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American Head Charge Issue Statement On Guitarist Bryan Ottoson's Death

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AMERICAN HEAD CHARGE have issued their first statement to the press following the death of guitarist Bryan Ottoson on April 19 in North Charleston, SC. The group's statement reads as follows:

"The music world has lost a great guitarist and an even greater person with the death of our dear friend Bryan Ottoson.

"Bryan was a vital member of our group and a key songwriter on 'The Feeding'. It is our intention to honor his memory by re-joining MUDVAYNE, one of Bryan's favorite bands, on their current tour. Words cannot convey the depth of our sadness, but we want our fans to be able to hear the music Bryan loved so much. He'd be pissed if we didn't continue on. We will return on the Lubbock, TX date on April 29th."

Bryan's surviving brother, Chad Ottoson, added: "The Ottoson family firmly stands behind AHC's decision to carry on in Bryan's name."

A public memorial service for Bryan is forthcoming. More information will be made available soon.

As previously reported, Ottoson died from overdosing on prescription drugs, according to MTV.com. Police said that a bottle containing "numerous amounts of prescription medicine" was found in the 27-year-old Ottoson's bunk after his body was discovered before a show in North Charleston, South Carolina. Ottoson's bandmates told police that they had last seen the guitarist alive at 4:00 a.m. as the band was departing Jessup, Maryland for South Carolina, and that he had consumed large amounts of alcohol at a Jessup bar the prior evening.

Source: Blabbermouth

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1. becka writes:

aaaaaaaaaaaaaaawwwwwwwwwwwwww

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2. cRaZyKiD writes:

that sucks

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3. morningstar writes:

wow. and they're still gonna come and play here. that's amazing.

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4. BLACKDOG writes:

That's called heart as much as they may not wan't to they are still going to soldier threw.If I were in a situation like this it would be difficult to keep going.They deserve alot of credit for this.

# Apr 25, 2005 @ 4:37 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. BrIaN writes:

Never really heard of AHC until they got onto the tour with Mudvayne, im not a fan of AHC but it still sucks that there guitarist died

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6. brokenwings13 writes:

It's great that they're going to finish the tour. They're probably going to take a break after it. Get everything in order again.

RIP Bryan Ottoson

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7. AaRoN writes:

First Dimebag and now this. Metal music's havin a ruff year so far. Lets hope no other musician bites the big one. AHC was and still is one of the best.
R.I.P. Fallen soliders Dimebag and Ottoson

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8. matt writes:

AHC is a freakin awesome band and that guitarist was awesome the world will miss him and metal will miss his contribution to them usic. my sympothy to AHC and i admire you for continuing your tour with mudvayne you guys got heart.

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9. madcat writes:

their they go again, comparing a murder with an overdose! how dare you! dimebag was a victim, not a complete F***ING MORON!!! killing yourself is a vile, disgusting slap in the face to all who ever knew you. Chidish and self serving attempt at validation. how pitiful!

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10. knifeeater77 writes:

DIME RULES! AHC SUX!

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11. Mutt writes:

kineeater go swallow your dad

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12. mutt writes:

madcatt shut the f*ck up already no one wants to hear your sh*t

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13. bruce writes:

you all kicked a$$ in dc

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14. preist writes:

sorrow has fallen into the world of metal.

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15. mafalda writes:

Peace, love and Eternal compassion.... X X X

# May 7, 2005 @ 7:02 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. the mysterious destroyer of your anus writes:

better off dead... that's all there is to it.

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17. Bryan Ottoson writes:

im back from the deeeaaad you fa**ots. your all gay for listening to us, and im ashamed that i played with such a sh**ty band. i hope you all kill yourselves in a bathtub with a toaster

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18. determinedvaynechick writes:

I think its sad you guys can't show a little respect.

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