David Andersson, Soilwork Guitarist, Dead at 47 | Revolver

David Andersson, Soilwork Guitarist, Dead at 47

Swedish axman also played in the Night Flight Orchestra for 15 years
David Andersson Soilwork 2013 getty 1600x900, Miikka Skaffari/FilmMagic
David Andersson playing with Soilwork
photograph by Miikka Skaffari/FilmMagic

It's a sad day for Soilwork. The Swedish melodic death-metal band have shared the tragic news that their guitarist David Andersson has died. He was 47. In a tribute posted to their social media pages, the group say that they're "deeply saddened" by the loss of their bandmate, who was also a practicing doctor outside of the band.

"We are deeply saddened today, as we bring the terrible news of David Andersson's passing," Soilwork wrote. "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 officially joined Soilwork as a co-guitarist in 2012 and played on their four most recent albums, including this year's Övergivenheten. Since 2007, he also played in the Swedish hard-rock band The Night Flight Orchestra alongside other members of Soilwork and Arch Enemy bassist Sharlee D'Angelo. R.I.P.