Last month, the metal community was floored to learn that Riley Gale, frontman of Texas thrash act Power Trip, had passed away at the age of 34. For many, the band were the future of metal, and so much of that came from Gale’s charismatic and outspoken humanity. Now, Knotfest‘s online metal radio show Mosh Talks is doing a special tribute to Gale, and is using it as a way to raise money for the charity he supported.
This Sunday at 12pm PST, Mosh Talks host Beez will play both Power Trip’s music and songs that influenced Riley in a program honoring the late vocalist. Not only that, but the show will include a portal through which fans can donate money during the show, with 100% of the proceeds going to Dallas Hope Charities, the charity which Power Trip asked fans to support in lieu of flowers or gifts for Riley.
Tune in via Twitch this Sunday at noon PST to listen to some killer music and support Riley’s legacy.
Power Trip announced Gale’s death with the following letter published on their social media channels:
“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”
— POWER TRIP (@powertriptx) August 26, 2020