Narcotic Wasteland, the band fronted by former Nile guitarist and vocalist Dallas Toler-Wade, is now streaming their latest single "The Best Times Have Passed." The single will be featured on the upcoming Narcotic Wasteland record due out sometime in 2023 via Megaforce Records.
"Since the song was completed I knew I wanted some type of video for it. The lyrics for me are very personal so I started thinking about them and it gave me an idea of a human head slowly decaying down to the skull by the end of the song," said Toler-Wade. "We had a few different ideas going back and forth between Kenji (video producer) and I. What he sent back was quite different from my vision and I am glad because what he came up with was SO MUCH BETTER than my idea.
"The video is a masterpiece made by one of the best in the business in my opinion. It makes a powerful melancholic song even more gut wrenching. It is the only time I have seen a lyric video that actually makes the song more heavy!!!! I am very proud of how the song and the lyric video turned out. We have been playing the song live and concentrating on getting all my parts right is the only thing really that keeps me from bursting into tears right there on the stage. When I played the song demo for someone I would quite often have to leave the room so I don't make my guests uncomfortable lol. I love the song but it's like kryptonite. It really hits me sometimes."
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 (Narcotic Wasteland only)
10/22/2022 Brooklyn, NY – Lucky 13 Saloon (Narcotic Wasteland only)
10/24/2022 Wallingford, CT – Cherry St. Station (Narcotic Wasteland 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