All That Remains’ Phil Labonte: “There’s An Attempt For An Authoritarian Takeover Of The United States”

During an appearance on “The Chad Prather Show,” All That Remains’ Phil Labonte, who identifies himself as a libertarian, made some delusional comments about the current state of the U.S. The frontman apparently believes that Democrats are attempting “an authoritarian takeover of the United States government,” even though Republicans are the ones who are really attacking our democracy.

Labonte said the following:

“There’s an attempt for an authoritarian takeover of the United States government in a way that is unprecedented in American history. And the worst part is the people that do want to fight it, they have to deal with — essentially, it’s just the most slanderous attacks. If you say ‘I’m for this’, someone will always say, ‘Oh, you just want to do this hurtful thing to this person or these people,’ or whatever.”

The singer went on to talk about liberals referring to conservatives in a derogatory manner:

“Get used to the name calling, because it’s not about whether or not it’s true; it’s about if they can convince other people that you’re this bad thing. And that’s what they did with [former U.S. president] Donald Trump. Now, Donald Trump gave them a whole lot material to work with, but someone like [Florida governor] Ron DeSantis, who, I’m not super familiar with his history, but I assume a JAG officer doesn’t have those kind of skeletons in his closet. I assume there’s no Stormy Daniels looking to hit up Ron DeSantis.

And it goes back as far as I can think. I remember, and I don’t wanna sound like I’m criticizing this man because I’m a huge fan of him, but I remember in the ’90s, Kirk Hammett, the guitar player from METALLICA, on the DVD or video [documentary] that they put out, ‘A Year And A Half In The Life Of Metallica’, he called [right-wing firebrand] Pat Buchanan a Nazi. And back then I didn’t think anything of it. But then now, to think back, it’s, like, this narrative of conservatives being Nazis or being the most detestable thing that you can comp with, it’s not new; it’s been going on forever and ever and ever, and I think that it’s a bad thing.”

Labonte also added the following about the January 6 attack on the Capitol, which he believes was not an insurrection even though the rioters were trying to stop the certification of the 2020 presidential election:

“The idea that it was an insurrection is probably one of the most ridiculous ideas that I’ve ever been presented with. On January 6th, I was watching it on the Internet, and I was just, like, ‘Man…’ There have been bombs that have gone off in the Capitol; that’s actually happened in the ’80s. So the idea that this was some kind of dramatic thing… The politicians did exactly what they intended to do in the same room on the same day. It was not an insurrection. That’s not how insurrections end up.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Bassist Aaron “Bubble” Patrick Exits All That Remains

Aaron “Bubble” Patrick has officially exited All That Remains. The bassist issued the following statement:

“After 8 years of touring the world together, All That Remains and I have decided to part ways amicably. I wish nothing but continued success for all of them. Got support the band for the ‘Fall Of Ideals‘ anniversary tour, coming in 2022.”

All That Remains Drop Off Blue Ridge Rock & Inkcarceration Festivals Due To Positive COVID-19 Case

All That Remains have cancelled their September 11 appearance at the Blue Ridge Rock Festival in Danville, VA and their September 12 appearance at the Inkcarceration Festival in Mansfield, OH due to a positive COVID-19 case. Frontman Phil Labonte issued the following statement:

“Hey everyone, Phil here. We are wicked bummed to do this but we are going to have to pull out of Blue Ridge and Inkcarceration. Everyone in ATR is vaccinated but one of our guys tested positive with a breakthrough case of COVID. We take this very seriously and don’t want to risk contributing to the spread. We love you all and we will see you on ‘The Fall Of Ideals’ anniversary celebration tour.”

All That Remains To Reissue “The Fall Of Ideals” On Vinyl In November

All That Remains have announced a 15th anniversary vinyl reissue of “The Fall Of Ideals.” The effort will be available on November 12 and each colored pressing will be limited to 500 copies. Pre-orders are available HERE. In related news, the band will also be celebrating the 15th anniversary of the album with a new documentary and an upcoming tour. More information regarding those will be revealed at a later date. Frontman Phil Labonte commented:

“We’re so thankful to everyone who has kept this disc in their hearts for the past 15 years. We are proud to celebrate the reissue and can’t wait to tell you about all the other cool things we have in store.”

All That Remains Planning “The Fall Of Ideals” 15th Anniversary Tour And Vinyl Reissue

All That Remains’ 2006 album “The Fall Of Ideals” is turning 15 today (July 11) and the band will be commemorating the anniversary with a year-long celebration. Their plans include a vinyl reissue, a 2022 tour in which they will perform the record in full, and more. Phil Labonte and Mike Martin recently discussed that in the below video:

All That Remains Guitarist Oli Herbert’s Suspicious Death Focus Of New Report From Connecticut TV Station

WTNH, an ABC-affiliate TV station in New Haven, CT, have shared a new report on the suspicious death of All That Remains guitarist Oli Herbert. The segment features interviews with Oli’s family members and bandmates and it can be found HERE.

As previously reported, Oli passed away in October 2018 and police have been investigating his death as suspicious. His body was found in a pond near his home in Stafford Springs, CT and he had unprescribed antidepressants and sleeping aids in his system. His widow Elizabeth Herbert 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.”

All That Remains frontman Phil Labonte previously expressed frustration with the lack of an arrest in Oli’s death, while seemingly referencing Elizabeth, who he previously called a “garbage human being.” He also revealed that the band couldn’t do anything with Oli’s name on it due to the financial dispute between them and Elizabeth. This includes benefits that the group wanted to do in his honor.

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

Phil Labonte Says All That Remains “Can’t Do Anything” That Has Late Guitarist Oli Herbert’s Name On It

During an interview with American Songwriter, All That Remains singer Phil Labonte revealed that the band “can’t do anything” with late guitarist Oli Herbert’s name on it due to the financial dispute between them and his widow Elizabeth Herbert. This includes benefits that the group wanted to do in his honor.

Labonte said the following:

“We talked about ideas to do a benefit to raise money for kids in schools, but we can’t do anything that has his name on it.”

He also went on to say that the band have always paid everything owed to Herbert’s estate:

“We’ve made sure that that our accountants and all the people that work with us know any money that is owed to Oli Herbert’s estate must be paid to Oli Herbert’s estate. And we have absolutely no interest in not paying. It’s not worth any kind of hassle for the amount of money.”

He also added the following about wanting to start a school music program in honor of Herbert:

“Oli absolutely loved music. And I would love to see kids that don’t feel comfortable, the kids that are kind of awkward, or a little weird—I would love to see them look at Oli and be like, ‘I could be a rock star too.’ Because Oli, he was kind of a weird dude too.”

As previously reported, Oli passed away in October 2018 and police were investigating his death as suspicious. His 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.”

Labonte previously expressed frustration with the lack of an arrest in Oli’s death, while seemingly referencing Elizabeth, who he previously called a “garbage human being.” Fans and friends have long thought Oli’s death was suspicious and were previously sharing evidence on a Justice For Oli Herbert Facebook page.

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”

[via Metal Injection]

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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.”

[via Blabbermouth]

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”