Power Trip executes music with raw energy. They’ve trimmed the fat on every reference they pull from - whether that’s Hardcore, Metal or Punk - to make music that actually cuts in 2017. Hailing from Dallas, the band have toured the world relentlessly for years. Their musical proficiency, perfect song structure, rich tones, fierce riffs, delivery and collective attitude has seeded them as one of today’s most prolific acts in any astute or heavy genre.  Power Trip boldly surprise their broad fan base by performing alongside less obvious artists - closing the gap that in 2017’s social climate desperately needs to be filled.  One month you can catch them playing with Title Fight, Merchandise or Big Freedia, the next you can catch them on a long tour with Napalm Death or Anthrax. They’re a powerful storm of aggression, gaining more and more momentum with true, honest spirit.


Nightmare Logic has taken Power Trip’s classic Exodus-meets-Cro-Mags sound to new places. With hooks and tightness rivaling greats like Pantera or Pentagram and production by the esteemed Arthur Rizk, Nightmare Logic punishes fans not only sonically but with pure songwriting skill. The sophomore release and second on Southern Lord Records, raises the bar and pushes Power Trip to new extremes.  Since 2013’s Manifest Decimation, the band admits they’ve not only gotten better at their instruments, but have also reinvented their songwriting process into a more nuanced and clever system. The shift shows on this record and does so without losing any of the aggression so essential to the band. 


Gale’s lyrics reflect that aggression by honing in on the devaluation of human life by those who’ve gained power through money and politics. By creating a broad dissection of human suffering above reproach from personal agendas, the lyrics attempt to unify and inspire listeners. Coming from the hardcore world, where every band vaguely fights “the man”, wants to live free and break down the walls, Power Trip noticeably stands out. Instead of skirting around the fetishization of fighting back, Nightmare Logic focuses in on real oppression felt by many all over the world, whether that’s fighting addiction and the pharmaceutical industry (Waiting Around to Die) or right-wing religious conservatives (Crucifixation). Taking cues from Discharge and Crass in Margaret Thatcher’s UK, Nightmare Logic delivers poignant social information directly into those homes engulfed in the sour turn of global politics towards right-wing agendas. Touring the world on Nightmare Logic, Power Trip will play to scenes much further outside the bubble of contemporary underground punk music than any other current band, all while pushing the envelope of the modern punk ethos.

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2017-04-02 Spokane Hardcore Fest
Spokane, WA
Destruction Unit and Primal Rite
2017-04-01 Spokane Hardcore Fest
Spokane,WA
Destruction Unit and Primal Rite
2017-03-31 Spokane Hardcore Fest
Spokane,WA
Destruction Unit and Primal Rite
2017-03-25 South by So What? 
Dallas, TX
2017-03-26 South by So What? 
Dallas, TX
2017-03-25 The Mohawk
Austin,TX
Iron Age,Glue and the Real Cost 
2017-03-27 Sister 
Albuquerque,NM
Primal Rite, Destruction Unit 
2017-03-28 Marquis Theater
Denver, CO
Primal Rite, Call of the Void, Destruction Unit 
2017-04-07  The Ritz 
San Jose, CA
Destruction Unit, Mizery 
2017-04-02 Analog Theater 
Portland, OR
Destruction Unit, Gag 
2017-04-04 Santa Rosa, CA
Arlene Francis Center
Destruction Unit, Mizery 
2017-04-06 The New Parish 
Oakland,CA      
Destruction Unit, Mizery, Primal Rite
2017-04-08 Teragram Ballroom
Los Angeles, CA
Destruction Unit, Mizery 
2017-04-10 The Casbah 
San Diego, CA
Destruction Unit, Mizery 
2017-04-11 Rebel Lounge 
Phoenix,AZ    
Destruction Unit, Mizery, Gatecreeper
2017-04-12 Club Congress 
Tucson,AZ
Destruction Unit, Mizery, Gatecreeper
2017-04-05 Thee Stylehouse
Stockton, CA
Mizery 
2017-03-24 The Door
Dallas, TX
Antwon, Bitter End, Backtrack and more!
2017-04-09 Constellation Room
Santa Ana, CA