Oli Herbert’s Story | The Real Oli

To listeners old and new,

On October 16, 2018 Oli Herbert, guitarist for American heavy metal band All that Remains, was found dead in a pond behind his house. Of course, this came as a shock to the metal community. Even more surprising were the circumstances surrounding his death. Drowning caused by a mix of anti-depressants and sleeping aids were given as the cause of death in the initial report. This did not sit well those that knew him best.

We set out to get more information about the real Oli. In this episode you will hear from 5 individuals that had both personal and professional relationships with the guitarist. Joey and Dave were bandmates with Oli in the supergroup The Stowaways which performs on the annual rock cruise, ShipRocked. Shawn was a lifelong friend of Oli’s and had known him since their high school days. Benny collaborated and worked closely with Oli on a passion project. Drew was a good friend of Oli’s and one of the primary members of the Justice for Oli movement.

This episode brings you the voices of these five individuals. It is important to Super Metal World that Oli’s true self be brought out for all to hear. To most fans, Oli Herbert was simply an amazing guitarist, but to those that knew him he was, of couse, so much more.

For more information regarding the timeline of events leading up to and following Oli’s death please check out GRIMM Gent’s article.

Horns high for Oli,

Michael and Ty

  • The “sad” thing about these “suspicious” deaths is that nothing will ever become of it. We’ve lost many musicians due to “suspicious” deaths. Nothing ever gets resolved and people never get brought to justice over these deaths. It’s very sad.

  • Oli was my guitar teacher in 90s, used to come to my house once a week…I have not been in touch with him in 7 years….He seemed to lose his phone a lot! But he was my friend. Great guy,

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