Narcotic Wasteland (ex-Nile) Shares a New Single – “The Best Times Have Passed”


Dallas Toller-Wade’s Narcotic Wasteland (ex-Nile) has shared a new single “The Best Times Have Passed” from the yet-to-be-titled new album coming in 2023. Check it out!



Stream the track here

Toler-Wade comments on 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.”


Photo Credit – Kenji Tsunami of Tsunami Films



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 will be hitting the road for USA tour dates supporting German heavy metal legends 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.


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


Tour Poster credit- Andrea Roberts of Ashley Talent International

North America Tour Dates – Accept With Special Guest Narcotic Wasteland

9/29/2022 Nashville, TN – The Brooklyn Bowl

9/30/2022 New Orleans, LA – Santos Live *NW Only

10/1/2022 Houston, TX – Concert Pub North.

10/2/2022 FT. Worth, TX – The Rail Club

10/4/2022 San Antonio, TX – The Espee

10/5/2022 El Paso, TX – Rockhouse

10/7/2022 San Juan Capistrano, CA – The Coach House

10/8/2022 W. Hollywood, CA – Whisky A Go-Go

10/9/2022 Las Vegas, NV – Count’s Vamp’d

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







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