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.”

Jason Richardson (Ex-Chelsea Grin, Etc.) Shares Footage Of Himself Performing All That Remains Songs

It was previously revealed that Jason Richardson (ex-Born Of Osiris/Chelsea Grin) had been recruited to fill-in for late All That Remains guitarist Oli Herbert and now he has shared footage of himself performing the band’s track “Chiron” and the solo from “Two Weeks.“ You can check that out below:

[via The PRP]

All That Remains Recruit Jason Richardson (Ex-Chelsea Grin/Born Of Osiris) To Fill-In For Late Guitarist Oli Herbert

All That Remains have recruited Jason Richardson (ex-Chelsea Grin/Born Of Osiris) to fill-in for late guitarist Oli Herbert on their upcoming tour. This news comes as the band are releasing their new album “Victim Of The New Disease“ today (November 9).

The group commented:

“Losing Oli has been a tremendous blow to the core of ATR, but we know he wouldn’t want anything other than for us to continue. He loved this record so much – it’s some of our best work. We look forward to sharing the music with everyone – seeing our fans from the stage. From where Oli loved most. It’ll be cathartic. We’ll need it to be. We all worked very hard, and are very proud to share ‘Victim Of A New Disease’ with you. Please buy / stream / consume any way you choose: http://geni.us/atrvictimall.

If you are particularly inspired, we welcome you to submit tributes, covers, riffs, photos, stories, or a good old fashioned video air guitar with us, via the submission page at http://allthatremainsonline.com/site/rememberingoli/…Oli loved seeing people take a shot at his riffs, and we loved watching him enjoy them.

Thanks for being with us. We are all, All That Remains.
Phil, Mike, Jason, and Aaron“

The band currently have a European/UK tour booked:

With Sevendust:

12/01 Southampton, UK – Engine Rooms
12/02 London, UK – Electric Brixton
12/04 Manchester, UK – Academy 2
12/05 Glasgow, UK – Garage
12/06 Nottingham, UK – Rock City
12/07 Bristol, UK – SWX

All That Remains:

12/09 Paris, FRA – Glazart
12/10 Cologne, GER – Luxor
12/11 Berlin, GER – Columbia Theater
12/13 Prague, CZE – Meet Factory
12/14 Wroclaw, POL – Firlej
12/15 Wien, AUT – Flex
12/17 Munich, GER – Backstage Halle
12/18 Aarau, SWI – Kiff
12/19 Amsterdam, NET – Melkweg OZ

Jason Richardson (Ex-Chelsea Grin/Born Of Osiris) Covers “Halloween” Theme

Jason Richardson (ex-Chelsea Grin/Born Of Osiris) has shared his cover of John Carpenter‘s “Halloween” theme. You can check out an official video for the track below featuring Richardson in a Michael Myers mask.

Jason Richardson (Ex-Born Of Osiris/Chelsea Grin) Premieres “Tendinitis” Video

Jason Richardson (ex-Born Of Osiris/Chelsea Grin) has premiered a new video for his new song “Tendinitis.” The track, which can be found below, also features The Word Alive drummer Luke Holland.