Photo Credit - Kenji Tsunami of Tsunami Films
Dallas Toler-Wade , long-standing 18-year member of the brilliantly Egyptian-themed metal band, Nile , composed the music for hit songs such as, “Execration Text” ( NILE - "Execration Text" (Official Music Video) , which featured the band's second video release on MTV Headbangers Ball and the Uranium channel. The video was well received and aired for several weeks. “Permitting the Noble Dead to Descend to the Underworld”, is also a fan favorite. The video release was long after the demise of Headbangers Ball. Dallas also composed music for many other hits like, “Lashed to the Slave Stick”, Evil to Cast Out Evil NILE - Evil To Cast Out Evil (OFFICIAL TRACK & LYRICS) ), “Wind of Horus”, “The Eye of Ra” and many others. Toler-Wade was also featured in Guitar World magazine alongside founding member and guitarist/vox/songwriter Karl Sanders,
Dallas Toler-Wade started Narcotic Wasteland while he was in between tours with Nile . He started writing music that was a little more similar to things he was doing in a previous band and since then he has completed writing for the third album and is currently finishing up the recording process. Ahead of that, they have released the single “Morality and the Wasp” and going on a US tour with German heavy metal legends Accept .
Toler-Wade shares his hope for the single’s reception:
“I think fans will really enjoy it. The band has grown majorly and this album sounds like a band that is focused on writing, recording, and performing the very best we can., but also I think I am getting better at just writing stuff that is meaningful and powerful.”
For Toler-Wade, who is the primary songwriter for the band, the main goal is to give the listener music and lyrics that are deeply emotionally charged. Anger, sadness, and triumph are put to music the best way he knows how. The new album has a lot to say about human behavior and unchecked egos as well as his own personal philosophies about life.
The tour with Accept consists of 18 dates across the US 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.
A decisive blend of thrash, death, and black metal with a hearty dose of punk for good measure, Narcotic Wasteland keeps listeners engaged with full-throttle riffs, punchy bass lines, and relentless drums. They are recommended listening for fans of Vader, The Crown, and Nile.
The single “Morality and the Wasp” can be heard at the following links:
Digital - https://linktr.ee/
TOUR DATES - ACCEPT w/ NARCOTIC WASTELAND
Sept 29 - Nashville, TN - Brooklyn Bowl
Oct 1 - Houston, TX - The Concert Pub North
Oct 2 - Fort Worth, TX - Rail Club
Oct 4 -San Antonio, TX - Espee
Oct 5 - El Paso, TX - Rockhouse
Oct 7 - San Juan Capistrano, CA - The Coach House
Oct 8 - West Hollywood, CA - The Whisky A Go-Go
Oct 9 - Las Vegas, NV - Count’s Vamp'd
Oct 11 - Denver, CO - The Venue
Oct 13 - Milwaukee, WI - The Rave Ballroom
Oct 14 - St. Charles, IL - The Arcada Theater
Oct 15 - Westland, MI - The Token
Oct 16 - Toronto, ON - The Phoenix Theater
Oct 18 - Vineland, NJ - Landis Theater
Oct 20 - Jim Thorpe, PA - Penns Peak
Oct 21 - Patchogue, NY - Stereo Garden *
Oct 22 - Peekskill, NY - Paramount Theater *
Oct 22 - Brooklyn, NY - Lucky 13 Saloon # Narcotic Wasteland Only
Oct 23 - Teaneck, NJ - Debonair Music Hall *
Oct 24 - Wallingford, CT Cherry St. Station # Narcotic Wasteland Only
Oct 25 - New York City, NY - The Gramercy
Oct 26 - Derry, NH - Tupelo Music Hall
Oct 27 - Harrisburg, PA - XL Live
Oct 29 - Columbus, OH - The King of Clubs
* = NO NARCOTIC WASTELAND
For more info:
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