Eagles Of Death Metal was playing inside the Bataclan concert hall, Paris, when up to four armed gunmen stormed the concert venue killing attendees and taking hostages. At least 100 people are reported to have been killed during the attack.

Following a heavy police assault at the Bataclan hall, the situation was contained. The 1,500-seat Bataclan theatre was sold out for Death Metal's 13 November concert.

The band has released a statement on their Facebook page following the horrific events of the night. "We are still currently trying to determine the safety and whereabouts of all our band and crew. Our thoughts are with all of the people involved in this tragic situation," they wrote.

Here are five things to know about the band:

1. Eagles Of Death Metal is an American rock band and was formed by childhood friends Josh Homme and Jesse Hughes in 1998 in Palm Desert, California. The two are permanent member of the band.

Flashin' back to the #ZipperDown album photo shoot in May. Do we look good, or do we look good? We look gooooood. #tbt

Posted by Eagles Of Death Metal on Thursday, November 12, 2015

2. Not Death Metal: The duo took inspiration from a song from the band Vader and named their band. However, in reality, they are not 'death metal' and Homme described the band's music as "bluegrass slide guitar mixed with stripper drum beats and Canned Heat vocals."

3. Their music albums: The band's first album Peace, Love, Death Metal was released in March 2004. They released their second album Death By Sexy in 2006 and third album Heart On in 2009. The band continued to gain popularity with their songs which were later used for advertisements and in video games like Guitar Hero 5 and Tony Hawk's Project 8.

4. The members: For the Bataclan concert, the band had five live performing members, Jesse Hughes for vocals and guitar, Dave Catching for guitar, vocals and bass, Matt McJunkins for bass and vocals, Julian Dorio for drums, and Eden Galindo for guitar and vocals.

5. Their latest work: The band's latest album Zipper Down was released on 2 October and was ranked 59 on the Billboard 200.

Apart from the concert hall, gunmen and bombers attacked restaurants and a sports stadium at locations across Paris killing at least 120 people in all.

Update: All the band members performing at the concert are safe, French band Red Lemons confirmed on their Facebook page.

"For our american and english friends, a terrorist attack happened at the Eagles of death metal concert. "We are safe. Mikel Ross, Eric McFadden we were with your mates Jesse, Tuesday, the other musicians outside, they're safe too, they took a cab," the band wrote.

In a separate post, band member McFadden also confirmed that the performing members of the band are safely out of the Bataclan concert hall.

"I am devastated by the horrific terrorists acts that are taking place in Paris. The loss of innocent lives by the hands of these monsters in too much to bear. I am grateful that my friends in The Red Lemons and Eagles of Death Metal made it out safely...but my heart breaks for those who didn't," he wrote.