Power Trip guitarists Blake Ibanez and Nick Stewart, bassist Chris Whetzel, and drummer Chris Ulsh have broken their silence following the death of vocalist Riley Gale in August 2020. The remaining members gave their first interview to the Los Angeles Times, where they spoke on missing Gale and said the tragedy has brought them closer.
"Losing Riley was the saddest thing that ever happened to me. But I’m so proud of everything we accomplished together," said Ulsh. "One of the coolest things from the start was that there was no ceiling to this band, and this Grammy nomination is a perfect example of that."
"We’ve never been through anything like this," added Ibanez later on. "But it’s definitely brought us closer. You’re together all the time, then in the blink of an eye, you know you’ll never see each other again."
Ibanez later added that Power Trip does want to continue on, but "we just are not sure what that looks like at this time." Which makes sense, considering the band not only lost their vocalist, but lost one of their best friends.
Check out the full interview here.