3 Inches of Blood/Trial Bassist Brian Redman Dies at 31

3 Inches of Blood/Trial Bassist Brian Redman Dies at 31
According to various reports, influential Pacific Northwest musician Brian Redman passed away on Sunday (September 20) as the result of a scooter accident. Redman was best known for his two-year stint as the bassist for 3 Inches of Blood, and was also a founding member of straightedge hardcore band Trial.

According to the News Tribune [via Punknews], the police concluded that it was an automobile accident, saying, "Based on details provided by Detective Brad Graham of the Tacoma Police Department, Redman was thrown from his scooter after apparently striking a curb on the 2400 block of N. 21st Street, in Tacoma."

In a statement on their site, 3 Inches of Blood remembered Redman, writing:

We are shocked and saddened by the tragic loss of our friend and former band-mate Brian Redman. Brian was a outgoing and charismatic person who was great friends with most people he met. We couldnt 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.

Trial also posted a statement on their site, which reads:

I'll never forget Brian Redman, hard to forget a guy that was a walking party. No matter who came in contact with Brian, they were instantly attracted to him. He was one of the most sincere, sarcastic, witty, intelligent, talented guys that you would meet. Even if he was having a bad day, he put on a happy face to raise the spirits of those around him. He was a good... no, he was a great friend to all those that he cared for and cared for him.

Redman was 31 years old.