All That Remains Frontman Phil Labonte Calls For “Article V Convention To Either Bring The Federal Government Back In Line With Its Constitutional Limits Or Abolish The United States Entirely”

All That Remains’ Phil Labonte has shared a letter he wrote to New Hampshire governor Chris Sununu in response to the banning of Donald Trump from social media following the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. The frontman says that he believes the “looming threat of censorship is far bigger than one president’s Twitter account” and that lawmakers should support “an Article V Convention to either bring the Federal Government back in line with its Constitutional limits or abolish the United States entirely.”

Labonte said the following:

“January 9, 2021 at 13:03

Governor Sununu,

I am writing to express my support for an Article V Convention as outlined in the United States Constitution. There are multiple social media platforms and service providers that are, as I type this, in the process of purging libertarian and conservative voices, including President Donald J Trump While I am under no illusion about the right of a private company to have sole discretion over who is and is not allowed to use their services. I believe this action is part of a broader attempt to silence views that less than a decade ago would be considered entirely anodyne. The silencing of any voices, even those that would express truly abhorrent opinions, is a far greater threat to our country than those opinions themselves.

I am not a supporter of President Trump. I did not vote for him, but this looming threat of censorship is far bigger than one president’s Twitter account. I believe, and fear, that the violence that occurred in Washington D.C. on January 6th is only a taste of what is likely to come in our country. The suppression of opinions deemed unacceptable and the efforts to censor are indicative of, what seem me to be, irreconcilable differences – and I worry that it could further add fuel to the fire.

There is no reason we must be ruled by a central government so far removed from the needs and concerns of so many different people and cultures spread so for across this country. The political opponents of those who are being silenced have expressed a strong desire to ensure that they will be able to force through their own political agenda that entirely disregards the opinions of small government liberty minded people like myself. I believe it’s better that we have a convention and dissolve the union entirely a peaceful and constitutional manner than to be forced to live under what by any standard can be called tyranny.

I have lived in NH for a decade now. I moved here from Massachusetts due to what I felt are overbearing and unreasonable laws. Should the Federal Government act on the promises of the incoming administration there will be no place to move to that will offer sanctuary.

I voted for you Governor, please support an Article V Convention to either bring the Federal Government back in line with its Constitutional limits or abolish the United States entirely.

Sincerely, Philip S. Labonte. Hnsdale, NH”

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All That Remains Planning To Release New Album In 2021

All That Remains’ Phil Labonte has confirmed that the band are working on new material. He recently told FM99 WNOR that the group are “looking to have a record out, if not first quarter of next year, then early part second quarter.”

Labonte said the following about album release plans:

“We’re looking to have a record out, if not first quarter of next year, then early part second quarter, so springtime.”

He also discussed how the tragic death of Oli Herbert may influence the new music:

“Our guitar player, Oli Herbert, passed away a couple of years back, so this will be the first record that we write without him. He was a big part of the writing process for so long, it’s gonna definitely have some different elements, and it’s gonna sound different. Mike [Martin] and I, we’ve always been a big part of the writing as well, so it’s not gonna be completely different, but there’s gonna be some noticeable changes, I’m sure. It’s just gonna be weird. We haven’t written a record without him.”

Labonte also discussed what it has been like working remotely during the coronavirus pandemic:

“There is definitely something to be said for being in the same place. ‘Cause you’ll come up with an idea and you’ll be trying something and trying to articulate what you’re thinking or trying to get someone else to understand it, and that’ll make someone else’s brain start working and they’ll come up with ideas.

When we’re writing stuff, there’s a ‘no no’ rule — you’re not allowed to say ‘no.’ You can say, ‘I’m not into that, but we’ll try it.’ [You] always have to try it. And the reason you have to try every idea is because even if the idea that’s trying to be related to someone else isn’t good, a third person may be, like, ‘Ooh, ooh, ooh. That made me think of this.’ So we miss out on that [by working remotely]. So I think there’s always gonna be value being in the same room. But [working remotely] does allow us to come up with ideas on our own and send them to other people and be, like, ‘Hey, this is what I’m thinking,’ and do it in real time. Everyone’s heard of the cloud. Well, Pro Tools has access to the cloud as well, so I can put an idea down, put it on the cloud, and Jason [Costa], our drummer, can grab it right after I put it up there, put some drums down on it, and then I can grab it right away. So you can literally have the ideas bouncing back and forth within minutes. And it’s even easier than e-mailing a whole project — it’s all there for everyone to access all the time.”

