NARCOTIC WASTELAND (ex-Nile) Lyric Video For Thrasher “The Best Times Have Passed”

NARCOTIC WASTELAND (ex-Nile) Unleash Lyric Video For Thrasher “The Best Times Have Passed”

+ North America Tour w/ ACCEPT

Photo Credit – Kenji Tsunami of Tsunami Films

Currently on a North American tour (dates listed below) supporting legendary German speed metallers ACCEPT, Narcotic Wasteland founded by ex-Nile guitarist Dallas Toler-Wade is sharing the new lyric video for their latest single “The Best Times Have Passed” via its premiere on MetalInjection HERE.

The single was recorded with drummer, engineer, and producer Erik Schultek who is no stranger to the band having recorded drums, engineered and produced their debut album. “The Best Times Have Passed” will be featured on the band’s yet-to-be-titled third album due out in 2023 via Megaforce Records to follow2014’s self-titled and 2017’s “Delirium Tremens”.

Toler-Wade explains the single:

“When I was writing it I was at another big turning point in my life. I was feeling my own mortality. I was feeling beat down. As with me, I still manage to find good things within it all and pull myself out of it time and time again. I think we can all relate to the fact that that it’s not forever and we better make the best of things while we can.”

Inspired mostly by thrash metal and classic heavy metal, Narcotic Wasteland is becoming more thrash and speed and less death metal and getting better at writing material that is meaningful and powerful. They are recommended for fans of Vader, The Crown, and Nile.

In additional news, Narcotic Wasteland is hosting a guitar giveaway during their tour dates. The band is offering up a signed Jackson JS32T Rhoads – Satin Black Guitar. Details on how to enter can be found HERE and in the following video –

Previous single “Morality and the Wasp” can be heard at

Tour Poster credit- Andrea Roberts of Ashley Talent International

Tour Promo Video –

10/11/2022 Denver, CO – The Venue
10/13/2022 Milwaukee, WI – The Rave Ballroom
10/14/2022 St. Charles, IL – The Arcada Theatre
10/15/2022 Westland, MI – The Token Lounge
10/16/2022 Toronto, ON – The Phoenix Theater
10/18/2022 Vineland, NJ – Landis Theater
10/20/2022 Jim Thorpe, PA – Penn’s Peak
10/21/2022 Providence, RI – Fete Music Hall *NW Only
10/22/2022 Brooklyn, NY – Lucky 13 Saloon *NW ONLY
10/24/2022 Wallingford, CT – Cherry St. Station *NW ONLY
10/25/2022 NYC – The Gramercy Theatre
10/26/2022 Derry, NH – Tupelo Music Hall
10/27/2022 Harrisburg, PA – XL Live
10/29/2022 Columbus, OH – The King of Clubs

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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