Origin: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA  
Genres: Instrumental
Official Site
Page online: April 3, 2008
Last update/review: January 30, 2010

Stinking Lizaveta

An odd name for an odd band, that's for sure. This talented trio, consisting of two brothers on guitar and upright bass alongside a female drummer who all have been performing together since 1994, play what is probably best described as a cross between metal, blues, and jazz. But this is not a tech-y metal/fusion like others have attemped -- rather, this is a sort of loose, sweaty, smokey jazz that one might hear coming from a dusky night club on a Saturday night, melded with a hardened metal base. The sound is sparse (the guitars are not of the ultra-heavy, wall-of-sound type), yet intricate at the same time, often sounding improvisational even when they're not, with each of the three proving quite adept at their craft. There are no vocals here, but they aren't needed, as the songs twist and turn to keep things interesting yet still sound like complete, defined songs. By many reports their live shows are the stuff of legend, and some have said that that energy doesn't always translate to their records, but listening to Scream Of The Iron Iconoclast (their fifth album, released in 2007), one can clearly see what the fuss is about -- this is one of the most original bands currently on the scene.

Current Members

Yanni Papadopoulos


Alexi Papadopoulos


Cheshire Agusta



Hopelessness And Shame  
1996 Compulsiv
  1. Some Go To Hell
  2. Refinery
  3. Wheaton
  4. Father's Song
  5. Schuykill
  6. P.K. Party
  7. Work Zombie
  8. Schute Lube
  9. Peace Maker
  10. Axitol
  11. Vent
  12. Temptation
  13. LBJ
  • Yanni Papadopoulos
  • Alexi Papadopoulos
  • Cheshire Agusta

1997 Compulsiv
  1. Slaughterhouse
  2. Vicious Circle
  3. Sex Emergency
  4. Ultimate Ass Kicking
  5. The Drop
  6. Front Window
  7. Slower Beauty
  8. Running from the Enemy
  9. Slide You Off the Board
  10. Bullet Park
  11. Bell song
  • Yanni Papadopoulos
  • Alexi Papadopoulos
  • Cheshire Agusta

2001 Tolotta
  1. War of the Worlds
  2. Revelationary
  3. Stupid MF
  4. Tenuous
  5. Diana
  6. The Sentence
  7. Kira
  8. Davis
  9. Shu Shu
  10. The Hanged Man
  11. Naked and Alone
  12. Eastern Sun
  • Yanni Papadopoulos
  • Alexi Papadopoulos
  • Cheshire Agusta

Caught Between Worlds  
2004 At A Loss
  1. Beyond The Shadows
  2. Caught Between Worlds
  3. Out Of Breath
  4. Scientist Of The Future
  5. I Denounce The Government
  6. Last Wish
  7. Over The Edge
  8. Sketches Of Pain
  9. Stop Laughing
  10. Side Naked
  11. Prayer For The Living
  12. Staying Here Intro
  13. Staying Here
  14. Someone's Downstairs
  15. Day Of Dust
  16. Man Day
  • Yanni Papadopoulos
  • Alexi Papadopoulos
  • Cheshire Agusta

Scream Of The Iron Iconoclast  
2007 At A Loss
  1. Gravitas
  2. Scream of the Iron Iconoclast
  3. To the Sun
  4. Secrets of the Past
  5. Willie Nelson (Tired of the War)
  6. Unreal
  7. Yagan's Head
  8. Thirteenth Moon
  9. Soul Retrieval
  10. Indomitable Wall
  11. Presence of Mind
  12. Requiem for a Rock Band
  13. That's How I Feel
  14. Cyclops
  15. The Neutral Ground
  16. Nails
  • Yanni Papadopoulos
  • Alexi Papadopoulos
  • Cheshire Agusta

Sacrifice And Bliss  
  1. Autochthony! Autochthony!
  2. A Day Without A Murder
  3. Zeitgeist The Movie
  4. When I Love You
  5. Sacrifice And Bliss
  6. We Will See
  7. A Man Without A Country
  8. Superluxation
  9. Trouble Mountain
  10. The Man Needs Your Pain
  • Yanni Papadopoulos
  • Alexi Papadopoulos
  • Cheshire Agusta

7th Direction  
2012 Exile On Mainstream
  1. The Seventh Direction
  2. View From The Moon
  3. Moral Hazard
  4. Dark Matter
  5. The Space Between Us
  6. Z
  7. Burning Sea Turtles
  8. One To The Head
  9. American Dream
  10. Ten Thousand Hours
  11. Stray Bullet
  12. Democracy vs. The Machine
  13. Johnny Otis
  • Yanni Papadopoulos
  • Alexi Papadopoulos
  • Cheshire Agusta

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