Conceived in Toledo, OH with a home base in sister city Detroit, ROVR is the sinister twosome of heavy-soul. Combining the best elements of trip-hop, punk, metal, rap and future soul, ROVR have spent years cultivating a sound truly all their own, with an unparalleled live show to communicate it. Dean Tartaglia simultaneously plays effected octave bass, sampled synths, and chaotically manipulated vocals, all while drummer Matt Klein grooves and thrashes beside him.
Formerly known as Silent Lions, ROVR is a continuation of the ideas that project spawned, and the success earned (including music placements with MTV, Showtime, GoPro and Marc Jacobs among others).
ROVR's debut project "FUTUREMETAL", is a deep exploration into genre manipulation. From hip-hop to sludge metal, ROVR creates moments of lo-fi chaos out of hi-fi clarity. With their unofficial third member Zach Shipps (Electric Six) producing, FUTUREMETAL takes enough risks to turn your head, but never strays from ROVR's visceral, trademark, super sub bass and drum sound.
Dean started making his mark nationally with Detroit local legends The Sights, touring the U.S. and Europe supporting Tenacious D. In recent years he has fronted Secret Space (Equal Vision Records) who have toured with indie veterans Turnover and Anthony Green of Circa Survive. ROVR is proud to continually share the stage with great established acts (Reignwolf, Foxy Shazam, Electric Six)*