Five Finger Death Punch, Godsmack, Evanescence, Etc. Set For 2019 Impact Music Festival

The initial lineup has been revealed for the 2019 Impact Music Festival. The event will take place at Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion in Bangor, ME on July 27-28 and the daily lineups can be seen below:

July 27: Five Finger Death Punch, In This Moment, Skillet, Clutch, Between The Buried And Me, Atreyu, YOB, Memphis May Fire, Norma Jean, Dirty Honey, and Amigo The Devil.

July 28: Godsmack, Evanescence, Killswitch Engage, All That Remains, Buckcherry, Beartooth, Andrew WK, Fever 333, Crown Lands, Joyous Wolf, Dube, and Mammothor.

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Late All That Remains Guitarist Oli Herbert Signed A Will That Left His Wife As The Sole Executor And Benefactor A Week Before His Death

According to The Hartford Courant police are now investigating a will that was signed by late All That Remains guitarist Oli Herbert a week before his death. As previously reported, the musician’s body was found in a pond near his Stafford Springs, CT home on October 16, 2018 and his death is being investigated as suspicious.

The 11-page will was notarized by a friend of Oli and his widow Beth at a local car dealership on October 9. The friend worked at the dealership and one of their co-workers served as a witness.

The will and a life insurance policy, which is also being looked at, name Beth as the sole executor and benefactor. It also allegedly says she will be entitled to all property and current and future earnings. The will was filed in probate court in late December, although the site does mention that “there is no attorney signature on it or any indication that it was reviewed by any legal representatives.”

The report goes on to say Beth was originally cooperating with the police on the investigation but has since directed questions to her attorney Anthony Spinella.

This news comes after Beth recently issued a statement warning trespassers to stay away from the property and after it was revealed that the home was in foreclosure at the time of Herbert’s death.

Beth previously said he 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.

Late All That Remains Guitarist Oli Herbert’s Widow Issues Statement Warning Trespassers To Stay Away From Property

Four men were found sneaking around the Stafford Springs, CT home of late All That Remains guitarist Oli Herbert. The police were called and his widow Beth has now issued a statement warning trespassers to stay away.

Beth said the following:

“Hello everyone this is Beth.

I can’t say anything about the investigation because it is still open.

I am making this post today because something very disturbing happened yesterday; a group of four men trespassed onto my property to go poking around where Oli’s body was taken out of the pond. The police were called and a report was filed.

I know that there has been a lot of talk about everything going on with the property and the estate. Without getting into too much personal estate/family information, whatever is happening with the estate and property it’s happening for a reason and under the guidance of attorneys. This house is still and will continue to be very much occupied and the family home. It is still considered private property and anybody who trespasses will be reported to the police and charges will be pressed for trespassing and disturbing the peace.

As much as some people are presenting themselves to know what’s going on with this estate, they don’t. If there is something that needs to be said regarding this estate, that information will be made on this page. For the record, none of Oli’s property or equipment has been sold or given away. The guitars, his equipment, and all of his personal belongings are in a secure, undisclosed location. Everything is still in my possession and NOT for sale.

Thank you all for your support during this difficult time.”

This news comes after it was recently revealed that the home was in foreclosure at the time of Herbert’s death.

The musician’s body was found in a pond near the house on October 16, 2018 and his death is being investigated as suspicious. His widow Beth said he 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.

Late All That Remains Guitarist Oli Herbert’s House Was In Foreclosure At The Time Of His Death

According to The Hartford Courant, Oli Herbert‘s Stafford Springs, CT home was in foreclosure at the time of his death. Back in June, the Freedom Mortgage Corporation filed a foreclosure notice, saying the All That Remains guitarist did not pay back a $132,554 mortgage loan on the house, which was purchased for $135,000 in 2013. The records also mention that Herbert didn’t contest the foreclosure and that the bank was able to move forward through default motion after he failed to appear in court in September. The company are now trying to take immediate possession of the property. Herbert’s body was found in a pond near the home on October 16 and his death is being investigated as suspicious. His widow Beth said he 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.

