Paris Terror Attack: Eagles Of Death Metal Release Message Of Grief & Hope In Wake Of Concert Massacre
Eagles of Death Metal have broken their silence in the wake of Friday's Paris attacks.
The American band was performing at the Le Bataclan when ISIS gunman stormed the concert hall, starting an attack that resulted in 89 deaths and over 100 hostages. While the members of EODM are all safe, he tragedy resulted in the death of their merch manager, Nick Alexander, and three members of their record label, according to Entertainment Weekly.
On Wednesday the band released the following statement (you can read it in full here):
"While the band is now home safe, we are horrified and still trying to come to terms with what happened in France. 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...
...We would like to thank 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."
Eagles of Death Metal closed out the release with the words "Vive la musique, vive la liberté, vive la France, and vive EODM."
The group's upcoming shows have been placed on hold.