Power Trip's Riley Gale Has Died

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BY Brock ThiessenPublished Aug 26, 2020

Riley Gale — the singer of Dallas metal band Power Trip — has died. The band confirmed he passed away on Monday (August 24), though no cause of death has been revealed. Gale was 34. 

"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."
Power Trip released a pair of albums on Southern Lord, staring with their 2013 debut Manifest Decimation and 2017's Nightmare Logic. They followed this with the rarities comp Opening Fire: 2008-2014 in 2018 and earlier this year released the live album Live in Seattle 05 . 28 . 2018.

Just the other month, Gale also joined Fucked Up bandmates Mike Haliechuk and Jonah Falco as Masterpiece Machine.


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