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.
“After nearly 30 years of playing the same active pickups I decided to take a chance on something different, and I could not be any happier! The Fishman Modern Pickups have the same snappy and precise active tone that I’ve enjoyed but without the sag and distortion I always just had to deal with. And the passive setting allows my individual tone and picking attack and is perfect for the more vintage sounding parts that I love to play. Truly the best of both worlds and I can’t put the guitar down!”