All That Remains’ Phil Labonte On Oli Herbert’s Death: “I Was Shocked”

During a recent interview with Meltdown of Detroit’s WRIF, All That Remains frontman Phil Labonte opened up about the tragic death of guitarist Oli Herbert. He said that “it was a big shock” and that the band are “still processing it.”

Labonte said the following:

“I was shocked. He was 44 years old, and he wasn’t really a big partier. He would go hang out with people and stuff, but he didn’t really do a lot of drinking… He didn’t do drugs, he didn’t really drink a lot. He would smoke pot once in a while, but that was the extent of it. And so, yeah, it was a big shock. And we’re still processing it and trying to figure out how it is that we move forward and what that means and stuff. So… it sucks.”

He also added the following about the band’s decision to continue:

“We’re gonna continue on. The band is not gonna end. It’s gonna be different and it’s gonna be weird. We’ve got someone that’s filling in for this European trip that we’ve got coming up at the end of the month.

And he is the guy that Oli would have wanted to fill in, to replace him. And then we’ll start looking for a full-time replacement, I assume, shortly. ‘Cause we’ve got stuff that we wanna do next year.

We don’t wanna let the [new] record be pushed aside. Oli would have wanted us to play the songs. He was excited about the way the record sounded and he was excited about a lot of the stuff on it, so he wouldn’t want us to stop.

So we’ve just gotta figure out what that actually looks like and how we do that.”

Herbert’s body was found in a pond near his home in Stafford Springs, CT on October 16 and his widow Beth has confirmed that his death was the result of drowning. She also added that anti-depressants and a sleep aid were found in his system. All That Remains have since recruited Jason Richardson (ex-Born Of Osiris/Chelsea Grin) to fill-in.

[via Blabbermouth]


Cause Of Death Revealed For Late All That Remains Guitarist Oli Herbert

Late All That Remains guitarist Oli Herbert’s widow Beth has confirmed that his death was the result of drowning. She also added that anti-depressants and a sleep aid were found in his system. Herbert’s body was found in a pond near his home in Stafford Springs, CT on October 16. He was only 44 years old.

Beth said the following on Facebook:

“Good morning everyone this is Beth. And indeed it IS a good morning; Toxicology results are back as is the official cause of my husband’s death!

Cause of death- Drowning
Toxicology- Oli was apparently self-treating for manic-depression that has run in his family for several generations. Anti-depressants were found in his system, as well as a sleep aid. The psych meds found in his system were the same ones that a close relative has been prescribed for a long time, so he knew what to hunt down for the “treatment”.

Seeing how he was not going (and WOULDN’T GO) to a doctor to get diagnosed with the issue and was not being prescribed the medications and monitored on them, it explains his occasional erratic behavior here at home.

As far as why the memorial was cancelled; concern for my personal safety and home due to numerous threats to both is the reason.

If anybody knows where Oli was getting the psych meds, please call CT State Police, Troop C in Tolland, CT.”

She also added the following in the comments:

“One of the drugs can have a hallucinogenic effect, also restlessness. Oli kept wanting to go outside that night before he disappeared and he kept walking towards the pond, which is a pitch black part of our property as well as very slippery.. Add to that fact that it was raining that evening. Apparently he left the house after I went to bed so I couldn’t stop him and bring him back inside.”

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:

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…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 will be hitting the road on a European/UK tour 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
12/09 Paris, FRA – Glazart
12/10 Cologne, GER – Luxor
12/11 Berlin, GER – Columbia Theater
12/12 Prague, CZE – Meet Factory
12/14 Wroclaw, POL – Firlej
12/15 Vienna, AUT – Flex
12/17 Munich, GER – Backstage Halle
12/18 Aarau, SWI – K iff
12/19 Amsterdam, NET – Melkweg Oz

The Public Memorial For Late All That Remains Guitarist Oli Herbert Has Been Cancelled

The public memorial service for the late Oli Herbert (All That Remains), which was supposed to take place at The Palladium in Worcester, MA on Sunday (November 11), has been cancelled. The following message was posted on Herbert’s Facebook page:

“**IMPORTANT NOTICE – Wednesday, November 7th at 9:30 pm, ET: The public Memorial Service for Oli Herbert scheduled for Sunday, November 11th has been CANCELLED. No additional information is available at this time.”

Public Memorial For Late All That Remains Guitarist Oli Herbert To Be Held In Worcester, MA This Weekend (UPDATED)

UPDATE: The memorial has unfortunately been cancelled.

Original Story:

A public memorial service for the late Oli Herbert (All That Remains) is set to be held at The Palladium in Worcester, MA on Sunday (November 11). The event will be live streamed on Herbert‘s Facebook at 2:15pm EST/11:15am PST. The service will “include a special video presentation to include photos, music videos and artist tributes.” Fans can participate in that by sending photos of Hebert “at shows and/or with themselves & Oli” to by noon on November 8. Herbert passed away at the age of 44 on October 16. A cause of death has yet to be revealed, but it was said to be an accident.

Report: More Details Surface Regarding The Death Of All That Remains Guitarist Oli Herbert

More details regarding the death of All That Remains guitarist Oli Herbert have begun to surface. According to TMZ, Herbert had been reported missing and police were sent out to his Stafford Springs, CT home to investigate. While searching the area, they ended up finding his body in a pond. His death did not appear to be suspicious, but an autopsy is needed to determine an official cause of death.

In related news, Herbert‘s publicist has since issued a statement:

“On behalf of Oli’s wife and family I can confirm that Oli Herbert passed away yesterday unexpectedly as a result of an accident which occurred on the property of his home. He was 44 years old. No further details are being released at this time

Funeral arrangements are pending and will be announced once that information is available. The family requests for privacy during this time but does wish to express their appreciation to fans worldwide for the outpouring of condolences.”

All That Remains and Herbert’s widow previously issued their own statements, both of which can be found HERE.

All That Remains Guitarist Oli Herbert Dead At 44

All That Remains guitarist Oli Herbert has sadly passed away at the age of 44. No cause of death has been revealed. Herbert was a member of the group since 1998 and played on all nine of their studio albums. R.I.P.

The band issued the following statement:

“We were devastated to learn that Oli Herbert, our friend, guitar player, and founding member of All That Remains, has passed away.

Oli was an incredibly talented guitarist and song writer who defined Rock and Metal from the Northeast. His impact on the genres and our lives will continue indefinitely.

No further details are available at this time. The band and family request that you please respect their privacy and remember Oli by celebrating the great music he made.”

Herbert‘s widow Beth also commented:

“Hello everyone this is Beth, Oli’s widow. Thank you all for the kind thoughts and words. I don’t want to go into what happened until we have a complete picture, but as soon as we do there will be a statement from the family on this page. In the meantime, please respect our privacy as there are still relatives being informed of Oli’s passing. Thank you.”