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Blast Rites: December 2020’s Hottest Metal

Welcome to Blast Rites, SPIN’s monthly metal column! Every month we’ll dig up the heaviest metal out there, stylistic boundaries be damned. Hot albums, hot…
Andy O'Connor / December 15, 2020

Power Trip Singer Riley Gale to Be Memorialized With Library in Dallas

In August, Riley Gale passed away at the age of 34. Now, the Power Trip singer is being memorialized with his own library.
Katrina Nattress / October 3, 2020

Fox News’ Greg Gutfeld Pays Tribute to Power Trip’s Riley Gale

In the 24 hours since the news of his death was announced, a number of tributes from friends, other bands and colleagues honored Power Trip singer…
Daniel Kohn / August 26, 2020

Remembering Power Trip’s Riley Gale: The Pride of Texas Metal

Yesterday, metal lost one of its realest: Riley Gale, singer for Dallas thrash kings Power Trip, who died at age 34. As someone who followed…
Andy O'Connor / August 26, 2020

Riley Gale, Power Trip Singer, Dies at 34

Riley Gale, the singer for thrash metal outfit Power Trip, has died. The band announced the news in a letter, saying that Gale died on…
Daniel Kohn / August 25, 2020

The 101 Best Albums of the 2010s

Why now? Because — and there's no reason to ignore the elephant in the room: SPIN stewardship has changed hands many, many times since we made…
SPIN Staff / June 30, 2020

High on Fire and Power Trip Announce North American Tour

High on Fire have announced a North American tour with Power Trip, Creeping Death, and Devil Master. The run launches Nov. 7 in Austin and wraps Dec.
Tosten Burks / July 22, 2019

The 101 Best Songs of 2018

This year gave us a Post Malone song we wish we didn’t like so much, a bunch of Kanye music we wish we liked more,…
SPIN Staff / December 20, 2018

Stream Power Trip’s New Compilation Opening Fire: 2008-2014

Power Trip have released a new compilation featuring early, never-before-heard songs. Titled Opening Fire: 2008-2014, the release compiles a number of assorted, unreleased tracks in addition…
Rob Arcand / April 27, 2018

Power Trip and Sheer Mag Announce North American Tour

Texas thrash metal heads Power Trip and Philadelphia disco punk rockers Sheer Mag are teaming up to tour North America this April through June. They'll be supported…
Drew Salisbury / January 9, 2018

The 25 Best Metal Songs of 2017

Metal has always thrived by extremes—despair, triumph, destruction, rebirth. But even in this traditionally aggressive art form, the genre has evolved to acknowledge an emotional…
SPIN Staff / December 11, 2017

Power Trip Aren’t Happy That Their Music Got Played On Fox News

Texas hardcore thrashers Power Trip released the album Nightmare Logic earlier this year. And on his show The Five today, Greg Gutfeld, Fox News’ resident music head, played a song…
Peter Helman, Stereogum / December 7, 2017

Priests, Downtown Boys, Screaming Females, More Sign Open Letter Regarding SXSW’s Deportation Clause

Dozens of bands and musicians have signed an open letter directed to the organizers of SXSW, demanding that the festival remove clauses from its contract regarding deportation…
Andy Cush / March 3, 2017

SPINfighting: What Album Should Ryan Adams Cover Next?

As the roundtable format has grown into an effectively direct way for a publication to think out loud for its readers’ perusal, we present SPINfighting,…
SPIN Staff / September 25, 2015