Eagles of Death Metal to release new documentary about Bataclan terror attack

'Eagles of Death Metal: Nos Amis (Our Friends)' will air on HBO in February

Eagles of Death Metal have announced a new documentary that will chronicle the events before and after the terrorist attack that occurred at their show at the Bataclan theatre in Paris last November.

The Jesse Hughes-fronted band were playing at the Bataclan on the night of November 13 last year when ISIS-affiliated terrorist gunmen stormed the venue. 89 people were killed during the attack, which was one of six co-ordinated attacks on Paris that night that killed a total of 130 people.

As Pitchfork reports, the new documentary, entitled Eagles of Death Metal: Nos Amis (Our Friends), has been made by the band to tell the story of the tragic events that occurred on that night. Directed by Colin Hanks (the son of Tom), the documentary will also look at Hughes and Queens of the Stone Age frontman Josh Homme’s friendship, while EODM’s relationship with their fans will also be covered.

Eagles of Death Metal: Nos Amis (Our Friends) will air on HBO in February 2017.

Back in May, a survivor of the Bataclan attack penned an open letter to Hughes after several controversial comments the frontman made in the wake of the attack.

“I love your [band’s] music, your concerts mostly (such fun, wild shows) and man, I never thought that you would become one of those spreaders of fear,” Ismael El Irak wrote in The Guardian. “You always felt like a maverick, a rebel: we now know that you are not. We (and by that I mean the rebels, the mavericks, the rock crowd) always loved and defended you because you were a lovable fool and kind of a dumb fuck, like the Three Stooges or Tex Avery’s wolf. You now proved your stupidity to be fucking dangerous.”