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10 Quick Ones with DALLAS TOLER WADE from NARCOTIC WASTELAND – September 2017

| 21 September 2017 | Reply

According to a recent press release: “NARCOTIC WASTELAND, the full-time project of former Nile frontman Dallas Toler-Wade, is set to release a brand new, full-length album, entitled Delirium Tremens, on October 13, 2017 via Megaforce Records/MRI. Delirium Tremens is now available for pre-orders via Amazon, with more options coming soon.” We get frontman Dallas to answer our 10 Quick Ones about new music, his influences, and more…

1. Tell us a little about your latest release.  What might a fan or listener not grab the first or second time they listen through?  Are there any hidden nuggets the band put in the material or that only diehard fans might find?

I think it may have to grow on the listener a little at first, but there is quite a bit of variety within the tracks overall.

2. What got you into music, and can you tell us about the moment you realized you wanted to be a musician?

I had always been into music since I can remember, but what really got me was being 8 or 9 years old and being at my older cousin’s band rehearsal. When they took a break the drummer would let me play the drums a little. I think at that moment I may not have known what I wanted to do, but I sure knew I wanted to learn the drums. Next 4 years of my life it was what I spent most of my time doing. Then started really getting into guitar at about 14.

3. Who would be your main five musical influences?

I don’t know that I could narrow it down to five. I have always enjoyed listening to a lot of different things from blues, rock, metal, punk, classical, movie scores, even video game music.

4. If you could call in any one collaborator to do a song with, who would it be?

That’s a really tough question. Other than my bandmates present and past, as far as guitarists it would be really fun to work with Robert Vigna of Immolation. To collaborate with a singer would be Warrel Dane of Sanctuary. Too many to name really!!

5. How would you describe your music to someone who’d never listened to you before?

I guess it would depend on if they are into metal or not how I would explain it to them. If they listened to all kinds of rock and metal would be easier to explain. If they had no exposure to this sort of thing at all I would describe it as loud, fast, and heavy.

6. What’s the best thing about being a musician?

The best thing about being a musician is the music. I think having that kind of connection with music really expands the mind and opens up the soul. I would also say that creating music with other musicians equally best.

7. When the band are all hanging out together, who cooks; who gets the drinks in; and who is first to crack out the acoustic guitars for a singalong?

I like to cook and provide drinks if everyone is over. As far as the singalong with acoustics not so much, but we will crank up the electric guitars.

8. If you weren’t a musician, what would be your dream job?

I think I would either get into restoring vehicles, or forensics/ criminal investigation. Both I have a passion for that are almost as strong as my eternal obsession with music.

9. Looking back over your career, is there a single moment or situation you feel was a misstep or you would like to have a “do over”?

I can’t say there was a singular moment where I wished there was a do over. Everyone has their derp moments at different rates. But overall no. No regrets I don’t dwell on it. Just live and learn.

10. If you could magically go back in time and be a part of the recording sessions for any one record in history, which would you choose – and what does that record mean to you?






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