Guitarist and founder of the rock group “All That Remains” Oli Herbert has died at the age of 44.
Band members posted the news on Instagram on Oct. 17 with a picture of Herbert, with his signature long hair, playing the guitar.
“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,” stated the caption.
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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.
“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,” it read.
Many people left comments on Instagram with their condolences.
“An incredibly talented person,” wrote user reecesanderson. “A massive influence for me growing up. … His riffs and solos are just something else, and will undoubtedly inspire an unfathomable amount of guitar players for many years to come.”
“Gone but not forgotten. He’s left behind a legacy that will be carried on for years to come. Rest in peace, Oli. We’ll miss you,” wrote lichslurp.
Herbert played with the Massachusetts-based band starting in 1998 and was featured on all nine studio albums.
Guitar World is saddened to report that Oli Herbert, guitarist for All That Remains and a longtime friend of the magazine, has passed away https://t.co/NJcxDhDPzs
— Guitar World (@GuitarWorld) October 17, 2018
“All That Remains” celebrated its 20th anniversary this year, and lead singer Mike Martin discussed the group’s legacy in an interview with AXS in January. Martin said the group has always tried to create memorable music.
“I think stuff like that makes you successful for a long period,” he told AXS.
Martin was also asked if he though rock music was not as popular as it was 10 years ago, and he said he thought that was true.
“I don’t think anything is as big as it was before because everyone has a computer in their hand. It’s like a drug at this point. People get anxiety if they don’t get to look at their phone every 30 seconds. Attention spans are gone, so I don’t know how you go back from that,” he said.
According to the band’s website, the group is set to release their new album “Victim of the New Disease,” on Nov. 9, and their next tour starts Dec. 1 in the United Kingdom.
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