During a recent livestream performance, TRIVIUM paid tribute to Power Trip frontman Riley Gale by playing a cover of one of the band’s hits, ‘Executioner’s Tax’.
The livestream, titled ‘The Deepest Cuts‘, saw the band playing a range of songs they’ve never played or only played rarely. Among these tracks was the Power Trip cover; a cover performed to pay tribute to Riley Gale, who sadly passed away recently.
Trivium frontman Matt Heafy spoke out before performing the cover: “Talking about and talking about good times, we had the pleasure of touring with Power Trip on one of our greatest UK/European tours. That tour was unbelievable. We, all of us band and crew, got to know Riley quite a bit. I feel like Power Trip was one of the very few bands that weren’t newer but newer to the world scene and had a better shot at becoming one of the biggest metal/hardcore crossover bands on the planet. I know that those guys can still pull together and I hope they can pull together and do what they do. Riley will be greatly missed. Everyone remembers him as being an undeniably incredible frontman, which he was, with a voice that sounded like no-one else. I think Power Trip was doing something very different that other people weren’t doing. They were able to bring so many fans of so many different genres into one band.“
He continues: “I know everybody remembers Riley for the really heavy intense sets, but he was a really kind and awesome guy. He was very much so into what I was doing with Twitch. He would always ask me and he wanted to start a channel. We would talk about games a lot and comics and food. We miss him and we hope we do this justice. We hope Power Trip keeps going. This is for Riley.“
Check out ‘The Deepest Cuts‘ in full below: