Eagles of Death Metal drummer recalls Paris attack Julian Dorio: 'The unimaginable occurred' Julian Dorio, Eagles of Death Metal's touring drummer, has recalled the November 13, 2015 concert at Bataclan in Paris where eighty-nine people died as a result of a terrorist attack.

Following the Paris attacks, Eagles of Death Metal canceled their remaining tour dates in support of their new album, 'Zipper Down'.

In an emotional post on Instagram the drummer describes how they were playing to one of the most energetic crowds of their tour when, nearly half way through the show, "the unimaginable occurred":
"Absolute and unnecessary evil turned our world on its head. I am beyond grateful that I was able to find a way out of the venue, but I am mourning those who did not, including our mate [and band merch manager], Nick Alexander. My thoughts are with their families."

Julian Dorio, safely back home, also expresses his gratitude by writing:

"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."

He concluded on a hopeful note:

"I am counting down the days until I get to finish that concert. Peace & love."

Next week lead singer Jesse Hughes and bandmate Joshua Homme will speak out for the first time since the Paris tragedy at vice.com

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