Role of the Observer

Role of the Observer

 Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Role of the Observer is a progressive rock group based out of Atlanta, GA. From the heavy undertones of Tool, Mastodon, and Opeth; to the melodic psychedelia of Pink Floyd and Porcupine Tree, ROTO covers everything in the audible spectrum.


Role of the Observer is an American progressive rock band from Atlanta, Georgia, United States. The band’s line-up includes Nick Leach (lead guitar, vocals, piano), Tyler Rhodes (guitar, vocals), Max Leach (drums, percussion) and Nate Epperson (bass guitar, samples.) 
Founded in 2012, the group has been known to take a conceptual approach to their writing. With influences ranging from classic rock bands like Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, King Crimson to newer progressive bands like Porcupine Tree, Tool, Mastodon, and Opeth, their sound is nothing out of the ordinary. Their exceptional musicianship brings the listener across all ranges of rhythms and their shows are an audible special that is sure to keep the listener on their feet.
Role of the Observer has released two full length concept albums which are now available on iTunes and for free download at . In early 2014 Max Leach joined the group on drums. Since, the groups sound has developed in exciting ways and they plan to release a third album in 2015.


Role of the Observer (self -title) 2012

  1. Presentiment
  2. Gas Mask (single)
  3. Control Room
  4. Cure the Illusion (part 1)
  5. Cure the Illusion (part 2)
  6. Sentimental Views (single)
  7. Alamo Fever
  8. Dogfight
Quantum State 2013
  1. Singularity
  2. Stephen Hawking (single)
  3. Mass
  4. Remnant
  5. Ragnarok
  6. The Viral Effect
  7. Flying Dutchman
  8. Bat Country
  9. My Blood is Too Thick for Nevada
  10. Pluto's Jealous
  11. The Journey to S2
  12. Event Horizon
  13. Bhavana

Set List

A typical ROTO set list typically includes a combination of both originals and covers but may vary depending on venue setting. 

Role of the Observer has a total of 21 original songs that average 5 minutes in length and sometimes include improvisational segments. 

ROTO plays a variety of covers ranging from The Beatles to Metallica and everything in between. They have played entire Pink Floyd albums including Dark Side of the Moon and Animals on several occasions.