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Narcotic Wasteland

November 24, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

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Narcotic Wasteland

Narcotic Wasteland
@The Forge (Joliet)


Narcotic Wasteland

Extreme metal four-piece, Narcotic Wasteland – the full-time project of former Nile front man Dallas Toler-Wade – will release a brand new full-length album entitled, “Delirium Tremens” on October 13, 2017 via Megaforce Records/MRI.

Delirium Tremens shines a spotlight on negative human behavior, inspired by – but not entirely based on – our country’s addiction epidemic. 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.

Narcotic Wasteland started as a side project Dallas Toler-Wade had been working the past few years when he was not touring or in the writing/studio mode with “Nile.” “The more songs I completed for “Narcotic Wasteland,” The more I wanted to put a full band lineup together,” said Dallas. Toler- Wade asked longtime friend Edwin Rhone (lead guitar/vox) if he was interested, which he was. They both had played in some metal bands together in the early to mid 1990’s. Edwin had later recommended Chris (“Lutachrist”) Dupre for bass/vox.

Over the years, many of Toler-Wade’s friends and family have fallen into the abyss of addiction, and some have 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. 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.”


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