Jason Klein (former Butcher Babies) joins epic instrumental metal band Angels on the Battlefield. The band is currently working on a single that will be released as a fundraiser for the You Rock Foundation as they continue to pull those suffering out of the dark and show them the possibilities of moving forward with life.
It was my pleasure to have Jason on an Interview to talk about his joining with AOTB and his past with Butcher Babies, Plans with the the band and much more.
Check out the complete coverage on the YouTube video below.
Jason Klein was born and raised in Long Beach, California. From an early age, he fell in love with music when he saw Michael J. Fox pick up an ax to save the day in Back to the Future. He initially started his performance journey by following in his older brothers’ footsteps by picking up guitar and joining local bands during his teenage years.
As his intimacy with music grew, Jason eventually picked up the bass. He dove into the music of Rush, and came to look up to drummer Niel Peart for his candor and level headed nature. Jason came to appreciate the intricacies needed to create music and the sense of community it built, not only between band members, but between artists and their audiences.
In Los Angeles, Jason was introduced to singer Carla Harvey through their then mutual friend Chris Warner at a show at the legendary House of Blues in Hollywood. He would go on to join Carla and become an integral member of the band Butcher Babies for a decade. He eventually left to focus on his family and raising his daughter.
After two years away from the music industry, Jason slowly found himself drifting back towards the magic. He started doing some recordings for friends and local bands in the Los Angeles area before joining heavy metal band Angels on the Battlefield. Having met guitarist JD McGibney while Butcher Babies was on tour with Nekrogoblikon, the tour developed a friendship that eventually led to them partnering.