Metal Anarchy’s Top 20 Albums Of 2018

I have put together a list of my top 20 albums of 2018. You can check that out below. This is just for fun, and I know I probably left out some your favorites, but these are all the albums that I enjoyed the most this year:

20. Beartooth – “Disease”

“Disease” is a good album that pretty much has all the elements a Beartooth fan could want. It has a mix of styles, but the best tracks are the ones that are more heavy and melodic. A highlight from this one is “Enemy.”

19. Shinedown – “Attention Attention”

Shinedown have continued to evolve with every release and “Attention Attention” is no exception. The band’s latest music is as fresh as ever and it was catchy enough to score them their 13th No. 1 on Billboard‘s Mainstream Rock Songs airplay chart. A highlight from this one is “Devil.”

18. Behemoth – “I Loved You At Your Darkest”

Considering what a masterpiece Behemoth’s 2014 album “The Satanist” was, fans have been dying for a follow-up and “I Loved You At Your Darkest” was born. Though it did not necessarily top “The Satanist,” it is still a dark and dynamic album that will keep the listener engaged. A highlight from this one is “Bartzabel.”

17. Scars On Broadway – “Dictator”

Fans are still waiting for a new System Of A Down album, but the odds of that ever happening are still very slim. However, people still got some new music from Daron Malakian and Scars On Broadway with the release of “Dictator,” an album that is similar enough to System Of Down to help tide some of them over. A highlight from this one is “Lives.”

16. Breaking Benjamin – “Ember”

When Breaking Benjamin returned with “Dark Before Dawn,” fans were ecstatic to see that the band could still bring it after all that time and everyone was hoping “Ember” could keep up the pace. The effort did just that by presenting a heavier side of the group, both musically and lyrically, making for what some may see as one their best works to date. A highlight from this one is “Tourniquet.”

15. Black Stone Cherry – “Family Tree”

“Family Tree” is everything a Black Stone Cherry fan could want. It’s a bluesy, soulful, southern rock record with killer tracks all the way through. A highlight from this one is “Bad Habit.”

14. All That Remains – “Victim Of The New Disease”

“Victim Of The New Disease” sees All That Remains returning to their heavy and aggressive roots, much to the delight of fans. Sadly, it will be the group’s last album with the late Oli Herbert, but it is perfect gift to remember him by. A highlight from this one is “Fuck Love.”

13. Underoath – “Erase Me”

“Erase Me” is Underoath’s first album in eight years and it showcases a more mature band. The group have removed the Christian label, while taking on a new approach to create powerful, honest, and heartfelt songs. A highlight from this one is “On My Teeth.”

12. Godsmack – “When Legends Rise”

“When Legends Rise” provides fans with the dose of hard rock they would expect from Godsmack. Though not as heavy as earlier material, it still packs a punch while showcasing tracks that are perfect for contemporary active rock radio. A highlight from this one is “Take It To The Edge.”

11. Diamante – “Coming In Hot”

You may not have heard of Diamante yet, but you will. Her debut album “Coming In Hot” is a straight forward rocker that is a pretty fun listen all the way through. A highlight from this one is “Haunted.”

10. Nonpoint – “X”

Nonpoint seem to have tapped into a whole new level of energy with “X.” It’s heavy and catchy and proves the band still have a lot to say. A highlight from this one is “Chaos And Earthquakes.”

09. Judas Priest – “Firepower”

Judas Priest’s “Firepower” has everything a fan of old-school metal could ask for. The effort is solid all the way through and it will definitely be considered a classic in the years to come. A highlight from this one is “Lightning Strike.”

08. Amaranthe – “Helix”

Amaranthe are among the masters when it comes to pop metal and “Helix” drives that point even further. The effort has a dancey vibe, mixed with heaviness and fresh new vocals from new singer Nils Molin (Dynazty), who does a good job at complementing Elize Ryd’s angelic voice and Henrik Englund Wilhelmsson’s growls. A highlight from this one is “Countdown.”

