All That Remains’ Phil Labonte Says “It’s Possible” That Unreleased Material Featuring The Late Oli Herbert Will Surface

During an interview with 100.5 The KATT, All That Remains frontman Phil Labonte confirmed that the band still have some unreleased songs that feature late guitarist Oli Herbert. The singer went on to say that the tracks may surface one day if their label decides to release them.

Labonte said the following:

“There’s some other songs that didn’t make it to ‘Victim [Of The New Disease]’, so it’s possible that people will hear other stuff from the ‘Victim’ sessions. The label has them, so we’ll see what they decide they want to do. We felt like the 10 songs that made it on to ‘Victim’, we were, like, ‘These are the ones that make the most sense for us to put as a collection of songs.’ There’s no other, like, hidden riffs or anything like that, so anything that we write for the next record that we do, that will be something that I imagine will be heavily influenced [by] and there will be heavy contributions from Jason Richardson.”

[via Blabbermouth]

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Listen To One Of Late All That Remains Guitarist Oli Herbert’s Final Recordings

A Dead Desire’s Moroni Silva has shared a new cover of Eurythmics‘ “Here Comes The Rain Again.“ The track features late All That Remains guitarist Oli Herbert and a video for it can be seen below. Silva told MetalSucks the following: “Oli was a good friend and wanted to release the song at the start of the rain season, so it was released on the New Moon of the 5th of this month and dedicated to him.”

Unfortunately, Herbert’s widow Beth has taken issue with track. She issued the following statement:

“Hello everyone. This is Beth. I am aware that something was released that contained my husband’s work on it that was not finished before his death. To be clear, if anything is to be released after Oli’s death and it isn’t All That Remains material, you need me, the executrix of the estate to sign off on it. Also, probate was not opened until this year so any arrangements after my husband‘s death for his material but before I was named executrix is unenforceable.”

Herbert’s body was found in a pond near his home in Stafford Springs, CT back in October 2018. Police have been investigating his death ever since, treating it as suspicious. One week before his death, the guitarist signed a will making Beth the sole executor and benefactor.

Back in February, All That Remains frontman Phil Labonte said he couldn’t comment on the ongoing investigation, but did say Beth is a “garbage human being.”

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

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]

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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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.”

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.