It’s a tragic day for metal fans everywhere, following the announcement that Oli Herbert, the lead guitarist for All That Remains, passed away at the age of 44-years-old. TMZ was the first to report the news.
TMZ reported that the police arrived at Oli’s home in Stafford Springs on Tuesday afternoon after an unknown person reported he was missing. When cops searched the area, they found him dead by a pond.
The authorities stayed relatively silent on the matter because it hasn’t been confirmed how he passed away yet. However, they did say that it didn’t appear suspicious.
On All That Remains’ Facebook page, the band wrote they were “devastated to learn that Oli Herbert” had passed away. Oli was one of the founding members of All That Remains, kicking off in 1998 with their first metal album coming out in 2002, Behind Silence and Solitude.
Following their first record, they released This Darkened Heart, The Fall of Ideals, Overcome, For We Are Many, A War You Cannot Win, The Order Of Things, and Madness.
Oli was arguably one of the most talented guitar players in the metal genre of the last 25-years, due to his ability to combine melody and speed, without sacrificing the integrity and accessibility of the music.
While his guitar playing could be classified as “shredding,” Oli was more than capable of creating guitar leads and solos that served a focal purpose in the band’s songs. Since All That Remains first began, they’ve released 8 records, selling over 1 million records worldwide.
They were supposed to release a new record, Victim Of The New Disease, on the 9th of November, but the future of the new album may be in peril. Oli is survived by his partner and wife, Beth. Thoughts and prayers go out to the other members of the band, as well as Oli’s friends and family.