We had the chance to sit down with Riley Gale of Power Trip at Aftershock Festival in Sacramento, CA on October 22, 2017 at Discovery Park.
Power Trip is a heavy metal band hailing from Dallas, Texas that consists of Riley Gale, Blake Ibanez, Chris Ulsh, Nick Stewart, and Chris Whetzel. Earlier this year, the band released their second EP, Nightmare Logic via Southern Lord which has eight tracks. The group also announced this week of European dates next year with Trivium, Code Orange (UK only), and Venom Prison. Tickets will be available for purchase on November 10.
The band states, “We’re honored to come to Europe for our fifth time, especially with such a massive band as Trivium. We’re excited to watch and learn from Trivium and hang out with our friends in Venom Prison. The end of the tour has Code Orange joining the package; it’ll be good to play with those lunatics again. That’s it. That’s all. Don’t fuck up and miss this tour.”
Hey Riley! How hyped are you for your show this evening?
Hey, guys! I’m really excited for the show tonight. I can’t wait for it.
You just came off tour with Obituary, Exodus, and Dust Bolt. How were the shows on that run?
The shows were just amazing. The guys in all the bands were so friendly and open and it was an amazing experience to perform with them. It was truly a blessing.
What is one item you must bring on the road with you? Any special food or snacks?
One thing I absolutely have to bring on the road is a book. I was going to school earlier for literature and I am just really into it. I’ll be at the airport and I’m known to get some baaaaad books there. I have to be reading SOMETHING.
What is your favorite genre to read?
I like everything, but I recently have been into comics; they can be as heavy or as light as you want. I used to read some heavy, dense text when I was in school and so I can really get into some of the deeper storylines.
What is a typical day for you when you’re on the road?
A typical day for us is waking up at a really sketchy kinda motel *chuckle*, eating breakfast, and then hitting the road until we hit the next city. When we get there, we set up, do sound check, eat dinner, perform, go to bed, and start all over again. We don’t get as much time to ourselves as people would think.
You’re going to be opening up for Cannibal Corpse next month, and you have two San Francisco dates on the list. Do you plan on doing any sightseeing when you are back in Northern California?
We’ll be in SF for two days, but we probably won’t have much time to do any sightseeing. we have some friends over in the city though so we might collaborate with them and decide with everyone else what to do.
Lastly, what are your plan for next year?
Our plans for next year are to go on more tours and hopefully start recording again by the end of next year. Definitely keep your eyes peeled on our social media accounts for all this information.
Make sure to follow the band on social media at @powertriptx for all updates!
11.8 Dallas, TX – Trees
11.9 Houston, TX – White Oak
11.10 Austin, TX – The Mokawk
11.12 Phoenix, AZ – Club Red
11.13 Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory
11.14 San Francisco, CA – Slims
11.15 San Francisco, CA – Slims
11.17 Seattle, WA – Neumos
11.18 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre
11.19 Boise, ID – Knitting Factory
11.20 Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
11.22 Denver, CO – Summit
11.24 – Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall
11.25 Detroit, MI – St. Andrews Hall
11.26 Cleveland, OH – Agora Ballroom
11.27 Waterford, NY – Chrome
11.28 Boston, MA – Royale
11.29 New York, NY – Stage 48
11.30 Philadelphia, PA – TLA
12.1 Richmond, VA – Broadberry
12.2 Jacksonville, NC – The Tarheel
12.3 Greensboro, NC – Pete’s
12.5 Louisville, KY – Diamond Pub Concert Hall
12.6 Nashville, TN – Exit/In
12.7 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
12.8 Tampa, FL – The Orpheum
12.9 New Orleans, LA – One Eyed Jack’s
18.1 Berlin, DE – Asta Kulturhaus
19.1 Utrecht, NL – Tivoli Ronda
20.1 Dresden, DE – Eventwerk
21.1 Munich, DE – Backstage
22.1 Zurich, CH – Komplex
23.1 Wiesbaden, DE – Schlachthof
24.1 Brno, CZ – Sono
25.1 Lichtenfels, DE – Stadthalle
26.1 Torhout, BE – De Mast
27.1 Oberhausen, DE – Turbinenhalle
28.1 London, UK – O2 Forum Kentish Town
11.3 Koln, DE – Live Music Hall
12.3 Oberhausen, DE – Turnbinehalle 2
15.3 Stockholm, SE – Fryshuset Klubben
16.3 Oslo, NO – Rockefeller
17.3 Norkoping, SE – Arbis
19.3 Helsinki, FI – Nosturi
21.3 Gothenburh, SE – Pustervik
22.3 Copenhagen, DK – Pumphuset
23.3 Berlin, DE – Huxleys
24.3 Leipzig, DE – Taubchenthal
25.3 Warsaw, PL – Progresja
27.3 Prague, CZ – Roxy
28.3 Bratislava, SI – Majestic
29.3 Budapest, HU – Durer Kert
30.3 Vienna, AT – Simm City
01.4 Zagreb, HR – Tvornica
02.4 Ljubijana, SI – Kino Siska
03.4 Novara, IT – Phenomenon
04.4 Zurich, CH – Komplex
06.4 Bilbao, ES – Sala Santana 27
07.4 Madrid, ES – Teatro Barcelo
08.4 Barcelona, ES – Sala Razzmataz
10.4 Geneva, CH – L’usine
11.4 Munich, DE – Tonhalle
12.4 Stuttgart, DE – LKA Longhorn
13.4 Paris, FR – Bataclan
15.4 Antwerp, BE – Trix
16.4 Bristol, UK – Academy*
17.4 Birmingham, UK – Academy*
19.4 Glasgow, UK – Academy*
20.4 Manchester, UK – Academy*
21.4 London, UK – Brixton Academy*
*Code Orange Performing UK Only