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Narcotic Wasteland

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On tour Yes
Followers 4,000
Category Black Metal, Thrash Metal, Death Metal, Metal
Concerts
Jun
21
Eternal Carnage: Dallas Toler Wade's Birthday Metal Massacre
Tampa
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Jun
22
Narcotic Wasteland
Daytona Beach
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Jun
23
Narcotic Wasteland with Isotropy & Implosive Discorce
Pompano Beach
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Jun
24
Narcotic Wasteland
Jacksonville
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Jun
25
Narcotic Wasteland
Ridgeville
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Jun
26
Narcotic Wasteland / Eldritch Horror / Ignominious
Raleigh
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Jun
27
Eternal Carnage: Dallas Toler Wade's Birthday Metal Massacre
York
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Jun
28
NARCOTIC WASTELAND // IGNOMINIOUS // NECROTIC REMAINS // RESPIRATORY SECRETION
Wallingford
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Jun
29
THE NEW ENGLAND DEATH METAL FUN TIME BONANZA!!
Lebanon
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Jun
30
Malignancy and Narcotic Wasteland
Oakdale
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Jul
02
Empire Live
Albany
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Jul
03
Filth's Southern Hostility Tour Part 3
Whitehall
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Jul
04
Filth / Narcotic Wasteland / Resistor
Rochester
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Jul
05
The Foundry
Lakewood
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Jul
06
Filth, Narcotic Wasteland & more, live in West Chicago a
West Chicago
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Jul
07
Filth wsg/ Narcotic Wasteland!!
Saginaw
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About Narcotic Wasteland
Fourteen years into his two-decade tenure with acclaimed Greenville, South Carolina technical death metal band Nile, guitarist, and vocalist Dallas Toler-Wade was itching to explore new musical and lyrical frontiers. So he hooked up with some old buddies from his hometown Fayetteville, North Carolina and started writing old-school death metal inspired by some of their favorite bands, including Gorguts, Immolation, Incantation and Suffocation. “There was something really powerful about those bands, especially Gorguts,” Toler-Wade says. “They had these twin guitar compositions that felt different than the kind of death metal other bands were doing. So, Narcotic Wasteland is partially my way of rediscovering what I first loved about death metal.” Narcotic Wasteland self-released their self-titled debut in 2014. Then in October 2016, Toler-Wade left Nile and Narcotic Wasteland became his main priority. “It was time for me to do something different,” he says. “It’s funny because a lot of people who heard the first album liked it and it got written up in some ‘best of 2014’ lists. Then, when I left Nile, suddenly I started getting record label interest.” After talking to several companies, Narcotic Wasteland signed with Megaforce, which historically has launched the careers of Metallica, Anthrax, Testament, Overkill and others. Narcotic Wasteland’s second album, Delirium Tremens is a dramatic musical evolution from the band’s first release. Not only is the production better, the chemistry between Rhone and Toler-Wade is impeccable, each feeling out and feeding off of the other’s playing. And bassist Chris Dupre and drummer Phil Cancilla form a whirlwind rhythm section that’s tighter than a locked door. Coupled with trenchant grooves and impacting vocals, Delirium Tremens is more than an homage to the band’s favorite musicians, it’s a new style wrought from some of the best pages of the past. “Maybe knowing that this was going to be my main band made me think about it a little more carefully about the songs,” Toler-Wade says. “I had a bit more direction and the stuff I was writing seemed more focused. The first record established a sound and this one definitely took it to the next level.” On Delirium Tremens, Narcotic Wasteland exit the starting gate with guns blazing on “Introspective Nightmares,” a brutal feast of angular riffs, enticing licks, blast beats, and scathing vocals. “Life Revolted” is slower, but impacts just as hard, juxtaposing staccato riffs and melodic guitar lines with double-bass drumming. Then there’s “Self Immolation,” one of two atmospheric instrumentals on the album; it consists of haunting organ, synth, piano and strings and would perfectly compliment the next Evil Dead sequel. Narcotic Wasteland named their 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. These include uncontrollable shaking, shivering, sweating, heart palpitations, confusion and hallucinations “All these things are going through your brain and there are voices in your head,” says Toler-Wade, who admits having had problems with alcohol in the past. “It feels like you’re going crazy. It can happen with opioids, too, but most of the time it’s from severe alcoholism." Over the years, many of Toler-Wade’s friends and family have fallen into the abyss of addiction. And some never returned. It’s a tragic byproduct of growing up in Fayetteville, North Carolina, a military town where male residents have a PTSD rate as high as 75% and there are the most reported incidents of shaken baby syndrome in the country. Lots of Fayetteville’s disenchanted population chooses to escape misery through street drugs, prescription medication and alcohol. Instead of remaining silent about the scourge that has surrounded him, Toler-Wade addresses it throughout Delirium Tremens. “You waste your life trying to forget reality with booze, pills and cocaine/ I will not remain silent while you piss your life away,” he screams