Nir Nakav in a concert
Nir Nakav (Hebrew: ניר נקב) is an Israeli drummer. He is the head of the drums department in Rimon School of Jazz and Contemporary Music in Israel. Since 1998 he is the drummer of the extreme metal band Salem. Nakav is a graduate of Musicians Institute (MI) college in Hollywood, California.  Nakav authored an educational textbook for drummers, titled "Battle Hymns". 
- Rimon School of Jazz and Contemporary Music. "Rimon School of Jazz and Contemporary Music". Retrieved April 18, 2015.
- Sick Drummer Magazine. "Battle Hymns By Nir Nakav - Exclusive Book Preview - A Collection of Intense Drum Rudiments (or RudiMentals)". Retrieved April 18, 2015.