It’s a moment frozen in time by social media.
The terrifying second when heavy metal concert, packed with enthusiastic Parisian fans became a horrific blood bath.
At 9:40 on November 13th, gunmen burst into the Bataclan theater and opened fire, killing at least 90 people.
Earlier today, the the Eagles of Death Metal opened up to Shane Smith, founder of Vice Media about what they saw from the Bataclan’s stage.
Tonight, Drex broke it down.
WATCH: Eagles of Death Metal talk to Vice about the Bataclan Attack
Up until tonight, we haven’t heard a clear picture of what happened inside the theater. Tonight that changed.
At first, like many in the audience, the band didn’t realize what was going on.
Sound engineer Shawn London told Vice until the guns went off, it was a happy scene.
“The smiles, and the dancing, and singing along with each song. You know, it was heartfelt. And then out of nowhere, I heard what I thought were firecrackers right behind me.”
Guitarist Eden Galidno had a similar initial reaction.
“At first I thought it was the PA cracking up. And then I realized real quick that it wasn’t… and I recognized real quick what it was.”
The band says from there, things quickly descended into chaos.
Band founder Jesse Hughes says the crowd panicked, with people trying to flee any way they could. He says the back hallways of the theatre quickly became a labyrinth. A group of fans that tried to hide in the band’s dressing room were slaughtered.
London says it was carnage down in the theatre. When one of the gunmen shot at him, he dropped to the floor and saw just how bad things were.
“I think he thought I probably got hit because I went down so quick and everyone else around was injured and there was blood all over… He stayed there and continued to shoot and shoot and slaughter and just… scream at the top of his lungs Allahu Akbar. And that’s when I instantly knew what was going on.”
Breaking down with emotion, Hughes told smith part of the reason the horrific body count was so high was because of the heroism of some in the crowd.
“A great reason why so many were killed was because so many people wouldn’t leave their friends, and so many people put themselves in front of people.”