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HELLYEAH, All That Remains, Butcher Babies, Etc. Tour Cancelled

HELLYEAH have officially cancelled their tour with All That Remains, Butcher Babies, Saul, and Deepfall due to the coronavirus pandemic. The band were previously hoping to reschedule, but they were unable to do so. HELLYEAH issued the following statement:

“Unfortunately, with the complications across the country, We (Hellyeah) have been forced to cancel our upcoming tour. Refunds can be made at your original point of purchase. While it is beyond disappointing not to see you all on this upcoming tour, we are looking forward to getting back out and seeing you all once we can all safely return to live shows. be well, stay safe… HY”

HELLYEAH, All That Remains, Butcher Babies, Etc. Tour Postponed

HELLYEAH, All That Remains, Butcher Babies, Saul, and Deepfall’s spring tour has been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. Butcher Babies recently confirmed the news:

“As we all know, ALL spring-time tours have been affected by the recent news and state of our world. We know you’re itching for a show to bang your head at and we’re itching to get back out on the road once this all blows over. Our upcoming tour dates with Hellyeah & All That Remains are NOT cancelled — just postponed. Stay tuned for all the rescheduled dates! More importantly, stay safe, stay healthy and stay inside god damn it! 🤘😘🤘”

All That Remains Announce New Spring Shows

All That Remains have announced some new spring shows. These dates will take place around their tour with HELLYEAH, Butcher Babies, Deepfall, and Saul.

Tour Dates:

04/09 Syracuse, NY – Westcott Theater
04/10 Flint, MI – The Machine Shop
04/11 Sauget, IL – Pop’s
04/12 Bloomington, IL – The Castle Theatre
04/14 Des Moines, IA – Wooly’s
04/15 Omaha, NE – Slowdown
04/17 Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater

With Butcher Babies and Saul:

04/30 Cincinnati, OH – Bogarts
05/01 Louisville, KY – Headliners Music Hall
05/02 Indianapolis, IN – Deluxe at Old National Center
05/03 Birmingham, AL – Zydeco
05/09 Greensboro, NC – The Blind Tiger
05/10 Virginia Beach, VA – Elevation 27
05/15 Burlington, VT – Higher Ground
05/19 Angola, IN – The Eclectic Room

HELLYEAH Announce Spring Tour With All That Remains, Butcher Babies, Etc.

HELLYEAH have announced a spring headlining tour. The band will also be joined by special guests All That Remains, Butcher Babies, Saul, and Deepfall.

Tour Dates:

04/18 Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues
04/19 Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot
04/21 Denver, CO – Summit
04/23 Chicago, IL – House of Blues
04/24 E. Moline, IL – Rust Belt
04/26 Sayrerville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
04/28 Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Sound Stage
04/29 Pittsuburg, PA – Roxian Theatre
05/01 Virginia Beach, VA – WNOR Lunatic Luau (HELLYEAH only)
05/03 Chartlotte, NC – Epicenter (HELLYEAH only)
05/05 Atlanta, GA – Buchead Theatre
05/06 Nashville, TN – Marathon Music Works
05/07 Jackson, MS – Hal&Mals
05/09 Daytona Beach, FL – Welcome to Rockville (HELLYEAH only)
05/11 New York, NY – Sony Hall
05/12 Portland, ME – State Theater
05/13 Hartford, CT – The Webster
05/15 Columbus, OH – Sonic Temple Art & Music Festival (HELLYEAH only)
05/16 Reading, PA – Reverb
05/17 Worcester, MA – The Palladium
05/20 Clear Lake, IA – Surf Ballroom
05/21 Sioux City, IA – Anthem Hard Rock
05/22 N, Kansas City, MO – Voodoo Lounge Harrahs
05/23 Pryor, OK – Rocklahoma

All That Remains Frontman Phil Labonte Comments On The Lack Of An Arrest In Oli Herbert’s Death

All That Remains guitarist Oli Herbert passed away in October 2018 and police have been investigating the suspicious death ever since. However, there is still a lot of unanswered questions. With this in mind, frontman Phil Labonte has taken to social media to vent his frustration with the lack of an arrest in the case.

