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.”

The Night Flight Orchestra Premiere “Black Stars And Diamonds” Music Video

The Night Flight Orchestra (Soilwork, Arch Enemy, etc.) have premiered a new video for their latest single “Black Stars And Diamonds.” Singer Björn “Speed” Strid commented:

“After our incredible show at ‘Metalfest‘ in Plzen, some of us decided to stay for another day in the heart of Prague. As we had a new gem up our sleeves we couldn’t resist to record a video for it. We therefore spent 8 hours riding at the back of a trailer through Prague while waving with cupped hands and met nothing but smiles and excitement from people in the streets. It was an incredible hot day that turned into a tropical night and this is what came out of it! Enjoy and crank it loud!”

The Night Flight Orchestra Welcome Backing Vocalist Åsa Lundman To The Band, Premiere New Song “Black Stars And Diamonds”

The Night Flight Orchestra (Soilwork, Arch Enemy, etc.) have officially welcomed backing vocalist Åsa Lundman to the band. With this news, the group have also premiered a new song titled “Black Stars And Diamonds”:

Frontman Björn “Speed” Strid said the following about the new track:

“This song is the ultimate weekend tribute, where fallen angels, dreams of glitter and late summer twilight unite in an exploding cocktail.”

He also added the following about recruiting Lundman:

“We are very thrilled to officially welcome the amazing Åsa Lundman to the fold! This marks a new era for the band as her and Anna Brygård unite as the unstoppable back up duo The Aeromanticas. Make sure you follow them on social media! We are very thrilled to share this new single with you, which debuts this amazing back up duo. The future looks so damn bright you ought to use the bottom of champagne bottles as goggles! Enjoy!”

The Night Flight Orchestra Announce Spring European/UK Tour

The Night Flight Orchestra (Soilwork, Arch Enemy, etc.) have announced a spring European/UK tour. Here’s the dates:

05/21 Nordhorn, GER – Alte Weberei
05/22 Hamburg, GER – Markthalle
05/24 London, UK – Powerhaus
05/25 Tilburg, NET – O13
05/26 Paris, FRA – Backstage By The Mill
05/27 Saarbrucken, GER – Garage
05/29 Pratteln, SWI – Z7
05/30 Munich, GER – Backstage
05/31 Bern, SWI – Bierhuebeli
06/02 Stuttgart, GER – Im Wizemann Club
06/07 Krakow, POL – Hype Park
06/08 Warsaw, POL – Hydrozagadka
06/10 Budapest, HUN – Barba Negra

The Night Flight Orchestra Premiere “Change” Music Video

The Night Flight Orchestra (Arch Enemy, Soilwork, etc.) have premiered a new video for their new song “Change.” This track is from the band’s new album “Aeromantic II,“ which was released today (September 3).

The Night Flight Orchestra Premiere “Chardonnay Nights” Music Video

The Night Flight Orchestra (Arch Enemy, Soilwork, etc.) have premiered a new video for their latest single “Chardonnay Nights.” This track is from the band’s new album “Aeromantic II,“ which will be released on September 3. The group commented:

“This song tells the story of endless summer nights and a young man’s desperate fight to push his tomorrows away. To immerse himself or herself in the emergency of the present tense. The way the secrecies of the night reveal unknown truths, and you don’t have to see things too clear, you just have to see them.”

The Night Flight Orchestra To Release New Album “Aeromantic II” In September, Premiere New Song “Chardonnay Nights”

The Night Flight Orchestra (Soilwork, Arch Enemy, etc.) have announced that their new album “Aeromantic II“ will be released on September 3. You can find the cover art and track listing for that effort below:

“Aeromantic II” Track Listing:

01. “Violent Indigo”
02. “Midnight Marvelous”
03. “How Long”
04. “Burn For Me”
05. “Chardonnay Nights”
06. “Change”
07. “Amber Through A Window”
08. “I Will Try”
09. “You Belong To The Night”
10. “Zodiac”
11. “White Jeans”
12. “Moonlit Skies”
13. “Reach Out”

The band commented:

“‘Aeromantic II‘ is about circling around the globe in the stratosphere, never wanting to land. A continuation of the journey we started all these years ago. The Swedish melancholy and the simultaneous love of life, creating a new alternative world for all the restless souls out there. We know that you are there. We feel you. And The Night Flight Orchestra will guide you into a better place. Where the nights are made of Chardonnay and every day is burning. Just take our hands and flounce about with us in the twilight zone, where everything is possible.”

The record’s latest single “Chardonnay Nights” can be found below. The group added the following about that:

“This song tells the story of endless summer nights and a young man’s desperate fight to push his tomorrows away. To immerse himself or herself in the emergency of the present tense. The way the secrecies of the night reveal unknown truths, and you don’t have to see things too clear, you just have to see them.”

The Night Flight Orchestra (Soilwork, Arch Enemy, Etc.) Premiere “Burn For Me” Video

The Night Flight Orchestra (Soilwork, Arch Enemy, etc.) have premiered a new video for their new song “Burn For Me.“ The band commented:

“‘Burn For Me‘ is a song about the first day of summer. And the fact that that particular day might also be the last. A Motown beat filtered through the bloodshot eyes of melancholic Swedes, a gentle reminder that whenever you feel an inkling of a sensation that might erupt into fire, you should just give in and let yourself burn. Guided by voices and spirited away by demons, The Night Flight Orchestra are happy to provide you with the soundtrack to this summer’s passions and heartaches. Let’s get lost in the eternity of now.”

The Night Flight Orchestra (Soilwork, Arch Enemy, Etc.) Premiere “White Jeans” Video

The Night Flight Orchestra (Soilwork, Arch Enemy, etc.) have premiered a new video for their new song “White Jeans.“ The band commented:

“If this song doesn’t make you wanna get up from your worn out brown velvet couch and throw on your crisp snow white jeans and throw a dance-off in the streets with your neighbors, nothing will! Spring is here, time to strut!”