Eagles of Death Metal’s Merch managerÂ Nick AlexanderÂ dies in Paris terror attack, band cancels tour
Bataclan concert hall was the site of biggest massacre in Paris last night. Terrorists had attacked multiple sites across the French capital, Paris, among the most beautiful cities in the world.
Last night the massive city was in the grip of fear. As many as 128 people were massacred across the metropolis in several well-coordinated attacks. But the most gruesome site was Bataclan concert hall where the majority of the killings took place.
Members of the American rock band Eagles of Death Metal were performing at the site when the terrorists arrived on the scene. Terrorists belonging to the Islamic State of Levant and Syria (ISIS) have taken the responsibility of the killings in a detailed release some 12 hours after the carnage.
Till now authorities have not revealed the exact number of casualties the Bataclan concert hall in the eastern part of Paris. Nonetheless there are reports suggesting that at least 87 people were killed by gunmen who sprayed bullets into the crowd, then began slaughtering those who had been unable to escape.
In the meantime reports suggest that the members of the band were safe. A U.S. official reportedly told AP that all members of the band were safe and accounted for. The Los Angeles Times, citing someone close to the band, also reported that the band members were unharmed, but one person working with the band was killed and another was wounded.
Michael Dorio who is reportedly the brother of the bandâ€™s drummer Julian Dorio has been quoted as saying by WSB-TV in Atlanta that his brother is fine though terrified. â€œHe 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 floorâ€¦And as they got up to try to evacuate they saw men with machine guns just shooting anything and everything in the venueâ€, said Dorio.
He also said that there were as many 1500 people in attendance. â€œFifteen 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 doorâ€ said he.