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Members of Slipknot, Coheed and Cambria, Trivium & more pay tribute to late Power Trip vocalist Riley Gale

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The metal community is mourning the death of Riley Gale, vocalist of the beloved thrash band Power Trip.

In a statement posted Tuesday night, Power Trip announced that Gale had passed away on Monday, August 24. He was 34, The Guardian confirms. The cause of death was not disclosed.

Power Trip formed and 2008 and released two albums: 2013’s Manifest Decimation and 2017’s Nightmare Logic.

Here are some of the artists who are paying tribute to Gale:

Slipknot‘s Jay Weinberg: “So sad to hear of Riley Gale’s passing. I only had the good fortune of meeting him once, but he had a way of making you feel like you’d known him forever, instantly. Such a profound loss. Love and deepest sympathies to @powertriptx and everyone close to him.”

Coheed and Cambria: “Rest in Power, Riley Gale of Power Trip. We were looking forward to making memories together next year. Our thoughts are with you all.”

Trvium‘s Matt Heafy: “Rest In Peace Riley.”

Anthrax‘s Scott Ian: “Just heard about Riley…Sending love to his family and friends and his band.”

Volbeat: “The metal scene has truly lost an important voice that was not only carrying the torch for thrash metal and rock and roll, but also spoke from both the mind and the heart.”

Lamb of God‘s Randy Blythe: “My condolences & so much love to Riley’s family & all the Power Trip homies.”

Killswitch Engage‘s Jesse Leach: “Big loss to the musical and metal community…Rest in POWER Riley. Awful news…my condolences to the @powertriptx band, crew and family.”

Hatebreed: “Rest In Power Riley Gale. A great frontman, wise beyond his years & bad a** on the mic! You will be greatly missed. Such a loss for heavy music. Our condolences to all who loved him.

Machine Head‘s Robb Flynn: “Very sad to hear about the death of Power Trip singer Riley. Saw them open for Cannibal Corpse and they were f***ing awesome. Sending positive energy to the bandmembers and his family.”

By Josh Johnson
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