After a few days of silence, following the horrible terrorist attacks at the EAGLES OF DEATH METAL show at Paris music venue Le Bataclan from last Friday, the band now finally released an official statement, following the deadly events. In it they share their personal emotions as well as various ‘thank yous’ to people helping them. 87 people were killed during the show, including the band’s merch manager, Nick Alexander, as well as Mercury Records staff members Thomas Ayad, Marie Mosser, and Manu Perez. Read the full statement, released earlier tonight, right 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.

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.

There’s currently also a campaign running to get EAGLES OF DEATH METAL‘s cover of the DURAN DURAN classic Save A Prayer to number one in the British charts. Listen right here.