The heavy metal band also gives an official update on band’s future after the heartbreaking loss of founding member Oli Herbert.
Last month, All That Remains suffered a tragic and incredibly painful loss when their globally renowned, highly respected, and immeasurably talented lead guitarist and founding member Oli Herbert, who played on all nine albums in the band’s discography, unexpectedly passed away.
Herbert was especially proud of the band’s new album, Victim of the New Disease, which arrived in stores and at DSPs today, November 9, via Razor & Tie. The album is both a tour de force and a testament to Herbert’s legacy.
All That Remains — Philip Labonte [lead vocals], Mike Martin [guitar], Jason Costa [drums], and Aaron Patrick [bass, backing vocals] — plan to further honor the passion that Herbert felt for both the album and the band by continuing on.
The band will embark on its previously scheduled European tour with Sevendust this December. Guitar virtuoso and YouTube personality Jason Richardson (All Shall Perish, Chelsea Grin, Born of Osiris) has come on board and will fill in on the upcoming trek. All current tour dates are below, with more touring plans in North America being announced soon.
“Losing Oli has been a tremendous blow to the core of ATR,” says vocalist Labonte. “But I know he wouldn’t want anything other than for us to continue. He loved this record so much — it’s some of our best work. We look forward to sharing the music with everyone — seeing our fans from the stage. From where Oli loved most. It’ll be cathartic. We’ll need it to be.”
Prior to the album’s release, the band shared an epic trifecta of new tracks “Fuck Love,” “Wasteland,” and “Everything’s Wrong.” The songs were met with near-universal acclaim and genuine excitement from the rock and metal communities.
Critical gatekeepers like MetalSucks enthused that “Fuck Love” was “easily the heaviest thing they’ve released in years (maybe ever??)” while Loudwire proclaimed that the track is a “straight-forward brutalizer centered around a beefy pendular rhythm, making it an instant pit-starter when it eventually sees the stage.” Anti-Hero weighed in, calling tracks “pit perfect.”
Labonte offered this insight into the album, saying, “We decided to throw a curveball… and do the heaviest record since For We Are Many in 2010! It was the perfect way to follow-up Madness, where we did some different styles and songs and even covered a country song. People might’ve expected something more experimental, but throwing curveballs is what we do.”
Victim of the New Disease also features a vocal cameo from Asking Alexandria’s Danny Worsnop.
In other ATR news, the band is pleased to announce that the single “Two Weeks” from the album Overcome has been RIAA Certified Gold.
VICTIM OF THE NEW DISEASE TRACK LISTING:
1. “Fuck Love”
2. “Everything’s Wrong”
3. “Blood I Spill”
5. “Alone In The Darkness”
6. “Misery In Me”
8. “Just Tell Me Something” (Featuring Danny Worsnop)
9. “I Meant What I Said”
10. “Victim of the New Disease”
ALL THAT REMAINS ON TOUR:
12/1 — SOUTHAMPTON, UK —ENGINE ROOMS
12/2 — LONDON, UK — ELECTRIC BRIXTON
12/4 — MANCHESTER, UK — ACADEMY 2
12/5 — GLASGOW, UK — GARAGE
12/6 — NOTTINGHAM, UK — ROCK CITY
12/7 — BRISTOL, UK — SWX
12/9 — PARIS, FR — GLAZART
12/10 — COLOGNE, DE — LUXOR
12/11 — BERLIN, DE — COLUMBIA THEATER
12/13 — PRAGUE, CZ — MEET FACTORY
12/14 — WROCLAW, PL — FIRLEJ
12/15 — VIENNA, AT — FLEX
12/17 — MUNICH, DE — BACKSTAGE HALLE
12/18 — AARAU, CH — KIFF
12/19 — AMSTERDAM, NL — MELWEG OZ