All That Remains is an American metalcore band from Springfield, Massachusetts, which formed in 1998 and are currently signed to Razor & Tie. They have released six studio albums and have sold nearly 800,000 records worldwide. All That Remains released their debut album, Behind Silence and Solitude, on March 26, 2002 and their sixth and most recent album, A War You Cannot Win, on November 6, 2012.
Formation and Debut Album (1998 - 2004)Edit
The band formed in 1998 as a side project to Phil Labonte's band Shadows Fall with Oli Herbert, Dan Egan, Chris and Michael Bartlett. When Phil Labonte was asked to leave Shadows Fall after the release of their debut album, Somber Eyes to the Sky, because of personal and artistic differences he decided to focus entirely on All That Remains. The band then began working on their debut album, Behind Silence and Solitude which would be released on March 26, 2002 through Prosthetic Records. The musical style on the album features a melodic death metal style similar to that of his work on Shadows Fall's debut album. The band would later adopt more of a metalcore musical style in further releases. Dan Egan and Chris Bartlett would later leave the band prior to the recording of the bands sophomore album.
The Darkest Heart (2004 - 2006)Edit
Matt Deis and Mike Martin joined the band in 2003 and 2004 and the band began working on their sophomore album. The band's sophomore album was set to be produced by Adam Dutkiewicz of Killswitch Engage and released through Prosthetic Records like their debut album. On March 23, 2004 the band released their sophomore album, This Darkened Heart, the album featured better production compared to its predecessor and showed the bands shift to a metalcore style. The album has three singles; the first released being "This Darkened Heart" followed by "Tattered on My Sleeve" and "The Deepest Gray".
The Fall of Ideals (2006 - 2008)Edit
All That Remains released their third studio album, The Fall of Ideals, on July 11, 2006 again through Prosthetic Records. Adam Dutkiewicz returned again to produce the album. The album is also considered to be the band’s breakthrough release, as it entered the Billboard 200 charts at number 75, selling almost 13,000 copies in its first week. “This Calling” was released as the album’s first single. Two music videos were created, with one incorporating footage from Saw III (as it was the lead song from the film's soundtrack). A music video was made for the album’s second single "The Air That I Breathe". The band was also a part of Ozzfest 2006. The song “Six” is featured on Guitar Hero II as an unlockable song . On June 20, 2007, it was announced that The Fall of Ideals had surpassed 100,000 sales in the United States. A music video for the album’s third single “Not Alone” was filmed on July 4 and was released on September 10, 2007. In 2007, they played at Wacken Open Air in Wacken, Germany to a great success. On November 30, 2007, All That Remains released a live CD/DVD album titled All That Remains Live.
In early 2008, they embarked on a headlining tour with support from Chimaira and Black Tide with Divine Heresy and Light This City splitting the tour’s opening slot. Five Finger Death Punch, was originally supposed to play but dropped off before the tour started due to vocal problems. Later that summer All That Remains appeared on the Midwestern leg of Van’s Warped Tour 2008.
Overcome (2008 - 2010)Edit
The band visited Audiohammer Studios in May, 2008 to record their fourth studio album, Overcome, with producer Jason Suecof. The album was released on September 16, 2008, with critics giving it mixed reviews due to its more mainstream sound, many claiming that the band has put focus on catchy melodies rather than technical heavy metal riffs. The song “Chiron” was released as the first single from the album and was released on Agust 11, 2008. The singles from the "Chiron" and "Two Weeks" were released for Rock Band as downloadable content, along with “This Calling”. Their single "Two Weeks" was also featured as a free playable download on the popular iPhone OS game, Tap Tap Revenge 2. On June 10, All That Remains started touring on the Rockstar Mayhem Festival, playing the Jägermeister stage along with God Forbid and headliners Trivium.
On April 12, 2009, Phil Labonte posted on his Twitter that he was recording something in the studio on that same day with Oli and Mike. This turned out to be the acoustic version of “Forever in Your Hands”.
On September 29, 2010, All That Remains announced “The Napalm & Noise Tour”, which will take place from November 23 December 21. They will co-headline it with The Devil Wears Prada, and be supported by Story of the Year and Haste the Day.
On October 7, 2009, All That Remains released the music video for their single “Forever in Your Hands”. Also released on this day was a free download of the Japan bonus track "Frozen" from Overcome.
In January, 2011, All That Remains won top honors in the Hard Rock/Metal category in the 9th Annual Independent Music Awards for the album.
For We Are Many (2010 - 2011)Edit
All That Remains announced plans to start recording another album, which began in April 2010. The band later confirmed it to be released later in the year with Adam Dutkiewicz as the chosen producer. The album was released on October 12, 2010
On June 8, 2010, All That Remains premiered the title track "For We Are Many" during a show in Burlington, VT under the working title of "Dem Trims". From August 18 through September 6, a free download of the title track, "For We Are Many", was available on the band’s website after subscribing to their mailing list.
On October 6, 2010, All That Remains released a music video for the single "Hold On".
For We Are Many debuted at number 10 on the Billboard 200, selling a little over 29,000 copies in its first week.
A music video was released for “The Last Time” on April 1, 2011.
A War You Cannot Win (2012 - present)Edit
On January 25, 2012, vocalist Phillip Labonte stated via Facebook that the band were working on new material. On June 21, they revealed that their upcoming sixth studio album is titled A War You Cannot Win. On August 13, 2012, Labonte uploaded "Down Through the Ages" to YouTube. All That Remains released the album cover to the album August 23. On August 27, the first single "Stand Up" was released on the radio. On August 29, All That Remains released the Official Lyric video to "Stand Up", which can be seen on YouTube. The band has also released a free track of "Down Through the Ages" off their website from the upcoming album A War You Cannot Win which was released on November 6, 2012.
- Philip Labonte - lead vocals (1998 - present)
- Oli Herbert - lead guitar and backing vocals (1998 - present)
- Jeanne Sagan - bass guitar and backing vocals (2006 - present)
- Mike Martin - rhythm guitar and backing vocals (2004 - present)
- Jason Costa - drums (2007 - present)
- Matt Deis - bass guitar and backing vocals (2003 - 2004)
- Dan Egan - bass guitar and backing vocals (1998 - 2003)
- Chris Bartlett - rhythm guitar and backing vocals (1998 - 2004)
- Shannon Lucas - drums (2006)
- Michael Bartlett - drums (1998 - 2006)
- Tony Laureano - drums (2009)
- Behind Silence and Solitude (Prosthetic Records, March 26, 2002)
- This Darkened Heart (Prosthetic Records, March 23, 2004)
- The Fall of Ideals (Prosthetic Records, July 11, 2006)
- Overcome (Prosthetic Records, September 16, 2008)
- For We Are Many (Prosthetic Records, October 12, 2010)
- A War You Cannot Win (Razor & Tie, November 6, 2012)
- All That Remains: Live (Prosthetic Records, October 30, 2007)