Soilwork And The Night Flight Orchestra Plan To Continue Following The Death Of Guitarist David Andersson

Soilwork and The Night Flight Orchestra have issued new statements regarding their futures following the tragic death of guitarist David Andersson. Both bands have confirmed that they will be moving forward.

Soilwork said the following:

“Today marks the 1 month anniversary of ‘Övergivenheten’ – David’s final work with us. He poured so much of himself into this album and together we created something really special.

In the wake of last week’s tragic event, we would like to emphasize that we will carry on the musical legacy of this band and continue to present ‘Övergivenheten’ to our fans, and bring the new songs on the road around the world in David’s memory.

We are soon ready to announce upcoming touring activities and as of our announced Australian tour it will move on as scheduled.

We would also like to thank everyone for reaching out paying their respect and condolences as well as sharing beautiful memories with this band and David. Thank you for your compassion and understanding.”

Here’s the band’s current dates:

11/01 Perth, AUS – Magnet House
11/02 Adelaide, AUS – Lion Arts Factory
11/03 Sydney, AUS – Manning Bar
11/04 Melbourne, AUS – Croxton
11/05 Brisbane, AUS – The Zoo

The Night Flight Orchestra said the following:

“The Legacy continues…

September 14th, in the year of 2022 will be a date that none of us will ever forget. Our guitarist David Andersson shut his eyes forever. It was the day we’ve all dreaded for quite sometime. Our hearts are grieving.

As Björn went to visit David for the last time at the hospital, he gave him the blessing to continue the musical journey that they both embarked on some 12 years ago. Despite David’s fairly long absence from the band as a touring member, we’ve had an amazing and busy summer with unforgettable shows.

However, there’s one thing we haven’t done in a long time: playing club shows. We can’t see a better way to celebrate David’s life and music, than to embark on this mini European tour in November, that we’ve been planning for quite a while. We encourage you to join us in this celebration and dance the night away. This winged and nocturnal journey must continue. In David’s honor, we’ve also named the tour “Death to false AOR”. He would’ve loved that – cause if there’s one thing he loathed, it was false and non organic AOR.”

Here’s the band’s current dates:

11/10 London, UK – The Dome
11/11 Berlin, GER – Orwo Haus
11/12 Helmond, NET – Cacaofabriek
11/13 Vienna AUT – Szene
11/14 Bilzen, BEL – South of Heaven
11/15 Cologne, GER – Essigfabrik
11/16 Bochum, GER – Matrix
11/17 Weiher, GER – Live Music Hall
11/18 Oldenburg in Holstein, GER – Metalhammer Paradise
11/19 Leipzig, GER – Hellraiser
11/20 Bratislava, SLO – Randal Club

David Andersson (Soilwork, The Night Flight Orchestra) Passes Away

David Andersson (Soilwork, The Night Flight Orchestra) has sadly passed away. The guitarist was only 47 years old.

Soilwork said the following:

“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.

Björn, Sven, Sylvain, Bastian, Rasmus & Simon“

The Night Flight Orchestra also issued a statement:

“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.

-Björn, Jonas, Sharlee, Anna, Åsa, Sebastian, John & Rasmus.”

Soilwork Premiere “Valleys Of Gloam” Music Video

Soilwork have premiered a new video for their new song “Valleys Of Gloam.” This track is from the band’s new album “Övergivenheten,” which was released today (August 19). Björn “Speed” Strid commented:

“‘Valleys Of Gloam‘ has a fierce metallic rock drive and sticks out quite a bit on this album. It might remind some people of the ‘Figure Number Five‘ days – yet it’s moving forward with the bands new found era, where the melodic language and intensity unites in a unique and beautiful way. This one is a very uplifting piece, that goes straight to the heart.”

Soilwork Premiere “Dreams Of Nowhere” Music Video

Soilwork have premiered a new video for their new song “Dreams Of Nowhere.” This track is from the band’s new album “Övergivenheten,” which will be released on August 19. Björn “Speed” Strid commented:

“‘Dreams Of Nowhere‘ serves up an atmosphere that reminds you of our roots in the Swedish mid 90’s death metal scene, with soaring riffs that sends melancholic and beautiful chills down your spine, but still brings you to where the heart of the band lies in 2022. Lyrics deal with the constant battle between reality and escapism.”

