DevilDriver & All That Remains Announce Australian Tour

DevilDriver and All That Remains have announced an Australian tour. Here’s the dates:

08/22 Sydney, AUS – Metro Theatre
08/23 Canberra, AUS – The Basement
08/24 Brisbane, AUS – The Valley Drive In
08/25 Melbourne, AUS – 170 Russell
08/27 Adelaide, AUS – Jive Bar
08/28 Perth, AUS – Amplifier Bar

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All That Remains Frontman Phil Labonte Calls Oli Herbert’s Widow A “Garbage Human Being”

All That Remains guitarist Oli Herbert died back in October 2018 after drowning in a pond near his home in Stafford Springs, CT. Police have been investigating his death ever since, treating it as suspicious. Now, during an appearance on “Rover’s Morning Glory,” Phil Labonte was asked about his bandmate’s death and his opinions on his widow Beth, who the frontman says is a “garbage human being.”

Labonte said the following when asked about Herbert’s passing:

“I think when it comes to the circumstances surrounding Oli‘s death, that the best thing for me to say is there’s not a lot I could say, because there is an investigation.”

He also added the following when asked what kind of guy Herbert was:

“He was never into drugs. He loved playing guitar. Our drummer is the big drinker in the band. Our drummer used to be like ‘Oli, do shots’ and Oli would be like ‘shots are for adolescents.’ [laughs] He would have mixed drinks or whatever, he liked good beers, but he wasn’t into the drinking and stuff. He would have some drinks, but I don’t ever recall Oli… in twenty years, I’ve seen him hung over two times. He just wasn’t into it. It wasn’t his deal. He loved playing guitar.”

Labonte later continued:

“Oli Herbert did not do the types of drugs that you would associate with an overdose, period.” He continued on to say that in the 21- 22 years they knew each other, he “never saw him [Oli] do the type of drugs that you would associate with, you know, somebody who overdoses…”

Labonte went on to call Beth an “absolute garbage human being” after being read a line from a Facebook post she made. He later discussed the band’s relationship with her:

“Beth was never allowed to be around… to be on tour. She would come to the local shows because, you know, we couldn’t stop her… Everyone else in the band’s wives, girlfriends, whatever—they would come out on tour, stay for a few days, stay for a week, everybody got along.”

He also added the following when asked why she couldn’t go on tour:

“We [the band] made the decision, and she wasn’t allowed because she was a garbage human being. [laughs].”

He continued after being asked why Oli Herbert stayed married to her:

“We tried to convince him to get a divorce for a long time. I can’t tell you exactly why he wouldn’t do it or what the circumstances were surrounding his resistance. I don’t know. But I can say that I personally talked to him and said multiple times, look if you need a place to stay, I got plenty of room…”

When asked if he had an opinion on Herbert‘s death and Beth’s possible involvement, Labonte said:

“I do have an opinion on it, but I am not going to say. There is an ongoing investigation happening by the Connecticut state police.”

This news comes after it was recently revealed that Herbert signed a will making Beth the sole executor and benefactor just one week before his death

Beth previously said the guitarist died from drowning and that anti-depressants and a sleep aid were found in his system. However, the medical examiner’s office said the manner of death is still “undetermined.”

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

[via Metal Injection]

All That Remains Seek Extras For Upcoming Video Shoot

All That Remains are currently seeking extras for an upcoming music video shoot. The band will be filming the clip in Jersey City, NJ on February 26.

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Email marisarossiny@gmail.com for details!

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Phil Labonte On New All That Remains Guitarist Jason Richardson: “We Wanted Someone Who Wasn’t Going To Try To Be Oli”

As previously reported, Jason Richardson (ex-Born Of Osiris/Chelsea Grin) has officially joined All That Remains as a replacement for late guitarist Oli Herbert. Frontman Phil Labonte has since commented on Richardson’s addition in the below Instagram post:

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So there was a little confusion about Jason Richardson due to the natural delay time between when an interview takes place and it’s publication. So just to make sure it’s clear, Jason is a full member of All That Remains and we couldn’t be happier. When Oli passed away, once the shock and denial had subsided, I was scared. Like, “who can do what Oli did? How do you fill his shoes? What is going to happen to All That Remains?” And then we saw Jason put up a video tribute to Oli where he played the solo to Chiron. Of course he nailed it. We had toured with him when he was in Born Of Osiris and Oli said more than one time “Jason is the best guitarists I’ve ever seen.” Now, when Oli Herbert says something like that you sit up n pay fucking attention. So when he said he would fill in it gave us a second to take a breath and mourn our friend and band mate. When Jason came out n we hung out for a bit the guys n I were like “this dude fits right in.” He’s funny as hell, gets all our inside jokes, and is a monster on guitar. So naturally the conversation started about what he’s got going on. I said this to Jason and I’ll say it here. All That Remains is 100% supportive of Jason’s solo career. He has a solo record he is doing right now and we are committed to helping in any way we can to make sure it is completed and you guys can hear it as soon as he is ready to release it. That being said, we are also super excited that he has joined us and we can’t wait to write an All That Remains record with him. I’m sure it will be a little different without Oli, but we’re All That Remains, so you guys are used to “something different” from us. No one can ever replace Oli Herbert. He was my friend and bandmate for just shy of two decades. We didn’t want to replace him, we want you to remember Oli and what he did for All That Remains and the Metal community as a whole. Because of that we wanted someone who wasn’t going to try to be Oli. We felt It would be a disservice to his legacy. Jason is his own man, with his own style, and he is every bit the kind of guy we were looking for to play lead guitar after Oli passed. We are extremely happy to welcome him into All That Remains.

