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Stinking Lizaveta's instrumental post rock draws as much on Sabbath as it does on Sonic Youth or Slint. By combining a metal edge with the precision and repetition of math rock and the blasting assault of early Black Flag, Stinking Lizaveta comes on with a sound all their own. The Philadelphia trio formed in 1994 when guitar player Yanni Papadopoulos and drummer Cheshire Agusta recruited Yanni's brother, Alexi Papadopoulos, as their upright electric bass player. In 1995, the band released three 7" records, including a split with Greg Ginn's band Gone. Their insane guitar debut, ...Hopelessness and Shame, was recorded by studio guru Steve Albini in 1996. Slaughterhouse followed in 1997. Their third album, III, which includes Gloria Justin on violin and John Schenk on analog keyboards, was released on Fugazi member Joe Lally's Tolotta Records in 2001. ~ Charles Spano