The rockers were onstage at the Bataclan theatre in Paris last month (Nov15), when terrorists stormed the venue and opened fire as part of a wave of violence which gripped the French capital, claiming a total of 130 lives.

The band was able to escape the siege uninjured, but Alexander, record label executives Thomas Ayad and Marie Mosser, and former colleague Manu Perez, were among those who died in the chaos.

On Monday (21Dec15), over 250 people attended a service at St. Andrew's Church in Weeley, England to pay their final respects to Alexander.

The rockers broke their silence days after the ordeal to pay tribute to Alexander and the others who lost their lives in a statement issued to WENN, which read, "While the band is now home safe, we are horrified and still trying to come to terms with what happened in France.

"Our thoughts and hearts are first and foremost with our brother Nick Alexander, our record company comrades Thomas Ayad, Marie Mosser, and Manu Perez, and all the friends and fans whose lives were taken in Paris, as well as their friends, families, and loved ones.

"Although bonded in grief with the victims, the fans, the families, the citizens of Paris, and all those affected by terrorism, we are proud to stand together, with our new family, now united by a common goal of love and compassion.

"We would like to thank the French police, the FBI, the U.S. and French State Departments, and especially all those at ground zero with us who helped each other as best they could during this unimaginable ordeal, proving once again that love overshadows evil."