The death of Riley Gale proved just how vital and exciting a band Power Trip were. After the charismatic, outspoken frontman passed away earlier this week, everyone from Overkill to Fox News took a moment to pay tribute to Gale, expressing that they felt he was not only a talented musician but also a human being we could all relate to and believe in. Now, there’s even further proof just how much Gale meant to the world, as Power Trip’s 2017 album Nightmare Logic has shot to #1 on two separate Apple Music Charts.
The first is the Metal chart, where Nightmare Logic sits at #1, with the band’s 2013 record Manifest Decimation clocking in at $2. The other is Apple Music’s Rock chart, where the band is once again dominating the top two slots, beating out releases by acts like the Beatles.
(Screenshots via Metal Injection)
While it’s small solace, and Riley wasn’t motivated by this sort of thing, it’s heartwarming to see how much the world is reacting to the life of such a talented musician.
Power Trip announced Riley’s passing on Tuesday night, posting the following letter to their social media:
“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.
– Riley’s Loving Family
P.S. Funeral and visitation arrangements are pending.”
Everyone at The Pit sends their hearts out to Riley’s friends, family, bandmates and fans during this difficult time.