All That Remains Announce Oli's Permanent Replacement
After making headlines with comments from frontman Phil Labonte that All That Remains had not yet discussed guitarist Jason Richardson's future role in the band, the group have confirmed that they have made him a permanent member.
The band recruited Richardson to fill the void left by the tragic death of Oliver "Oli" Herbert on October 16th of last year. Labonte was asked by Decibel Magazine if the band had yet decided on the official replacement for Oli and he said, "It was one tour and we don't have someone that's actually 'the guy' yet.
"We haven't discussed whether Jason wants to join the band full time. We haven't discussed whether or not we want to have Jason join the band. We're not even at that point yet, so I don't know."
However, on Tuesday the band revealed that they have decided to make Richardson their new guitarist. They said the following, "All That Remains would like to clarify that guitarist Jason Richardson is now an official member of the band. Some recent interviews were conducted before a decision was made or announced regarding Jason. But the band has indeed welcomed him into the fold as an official member and is excited to get back on the tour and play for fans."
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