Eagles Of Death Metal Drummer Speaks On 'Absolute & Unnecessary Evil' Paris Shootings

25 November 2015 | 9:29 am | Staff Writer

Julian Dorio speaks for the first time.

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Just days until the full interview of Eagles Of Death Metal members Jesse Hughes and Josh Homme is released, in which the musicians will speak for the first time about the horrific siege which occurred at the Bataclan hall during their concert in Paris, drummer Julian Dorio has released his own personal statement regarding the tragedy. 

In an Instagram post posted earlier today, Dorio, best known from garage rock act The Whigs, sent out his condolences to the 89 people who were killed at the concert and also thanked others who helped him get out of the venue safely.

"I, along with my bandmates @eodmofficial, had the privilege to play to one of the most energetic crowds of our tour when, nearly half way through the show, the unimaginable occurred. Absolute and unnecessary evil turned our world on its head."

Dorio went on to write that he is mourning all the lives lost, including the band's merchandise seller Nick Alexander, who was one of the 89 killed in the attacks. 

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"I'm home safe. And now I have a new family abroad. To Arthur, who ran for his life right beside me and selflessly put us in a taxi before himself, thank you. To Fabrice, a fan who lent me his phone later that night so I could call@emilydorio and attempt to put her at ease, thank you. To everyone who, in the face of unrelenting evil, went toe to toe using courage, compassion, and love as their weapons. You all are my heroes."

"Last but certainly not least, the outreach and support back home is appreciated more than you'll ever know. I will never forget it. I am forever changed but hold fast to the love around us. 
I'm counting down the days until I get to finish that concert."

Read the full post below. 

The video interview with Hughes and Hommes is set to be released next week.