Members of the Eagles of Death Metal, the band that was performing at the Bataclan in Paris, France, when terrorists attacked the venue earlier this month, spoke out in an in-depth interview with VICE this week, describing in detail the horrific scene that unfolded.
The band was about one hour into its set when chaos broke out on Nov. 13, with members sharing the emotional details about the horrific incident that left 89 people at the venue, with 130 killed overall in the multi-site terror attack.
"Injuries, death, and then, also, running," said sound engineer Shawn London. "There was nowhere to go."
London also said that one of the terrorists attempted to kill him, but missed.
"He looked right at me, and he shot at me, and he missed," London said. "And he hit my console, and buttons went flying everywhere."
Watch the interview in its entirety below (caution: disturbing themes and strong language):
Bassist Matt McJunkins added, "The gunfire got closer. It went on for, you know, 10 [or] 15 minutes — it just didn’t stop, and then it would stop and there was this sense of relief, and then it would start up again."
Singer Jesse Hughes recalled coming face-to-face with one of the shooters as well after opening a hallway door.
"He turned on me, brought his gun down and the barrel hit the door frame," Hughes recalled. "I was like, oh f***."
All of the band members survived in the attack, but merchandise manager Nick Alexander was killed.