ALL THAT REMAINS' music video for the song "Just Tell Me Something" can be seen below. The track, which features a guest appearance by ASKING ALEXANDRIA frontman Danny Worsnop, is taken from ALL THAT REMAINS' latest album, "Victim Of The New Disease", which came out last November.
Asked how the collaboration with Worsnop came about, ALL THAT REMAINS frontman Phil Labonte told AXS: "I just called him up. Me and [guitarist] Mike [Martin] have this thing where every record, I'll just be, like, 'Dude, give me four chords.' I think it was Bob Dylan who said, 'Great songs are just four chords and the truth.' So I just told Mike to come up with something cool. I tend to write what's really going on in my life and what I've experienced, so it came together pretty easily. And then when it came to getting Danny, it was also pretty easy. We've known each other for a long time and we have a lot of mutual friends, so I just called him and said, 'Hey, I've got this track, and just take a listen and tell me what you think.' I sent it over, he listened to it and I asked if he'd do the chorus on the second verse, and he said, 'I sure will,' and that was it. He knocked it out in a afternoon and we loved it. It was exactly what we wanted. So it was real simple. And that kind of thing, when it's artists talking to artists, is really when it tends to be easy. If you have to get management involved, that's when it gets complicated."
ALL THAT REMAINS suffered a tragic and incredibly painful loss last fall ahead of "Victim Of The New Disease"'s release when their 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. Guitarist Jason Richardson has since joined the band.
Oli was found dead last October at the edge of the pond on his Stafford Springs, Connecticut property. The guitarist's death is being treated as suspicious by investigators in the Connecticut State Police Eastern District Crime Squad. They are looking at the will he signed a week before his death as well as a life insurance policy mentioned in the will.
Asked how he felt when he first found out about Oli's death, Labonte told Connecticut's iRock Radio: "I was driving up [Interstate] 91 in Connecticut. I was heading home. And, obviously, it was shock. And the first thing I do, me and Mike, our guitar player, got on the horn. And we were just trying to find out information. 'Cause it started coming out in little trickles. People were saying, 'Oh, someone called someone and said there's a bunch of cops at Oli's house.' And then when I got confirmation, I guess the best way to say it is it kind of didn't really compute at first, and it took a minute for that to kind of really hit me that… I'd seen Oli the weekend before, and I wasn't gonna see him again."
Labonte said that it felt "weird playing shows" without Oli. "For 20 years, every single show that ALL THAT REMAINS played, Oli was on my left — Oli was always right there," he explained. "And so it's been hard."