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Jared Klein, best known for his work with internationally acclaimed progressive death metal act Rivers of Nihil (Metal Blade Records), has been playing drums since he was 10 years old. Jared has been with the band for 6 years and performed on their two most recent albums, ‘Where Owls Know My Name’ and ‘The Work,’ and tour ‘Where Owls Know My Name’ and ‘The Work,’, The Black Dahlia Murder, The Contortionist and many more, as well as countless headline tours in North America, Europe, Mexico and Australia.

His father (Scott Klein), brother (Toby Swope), and mother (Michele Thomas), all musicians, inspired a young Jared to pick up his first pair of drumsticks. Jared plays or has also played in Luck Wont Save You, Flub, The Kennedy Veil, The Undying, Underling, and Cyborg Octopus. His work has been recognized by the likes of Mark Schulman, the drummer for P!NK — among many other peers and supportive friends and fans — who described Jared’’s drumming as “inspirational.”

After meeting many great people on his journey and forming unforgettable tours & memories, he feels humbled and appreciative to be able to play music for bands and fans he cares for dearly. Pay close attention: Jared has many new and exciting adventures to reveal very soon.




Album artwork for The Work by Rivers of Nihil
Album artwork for Sail Into The Abyss by Luck Wont Save You


Jared Klein is about the most amazing new drummer I’ve heard in years. He’s articulate, he’s groovin’ and he’s one of the nicest guys I’ve met.

Mark Schulman

Pro Drummer for P!NK

I had the honor of touring with Jared in 2017, and he’s an incredible player. My eyes were glued to him every set!! Super precise hands and his feet are blazing fast and clean! A must watch drummer.

Bryce Butler

Pro Drummer

While we were on tour together in Canada, I had to leave due to a family emergency. Jared offered to fill in for me and not only did he learn my set with just a few days notice, but he played the songs beautifully as well. On top of being one of the most precise drummers I’ve seen, Jared is also one of the most amazing and inspiring human beings I know!

Nathan Bigelow

Pro Drummer for Arkaik / Singularity



Jared Klein – Drummer

(775) 379-9712

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