And then there was darkness.


This is the story of an experiment.
It is a story of an initiation. Could become yours as well.

Right, YOU might become an integral part of this story. And of this world. As long as you are willing to embark on such an adventure.

For so much of wasteland2570 happens live and is in constant development. There is no beta-testing. This is not a drill!

What we know so far.

For a first impression, we recommend you watch the latest music video from wasteland2570 named „The Realisation“.

Then, you might have a look at how it all began. The first two episodes framed the debut performance and show what Aeons of Ashes’ fans were confronted with at Freiraum St. Pölten, back in November 2019. (Find more about the initial presentation here.)

Still here? Excellent.

Now you got a glimpse of wasteland2570’s mysterious character. We see what unites the characters in this post-apocalyptic world. How the loss of the society's well-known structures brings strangers closer together. And that despite their sudden change of environment they all prove the will to persevere.

A dark awakening.

New wastelanders are without any idea of how or why they ended up there. They have a collection of rather vague memories concerning their former lives, in a world very similar to our reality.

Only scattered images and occasional scenes from their former lives appear now and again. And now they have to deal with a whole new environment and in some ways altered laws of nature, thus enabling the existence of magic. Also, a rise in the number of deja-vus and intense dreams was experienced by many wastelanders.

First achievements.

Five men of the “The Inner Circle” were the first ones to arrive and to set up a very basic infrastructure. d0ck3r has managed to repair and (re)construct technical devices of all kinds amazingly fast. Various obscure plant cultures of spr0ut seem to literally sprout at will. Initial community building measures by the GrandMæster and St0nes are flourishing to a remarkable degree. g8s however seems to draw a lot of strength from nature and certain spirits.

And more people were about to arrive. Shad0w and feAther were the first player characters to appear in an episode.

In the following moons, more wastelanders arrived, and many of them soon found their mission. They specialised in one skill or the other, earning their spot in the “wasteland collective”. It might surprise you how fast achievements can be obtained. Maybe our newcomers are just very talented. Or they actually understand how to master the foreign energies that seem omnipresent in wasteland2570.

A whole lot of mystery remains.

All the characters unexpectedly awoke within the last moons and were mostly busy securing their survival or trying to become an integral part of the “wasteland collective”. So there has not been much time for mapping the nearby areas, exploring the peculiarities of wasteland nature or interpreting the enigmatic currents of energy.

However, traces of other, uncanny characters and abandoned cities have recently appeared. Pristine infrastructure and civilisation in wasteland seem to have collapsed. Because of the lingering dangers and the scarcity of resources, the few people who awoke in wasteland2570 have joined forces to form groups and survival communities. And most of them are aiming to strengthen their "clan" with suitable newcomers.

The music video „Shift of Perspective“, released on November 21st, 2020 set an end to Season 1.

And somehow bleeded into the Episode 01 of Season 2 - "Liminality". We assume that time is not linear, and this is certainly true for the wasteland2570 video storyline.

Time to dive in.

Thinking of bringing your own character to wasteland2570? Just check if you meet at least one of the following requirements.

  • You can see yourself thriving as fighter, magician, explorer, agriculturalist, shaman, inventor, merchant, wicca, artisan, researcher, healer, ranger (or any other vocation)?
  • You want to appear in a video as your character? Or uncover some of the secrets that wasteland offers? Write for wasteland2570? Or try some new pen & paper role-play system?
  • You want to join a growing community of nerdy metalheads in a unique underground art project?
  • You want to dive into another world?

Then let’s do this. Go, create your wasteland character.
We’ll guide you through.