have always loved the toxic tri-tone sound. So, years ago I figured out a way to play them using my index and middle, then kind of hammering on the next strings over with my middle and pinky. This is all over the two albums in one form or another, and it is something I have quite enjoyed experimenting with over the years."

"Delirium Tremens" shines a spotlight on negative human behavior, inspired by - but not entirely based on - our country's addiction epidemic. Narcotic Wasteland named the new album after the title track, which is about delirium tremens, the medical term for symptoms an alcoholic suffers after about three days without a drink. Over the years, many of Toler-Wade's friends and family have fallen into the abyss of addiction, and some have never returned. of remaining silent about the scourge that has surrounded him, the band addresses it throughout "Delirium Tremens." More...

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Ex-Nile Vocalist Announces Narcotic Wasteland

Narcotice Wasteland, the now full-time project of former Nile frontman Dallas Toler-Wade, is set to release new music soon. To satisfy fans in the meantime, the band has re-issued pervious 2014 self-titled debut album, "Narcotic Wasteland," out today via Megaforce Records/MRI.

Dallas states: "I left Nile for many other reasons that will remain undisclosed, not just for the reasons they detailed in their statement, which were 'to focus on my own plans and recordings.' That quote didn't come from me.

"I was already putting a lot of my time and energy into Narcotic Wasteland when Nile was not busy writing or touring. My intention was to do shows and albums with Narcotic Wasteland on the flipside, because I like to stay busy. I will continue to write and perform music on whatever level I can for as long as I can. From now on, Narcotice Wasteland will be my main musical focus."

The band's underlying concept is reflective of its namesake and the city where Dallas, Edwin, and Chris grew up. Fayetteville, North Carolina, a military town, has a PTSD rate of up to 75% in males and is the highest rated city in the U.S. for Shaken Baby Syndrome. The availability of street drugs is astounding and the ever growing epidemic of addiction to pharmaceutical drugs is an extremely toxic and unstable environment to grow up and live in. More...

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