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Black Flood Diesel

Formed: 2000
From: Minneapolis , MN, United States
Last Known Status: Active

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American Head Charge To Play Download Festival

American Head Charge have been confirmed to play this year’s Download Festival on the Snickers Stage on Saturday June 11. It will be the band’s first Uk performance since the tragic death of guitarist Bryan Ottoson on April 19.


Ottoson was found dead in his tour bus bunk on 19 April from a suspected prescription drug overdose, but an autopsy has yet to be carried out. The band are currently completing the remaining dates on their US tour with Mudvayne and have recruited Black Flood Diesel’s Benji Helberg to fill in on temporary guitar duties. Helberg previously played in the AHC side-project F.O.R., but it’s not yet known whether he’ll be appearing with the band at Download.

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AHC To Be Joined By Black Flood Diesel Guitarist

BLACK FLOOD DIESEL's Benji Hellberg will be taking over the guitar duties in AMERICAN HEAD CHARGE for the remaining dates on the MUDVAYNE tour after the tragic loss of Bryan Ottoson. Benji is no stranger to the AMERICAN HEAD CHARGE camp, having previously played in the AHC side-project F.O.R. in addition to having been a friend of the band for many years. Incidentally, Ottoson was also a member of BLACK FLOOD DIESEL prior to joining AHC. A photo of Bryan with BLACK FLOOD DIESEL can be found at blackflooddiesel.com.

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