As reported by Ultimate Guitar:
All That Remains have announced that Jason Richardson has officially joined the band as a full-fledged member.
As reported, Jason stepped in for the group’s longtime guitarist Oli Herbert, who passed away in October. The band wrote via social channels:
“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.”
Singer Phil Labonte previously told Decibel magazine on how the group opted for Richardson:
“Well, we had toured with Born of Osiris when Jason was in that band and him and Oli had hit it off and become buddies.
“I’m not sure exactly how much they stayed in contact, but I knew that they would hang out and talk guitar and listen to music and stuff, so when Oli passed away, Jason did a cover of him playing ‘Chiron,’ and then Aaron [Patrick], our bass player, reached out to Jason and said, ‘Hey, you sounded really good. Would you be interested in filling in if we went and needed you to come aboard?’
“He was, like, ‘Yeah, dude. I’d love to,’ and he did an amazing job. He came in and nailed everything and really kind of saved our ass. He made it easier on us when it comes to the grieving side of it. It relieved pressure about this stuff, the business side that we had planned.
“The personal side is easier to handle and cope with. The more pressures you can relieve on a situation, the better.”