Re-release of Destroyers’ second album out in June

Destroyers is one of the most influential groups in the entire history of Polish heavy metal. Back in late 80’s and early 90’s, they were one of the few heroes of the scene, bringing together thousands of metal fans all across Poland. Today their legend still lives on and the re-issue of their second and final album, “The Miseries of Virtue”, proves it! The album released in 1991 showcased a lot of progress, both musically and lyrically, becoming an ideal summary of the group’s career. Unfortunately, due to unknown reasons the group soon dissolved.

Metal Mind Productions presents the exclusive re-release of “The Miseries of Virtue”, which perfectly captures the sheer essence of Destroyers. New digipak edition includes 8 bonus tracks taken from the Polish language version of the album. The release date is scheduled for 22nd June in Europe and 14th July in USA (via MVD).

“The Miseries of Virtue” (remastered + bonus tracks)

Label: Metal Mind Records
Cat. No.: MMP CD 0664 DG
Barcode: 5907785034693
Format: CD Digipak
Genre: thrash metal
Release date: 22.06.2009 Europe / 14.07.2009 USA


1. The Miseries of Virtue
2. Historie d’O
3. Peachlet
4. Odyssey
5. Nymphomania
6. The Craft of Tyranny
7. I Praise You, Lilith

Bonus tracks:

1. Niedole cnoty
2. Historia “O”
3. Brzoskwinka
4. Odyseja
5. Nimfomania
6. Narodziny Kurtyzany
7. Kunszt Tyranii
8. CzczÄ™ ciÄ™ Lilith

The band was originally formed as Destroyer in 1985 in the city of Bytom. The line-up consisted of: Adam Słomkowski (guitar), Marek Łoza (bass, vocals), Grzegorz Fredyk (guitar) and Wojciech Zięba (drums). The group soon dominated the local scene, winning a bunch of competitions (they received the local “Lampka Górnicza” award twice) and playing numerous shows, including the small stage at Jarocin festival and a show in Grodków. But the breakthrough was yet to come. In 1987 Destroyer performed at the Metalmania ‘87 festival in Katowice. The show was recorded and released a year later as a split with another band – Hammer. But before that, Destroyer debuted on the “Metal Invasion” split with Stos, Wilczy Pająk and Dragon, released by Polton in 1987. With these two releases, Destroyer gained much acclaim all across Poland, gathering many new fans. In time the band sharpened their sound and begun to play more aggressively. They proved their skill on two legendary gigs – Heavy Metal Show and Metal Battle, which lead them to another performance at the Metalmania festival (this time as a trio, without guitarist Grzegorz Fredyk). The year 1988 ended for the band with an extensive tour across Czechoslovakia. Destroyer’s efforts paid off – in 1989 they got a chance to release their debut album called “Noc Królowej Żądzy”, after changing their name to Destroyers and adding bassist Wojciech Szyszko into the line-up (from that moment on, Łoza concentrated only on vocals). Soon an English version of the LP was prepared – “A Night Of The Lusty Queen” was eventually released abroad by Barricade Records. Soon after releasing the LP Destroyers appeared for the third time at the Metalmania festival, giving a spectacular performance. In the meantime guitarist Waldemar Lukoszek replaced Adam Słomkowski, and Zięba got replaced by young drummer Tomasz Wiczewski. Their second album – “The Miseries of Virtue” – was eventually released in 1991 (it was recorded back in 1990). The LP showcased a lot of progress, both musically and lyrically, becoming an ideal summary of the group’s career. Unfortunately, due to unknown reasons the group soon dissolved.

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