Power Trip (3)

Power Trip (3)

Power Trip are a crossover thrash metal band from Dallas, Texas. Their sound -- an inseparable mix of hardcore punk, speed, and death metal -- was informed by the sounds of the Cro-Mags, Vio-Lence, Nuclear Assault, and Leeway, and draws fans from across the extreme music spectrum.

The band began as a five-piece in Dallas, Texas in 2008. Their initial lineup consisted of bassist Chris Whetzel, drummer Marcus, vocalist Riley Gale, and guitarists Blake "Rossover" Ibanez, and Nicky "Thrasher" Stewart. They released a collection of five demos that same year. In 2009 Marcus left and was eventually replaced by veteran Chris Ulsh (Hatred Surge, Mammoth Grinder, the Impalers). They released a four-song EP entitled Armageddon Blues. They also began touring, first throughout Texas, then the Southwest and California, and then nationally. Usually, in addition to the band and their gear, an extended voluntary entourage would travel with them -- often in the same van -- to help with hauling gear, working the merchandise table and the box office, etc. After non-stop touring for nearly a year, and a well-deserved break (in which Ibanez went away to school), Power Trip recorded a self-titled three-song EP, which was released in 2011, before more touring, including an appearance at the 2012 Pitchfork Music Festival.

Manifest Decimation In 2013, PT signed with Southern Lord, and made a splash with their showcase at SXSW. They commenced recording their debut full-length with veteran producer and mixing engineer Arthur Rizik. The album was released in June of that year as Manifest Decimation, with a sleeve design by legendary heavy metal artist Paolo Girardi.

Power Trip (3) Discography


LORD175 Power Trip (3) Manifest Decimation (Album) Southern Lord LORD175 US 2013 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

001 Power Trip (3) Demo 2008 Withdrawal Records 001 US 2008 Sell This Version
DON 023 Power Trip (3) Armageddon Blues (EP) Double Or Nothing Records DON 023 US 2009 Sell This Version
YCW 002 Power Trip (3) Power Trip (EP) Lockin' Out Records YCW 002 US 2011 Sell This Version
TBR: 042 Power Trip (3) The Armageddon Blues Sessions (EP) Triple-B Records (2) TBR: 042 US 2014 Sell This Version


MDR-10 Power Trip (3) MDR Live Series(Cass, Comp, Pur) Moshers Delight Records MDR-10 US 2014 Sell This Version


0 Power Trip (3) They Are All Vultures Not On Label 0 US 2008 Sell This Version
none Power Trip (3) Questions(Cass, Num, Bla) Double Or Nothing Records none US 2008 Sell This Version
none Power Trip (3) Sound and Fury(Cass, S/Sided, Promo) Double Or Nothing Records none US 2009 Sell This Version
none Power Trip (3) Vultures / Questions(Cass, Num, S/Edition, Cle) Double Or Nothing Records none US 2009 Sell This Version

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