Riley Gale, vocalist of beloved Dallas thrash metal band Power Trip, has passed away. He was 34.
Power Trip confirmed his passing in a statement issued today. No cause of death has been revealed.
“It is with the greatest of sadness we must announce that our lead singer and brother Riley Gale passed away last night,” the band wrote. “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.”
The band have requested that in lieu of flowers, those donate to Dallas Hope Charities.
— POWER TRIP (@powertriptx) August 26, 2020
Power Trip formed in 2008 and went on to release two critically-lauded albums through Southern Lord: their 2013 debut Manifest Decimation and 2017’s Nightmare Logic.
In addition to these two studio albums the band released a rarities compilation Opening Fire: 2008-2014 in 2018, and a live album which was released earlier this year.
Our thoughts go out to his family and friends during this time.