"We are proud to stand together, with our new family, now united by a common goal of love and compassion."
Californian band Eagles Of Death Metal, who experienced the horror of the Paris terror attacks firsthand when dozens of fans were gunned down at the Bataclan where they were playing, have made their first statement about the dark day.
The band made a statement via Facebook, offering their condolences and thanks to those who "helped each other as best they could during this unimaginable ordeal".
They write, "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."
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The band escaped the attack unharmed by exiting backstage, but 89 people, including the band's merch manager Nick Alexander, and three record label executives from Universal Music Group, were killed.
In recent days, EODM's fans have launched a campaign to get the band's cover of Duran Duran's Save A Prayer to #1, though Duran Duran responded with the announcement that they would donate all funds from the cover. A memorial fund was also launched for Nick Alexander, who has worked with a number of punk, rock and metal bands in the scene.
Our full report of the attacks as information was coming to light can be read here.