Power Trip Dig Deep with 'Opening Fire: 2008 to 2014'

(Image credit: Blake photo: Brandon Bradley | Nick photo: Robin Andersson)

Although Power Trip are constantly whipping metal crowds into a frenzy at clubs around the globe, it’s their 2017 album, Nightmare Logic, that has expanded their fan base far beyond anything they could’ve imagined when they formed 10 years ago in Dallas.

Steered by the streamlined chugging of their catchy-as-hell “Executioner’s Tax (Swing of the Axe)” single, Power Trip have cleaved their way onto PBS and Fox News broadcasts (though they tweeted out a cease-and-desist to the latter). Rhythm guitarist Nick Stewart tells Guitar World that he’s also heard the mid-tempo track pounding through his hometown’s American Airlines Center during Dallas Stars hockey games, among other sporting events.

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Gregory Adams

Gregory Adams is a Vancouver-based arts reporter. From metal legends to emerging pop icons to the best of the basement circuit, he’s interviewed musicians across countless genres for nearly two decades, most recently with Guitar World, Bass Player, Revolver, and more – as well as through his independent newsletter, Gut Feeling. This all still blows his mind. He’s a guitar player, generally bouncing hardcore riffs off his ’52 Tele reissue and a dinged-up SG.