Narcotic Wasteland Premiere "Faces of Meth" Guitar Playthrough

Narcotic Wasteland Premiere "Faces of Meth" Guitar Playthrough

Extreme metal four-piece Narcotic Wasteland—the full-time project of former Nile frontman Dallas Toler-Wade—are gearing up to release a brand new, full-length album—Delirium Tremens—on October 13, 2017 via Megaforce Records/MRI. Today, presents the exclusive premiere of the playthrough video for one of its standout tracks, “Faces of Meth.”

In it, Toler-Wade gives you a full run-through of the song’s brutal rhythm guitar part. You can check it out below.

“When writing this song, I was tapping into some of the musical ideas I had in the early Nineties. I have always loved the toxic tri-tone sound. So, years ago I figured out a way to play them using my index and middle, then kind of hammering on the next strings over with my middle and pinky,” Toler-Wade said of the song. “This is all over the two albums in one form or another, and it is something I have quite enjoyed experimenting with over the years.”

“The amp setup I used on this song and album is a Marshall JCM 900 100 Watt Master Volume MkIII. I have played through a few of these models over the years, but this one is different from the others,” he continued. “It just sounds more hateful than the others for some reason.

“In front of the amp, I use an MXR Overdrive, mostly for level boost, but use some or the drive in there too with the tone at one o’ clock for some added bite. On this song, guitar-wise, I used a B.C. Rich Ironbird 1, with Dawgtown prototype pickups. Out of all of the guitars I have, the cheapo Ironbird won the taste test on almost all of the songs with the D standard tuning.”

You can preorder Delirium Tremens here. For more on Narcotic Wasteland, stop by

Narcotic Wasteland 2017 Tour Dates:
Support bands: 10/30-11/5 Dreaming Dead, 11/30-12/6, Extinction Level Event

10/21 – Greenville, SC @ The Radio Room
10/24 – Houston, TX @ Walter’s Downtown
10/25 – Fort Worth, TX @ The Rail Club
10/26 – OKC, OK @ Thunder Alley
10/27 – Wichita, KS @ The Elbow Room
10/28 – Gallup, NM @ Juggernaut Music
10/29 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Dive Bar
10/30 – San Diego, CA @ Brick by Brick
10/31 – Anaheim, CA @ Doll Hut
11/01 – Sacramento, CA @ Blue Lamp
11/03 – Bend, OR @ The Third Street Pub
11/04 – Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
11/05 – Vancouver, BC @ Astoria
11/07 – Edmonton, AB @ The Starlite Room (BRIXX)
11/08 – Calgary, AB @ Dickens Pub
11/09 – Winnipeg, MB @ The Pyramid Cabaret
11/14 – Kansas City, Mo @ The Riot Rook
11/15 – Minneapolis, MN @ The Pourhouse
11/16 – Appleton, WI @ Gibson Hall
11/17 – Des Moines, ID @ Lefty’s Live Music
11/18 – Omaha, NE @ Dr. Jack’s Drinkery
11/22 – Akron, OH @ The Empire
11/23 – Toronto, On @ Rockpile
11/24 – Joliet, IL @ The Forge
11/26 – Westland, MI @ The Token
11/27 – Ottawa, ON @ Mavericks
11/28 – Montreal, QC @ Piranha Bar
11/29 – Quebec City, QC @ l’anti bar & spectacles
11/30 – Manchester, NH @ The Jewel
12/01 – Amityville, NY @ Revolution Room
12/02 – Queens, NY @ Blackthorn 51
12/03 – Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie
12/04 – Wallingford, Ct @ Cherry St. Station
12/06 – Chesapeake, VA @ Riffhouse
12/08 – Charleston, SC @ The Sparrow
12/09 – Orlando, FL @ Bombshells Tavern

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