Oli Herbert Of All That Remains

Phil Labonte Calls Widow Of All That Remains’ Oli Herbert A “Garbage Human Being”


During a recent appearance on ‘Rover’s Morning Glory‘, All That Remains vocalist Phil Labonte called Elizabeth Herbert, the widow of the band’s guitarist Oli Herbert, a “garbage human being.” Oli himself died this past October with his body being found in a pond nearby his Stafford Springs, CT house by police after he was reported missing by his wife.

Oli‘s death currently remains under investigation and is being treated as suspicious by the State Police Eastern District Crime Squad given some strange circumstances around his death.

Following his death, Elizabeth claimed that Oli had been self-medicating for ‘manic depression’ and had traces of anti-depressants and a sleeping aid in his system at the time of his death as per a toxicology report.

However, her behavior in the weeks surrounding Oli‘s death (and other other odd occurrences) didn’t sit right with a group of fans and friends of Oli. They have since compiled what they claim is evidence of suspicious circumstances surrounding Oli‘s death, sharing their findings on the Facebook GroupJustice For Oli Herbert‘.

After being pressed for comment on Oli‘s death, Labonte said on the aforementioned show:

“I think when it comes to the circumstances surrounding Oli‘s death, that the best thing for me to say is there’s not a lot I could say, because there is an investigation.”

When asked about what kind of guy Oli was, Labonte went on to say:

“He was never into drugs. He loved playing guitar. Our drummer is the big drinker in the band. Our drummer used to be like ‘Oli, do shots’ and Oli would be like ‘shots are for adolescents.’ [laughs] He would have mixed drinks or whatever, he liked good beers, but he wasn’t into the drinking and stuff. He would have some drinks, but I don’t ever recall Oli… in twenty years, I’ve seen him hung over two times. He just wasn’t into it. It wasn’t his deal. He loved playing guitar.”

Labonte later reiterated, “Oli Herbert did not do the types of drugs that you would associate with an overdose, period.” He continued on to say that in the 21- 22 years they knew each other, he “never saw him [Oli] do the type of drugs that you would associate with, you know, somebody who overdoses…”

When the opening line from this deleted Facebook post from Elizabeth was read to Labonte on the show, he responded “absolute garbage human being.” He later went on to discuss the dynamics of All That Remains and their significant others when on the road. When asked if he personally disliked Elizabeth prior to Oli‘s death, he replied:

Beth was never allowed to be around… to be on tour. She would come to the local shows because, you know, we couldn’t stop her… Everyone else in the band’s wives, girlfriends, whatever—they would come out on tour, stay for a few days, stay for a week, everybody got along.”

When asked why Elizabeth specifically wasn’t allowed to join the band on tour, Labonte replied, “We [the band] made the decision, and she wasn’t allowed because she was a garbage human being. [laughs].” When asked why Oli was married to her, Labonte offered:

“We tried to convince him to get a divorce for a long time. I can’t tell you exactly why he wouldn’t do it or what the circumstances were surrounding his resistance. I don’t know. But I can say that I personally talked to him and said multiple times, look if you need a place to stay, I got plenty of room…”

When asked if he had an opinion on Oli‘s death and Elizabeth‘s potential involvement in it, Labonte replied, “I do have an opinion on it, but I am not going to say. There is an ongoing investigation happening by the Connecticut state police.”

The comments about Oli begin at around 18 minutes into the interview, which you can find at Herbert has since been replaced by tJason Richardson in the All That Remains.

[via Metal Injection]

- Advertisement - Purchase Merch