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Soilwork Guitarist David Andersson Has Died, Age 47

16 September 2022 | 10:14 am | Brenton Harris
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"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."

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Soilwork guitarist David Andersson has died at age 47. Soilwork confirmed the sad news via a statement, issued by their record company Nuclear Blast, reflecting on the sudden and tragic passing.

"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."

The band also shared the statement on social media, accompanied by a photo of Andersson. 

Nuclear Blast have also issued their own statement, sharing their thoughts 

"When we heard about the passing of David Andersson, we were in total disbelief. We sat there in shock and simply couldn’t believe it.
But unfortunately, the news was true. The news has made us and countless people around the world incredibly sad. David Andersson passed away far too young! David was a very cool guy, friendly, funny, easy to work with and always full of music. We wish his bandmates in Soilwork and The Night Flight Orchestra, and his family our sincere condolences in these hard times. David Andersson will always be remembered as a member of the Nuclear Family, and his music will live on forever among countless fans worldwide. Thank you for the music and we hope you have found the peace you were looking for.
Rest in Power David!"  

Andersson joined Soilwork in 2012, touring the world with the band and contributing to four studio albums. He is heavily featured on the Swedish band's acclaimed new full-length ÖvergivenhetenHe was also a member of the offshoot hard rock outfit The Night Flight Orchestra along with Soilwork lead vocalist Björn 'Speed' Strid.

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There has been no information issued from the band regarding whether this will impact their plans to tour Australia in November. 

SOILWORK GUITARIST DAVID ANDERSSON HAS DIED

POSTED 15 SEP 2022By Brenton Harris


David Andersson
Photo Credit: Gary Wolstenholme/Getty Images


Soilwork guitarist David Andersson has died at age 47.  Soilwork confirmed the sad news via social media overnight, reflecting on the sudden and tragic passing.

“We are deeply saddened today, as we bring the terrible news of David Andersson’s passing,” their statement reads. “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.”

 

Andersson joined Soilwork in 2012, touring the world with the band and contributing to four studio albums. He is heavily featured on the Swedish band's acclaimed new full-length Övergivenheten. He was also a member of the offshoot hard rock outfit The Night Flight Orchestra along with Soilwork lead vocalist Björn 'Speed' Strid.

There has been no information issued from the band regarding whether this will impact their plans to tour Australia in November. 

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