Oli Herbert dies at home aged 44
All That Remains founder and guitarist Oli Herbert has died at age 44. Late last night the band issued a statement on their Facebook page announcing his passing:
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.
On Oli’s official Facebook page, his widow Beth posted:
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.
Details have emerged regarding his passing which we are choosing not to report, as per the family’s wishes. Oli Herbert’s publicist Suzanne Penley has confirmed that Oli died due to an accident at his home.
Yesterday we reported that All That Remains had released two new tracks from their upcoming album, New Disease, which is set for release on November 9th. The band were due to tour the UK in December with Sevendust.
Oli Herbert originally was a pianist before discovering heavy metal at age 14 and switched to learning guitar. In 1998 he and Phil Labonte co-founded All That Remains who have gone on to release five albums with sales in excess of a million copies.
Metal Report Editor.
Ex guitarist in Zenopede, ex vocals for a goth covers band that was hailed as the future of Welsh music, former DJ, promoter and nightclub director. Writer for Gear4Geeks’ Blog4Geeks and owner of Gear4Geeks ltd. First published music critique was Kerrang letter of the Week.
Definitely has never been the future, present or past of Welsh music.