Lost Symphony’s “My Last Goodbye” Features Late All That Remains Guitarist Oli Herbert
Classical metal collective Lost Symphony, whose third album, Chapter III, is available today, have revealed a video for the track “My Last Goodbye,” featuring a performance from late All That Remains guitarist Oli Herbert.
Lost Symphony was set in motion when multi-instrumentalist and producer Benny Goodman invited guitarists Kelly Kereliuk and Conrad Simon to add another dimension to the classical demo he had composed. An early recording of “Leave Well Enough Alone,” which appeared on the band’s Chapter II album, made its way to Herbert, who quickly jumped aboard as a chief collaborator.
“I wrote ‘My Last Goodbye’ in 2004 as an homage to my friend Jimmy who took his life. I never used it and decided to try using it again but still didn’t release it. When I showed it to Oli he loved the progression and we intended it as a tribute song in general, not as our actual last goodbye to him. But that’s what it has become. Oli was not just an amazing composer, performer and guitarist, but one of my favorite people I’ve had the privilege of calling a friend.”
“My Last Goodbye” also features guest performances by guitarists Matt LaPierre and Ryan Formato.
Chapter III also features guest performances from Marty Friedman, Alex Skolnick, Nuno Bettencourt, Richard Shaw, Angel Vivaldi, Jeff Loomis, David Ellefson, Jimi Bell and Joey Concepcion. Order it here.
The case of Oli Herbert’s death remains unsolved. In October of 2018, Herbert, age 44, was found dead in a pond near his home in Connecticut. Police, however, deemed Herbert’s death “suspicious” and launched an investigation. This past May, a local TV news broadcast featured a seven-and-a-half minute report on the mystery.