Who is The Dro?

Closeup of The Dro

Closeup portrait of The Dro from his very first photoshoot.

The Dro is a content creator and bassist for an industrial-metal band that formed in South Florida, early 2002, named Deadstar Assembly. Other than playing music, he also occasionally works as a freelance web developer and creates videos about many different subjects on his youtube channel. During the day Dro really loves being a creator, but he’s also really into photography and tinkers with electronics and auto mechanics regularly.  Dro also has a deep love and respect for all wildlife. His other talents & interests include graphic design, programming, working on cars, photography & cinematography, and has even started making skydiving videos.

Dro was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and grew up in New York City & South Florida. He moved out of Brazil and headed to New York City when he was a toddler but flew back and forth for a few years before deciding to settle in NYC. At the age of 7-8 years old he was gifted his first tape player and became a very big fan of music. He listened to music a lot from then on, especially when he wanted to tune people out. After feeling inspired by many of his favorite artists, he was inspired to make his own music so he began performing with a few different bands throughout the next few years. 

Dro is currently playing bass for Deadstar Assembly and gets to tour and do what he loves but when he’s not on tour, he works full time as a developer, video editor, graphic designer, and much more… He has also started a few projects in the past, one of which is called Hardcore Mayhem. This project was produced along with the help of one of his good friends, Laura Mayhem. At the time this project began, his life was so hectic and he saw many crazy things on and off tour. What better Idea than to video tape it and show them to the world!? Most people wouldn’t believe him if he told them the story of his life, so now he has an outlet to actually show them as well. He is also currently working on a few upcoming exciting projects. and many more to come…

As he is today,
The Dro