07. Sevendust – “All I See Is War”

Sevendust have continued to crank out quality material for more than 20 years and “All I See Is War” only adds to their legacy. It’s a solid rock album with great musicianship and big choruses that hook the listener from the beginning. A higlight from this one is “Dirty.”

06. Bad Wolves – “Disobey”

Bad Wolves broke it big with their hit cover Of The Cranberries’ “Zombie”, which Dolores O’Riordan was supposed to sing on before her tragic death, but their debut album “Disobey” has so much more to offer than that track. It runs the gamut from hard rock to melodic metal making it something that a fan of any subgenre may enjoy. A highlight from this one is “No Masters.”

05. Chelsea Grin – “Eternal Nightmare”

“Eternal Nightmare” is Chelsea Grin at the top of their game. New vocalist Tom Barber (ex-Lorna Shore) breathed new life into the band and helped them create the best album of their career. A highlight from this one is “Hostage.”

04. Zeal & Ardor – “Stranger Fruit”

When Zeal & Ardor released “Devil Is Fine” their unique blend of black metal and slave spirituals took the metal world by storm and they were able to keep the momentum going with “Stranger Fruit.” It’s a soulful, heavy masterpiece that managed to top the first album and prove that the band aren’t going anywhere anytime soon. A highlight from this one is “Row Row.”

03. Bullet For My Valentine – “Gravity”

Admittedly, Bullet For My Valentine’s “Gravity” did not sit well with a lot of fans due to the changes in the band’s sound, but when you listen to it at face value without comparing it to older material, it is actually really good. Sometimes bands need to adapt and evolve to survive, and Bullet For My Valentine did just that while putting out what may be the most personal record frontman Matt Tuck has ever written. A highlight from this one is “Letting You Go.”

02. Halestorm – “Vicious”

With “Vicious”, Halestorm have continued to be a powerful force in the music world. It is hard-hitting rock and roll at its finest and it proves once again that Lzzy Hale is one of the best frontwomen in the business. A highlight from this one is “Uncomfortable.”

01. Ghost – “Prequelle”

With “Prequelle”, Ghost proved once again why they deserve to continue rising the ranks in the rock/metal world. The effort has some heavy elements mixed with catchy 80’s sounding hooks that make it hard not to listen to it over and over again. A highlight from this one is “Dance Macabre.”

In Flames Announce U.S. Tour With All That Remains & All Hail The Yeti

In Flames have announced a headlining U.S. tour. All That Remains and All Hail The Yeti will serve as support.

Tour Dates:

02/12 Houston, TX – House Of Blues
02/13 New Orleans, LA – Southport Music Hall
02/14 Atlanta, GA – Center Stage Theater
02/16 Norfolk, VA – The Norva
02/17 Raleigh, NC – The Ritz
02/18 Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore
02/20 Louisville, KY – Mercury Ballroom
02/21 Cleveland, OH – Agora Ballroom
02/22 Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall
02/24 Niagara Falls, NY – The Rapids Theater
02/25 Pittsburgh, PA – Rex Theater
03/07 Pontiac, MI – The Crofoot

After this run, In Flames will be heading out on tour with Within Temptation.

Phil Labonte (All That Remains) Guests On New Gorilla Voltage Song “Good Die Young”

Phil Labonte (All That Remains) is featured on a new song from a hip-hop duo called Gorilla Voltage. The track is titled “Good Die Young” and it is currently a Spotify exclusive. The song will also appear on Gorilla Voltage‘s new album “Gods & Claws“ (out January 18).

Gorilla Voltage commented:

“When writing the song we had a clear vision that this was about the duality of good and evil from the from the latter’s perspective. The driving beat produced by Seven gave us an opportunity to have fun with some wordplay from the eyes of a couple of bad huevos.

The hook we had written was calling for a big voice that could deliver the lyric and get brutal at the end of it. Phil Labonte was the only man for the job. Both of us, being huge fans of Phil and All That Remains, were amazed and honored to be able to work with the metal juggernaut.

He executed the vision better than we could have hoped. This song to us is an epic boom bap metal crossbreed of what it’s like to know the stains of past deeds can’t be washed off. So we just gotta say fuck it and be what we’re born to be.”