Labonte said the following:

CT state police arrested Jen Dulos estranged husband and charged him with murder. They have not found a body.

There’s been no arrest in the Oli Herbert case even though his body was in the pond behind his house and there was ONE person there when it happened. #JusticeForOli

Labonte is seemingly referring to Oli’s widow Elizabeth, who he previously referred to as a “garbage human being.”

As previously reported, Oli’s body was found in a pond near his home in Stafford Springs, CT and he had unprescribed antidepressants and sleeping aids in his system. Elizabeth later revealed that his death was the result of drowning by issuing an odd sounding statement.

One week before Oli’s death, the guitarist also signed a will making Elizabeth the sole executor and benefactor. It also said that his sister Cynthia Herbert was not allowed to become executor or receive anything from his estate and that Elizabeth would get all “property as well as any current or future earnings.”

Furthermore, Elizabeth is also reportedly involved in a legal battle with All That Remains over the band’s profits.

Fans and friends have long thought Oli’s death was suspicious and have been sharing evidence on a Justice For Oli Herbert Facebook page.

“Justice For Oli Herbert” Group Put Up Billboard To Get Information On The Late All That Remains Guitarist’s Suspicious Death

The “Justice For Oli Herbert” Facebook group have put up a billboard near Stafford Springs, CT to see if anyone can provide them with more information on the suspicious death of All That Remains’ Oli Herbert. The guitarist’s body was found in a pond near his home back in October 2018 and police have been investigating his death ever since. This news follows recent reports that said Herbert’s widow Elizabeth Herbert is currently involved in a legal battle over All That Remains’ profits.

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Oli Herbert’s Widow Reportedly Involved In Financial Dispute With All That Remains Over Alleged Unpaid Profits

According to the Hartford Courant, Elizabeth Herbert, the widow of late All That Remains guitarist Oli Herbert, is currently involved in a legal battle over the band’s profits. Her attorney has filed a three-page letter in probate court, saying she is owed for shows the group played following Oli‘s death and that she hasn’t received financial records.

The letter said the following:

“There have been tours and shows played by All That Remains since Oli Herbert’s death about which the estate, as part owner of All Things Remain Inc., hasn’t been notified by being sent its copy of the profit and loss statements nor has the estate been paid its equal portion of profits as tour pay.”

As previously reported, Oli’s body was found in a pond near his home in Stafford Springs, CT back in October 2018. Police have been investigating his death ever since, treating it as suspicious. Notably, Elizabeth’s computer and phone records have since been seized as part of their investigation.

One week before Oli’s death, the guitarist signed a will making Elizabeth the sole executor and benefactor. It also said that his sister Cynthia Herbert was not allowed to become executor or receive anything from his estate and that Elizabeth would get all “property as well as any current or future earnings.”

Back in February, All That Remains frontman Phil Labonte said he couldn’t comment on the ongoing investigation, but did say Elizabeth is a “garbage human being.”

Fans and friends have long thought Oli’s death was suspicious and have been sharing evidence on a Justice For Oli Herbert Facebook page.

All That Remains Premiere New Video For “Just Tell Me Something” Feat. Asking Alexandria’s Danny Worsnop

All That Remains have premiered a new video for their song “Just Tell Me Something.” This track features Danny Worsnop (Asking Alexandria) and it appears on the band’s latest album “Victim Of The New Disease.” Phil Labonte said the following:

“I am really proud of how this one came out. I’m blown away by Danny‘s performance. When I gave him a shout and asked if he would be down to do a song, he was like, ‘You know it, send me the song.’ He laid it down in an afternoon I think and we were like, ‘That’s perfect.’ I hope everyone else digs it as much as we do.”