Eagles Of Death Metal Released Heartfelt Statement About Paris Attacks

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The rock band that was performing at a Paris venue when terrorists attacked released their first statement since Friday's massacre.

California's Eagles of Death Metal members are thankful to be alive after several militants affiliated with the Islamic State opened fire at the Bataclan theater, killing 89 people and taking over 100 hostages.

Earlier today, EODM published a triumphant statement on Facebook referring to anyone impacted by terrorism as the band's "new family" and commending the response from law enforcement agencies.

While the band is now home safe, we are horrified and still trying to come to terms with what happened in France. Our... Posted by Eagles Of Death Metal on Wednesday, November 18, 2015

According to The Guardian, Nick Alexander, who was closely affiliated with the band, was manning the group's merchandise booth during the fatal show.

EODM fans began a campaign shortly after the attack to make the band's single "Save a Prayer" a number one hit.

The song, originally performed by Duran Duran, reportedly jumped 52 places to number 44 on the UK singles chart as of yesterday.

Citations: Eagles of Death Metal issue first statement since Paris terror attacks (The Guardian)