Eagles Of Death Metal issue full statement following Paris attacks

After initially declaring themselves safe on the night, Eagles Of Death Metal have now shared their first official statement since a number of fans at their show were sadly killed in Friday's terror attack at Paris' Bataclan venue.

The band's merchandise manager Nick Alexander was one of the 80 victims caught up in the siege at the venue last Friday night, and after five days of silence, the band had the following to say:

“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.

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.

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.

All EODM shows are on hold until further notice.

Vive la musique, vive la liberté, vive la France, and vive EODM.”

More News

Julien Baker shares new singles 'Tokyo' and 'Sucker Punch'

With her new studio album still currently in the works, Julien Baker has now unveiled two new tracks that were originally only available on vinyl... 1 min 15 sec ago

The Pale White return with new single 'Swim For Your Life'

Following on from their brilliant sophomore EP 'Take Me To The Strange' in 2018, The Pale White have now returned with another pulsing new release... 2 days 18 hours ago

Viva Sounds announce new additions

The Swedish festival Viva Sounds, which focuses on new and exciting music, can today present eight new acts to the program, eventually doing 30... 2 days 21 hours ago

Swans unveil new single 'The Hanging Man'

With their eagerly-awaited new album set to arrive later this month, Swans have now unveiled the next cut to be lifted from their forthcoming full-... 2 days 22 hours ago

Self Esteem unveils new track 'Rooms'

With her brilliant debut album 'Compliments Please' still doing the rounds since its release back in February, Self Esteem aka Rebecca Lucy Taylor... 2 days 23 hours ago

Psychedelic Porn Crumpets return with new single 'Mundungus'

Following on from their brilliant new album 'And Now For The Whatchamacallit' earlier this year, Psychedelic Porn Crumpets have now returned with a... 3 days 18 hours ago

Diana Ross confirmed for Glastonbury's legends slot

Despite tickets for next year's Glastonbury Festival selling out in an incredible 34 minutes over the weekend, the event has wasted no time in... 3 days 22 hours ago

Bonnie "Prince" Billy shares new single 'In Good Faith'

With his highly-anticipated new album set to drop next month, Bonnie "Prince" Billy has now unveiled the next cut to be lifted from his forthcoming... 4 days 4 min ago

Panda Bear returns with new track 'playing the long game'

With his brilliant new album 'Buoys' still ringing in our ears from earlier this year, Panda Bear has now returned to deliver a brand new single.... 4 days 18 hours ago