Swedish guitarist David Anderson has died at the age of 47.
This is what the bandmates of the melodic metal band Soilwork are writing on Facebook.
“It is with great sadness that today we can bring you the terrible news of the passing of David Anderson. He was a wonderful, kind and wonderful man in many ways,” the bandmates wrote on Facebook.
– I will miss you
Anderson also played in the Swedish rock band The Night Flight Orchestra, which he did with Soilwork vocalist, Björn Strid.
“Good night, Doctor. I hope you have found peace. We will miss you very much,” an update from the band said.
Soilwork was founded in the mid-1990s in Gothenburg, but Anderson didn’t join the band until 2012. By that time, he had already toured with the band quite a bit on and off since 2006.
was a doctor
He has co-recorded four albums with the band, the last of which was “Övergivenheten” which was released earlier this year.
“He has been our guitarist for over 10 years and has been a huge influence on Soilwork’s music career going forward. Unfortunately, alcohol and mental illness have taken him away from us,” Soilwork wrote on Facebook.
In a Facebook post, Bjorn Stride, Anderson’s best friend and bandmate, also says a touching goodbye.
“Together, we created magic, until the dark hole could no longer be filled. Alcohol and your mental illness took you away from us. Stride wrote:
“So glad to see you for the last time in the hospital and have one last hour of classics and listen to some old songs before you go to sleep.”
The road to a rock star’s life was too long for Anderson. In an interview with Hardrock Haven in 2020, Anderson explained that he tried to become a rock musician in his early twenties, but that didn’t work out right away, he wrote. chat.
“I gave up music and became a doctor, but in 2006 I had the opportunity to start playing Soilwork, and then my career got a new start,” Anderson said.
Late on May 7 this year Andersson held his last concert in Norway, when Soilwork took to the stage during the Karmøygeddon Metal Festival.
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