DESTROPHY is an American alternative metal band from Iowa, formed in 2002 by singer, songwriter, guitarist, and producer Ari (Aristotle Mihalopoulos). Signed to Victory Records in 2009, the band has performed with artists such as Type O Negative, Drowning Pool, Taproot, Korn, Disturbed, Five Finger Death Punch, Stone Temple Pilots, Saliva, Avenged Sevenfold, Papa Roach, Soilwork, and Buckcherry, among others.
After a 10 year hiatus, Destrophy has released new material on their own label, Inner Light Records, and continues to perform live.
Destrophy is endorsed by ESP Guitars, Evertune Bridges, Fishman Pickups and Sabian Cymbals.
Destrophy features incredibly dense and orchestral production that is cinematic and evocative, accompanied by philosophical lyrics, with a fundamental theme of self-examination and reflection. The band's heavy, riff-driven anthems, combined with infectious hooks and melody, are perfect for any fan of modern, catchy, thought-provoking metal and hard rock. With tracks that range from the Machiavellian power struggle of "Monarch" to the mosh-pit inducing "Send In The Wolves" and the gorgeously orchestral "The Way Of The World," it's easy to understand the longstanding hype and critical praise.
"Raw, unpredictable energy" Revolver Magazine
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