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Power Trip frontman Riley Gale dead at 34

Power Trip frontman and vocalist Riley Gale has died aged 34.

A cause of death has not been revealed.

The news was announced on the band’s social media today.

“Dear Power Trip fans worldwide, It is with the greatest of sadness we must announce that our lead singer and brother Riley Gale passed away last night.

“Riley was a friend, a brother, a son.

“Riley was both a larger than life rock star and a humble and giving friend.

“He touched so many lives through his lyrics and through his huge heart.

“He treated everyone he met as a friend and he always took care of his friends.

“We will celebrate Riley’s life and never forget the great works of music, charity, and love that he left behind.

“You, the fans, meant so much to him, please know how special you are.

“If you have a memory of Riley please share it, no matter how small, as we remember him.

“Please respect our wishes for privacy during this time.

“In lieu of flowers please send donations to Dallas Hope Charities, the link to donate directly is here.”

Power Trip is an American thrash metal band formed in Dallas, Texas in 2008.

Their sound has been described as thrash metal and hardcore punk, as well as simply crossover thrash.

By 2020, Power Trip’s lineup consisted of Riley Gale (vocals), Chris Ulsh (drums), Chris Whetzel (bass), Blake Ibanez (guitar), and Nick Stewart (guitar).

To date, they have released two full-length studio albums, two EPs and one compilation album.

In 2013, the band signed with the Southern Lord Records label and released their first studio album, Manifest Decimation.

Their second album, Nightmare Logic, was released in 2017.

In 2018, the album Opening Fire: 2008–2014 was released as a way to compile their extra tracks.

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