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Power Trip Vocalist Riley Gale Has Died


Power Trip vocalist Riley Gale passed away yesterday, August 24. He was only 35 years old. No cause of death has been publicly revealed.

MetalSucks has received the following statement from the band’s entertainment lawyer:

“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: https://bit.ly/3jcyY5y

– Rlley’s Loving Family

“P.S. Funeral and visitation arrangements are pending.”

This is absolutely devastating news. Riley and Power Trip only continued to improve their craft and grow in popularity with each passing year, and although Power Trip have been around for quite a while already it seems like they were just getting started as one of the most exciting up-and-coming bands.

On behalf of everyone at MetalSucks, we wish Riley’s family, bandmates and friends all the best in getting through this incredibly difficult time.

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