Herbert began playing guitar at 14, and considered himself a “lone metalhead.” His first paid gig was with his high school band as part of the Battle of the Bands on his final day of his senior year. His band won third place, earning $25.
Herbert began getting into metal in 1986 with a bent towards Motley Crue, Dokken and Ozzy Osbourne. Right before he started playing the guitar, he also became interested in Megadeth and Metallica. When it comes to classical music, Herbert cites Beethoven as a top influence.
Herbert taught guitar lessons for many, many years before a busy touring schedule made it impossible to keep up.
In 2009, his metal guitar instructional program for Rockhouse earned him “instructional DVD of the year."
Oli Hebert has an associate’s degree in Classical and Jazz Guitar, as well as a bachelor’s degree in Music Composition.
He would become an original member of Metalcore act All That Remains.
Oli would die on October 17th 2018, The investigation is ongoing.