Wasted State had its false start in 2004, in a brief foray into gig promoting. After a brief break, it returned as Wasted State Records in 2008 with Taking Chase’s Have a Good Time All the Time.  Since then, the label evolved continuing to release music by the likes of Bacchus Baracus, DVNE, Firebrand Super Rock, Gareeda, Deaf Mountain and more.

With the various changes and challenges over the last 10 odd years, with the rise of streaming, pandemics and political jiggery-pokery, last year (2021) the label evolved into Wasted State Music, incorporating the Wasted State, Common Grounds & Metro 13 labels, as well as setting up rights management and publishing.