As we reported
, Nashvillian drummer Julian Dorio was performing with Eagles of Death Metal at the Bataclan during the Paris shootings on Nov. 13. Dorio — who's also known as the drummer for Athens, Ga., transplants The Whigs — can be seen in this video
(also embedded after the jump) ducking behind his drum kit as gunshots ring out through the concert hall.
This morning, Dorio posted a photo
of himself at Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris on his Instagram page. Along with the photo — which was taken by Dorio's wife and onetime Scene
freelance photographer Emily Hall Dorio — the drummer shared a very personal and heartfelt message regarding the shootings. In the message, Dorio expresses his gratitude toward fans, his sympathy toward those who did not escape the Bataclan on Nov. 13 and his desire to one day return and finish the EODM show. "I will never forget it," he writes. "I am forever changed but hold fast to the love around us."
After the jump, see the full text of Dorio's message. Later this week, Vice
will run an interview with Eagles of Death Metal's Jesse Hughes and Josh Homme. See a trailer for that, also after the jump.