He was only 44.
The next All That Remains record, ‘Victim of the New Disease‘, which is set for release on November 9th via Razor & Tie Records, has just been dealt a heavy blow. What with the sudden news of the passing of long-running guitarist Oli Herbert, who died on October 17th, 2018. Oli had been in the band for two decades now, ever since founding the American metal band back in 1998. It’s safe to say that without him and his guitar playing, stand out records like ‘The Fall Of Ideals‘ (2006) wouldn’t be as strong as they were and still are.
All That Remains broke the tragic news late last night (Australian time), writing to friends and family that:
“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.”
Since the news of Oli’s death has been picked up, outlets like TMZ have gone onto share more news of his passing, but I won’t explicitly do so here out of respect for his loved one’s privacy. Mine and the rest of KYS’s condolences go out to his widow, Beth, and to his four bandmates, Philip Labonte, Mike Martin, Jason Costa, Aaron Patrick during this difficult time. Rest in power.