The official 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 the Mudvayne, one of Bryan's favorite bands, on the 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.

Chad Ottoson, Bryan's brother, states that the Ottoson family firmly stands behind AHC's decision to carry on in Bryan name.

A public memorial service for Bryan is forthcoming. Please check the bands website,, for further information."