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Eagles of Death Metal say they are ‘horrified’ by Paris attacks

A banner reading "Freedom is a monument which can not be destroyed" was seen on the facade of the Bataclan concert hall.Peter Dejong/Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — Members of the band Eagles of Death Metal say they're home safe after the Paris attacks and ''are horrified and still trying to come to terms with what happened in France.''

The U.S. band was set to perform at the Bataclan last week when the deadly attacks occurred.

They said in a statement Wednesday that their ''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.''

The band released a new album last month. They were on a European tour when the attacks occurred. They said all shows are on hold until further notice.


The band also thanked ''the French police, the FBI, the U.S. and French State Departments.''