Riley Gale, lead singer of Power Trip, has died aged 34

Riley Gale
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RIP Riley Gale.

Riley Gale, the lead singer of thrash metal band Power Trip, has died aged 34. The band broke the news on social media overnight paying tribute to Gale and his legacy.

“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,” the band wrote. “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.”

Gale was known for being politically outspoken, in a 2018 interview he told Revolver: “If you don’t like our stances, don’t support our band… We try to make it pretty clear that we might all be white males, but this is not a band for white males to enjoy and be dumb rednecks.”

The likes of Ice-T, Anthrax’s Scott Ian, Best Coast and Coheed and Cambria have paid tribute to Gale to on social media.

Power Trip have asked for privacy and donations to Dallas Hope Charities.