Minutes from slaughter: Joyous crowd wave and smile as they enjoy Eagles Of Death Metal concert… before 89 of them were murdered by ISIS gunmen
Jubilant fans are seen smiling and waving at the Eagles Of Death Metal concert moments before 89 of them were massacred by ISIS gunmen
- Dozens of heavy metal fans smile and gesture at the camera minutes before the Bataclan Concert Hall massacre
- Became scene of horror when jihadis mercilessly gunned down their victims, even targeting people in wheelchairs
- Shocking pictures later emerged showing bodies littered across the floor where those happy fans had once stood
- Mourners gathered outside the venue today to observe minute’s silence held in France around the world for victims
These poignant photographs show jubilant fans at the Eagles Of Death Metal gig moments before they were massacred by ISIS gunmen in Paris.
The pictures are clear enough to pick out individual faces in the crowd, some of whom were among the 89 victims slaughtered at the Bataclan Concert Hall on Friday night.
Some fans can been seen making the horn hand gesture that is popular within the heavy metal culture. Others are smiling for camera, raising their glasses or simply enjoying the music.
The pictures are understood to have been taken just a few minutes before three gunmen burst into the venue at 9.40pm (8.40pm GMT) as the Californian rock band were launching into one of their favourites, Kiss The Devil