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]

2021 Rebel Rock Festival Cancelled

The 2021 Rebel Rock festival in Orlando, FL has officially been cancelled. The event was unable to move forward due to unfit conditions related to severe weather.

Organizers issued the following statement:

“We are deeply and utterly devastated to announce the cancellation of this weekend’s Rebel Rock Festival.

After this week’s severe weather and despite our crew’s effort to improve the ground conditions around the Main Stage over the last three days, our venue partner has deemed the area unfit for artists, crews, vendors, and fans. We were able to get in the Taco Metal Party on Thursday by using the B-Main grounds while continuing to work on the conditions of the Main Stage grounds. The amount of water dropped this week simply proved to be too much to clear to provide you a safe festival environment and experience. We can’t tell you how heartbreaking it is to see two years of work be tackled by mother nature.

We’ll share more information about refunds as soon as possible.”

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.”

Incubus, We Came As Romans, & Like Machines Added To 2021 Rebel Rock Festival

Incubus, We Came As Romans, and Like Machines have been added to this year’s Rebel Rock festival. That event is scheduled to take place at the Central Florida Fairgrounds in Orlando, FL on September 23-26 and the updated daily lineups can be found below:

September 23 (“Taco Metal Party”): Volbeat, P.O.D. (performing “Satellite), Slaves, Erra, Otherwise, Sons Of Texas, Kyng, Greyhaven, Killakoi, Fate Destroyed, Matriarchs, and Part Time Superheroes.

September 24: Incubus, Machine Gun Kelly, Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals (“A Vulgar Display Of Pantera” set), Skillet, Motionless In White, Pop Evil, Attila, From Ashes To New, Knocked Loose, Fit For A King, Like Machines, Saul, September Mourning, Afterlife, Dirty Machine, Pigweed, Fighting Giants, and Circa Arcana.

September 25: Five Finger Death Punch, Papa Roach, Underoath, Killswitch Engage, Legends Of Wu-Tang, We Came As Romans, August Burns Red, Hatebreed, Escape The Fate, Nonpoint, Bad Omens, Another Day Dawns, Them Evils, Small Town Titans, Falling Through April, Farewell To Fear, Fecility, and Grin Cynic.

September 26: Rise Against, The Used, Sevendust, Anti-Flag, All That Remains, Miss May I, Suicide Silence, Brett Scallions, Fire From The Gods, Spite, Stitched Up Heart, Destrophy, Islander, Dropout Kings, Rising Up Angry, Below 7, Kill The Imposter, and Lost In Silence.

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:

Lost Symphony Premiere Video For New Song “My Last Goodbye” Featuring Late All That Remains Guitarist Oli Herbert

Lost Symphony have premiered a new video for their new song “My Last Goodbye.” The track, which features Matthew LaPierre, Ryan Formato, and late All That Remains guitarist Oli Herbert, is from the band’s new album “Chapter III,” which will be released tomorrow (July 9). Benny Goodman had the following to say about the song:

“I wrote ‘My Last Goodbye’ in 2004 as an homage to my friend Jimmy who took his life. I never used it and decided to try using it again but still didn’t release it. When I showed it to Oli, he loved the progression and we intended it as a tribute song in general, not as our actual last goodbye to him. But that’s what it has become. Oli was not just an amazing composer, performer and guitarist, but one of my favorite people I’ve had the privilege of calling a friend.”

[via Loudwire]

Watch All That Remains, Pathogenic, & Ex-The Word Alive Members Cover Lamb Of God’s “Laid To Rest”

All That Remains guitarist Jason Richardson, ex-The Word Alive drummer Luke Holland, and Pathogenic vocalist David Benites have joined forces for a cover of Lamb Of God‘s “Laid To Rest.” You can check that out below. Holland said the following about the track:

“I teamed up with Jason Richardson & David Benites at MixWave Studios to pay homage to a band we all listened to growing up. Jason & I both learned how to play this song when we were 14/15 years old…”

Bush, Falling In Reverse, Philip H. Anselmo And The Illegals, & T-Pain Added To 2021 Blue Ridge Rock Festival

Bush, Falling In Reverse, Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals, and T-Pain have been added to the 2021 Blue Ridge Rock Festival. That event is scheduled to take place at the Blue Ridge Amphitheater in Danville, VA on September 9-12.

Daily Lineups:

September 9: Breaking Benjamin, A Day To Remember, The Ghost Inside, Halestorm, Skillet, Black Label Society, P.O.D. (performing “Satellite”), Sabaton, Tech N9ne, Testament, Hatebreed, Spiritbox, From Ashes To New, Miss May I, Chelsea Grin, Adelitas Way, Texas Hippie Coalition, Slaves, All Good Things, Islander Four Thirty Four, Heirloom, MX The American, A New Day Rising, Orange Jumpsuit, Nail Bite, Forever We Roam, Friends IN Hell, Major Moment, Far From Few, and Hostile Array.

September 10: Rob Zombie, Limp Bizkit, Rise Against, I Prevail, Chevelle, Anthrax, Asking Alexandria, Clutch, Motionless In White, Atreyu, Sevendust, Fever 333, Knocked Loose, Fozzy, Crown The Empire, D.R.U.G.S., Bad Omens, Nonpoint, Light The Torch, Saul, Stitched Up Heart, Tallah, Burden Of The Sky, Tara Lynch, Blud Red Roses, Fate Destroyed, Dead Fervor, Of The Fallen, Southbound Beretta, A Feasting Beast, One Of The Lost, Someday You’ll Know Us, To Begin Anew, Next Attempt, Semper Acerbus, Set For Tomorrow, Dread Engine, Dark Summer, Mistry Eyed, Detoura, N.A.S.H., Sevenstones, Nameless Anonymous, Cannon Hill, Dying Oath, Artwork For The Blind, The Phoenix Within, and Redeye.

September 11: Five Finger Death Punch, Megadeth, Lamb Of God, Seether, Cypress Hill, Theory Of A Deadman, Trivium, Body Count, Beartooth, Avatar, Wage War, Jelly Roll, Badflower, In Flames, 10 Years, All That Remains, Corrosion Of Conformity, Escape The Fate, Spite, Brand Of Sacrifice, Another Day Dawns, Black Satellite, The Impurity, Artusha, Inner Image, Voxx, Breaking Theory, Deiform, Failure By Proxy, Citizen Kane, Motorjunkie, Awesome Ray Ray, Seasons, Pigweed, Overlord SR, Waking The Sleeper, Alyxx, Two Sides Of Me, Alukah, Days Under Authority, Head Hunter, Wor, Aurin, Hollow Intent, Rvnt, Gravebound, Solidify, We Rise To Fall, Demyze, Pulses, and Splintered Reality.

September 12: Shinedown, Papa Roach (performing “Infest“), Falling In Reverse, Bush, Gojira, Mastodon, Killswitch Engage, Underoath, Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals (“A Vulgar Display Of Pantera” set), The HU, Pop Evil, Ice Nine Kills, August Burns Red, Ayron Jones, We Came As Romans, Drowning Pool, Fit For A King, Ill Niño, Currents, Fame On Fire, Eyes Of The Living, Kill The Imposter, State Of Illusion, Cursor, F.I.L.T.H., Blackwater, Ignite The Fire, Just Standing, A War Within, Sinshrift, New Haven, Magg Dylan, Detroit Voodoo, Flight Club, Watersdeep, Casting Shadowz, Supmikecheck, Burn On Re-Entry, Roachzilla, Redefind, Matt The Band, and Mourn The Illusion.

Steve-O and Lou Brutus will host the festival, which will also include a club experience with Ludacris, Lil Jon, T-Pain, and Rev Run.