in the meaty, riff-saturated “Bleed and Swell.” And in the torrential, hyper-speed guitar-fest “Faces of Meth,” he growls about amphetamines “slowly killing you while robbing your youth and beauty” and laments those who “never had a chance at a normal life” and are “raised from generations of total ignorance.” “I’m addressing all the bad stuff that goes on with addiction and making statements about what I see,” he says. “There have been a couple of people that have said we're an anti-party band, but that’s not true at all. I don't give a shit what people do with themselves. And, you know, if they can handle it, that’s fine. I’m really just interested in talking about addiction and some of the toxic human behavior that comes along with it.” Unlike Nile, which wrote album after album about Egyptian history, theology and the works of H.P. Lovecraft, Narcotic Wasteland isn’t purely a concept band. The unrelenting, blast-beat powered and rhythmically eclectic “We Agnostics” questions the existence of a higher power, the triumphant “Return to the Underground” is a statement of dedication to the pure strength of metal and “In Memoriam” is an acoustic instrumental that serves as a touching dedication to anyone who has passed away. “I couldn’t write every song about the same thing,” Toler-Wade says. “But I didn’t want to have a bunch of vague stories and songs that don’t mean anything as a whole, even if they might sound good together, which is what a lot of bands do. I prefer to be very straightforward and blunt, almost in a punk rock fashion. And I've had people actually message me saying, ‘Man, this song you wrote really hits home with me. I've had similar issues myself or with a friend of mine.’ Having someone connect with what we’re doing like that is a really powerful thing.” The most political song on Delirium Tremens is the closing cut “Pharma Culture” a slower thrash/death metal number that blends lethal chugs with sharp, melodic guitar lines and addresses how the medical industry is more intent on producing pills to ease symptoms than it is in curing diseases. “It’s talking about how we’re being enslaved because there’s such a high addiction rate,” he says. “Everyone’s hooked on their pharmaceutical drugs, and it would cut into their money if there weren’t so many people that were dependent on their product.” Toler-Wade wrote four songs for Delirium Tremens before he left Nile, then, with new motivation and more time to work, he powered through the rest of the tracks in early 2017, finishing all 12 songs by March. Joining him in the writing process was lead guitarist Edwin Rhone, who engaged in a friendly competition with Toler-Wade to see who could come up with the coolest parts. Then the two had a blast creating the best songs out of what they had. The main reason for the strong chemistry between Toler-Wade and Rhone is they’ve known each other since 1991. "I was playing in another band at the time called Dukallian and some of my friends were like, ‘You gotta check this guy out,’” Toler-Wade says. “He was one of a group of guitarists I knew of. So we started jamming and trading licks. We became good friends and then our bands started playing shows together. When my band fizzled, I joined him in Teratosis. We did a couple of demos, but couldn’t really get anything going. I realized it was going to be really hard to have a career in North Carolina, so I moved to Greenville, South Carolina to join Nile. But at the end of the day, the chemistry I have with Ed is really special. It’s not something you can just have with any musician. We really connect on the same level.” In 2011, Rhone introduced Toler-Wade to bassist Chris “LutaChrist” Dupre, who played on the band’s 2014 self-titled debut. The only lineup shift to take place between the two Narcotic Wasteland’s albums is drummer Erik Schultek, who quit in 2014 to focus on a studio career. The split with Schultek was amicable and the drum stool didn’t stay vacant for long. A Facebook friend of his, Phil Cancilla, earned an audition after Toler-Wade, a gaming junky, saw a clip of him frantically playing along to the music in the final stage of the video game Contra. Toler-Wade could immediately tell their personalities were compatible and Cancilla’s speed, skill and style fit perfectly with Narcotic Wasteland’s passion and energy. “He just nailed it, man,” Toler-Wade says. “He played his heart out and really got the vibe of what we were doing right away.” Narcotic Wasteland self-produced and mixed Delirium Tremens at Vegas View Recording and at Dallas’ home studio. Grammy award winning producer Neil Kernon mixed the album at Auslander and Alan Douches mastered at West Side Music. With two albums of material to draw from, Narcotic Wasteland are looking forward to playing shows to support Delirium Tremens. The band will launch a 20-plus city North American tour, beginning October 21 in Greenville, South Carolina. The last show is on December 9 in Orlando, Florida. While Toler-Wade accepts that in some ways he’s starting again from scratch -- since Narcotic Wasteland never toured before -- he’s excited about exposing audiences, no matter how large or small, to his new music and message. “We’ll play anywhere,” he says. “We don’t mind doing shows at small bars. We just want to get as many shows as we can and to take this around the world if we can. I’m just excited to get out there and see what happens.”
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Genres
Black Metal, Thrash Metal, Death Metal, Metal
Band members
Edwin Rhone - Guitar, Kenji Tsunami - Bass, Joseph Howard - Drums, Dallas Toler- Wade - Guitar Vocals
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Narcotic Wasteland Tour Cities
Albany, NY Rochester, NY Saginaw, MI Raleigh, NC Wallingford, CT Jacksonville, FL Lakewood, OH York, PA Oakdale, NY Tampa, FL Lebanon, ME Daytona Beach, FL West Chicago, IL Pompano Beach, FL

