(PCM) After the horrific terror attack that took place at the Bataclan concert hall in eastern Paris, it has been confirmed that all the Eagles of Death Metal band members were able to escape unharmed from the venue. Tragically at least 100 concert attendees were killed when gunmen entered the venue and began spraying bullets into the crowd. The terrorists then took those unable to escape hostage before detonating a series of explosives strapped to their belts killing themselves and several hostages.
A U.S. official confirmed to the Associated Press that all members of the band were safe and accounted for, however it has been reported that at least one person working for the band has been killed and another seriously wounded.
Drummer Julian Dorio’s brother, Michael Dorio described to Atlanta news station WSB-TV details about the attack and how the band was able to escape after speaking with his brother saying “He said they were playing, about six songs into the show, and they heard, before they saw anything, they heard automatic machine gunfire. And it was so loud, it was louder than the band, and they all hit the stage floor. And as they got up to try to evacuate they saw men with machine guns just shooting anything and everything in the venue. Fifteen hundred people, Julian said, was about the capacity of the venue. I don’t know if it was seated or standing but Julian, the lead singer and some of the crew, there was a door back of the stage that led to a street and they flew out the back door”
The Eagles of Death Metal was formed by musicians Jesse Hughes and Josh Homme who is also a founding member of Queens Of The Stone Age. Homme is reportedly not on the band’s European tour at this time, as the band features a revolving line-up of musicians. The show at the Bataclan was part of the band’s first European tour in seven years in support of their new album “Zipper Down”.