Riley Gale of Power Trip has died

Fucked Up, Ice-T, Anthrax and more have paid tribute to the singer.

Riley Gale, frontman of Dallas, Texas thrash metal band Power Trip, has died. He was 34 years old.

Gale’s passing on August 25 was made public in a statement by his family posted to Power Trip’s social media pages the day after. A cause of death was not given.

“Riley was a friend, a brother, a son. Riley was both a larger than life rock star and a humble and giving friend,” the statement reads. “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.”

In the statement, Gale’s family also requested privacy, and that people make donations to Dallas Hope Charities instead of sending flowers. Read the statement in full here:


Gale, at the age of 22, formed Power Trip with guitarist Blake Ibanez. The band put out their first album Manifest Decimation in 2013, following it up later with their 2017 breakout, Nightmare Logic. In 2018, they dropped a compilation of their material from 2008 to 2014. Earlier this year, they released the live album Live in Seattle: 05.28.2018, proceeds of which helped offset the impact of COVID-19 on the band’s finances.

Musicians and fans from the metal and hardcore scenes have paid tribute to Gale on social media, including Touche Amore, Code Orange, Anthrax, Coheed and Cambria, and Thursday’s Geoff Rickly.

Fucked Up—whose members had a side project with Gale called Masterpiece Machine—remembered him as “one of the best to ever ever do it.” Body Count’s Ice-T eulogised Gale by posting the video to the Body Count song “Point the Finger,” which he had sung guest vocals on.

See those tributes below:

RIP, Riley Gale. Revisit Nightmare Logic below:

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