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‘Love Overshadows Evil’: Eagles of Death Metal Release First Statement Since Paris Attack

The Eagles of Death Metal, the group that performed in the Bataclan concert hall before terrorists stormed in and killed dozens of innocents, posted a statement on Facebook today about the horrible tragedy.

The group was on a European tour (the rest of which has been called off for the time being). One video from inside the concert hall captured the moment when gunfire broke out in the Bataclan.

The band posted on Facebook today with a message of love and peace, along with this image:

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You can read the full post 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.

[h/t Variety]
[image via screengrab]

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