It is a shock. David Andersson, Soilwork and The Night Flight Orchestra guitarist, passed away yesterday, 14th of September 2022. The death of the 47-years-old Swedish guitarist was announced by Soilwork, who released the following statement via social media: "We are deeply saddened today, as we bring the terrible news of David Andersson's passing. He was one of a kind and a brilliant man in so many ways. He was our guitarist for more than 10 years and had a big impact on Soilwork's musical journey forward. Sadly alcohol and mental illness took you away from us. We will miss him dearly and will continue to carry the musical legacy that he was a part of. Our deepest condolences goes out to his family. Forever grateful for the time we spent with you and all the good laughs. Thank you Dr. Dave. See you on the other side. We encourage everyone to respect the privacy of David's family and friends in these tragic times".
In a separate statement, The Night Flight Orchestra said: "Goodnight sweet doctor. We all hope you've finally found peace. We will miss you so much. You were one of a kind and a brilliant musician. Sadly alcohol and mental illness took you away from us. It hurts so much. Our deepest condolences goes out to David Andersson's family on this difficult day. He's music will live on forever. Thank you for all the unforgettable times together. See you on the other side".
David Andersson officially joined Soilwork in 2012 as the replacement for Peter Wichers. Soilwork released its first studio album in three years, "Övergivenheten", on August 19 via Nuclear Blast Records.
Rest in Peace, David.