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Is Narcotic Wasteland on tour?

Yes, Narcotic Wasteland is currently on tour. If you’re interested in attending an upcoming Narcotic Wasteland concert, make sure to grab your tickets in advance. The Narcotic Wasteland tour is scheduled for 16 dates across 14 cities. Get information on all upcoming tour dates and tickets for 2024-2025 with Hypebot.

How many upcoming tour dates is Narcotic Wasteland scheduled to play?

Narcotic Wasteland is scheduled to play 16 shows between 2024-2025. Buy concert tickets to a nearby show through Hypebot.

When does the Narcotic Wasteland tour start?

Narcotic Wasteland’s tour starts Jun 21, 2024 and ends on Jul 07, 2024. They will play 14 cities; their most recent concert was held in Tampa at The Brass Mug and their next upcoming concert will be in Rochester at Montage Music Hall.

What venues is Narcotic Wasteland performing at?

As part of the Narcotic Wasteland tour, Narcotic Wasteland is scheduled to play across the following venues and cities:

2024 Tour Dates:

Jun 21 - Tampa, FL @ The Brass Mug
Jun 22 - Daytona Beach, FL @ Tir na nOg Irish Pub
Jun 23 - Pompano Beach, FL @ Piper's Pub
Jun 24 - Jacksonville, FL @ Jack Rabbits
Jun 25 - Ridgeville, SC @ The Ridgeville Roadhouse
Jun 26 - Raleigh, NC @ Chapel of Bones
Jun 27 - York, PA @ Skid Row Garage
Jun 28 - Wallingford, CT @ Cherry Street Station
Jun 29 - Lebanon, ME @ Charleez Hill
Jun 30 - Oakdale, NY @ Shakers Pub
Jul 02 - Albany, NY @ Empire Live
Jul 03 - Whitehall, PA @ The Galaxy Room at Planet Trog
Jul 04 - Rochester, NY @ Montage Music Hall
Jul 05 - Lakewood, OH @ The Foundry
Jul 06 - West Chicago, IL @ The WC Social Club
Jul 07 - Saginaw, MI @ The Vault Saginaw
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