Less than a week after the metal world was shocked to learn of Soilwork guitarist David Andersson‘s sudden passing at 47 years old, the band has come together to pledge that their work isn’t over.

Speaking to fans through their Facebook page, Soilwork took time to briefly discuss their loss, Andersson’s contribution to their latest album Övergivenheten, and plans for the future.

“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.”

Not only had Andersson been with the band since 2012, but was also known for playing guitar with The Night Flight Orchestra. This past weekend, The Night Flight Orchestra also announced their intention to keep moving forward.

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.

We at MetalSucks want to wish Andersson’s friends, family, bandmates, and anyone else affected by this loss our sincerest condolences.

While Soilwork is still putting their future touring schedule together, The Night Flight Orchestra will embark on an 11-date run through Europe to celebrate Andersson’s life. You can check out those dates below:

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

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