All That Remains’ Phil Labonte On Oli Herbert’s Death: “I Was Shocked”

During a recent interview with Meltdown of Detroit’s WRIF, All That Remains frontman Phil Labonte opened up about the tragic death of guitarist Oli Herbert. He said that “it was a big shock” and that the band are “still processing it.”

Labonte said the following:

“I was shocked. He was 44 years old, and he wasn’t really a big partier. He would go hang out with people and stuff, but he didn’t really do a lot of drinking… He didn’t do drugs, he didn’t really drink a lot. He would smoke pot once in a while, but that was the extent of it. And so, yeah, it was a big shock. And we’re still processing it and trying to figure out how it is that we move forward and what that means and stuff. So… it sucks.”

He also added the following about the band’s decision to continue:

“We’re gonna continue on. The band is not gonna end. It’s gonna be different and it’s gonna be weird. We’ve got someone that’s filling in for this European trip that we’ve got coming up at the end of the month.

And he is the guy that Oli would have wanted to fill in, to replace him. And then we’ll start looking for a full-time replacement, I assume, shortly. ‘Cause we’ve got stuff that we wanna do next year.

We don’t wanna let the [new] record be pushed aside. Oli would have wanted us to play the songs. He was excited about the way the record sounded and he was excited about a lot of the stuff on it, so he wouldn’t want us to stop.

So we’ve just gotta figure out what that actually looks like and how we do that.”

Herbert’s body was found in a pond near his home in Stafford Springs, CT on October 16 and his widow Beth has confirmed that his death was the result of drowning. She also added that anti-depressants and a sleep aid were found in his system. All That Remains have since recruited Jason Richardson (ex-Born Of Osiris/Chelsea Grin) to fill-in.

[via Blabbermouth]


Joyous Wolf Premiere New Video For Their Cover Of Mountain’s “Mississippi Queen”

Joyous Wolf have premiered a new video for their cover of Mountain’s “Mississippi Queen,” via Loudwire. The band commented:

“We wanted to pay our respects to a band that inspires us and also bring their music to a newer generation.”

Limp Bizkit To Hit The Studio For New Album

It looks like Limp Bizkit will be hitting the studio very soon to work on their new album. Wes Borland confirmed the news on Instagram and also revealed that the group were supposed to get back in the studio last week, but the fires in California hindered their plans. Fred Durst reportedly lost his house in those fires, while Borland lost various pieces of gear. The band have been talking about a new album called “Stampede Of The Disco Elephants“ for a long time, but it is unknown if they are still using that material. Borland shared a video with the below caption:

“Getting warmed up to actually make a brand new @limpbizkit album. We would have started last Saturday but were displaced by the fires and lost some gear. Getting back on our feet and in the studio within the week.”

[via The PRP]

Dorothy Announces North American Tour

Dorothy has announced a headlining North American tour. Spirit Animal will serve as support.

Tour Dates:

01/14 San Diego, CA – Music Box
01/15 Anaheim, CA – House of Blues
01/17 San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore
01/18 Reno, NV – Cargo
01/19 Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades
01/22 Bozeman, MT – The Rialto
01/23 Missoula, MT – Top Hat Lounge
01/25 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theater
01/26 Seattle, WA – Neptune
01/27 Vancouver, BC – The Venue
01/29 Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot
01/30 Denver, CO – The Summit Music Hall
02/01 Minneapolis, MN – Varsity Theater
02/02 Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge
02/05 Kansas City, MO – The Record Bar (no Spirit Animal)
02/06 St. Louis, MO – Delmar Hall
02/08 Indianapolis, IN – Deluxe
02/09 Detroit, MI – St. Andrew’s Hall
02/10 Cleveland, OH – House of Blues
02/12 Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
02/14 New York, NY – Irving Plaza
02/15 Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club
02/16 Philadelphia, PA – Theatre Of The Living Arts
02/19 Atlanta, GA – Terminal West (no Spirit Animal)
02/20 Nashville, TN – Cannery Ballroom
02/22 Dallas, TX – Trees
02/23 Austin, TX – Scoot Inn
02/25 New Orleans, LA – House of Blues
02/26 Houston, TX – House of Blues
03/01 Los Angeles, CA – The Regent

Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl Cooks Barbecue For Southern California Firefighters

Good guy Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters) is back at it again. As part of his Backbeat BBQ project, the frontman showed up at Fire Station 68 in Calabasas to barbecue for some of the firefighters that are working to control the deadly fires in California. The station thanked him via Instagram:

October Tide (Ex-Katatonia) To Begin Recording New Album

October Tide, the band featuring former Katatonia members Fredrik and Mattias Norrman, will be hitting the studio at the end of this month to start the recording process for their album. The effort will be mixed and mastered by Karl Daniel Liden and a spring 2019 release is expected. Fredrik Norrman commented:

“We haven’t made much noise about this so far, but we have written a bunch of songs lately. In fact, we have almost a whole album more or less finished.”

Swallow The Sun To Release New Album “When A Shadow Is Forced Into The Light” In January

Swallow The Sun have announced that their new album “When A Shadow Is Forced Into The Light” will be released on January 25. That effort will be preceded by a standalone 14-minute single titled “Lumina Aurea.” That release will be available on 12-inch vinyl and digitally on December 21.

The following was said about the releases:

“Fueled by personal loss (the album title has its origins in Trees of Eternity’s “Broken Mirror”) and powered by the will to continue, “When A Shadow Is Forced Into The Light” showcases the group’s ability to maintain its signature sound while expanding upon horizons and diving deeper into the crevasse of doom-death metal. Even though the single and the album are conceptually connected, they are musically completely different. While “Lumina Aurea” – featuring Wardruna’s Einar Selvik and The Foreshadowing’s Marco I. Benevento – marks the band’s darkest and most sinister piece of music the band has ever released, “When A Shadow Is Forced Into The Light” follows a more positive approach and continues in the vein of previous albums – first-rate death-doom in the typical style of SWALLOW THE SUN.”

“When A Shadow Is Forced Into The Light” Track Listing:

01. “When A Shadow Is Forced Into The Light”
02. “The Crimson Crown”
03. “Firelights”
04. “Upon The Water”
05. “Stone Wings”
06. “Clouds On Your Side”
07. “Here On The Black Earth”
08. “Never Left”

“Lumina Aurea” Track Listing:

01. “Lumina Aurea”
02. “Lumina Aurea” (instrumental version)