Power Trip Have a #1 Album Following Riley Gale’s Death
As part of the tribute Fox News host Greg Gutfeld gave to Power Trip frontman Riley Gale on-air yesterday — a most unlikely friendship that blossomed after Gale objected to Gutfeld’s unauthorized use of the bands songs in 2017 — the conservative anchor and metalhead, wearing a Power Trip shirt, instructed his viewers to go out and buy the band’s most recent album, Nightmare Logic, in an effort to send it to #1 on the charts.
Whether Gutfeld’s plug had anything to do with what happened next will be difficult to prove, as it’s quite common for artists to see a drastic spike in sales after a death, but either way it’s remarkable: Nightmare Logic is now sitting at #1 on two separate Apple Music charts.
Nightmare Logic topped the Metal Albums chart on August 27 while their debut, Manifest Decimation, ranked at #2 on that same chart, both outselling two Metallica albums and two Tool albums in the top 10.
Those two albums also nabbed the #1 and #2 spots on the Rock Albums chart, beating The Beatles, Journey, Fleetwood Mac and other classic bands.
Fleeting chart rankings obviously aren’t going to bring Riley back or give peace to his grieving family and band members, but I’d imagine the feat could offer a small measure of consolation that Riley’s music was so universally adored. He made quite an impact, there’s no question about it!
We continue to send the best to Riley’s loved ones during this incredibly sad and difficult time.