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Friday 24 March 2023 Dublin: 8°C
# Eagles of Death metal
Caught on camera: the moment the Bataclan massacre began
The video captures the band playing.

THIS IS MOMENT terrorists opened fire at the Bataclan theatre on Friday, the beginning of a massacre that would claim the lives of 89 people.

Uploaded to Instagram by user Seb Snow, the video shows American band Eagles of Death Metal beginning a song early in their set.

The Instagram user is filming the stage when shots are heard.

One member of the band flees the stage immediately, another guitarist seems to freeze.

The band’s drummer Julian Dorio ducks behind his drum kit.

The video ends there.

In the description, the user describes the video as:

The last notes before the gunfire. Panic and horror…

The band, who played Dublin’s Olympia Theatre just days before the attack, were all safe but their merchandise manager, 36-year-old Briton Nick Alexander, was killed.

Dorio’s wife posted a picture on Instagram on Friday confirming that the band were safe, adding “I’ve never been so grateful and so heartbroken in the same breath of air.”

Read: ‘You are and always will be the love of my life’: tributes paid to British man killed in Paris

Read: First Paris attack suspect named, family members arrested

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