It started out as a united vision in 2006, shared between the band’s founding members, Björn Strid (vocals) and David Andersson (guitar), somewhere on one of those endless American highways in the middle of a Soilwork tour. The original idea was to create a soundtrack for their own journey, something that you could listen to when everyone else was sick of listening to "Detroit Rock City", "Goodbye Girl" and "Born To Run". With the mission identified, the guys set out to handpick the perfect musicians to share and fulfill that same vision…and it took them a few years. But eventually, they found Sharlee D’Angelo (bass, Arch Enemy, Spiritual Beggars and many others), Richard Larsson (keys), Jonas Källsbäck (drums) and Sebastian Forslund (guitar, percussion). And as fate would have it, the first time they all got in a room together and started playing, the magic was instantaneous.
The band released their first two albums, "Internal Affairs" and "Skyline Whispers", on Coroner Records, which both were critically acclaimed and built them a reputation in certain circles but they wanted and needed something more. The band managed to take things next level when they signed to Nuclear Blast and released their latest pièce de résistance, "Amber Galactic". The album was deservedly awarded Album of the Month in several European rock magazines, as well as securing the band a Swedish Grammy nomination, which then culminated in an euphoric European tour in the fall/winter of 2017.
In 2018, The Night Flight Orchestra are back with their new album, "Sometimes The World Ain’t Enough", taking the band even further.
Their fifth album, "Aeromantic", is released on February 2020, and for its recording the band had also the help from some very special guests including Rachel Hall (violin) and John Lönnmyr (keyboards). "Aeromantic" was engineered and produced by The Night Flight Orchestra and Thomas ”Plec” Johansson, mixed by Sebastian Forslund and mastered by Thomas ”Plec” Johansson.
The second part of the "Aeromantic" saga is released in 2021 with new keyboardist John Lönnmayr in band's ranks.