Metal Celebrities React to the Death of All That Remains Guitarist Oli Herbert
Update, 5:16pm EDT: A new report alleges that Oli was found dead in a pond near or on his property. Details here.
Below are some reactions from prominent members of the metal community. We will continue to update this post as more tributes pour in.
Corey Taylor (Slipknot, Stone Sour)
This is a damn shame. My heart goes out to his family, bandmates and friends. https://t.co/noDmkbJOFC
— CONGLATURATION !!! (@CoreyTaylorRock) October 17, 2018
Jamey Jasta (Hatebreed)
Fuckkkkkkk!! Rest In Peace Oli what a kind, cool and awesomely talented person! I’ll never forget he rode the Harry Potter rides w/ me when everyone else wouldn’t! I said you’re an actual wizard let’s do this and he agreed! He also helped write “I’m Ready” on Dee’s album. RIP pic.twitter.com/dUFXvYQ49Q
— Jamey Jasta (@jameyjasta) October 17, 2018
Mark Lewis (Engineer/Mixer, All That Remains’ Overcome)
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So sad to hear of Oli’s passing today. What a genuine soul, good friend and amazing guitarist. @allthatremains are some of my oldest friends in the biz and I am forever grateful for the history we share. My heart goes to my dear friends in the band and his family and friends all over the word. Thank you, Oli for always being the dude that wanted to share a drink and talk about our love for guitar, especially old Jacksons. I’ll miss you bud. #ripoliherbert
Brian Fair (Shadows Fall, Overcast)
The world has lost one of the sweetest and most talented musicians I have ever known. Oli Herbert of All That Remains was always so kind and friendly every time you saw him and a literal wizard on the guitar. Such devastating news and such a sad and tragic loss. #RIPOli
— Brian Fair (@brianshadfall) October 17, 2018
Doc Coyle (Bad Wolves, God Forbid)
I’m gonna miss my buddy, Oli.
— Doc Coyle (@DocCoyle) October 17, 2018
Trevor Phipps (Unearth)
Oli Herbert was a unique personality and extraordinary talent. His kindness was felt every time we'd meet up on the road. The music world and metal community has lost one of its best. My condolences to the members of All That Remains, his friends, family and legacy of fans.
— Trevor Phipps (@TrevorPhipps) October 17, 2018
Mark Tremonti (Alter Bridge, Tremonti, Creed)
RIP Oli Herbert..A great talent and a great human being.
— Mark Tremonti (@MarkTremonti) October 17, 2018
Michael Amott (Arch Enemy)
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
Cristina Scabbia (Lacuna Coil)
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These are the news I would NEVER EVER want to give. I am deeply saddened by hearing that Oli Herbert from All that Remains passed away. I will always remember him as a very sweet, kind and calm human being. We used to call him “the wizard” for his long hair and beard and the way he used to play his magic with guitar pics and his guitar. My deepest condolences go to the whole band and Oli’s family. @olithatremains
Brendon Small (Dethklok, Galaktikon)
Oli Herbert. Great guitarist and a great guy. I remember nerding out about guitars every day that we were on tour together w Dethklok and ATR. Rest In Peace Oli.
— Brendon Small (@_Brendonsmall) October 17, 2018
Vincent Bennett (The Acacia Strain)
Rest in Power Oli. Heavy metal just lost a genuine one.
— Pumpkin Spice Vinny 2: The Re-pumpkining (@xDIAMONDCUTx) October 17, 2018
Mark Holcomb (Periphery)
A kind, gentle guy. RIP Oli. https://t.co/ShiaiRHOBJ
— Mark Holcomb (@MarkPeriphery) October 17, 2018
Lee McKinney (Born of Osiris)
This is awful news. I had the pleasure of touring with him a couple times. He was really passionate about what he did. He was full of talent and always a pleasure to be around. My condolences go out to his family and his band. https://t.co/p07aZQGCc0
— Lee Patrick Mckinney (@LeeOsiris) October 17, 2018
Ryan Neff (Miss May I)
Sad to hear about the passing of Oli of ATR. Always been a big fan of his work. Only gigged w him a few times but he was a real shredder. RIP
— Lil Potato (@whosryanneff) October 17, 2018
Johannes Eckerström (Avatar)
All That Remains were a pleasure to tour with and Oli was a fun and friendly class act of a guy as well as a great musician. Thank you for the good times and great opportunities. #oliherbert
— Johannes Eckerström (@Johannes_Avatar) October 17, 2018