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All That Remains Confirm That Guitarist Jason Richardson Is Now An Official Member Of The Band

All That Remains have officially confirmed that guitarist Jason Richardson (ex-Born Of Osiris/Chelsea Grin) has joined the band as a permanent replacement for the late Oli Herbert. The group issued the following statement:

“All That Remains would like to clarify that guitarist Jason Richardson is now an official member of the band. Some recent interviews were conducted before a decision was made or announced regarding Jason. But the band has indeed welcomed him into the fold as an official member and is excited to get back on the tour and play for fans.”

Phil Labonte Says All That Remains Still Haven’t Decided On A Permanent Replacement For Oli Herbert (UPDATED)

UPDATE: All That Remains have now confirmed that Jason Richardson is an official member of the band.

Original Story:

During a new interview with Decibel, Phil Labonte confirmed that All That Remains have yet to choose an official replacement for the late Oli Herbert. For now, Jason Richardson (ex-Chelsea Grin/Born Of Osiris) has been filling in and will continue to do so on the group’s co-headlining tour with Attila.

Labonte said the following about touring without Herbert:

“I don’t know. It’s tough for me to answer that kind of question. It’s still really new. In the 20 years’ time that All That Remains has been a band, there’s only been one tour where Oli wasn’t ever playing lead guitar. I don’t know how to process that yet, I’m not sure how I feel about it yet.”

He continued:

“It was one tour and we don’t have someone that’s actually “the guy” yet. We haven’t discussed whether Jason wants to join the band full time, we haven’t discussed whether or not we want to have Jason join the band. We’re not even at that point yet, so I don’t know.”

He also explained how Richardson was brought on as a fill-in:

“Well we had toured with Born of Osiris when Jason was in that band and him and Oli had hit it off and become buddies. I’m not sure exactly how much they stayed in contact, but I knew that they would hang out and talk guitar and listen to music and stuff, so when Oli passed away, Jason did a cover of him playing ‘Chiron‘ and then Aaron [Patrick], our bass player, reached out to Jason and said ‘Hey, you sounded really good. Would you be interested in filling in if we went and needed you to come aboard?’

He was like ‘Yeah, dude, I’d love to’ and he did an amazing job. He came in and nailed everything and really kind of saved our ass. He made it easier on us when it comes to the grieving side of it. It relieved pressure about this stuff, the business side that we had planned.

The personal side is easier to handle and cope with. The more pressures you can relieve on a situation, the better.”

All That Remains & Attila Announce Co-Headlining Tour

All That Remains and Attila have announced a co-headlining U.S. tour. Escape The Fate and Sleep Signals will serve as support. In other news, Jason Richardson (ex-Chelsea Grin/Born Of Osiris) has confirmed that he will continue performing with All That Remains as a fill-in for the late Oli Herbert. He commented:

“I’m very honored to be able to help keep the band going because there’s definitely no way Oli would’ve ever wanted All That Remains to stop for any reason. After being a huge fan myself since their album ‘The Fall Of Ideals‘ came out, it’s definitely a very humbling/surreal experience to be able to come into a group that helped get me into metal back when I was first learning to play guitar.”

Tour Dates:

02/28 Reading, PA – Reverb
03/01 Halethorpe, MD – Fish Head Cantina
03/02 Worcester, MA – The Palladium
03/03 Hartford, CT – The Webster
03/05 Clifton Park, NY – Upstate Concert Hall
03/06 Syracuse, NY – Westcott Theater
03/08 Indianapolis, IN – The Citadel
03/09 Ringle, WI – Q and Z Expo Center
03/10 Belvidere, IL – The Apollo Theatre
03/12 Minneapolis, MN – Cabooze
03/13 Milwaukee, WI – The Rave
03/14 Des Moines, IA – Wooly’s
03/15 St. Louis, MO – Delmar Hall
03/16 Sioux City, IA – Anthem @ Hard Rock Hotel (All That Remains only)
03/17 Lincoln, NE – Bourbon Theatre
03/19 Denver, CO – The Oriental Theater
03/20 Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot
03/21 Billings, MT – Pub Station Ballroom
03/22 Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory
03/23 Boise, ID – Revolution Music Hall
03/24 Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom
03/26 Sacramento, CA – Ace Of Spades
03/27 Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory
03/28 Ventura, CA – Ventura Theater
03/29 Mesa, AZ – Club Red
03/30 Albuquerque, NM – El Rey
04/01 Austin, TX – Come and Take It Live
04/02 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey
04/03 Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom
04/05 Lafayette, LA – The District
04/06 Destin, FL – Club L.A.
04/07 Orlando, FL – Hard Rock Live (no Attila)