Words are not enough to express our feelings today, the whole Nuclear Blast family mourns the death of David Andersson, guitarist of SOILWORK and THE NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA. Our deepest condolences go out to his family and friends – we will remember David as one of the most creative and passionate artists of our time, his memory will forever be cherished.
SOILWORK have issued the following statement: “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.”
Nuclear Blast states: 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!”
Velvet Thunder also wishes to mourn David‘s passing and extends heartfelt condolences to his family, friends, band mates and of course fans of his music. I was very fortunate to interview David in respect of Night Flight Orchestra in 2018 and can confirm that David was a joy to speak to, friendly and funny and so eager to talk about the band’s music.