NARCOTIC WASTELAND Featuring Former NILE Frontman DALLAS TOLER-WADE Release “Faces Of Meth” Guitar Playthrough Video
October 6, 2017, a year ago
Narcotic Wasteland, the full-time project of former Nile frontman Dallas Toler-Wade, is set to release a brand new, full-length album, entitled Delirium Tremens, on October 13th via Megaforce Records/MRI. Delirium Tremens is now available for pre-order here, with more options coming soon.
A few weeks ago, the band surprised fans with a brand new track, "Faces Of Meth", to great acclaim. Today, you can watch a guitar playthrough of the track.
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."
Check out an official Gear Gods "Rigged" video detailing the guitar gear used on Delirium Tremens:
Delirium Tremens shines a spotlight on negative human behavior, again inspired by - but not entirely based on - our country's addiction epidemic. Loosely inspired by the unstable drug culture present in the band's stomping grounds of Fayetteville, North Carolina, Delirium Tremens traverses an atmosphere of instability and toxicity that audibly manifests as a gritty, unrelenting, pulverizing extreme metal storm. On Delirium Tremens, Narcotic Wasteland manages to create challenging music without losing a sense of meaning and vital emotional connection with the listener.
"The topic of drug use and death is still present, but we are also branching off a bit to talk about venomous human behavior, self-reflection, and big pharmaceutical companies ruining lives for big profits," continues Dallas."I'm very excited for our fans, and fans of metal to hear this album. I feel in many ways it's our best work, yet I feel we are only skimming the surface of what is possible with this band."
Delirium Tremens was produced and mixed by Narcotic Wasteland at Vegas View Recording and Dallas' home studio. For recording and mixing, the band tapped Grammy award winning producer Neil Kernon at Auslander, with mastering by metal producer-elite Alan Douches at West West Side Music.
Dallas adds: "I have worked with Neil Kernon on many albums at this point. He has always inspired me and pushed me to be better than I thought I could be. He is a great producer and a great friend. He is brutally honest. That's one of the things I love about him the most."
Delirium Tremens tracklisting:
“Faces Of Meth”
“Return To The Underground”
“In Memoriam” (intro)
“Bleed And Swell”
“You Will Die Alone”
“Faces Of Meth” lyric video:
In support of the new album, Narcotic Wasteland will head out on a 20+ city North American tour, beginning October 21st in Greenville, SC and hitting several states and provinces, coming to an end in Orlando, FL on December 9th. Select dates will feature support from Dreaming Dead and Extinction Level Event. See below for a full listing of tour dates and get tickets via individual venues as they become available.
21 - Greenville, SC - The Radio Room
24 - Houston, TX - Walter's Downtown
25 - Fort Worth, TX - The Rail Club
26 - OKC, OK - Thunder Alley
27 - Wichita, KS - The Elbow Room
29 - Las Vegas, NV - The Dive Bar
30 - San Diego, CA - Brick by Brick
31 - Anaheim, CA - Doll Hut
3 - Bend, OR - The Third Street Pub
4 - Seattle, WA - Studio Seven
5 - Vancouver, BC - Astoria
7 - Edmonton, AB - The Starlite Room (BRIXX)
8 - Calgary, AB - Dickens Pub
22 - Akron, OH - The Empire
24 - Joliet, IL - The Forge
26 - Westland, MI - The Token
28 - Montreal, QC - Piranha Bar
29 - Quebec City, QC - l'anti bar & spectacles
30 - Manchester, NH - The Jewel
1 - Amityville, NY - Revolution Room
3 - Philadelphia, PA - Kung Fu Necktie
6 - Chesapeake, VA - Riffhouse
8 - Charleston, SC - The Sparrow
9 - Orlando, FL - Bombshells Tavern
Support bands: 10/30-11/5 Dreaming Dead, 11/30-12/6 Extinction Level Event
Narcotic Wasteland is:
Dallas Toler-Wade - Guitar, Vocals
Ed Rhone - Guitar Vocals
Chris "Lutachrist" Dupre - Bass, Vocals
Phil Cancilla - Drums