Oli Herbert, founding guitarist of Massachusetts metal band All that Remains, has died. He was 44.
The cause of death has not been officially announced, but Billboard has reported that his body was found in a pond near his Connecticut home. Officials say there doesn’t seem to be anything suspicious about his death, but an autopsy has been arranged nevertheless.
News of his passing was announced on the band’s Instagram page on Wednesday morning. “We were devastated to learn that Oli Herbert, our friend, guitar player, and founding member of All that Remains, has passed away,” the band said in the post. “Oli was an incredibly talented guitarist and songwriter who defined rock and metal from the Northeast. His impact on the genres and our lives will continue indefinitely.”
Read the band’s full statement here:
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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 founded All that Remains in 1998 with ex-Shadows Fall vocalist Phil Labonte. He worked on all of the band’s nine records, including Victim of the New Disease, which is due to arrive on November 9.
Stream “Everything’s Wrong,” a single off the upcoming LP here: