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Eagles of Death Metal: ‘Bonded in grief with the [Paris] victims’

Eagles of Death Metal, the U.S. band that was playing the Bataclan club in Paris when the deadly terrorist attacks erupted last Frida night, are back home and speaking publicly for the first time about the horrific events.

“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 members posted on Facebook.

The band’s merchandise manager Nick Alexander was killed in the theater, as were several of their friends and record company associates.

Their statement continued:

“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.”

The band has cancelled all of its tour dates until further notice.

The band played Riot Fest in September, and in this video at the festival with Unrated Backstage, Dave Catching and Jesse Hughes chatted about music and playing the fest:

You can check out their set list from the Riot Fest show here.

The band also tweeted their statement today: