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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Slayer, Ghost, Godsmack, Evanescence, Etc. Set For 2019 Heavy Montreal Festival

The lineup has been revealed for the 2019 Heavy Montreal festival. The event will take place at Parc Jean Drapeau in Montreal, QC on July 27-28 and it will feature the following: Slayer (final Quebec show), Ghost, Godsmack, Evanescence, Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators, Anthrax, Steel Panther, In This Moment, Killswitch Engage, Clutch, Gamma Ray, Beartooth, Hatebreed, Skillet, Atreyu, Quiet Riot, Watain, Kataklysm, Despised Icon, Municipal Waste, Metal Church, All That Remains, Fu Manchu, Beast In Black, Knocked Loose, Cancer Bats, Stick To Your Guns, Terror, Counterparts, Fever 333, Skalmold, 3TEETH, Metalachi, Galactic Empire, Mountain Dust, Dirty Honey, and Heavy Mania.

Vinnie Paul (Pantera, HELLYEAH) Was Left Out Of The Grammy Awards’ “In Memoriam” Segment

Sadly, the legendary Vinnie Paul Abbott was left out of the Grammy Awards‘ televised “in memoriam” segment last night (February 10). The drummer is just the latest metal icon to get excluded following Slayer‘s Jeff Hanneman, GWAR‘s Oderus Urungus, etc. However, Abbott was mentioned on Grammy.com, along with Oli Herbert (All That Remains), Kyle Pavone (We Came As Romans), Jill Janus (Huntress), etc., who were all snubbed on TV as well. Several members of the rock/metal community took to social media to voice their frustrations:

Halestorm’s Lzzy Hale:

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It was a whirlwind of a Grammy Week. It was so wonderful to be nominated, and I’m honored to have lost that Grammy to one of my influences, Chris Cornell. His children got up on stage and filled my heart with such love as they paid tribute to their father. But I am disappointed and disheartened that Vinnie Paul of Pantera/ Hell Yeah,All That Remains guitarist Oli Herbert and Kyle Pavone of We Came As Romans were not acknowledged in the Annual Memoriam list this year. There's a committee at The Recording Academy and, in December, they put together a list that goes into the hundreds, 300 to 400 people. They go through that list and this committee votes. And from that, they cut it down to a reasonable number for television. I get it. But that is not an excuse for not including my friend Vinnie Paul of Pantera/ Hell Yeah, who has in fact…been nominated for 4 Grammy awards. I am very much aware that our genre is still not given the respect that it deserves. This is why I’m involved. That’s why I was there, in my leather jacket and horns raised, representing my genre Presenting Awards at the Pre Televised ceremony. That is why I was present at the televised show, sitting next to the cool kids. Like anything in this world, if you want change, you must take action. If I threw in the towel the first or hundredth time someone didn’t take me seriously or told me I couldn’t make it cuz I was a girl… then all the hard work and passion I bear for my love of music would be wasted. So, with the same passion, I will not waste my time in the light. I will continue to be an ambassador for Rock and to fight for the respect that it deserves. -Lzzy Hale #RaiseYourHorns #TheGrammys #RockNeverDies

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Fozzy’s Chris Jericho:

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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.”