Members of the Eagles of Death Metal speak for the first time about the Paris attacks

By Isadora Linheira

After the Paris attacks, the members of the Eagles of Death Metal band say they are home safe and, “are horrified and still trying to come to terms with what happened in France.”

The American band was performing at the Bataclan Concert Hall in Paris last Friday when the attacks occurred. The night of terror left 129 people dead and over 350 wounded.

“Our thoughts and hearts are first and foremost with our brother Nick Alexander, our record company comrades Thomas Ayad, Marie Mosser, and Manu Perez, and all the friends and fans whose lives were taken in Paris, as well as their friends, families, and loved ones,” the band said in a statement released Wednesday.

The concert in Paris was part of their European tour to promote their newly released album “Zipper Down.” The band has since affirmed that all shows are currently on hold until further notice.

“Although bonded in grief with the victims, the fans, the families, the citizens of Paris, and all those affected by terrorism, we are proud to stand together, with our new family, now united by a common goal of love and compassion,” the band also said in statement.

The band closed its statement by thanking “the French police, the FBI, the U.S. and French State Departments, and especially all those at ground zero with us who helped each other as best they could during this unimaginable ordeal, proving once again that love overshadows evil.”

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