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26 August 2020 02:39

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Riley Gale, lead singer for the incredible Dallas crossover thrash band Power Trip, has died. The band shared a statement on their social media accounts today announcing Gale's death. According to the Dallas area culture site Central Track, Gale was 35 years old. His cause of death is not yet known. Gale grew up in the Dallas suburbs.

He founded Power Trip in 2008 when guitarist Blake Ibanez answered Gale's ad on a local message board. In 2013 the band released their debut album Manifest Decimation on the influential metal record label Southern Lord. The album was widely acclaimed, and Power Trip's intense live shows attracted even grander praise. In 2017 they returned with a second album, Nightmare Logic, which continued to grow their popularity both within the metal scene and beyond. Speaking to the Chicago Tribune two years ago, Gale speculated about why Power Trip caught on with such a broad spectrum of listeners: "I wanted a metallic hardcore band with thrash elements when we started.

But the songs gradually became more complex, which gave us a more metal sound not as primitive as hardcore or punk. I knew I always wanted to be heavy, but now we're writing songs with more pop tricks, a bit catchier with verses and choruses. As our songs have gotten better and more accessible, it opened up the kind of bands we play with and the kind of fans we draw. We've never stopped to think is this too weird, does this not fit? We write what we like, not what we think other people will like." As the 2010s wore on, Power Trip earned a reputation as one of the best and most important metal bands working today, thanks in part to Gale's raw, commanding vocals.

They were important within their scene, organizing events like this past January's Evil Beat Vol. 2 festival. They were also progressives who cut against the stereotype of the conservative metal band, whether critiquing Fox News for featuring their music or sparring with the Trump-supporting nu-metal relics Trapt on social media. In June of this year, Power Trip released the live album Live In Seattle 05​.​28​.​2018. Their most recent studio recording was the 2018 Adult Swim single "Hornet's Nest." Gale also recently started a side project called Masterpiece Machine with members of Fucked Up. Here is the statement being circulated by Power Trip and Gale's family: It is with the greatest of sadness we must announce that our lead singer and brother Riley Gale passed away last night. We will celebrate Riley's life and never forget the great works of music, charity, and love that he left behind.

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: Signed, – Rlley's Loving Family P.S. Funeral and visitation arrangements are pending. Below, witness a full Power Trip live show and select highlights from their discography. Thanks for signing up! Riley Gale, the frontman of influential American thrash metal band Power Trip, has passed away at the age of 35.

In a statement issued by his family through the band's social media, his death was confirmed to have occurred overnight in the US. A cause of death has not been confirmed. "Riley was a friend, a brother, a son," the statement reads. "Riley was both a larger than life rock star and a humble and giving friend. His family and bandmates also encouraged fans to share their memories of Riley and to donate to Dallas Hope Charities – an inclusive and progressive not-for-profit which support marginalised people in Texas, the state where the band formed in 2008. "We will celebrate Riley's life and never forget the great works of music, charity, and love that he left behind," the statement reads. More to come. Power Trip's Riley Gale Has Died Photo: Riley Taylor Published Aug 25, 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. While his exact age is unclear as of press time, Gale would have been 34 or 35."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. We will celebrate Riley's life and never forget the great works of music, charity, and love that he left behind. 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. 2018 Just the other month, Gale also joined Fucked Up bandmates Mike Haliechuk and Jonah Falco as Masterpiece Machine Riley Gale, the frontman of American thrash metal band Power Trip, has died aged 35. A statement was issued by his family through the band's Twitter account, it read, "It is with the greatest of sadness we must announce that our lead singer and brother Riley Gale passed away last night. View photos Power Trip frontman Riley Gale has passed away aged just 35. Photo: Getty More "Riley was a friend, a brother, a son. It continued, "We will celebrate Riley's life and never forget the great works of music, charity, and love that he left behind. View photos A statement was released by Riley's family on the band's Twitter account. Photo: Twitter/Power Trip More "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 statement continued asking for privacy during the difficult time and for donations to Dallas Hope Charities, an inclusive and progressive not-for-profit supporting marginalised people in Texas. A cause of death was not revealed. Click here to sign up to our daily newsletter to get all the latest news and hacks. Or if you have a story tip, email us at [email protected] Riley Gale, the lead singer for Texan thrash metal outfit Power Trip, has died at the age of 35. A statement posted on the band's official social media pages earlier today has confirmed the sad news. "It is with the greatest of sadness we must announce that our lead singer and brother Riley Gale passed away last night," the statement reads. "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 we 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." No cause of death has been announced. Riley's bandmates and family are requesting privacy, and have encouraged fans to donate to Dallas Hope Charities. Riley was a longtime frontman for the group, appearing on the band's 2013 debut full-length Manifest Decimation and its excellent, critically-acclaimed follow-up, 2017's Nightmare Logic. See Power Trip's full statement below.