Soilwork Premiere “Nous Sommes La Guerre” Music Video

Soilwork have premiered a new video for their new song “Nous Sommes La Guerre.” This track is from the band’s new album “Övergivenheten,” which will be released on August 19.

The group commented:

“‘Nous Sommes la Guerre‘ evolved around a ‘fight or flight’ theme. The song is about internal struggles and confronting your own worst sides. It’s a cry for help in defeating the darkness inside of you and move towards a brighter path.”

Artist Argavilda added:

“The idea is to peel the skin of the narrator to reveal the individual layers and see what makes the individual. All the scarred and murky sides being laid bare the deeper you dig. Crying golden blood because there are no more tears. It is a person soul searching to find answers and exposing themselves to ask for help. My interpretation of the lyrics is intricately connected to being lost and realizing, that you must build yourself up anew and that you cannot do it alone.”

Soilwork Tease New Song “Nous Sommes la Guerre”

Soilwork have shared a teaser for their new song “Nous Sommes la Guerre.” The full track will be released on June 17 and it will also appear on the band’s new album “Övergivenheten” (out August 19).

Soilwork Announce Australian Tour

Soilwork have announced an Australian tour in support of their new album “Övergivenheten” (out August 19). Here’s the dates for that run:

11/01 Perth, AUS – Magnet House
11/02 Adelaide, AUS – Lion Arts Factory
11/03 Sydney, AUS – Manning Bar
11/04 Melbourne, AUS – Croxton
11/05 Brisbane, AUS – The Zoo

Soilwork Premiere “Övergivenheten” Music Video

Soilwork have premiered a new video for the title track of their new album “Övergivenheten.” That effort will be released on August 19. Björn “Speed” Strid commented:

“The title track of this album just might be the pinnacle of this band’s musical journey — it sums up everything that we’ve ever been about and the sometimes risky musical venture that this band embarked on some 20 years ago. To me, this song is as close to the heart as it gets.”

“Övergivenheten” Track Listing:

01. “Övergivenheten”
02. “Nouse Sommes la Guerre”
03. “Electric Again”
04. “Valleys Of Gloam”
05. “Is It In Your Darkness”
06. “Vultures”
07. “Morgongåva/Stormfågel”
08. “Death, I Hear You Calling”
09. “This Godless Universe”
10. “Dreams Of Nowhere”
11. “The Everlasting Flame”
12. “Golgata”
13. “Harvest Spine”
14. “On The Wings Of A Goddess Through Flaming Sheets Of Rain”

Soilwork Announce New Bassist

Soilwork have officially welcomed Rasmus Ehrnborn to the band as their new bassist. News of his addition comes as the group are finishing up their new album.

Soilwork commented:

“We are pleased to finally welcome Rasmus Ehrnborn to the Soilwork family and announce him as our official bass player and full time member of the band. Rasmus has been onstage with us ever since the 2019 Verkligheten campaign and recorded our EP A Whisp Of The Atlantic as well as our upcoming album that is due this year. Rasmus is a world class musician and has truly become an important member of the band, and we look forward to seeing what the future holds for this new constellation.”

Ehrnborn added:

“For me, joining Soilwork as a full time member is a bit of a dream come true as I’ve been a big fan of the band for many years. Their musicianship and songwriting is out of this world, and after touring and recording with the guys these past few years I’ve come to consider them all dear friends. I’m humbled and proud to be a part of the next chapter of Soilwork.”

Soilwork Plan To Release New Album In 2022

Soilwork are currently working on a new album and are planning to release the effort in 2022. The band revealed the news, while also sharing the fifth installment in their ongoing interview series:

“All we can say is that there’s gonna be a new album in 2022. In this week’s episode of the interview series we talk about recording during a pandemic, writing process and of course Hawaiian guitars.”