Riley Gale, frontman of the Dallas thrash metal band Power Trip, has passed away at the age of 34.
In a statement revealed on the band’s Twitter account, Gale’s passing was confirmed by his family, though the cause of death is currently unknown.
“Riley was a friend, a brother, a son. Riley was both a larger than life rock star and a humble and giving friend.”
The family are asking fans to respect their privacy and to send donations to Dallas Hope Charities.
Power Trip was formed in 2008 and have released two full-length studio albums— Manifest Decimation and Nightmare Logic— released via Southern Lord Records.
The full statement is available below as well as statements made by some of those close to him.
— POWER TRIP (@powertriptx) August 26, 2020
Riley wasn't just the best frontman and lyricist in metal today, he was a dear friend. The last time I spoke to him was a couple weeks ago, about writing a comic together. He was always so generous and supportive of me, never asking anything in return. I miss him already. https://t.co/8b5Nr1Onyl
— TOM BONGADIL (@aubreysitterson) August 26, 2020
Rest in Power, Riley Gale of Power Trip. We were looking forward to making memories together next year. Our thoughts are with you all. https://t.co/zbuynYcm55
— Coheed and Cambria (@Coheed) August 26, 2020
Posted in Tribute to my friend Riley Gale…. Gone far to soon.. 35yrs old.. GOD BLESS YOU homie… So Fn sad…. pic.twitter.com/DwHoXdVj7R
— ICE T (@FINALLEVEL) August 26, 2020
To learn about Riley’s passing this morning was a big shock for all of us. He was a kind soul and a truly one of a kind person.
Our thoughts go out to Power Trip, your close friends, family, loved ones and crew.
Riley Gale forever. Rest in peace brother. pic.twitter.com/Mg0Au5tAsw
— Venom Prison (@Venomprison) August 26, 2020