Co-founder and permanent guitarist of All That Remains, Oli Herbert, has passed away. The band released the statement below via Instagram:
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 was only in his 40s, though his exact age varies from report to report. Tributes have appeared already, such as the following from Arch Enemy’s Michael Amott:
Really shocked to learn of Oli Herbert passing away. AE and ATR toured together years ago and Oli always used to come out and see us play when we came through his area. The nicest guy. The metal community’s lost another great musician way too early. #RIPOliHerbert #AllThatRemains pic.twitter.com/B4CM5pKEbA
— 𝕸𝖎𝖈𝖍𝖆𝖊𝖑 𝕬𝖒𝖔𝖙𝖙 (@Michael_Amott) October 17, 2018
As always, we choose to celebrate the life of a fallen brother and extend our sincerest sympathies to his friends and family. Enjoy a sample of his work below.