Since 1996, Philadelphia instrumental metal band Stinking Lizaveta have created freak-out progressive jazz/stoner metal that has earned them a loyal following. They've toured with Clutch and Corrosion of Conformity, and hotshot producer/Shellac frontman Steve Albini handpicked them for All Tomorrow's Parties in 2004.

In May, they'll launch a 13-date U.S. tour to celebrate the vinyl release of their 2009 album 'Sacrifice and Bliss.' Dates begin in Brooklyn, N.Y. on May 7 and run through May 21 in Pittsburgh.

Stinking Lizaveta were named after a character in the Fyodor Dostoevsky novel 'The Brothers Karamozov.' The band features brothers Yanni (guitar) and Alexi Papadopoulos (upright bass) and Cheshire Agusta (drums).



Stinking Lizaveta tour dates


5/7 -- Union Pool -- Brooklyn, NY

5/8 -- Golden West -- Baltimore, MD w/ Pilgrim

5/9 -- The Triple -- Richmond, VA w/ Suzikiton, Lord By Fire

5/10 -- The Milestone -- Charlotte, NC w/ Sons of Tonatiuh

5/11 -- Pilot Light -- Knoxville, TN

5/12 -- Drunken Unicorn -- Atlanta, GA

5/13 -- Saturn Bar -- New Orleans, LA

5/14 -- Sadie's -- Lafayette, LA

5/16 -- Lounge on Elm Street -- Dallas, TX

5/17 -- Replay Lounge -- Lawrence, KS

5/19 -- Frequency -- Madison, WI

5/20 -- Cobra Lounge -- Chicago, IL

5/21 -- 31st Street Pub -- Pittsburgh, PA