Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada metallers 3 INCHES OF BLOOD have issued a statement regarding the passing of their former bassist Brian Redman.Redman died last Saturday night (September 26) in a motor vehicle accident near his home in Tacoma, Washington. Commented the band: "We are shocked and saddened by the tragic loss of our friend and former bandmate, Brian Redman. "Brian was an outgoing and charismatic person who was great friends with most people he met. We couldn't help but smile or laugh when he was around. He had such a likable personality but also had a knack for putting serious things into perspective. "While in the band, Brian played a big part. He joined the band shortly after signing a big record deal, and endured the turmoil that followed after recording our 'Advance and Vanquish' album. For a time, the band's future was uncertain, but Brian was unwavering in his desire to play this music with us. He was loved by many and enjoyed life to the fullest. "Goodbye, Brian, our fallen brother. You will be greatly missed." According to Weekly Volcano's "Spew" blog, Redman recently returned to Tacoma after living in Southern California for a short stint. Before he left for California, he tended bar at Doyle's Public House in Tacoma and fronted the rock band the DIRTY KNOCKERS. "We have lost a friend, family member, lover, musician and all-around good person," posted Doyle's Public House co-owner Russ Heaton on his bar's web site. Brian Redman was in 3 INCHES OF BLOOD between 2004 and 2006 and appeared on the band's 2004 album, "Advance and Vanquish" (Roadrunner).