Power Trip reunited of their dwelling state of Texas on Friday evening (December 1), stepping in as shock headliners for a present with the crossover thrash band Fugitive at Mohawk in Austin. Energy Journey guitarist Blake Ibanez co-founded Fugitive final 12 months, and the group’s touring lineup at the moment contains Energy Journey’s Nick Stewart. It’s the primary efficiency from Energy Journey because the death of bandleader Riley Gale three years in the past. Becoming a member of the band on vocals was Skourge’s Seth Gilmore, who additionally performs in Fugitive. Watch fan-shot footage of the efficiency under.
Although there have been solely 4 songs printed on the setlist for the night—“Soul Sacrifice,” “Executioner’s Tax,” “Hornet’s Nest,” and “Manifest Decimation”—the reunited Energy Journey additionally performed “Crucifixation” on the very finish. “It’s been a very long time coming,” Ibanez stated early within the set, earlier than shouting out Gilmore for filling in on vocals.
Gale died unexpectedly at age 34 in August 2020, which Dallas County Medical Examiner’s workplace later confirmed was the results of poisonous results from fentanyl. Later within the 12 months, Gale was honored because the namesake of a brand new library on the Dallas Hope Middle, the town’s one shelter for LGBTQ+ youth. Only a few weeks previous to Gale’s demise, Energy Journey launched Live in Seattle 05.28.18, which they’d recorded whereas touring with Sheer Magazine.
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