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Diafana Krina

Diafana Krina ( which means in English: Transparent Lilies) was a Greek rock group. It consisted of Thanos Anestopoulos (vocals, acoustic guitar, piano), Pantelis Rothostoglou (bass), Nikos Bardis (electric guitar, trumpet), Kyriakos Tsoukalas (electric guitar), Tassos Machas (drums) and (from 1996 until 2000) Panagiotis Berlis (keyboards, vocals). Their special characteristic (apart from their distinct baritone voice of Anestopoulos) is that they set to music poems (most written by bassist Rodostoglou) rather than usual lyrics.

Diafana Krina were created in 1991. Their name stands for "transparent lilies" in Greek. In 1994, they released their first single 'Λιώνοντας μόνος-κάτω από το ηφαίστειο' (Greek for "Melting alone-under the volcano") by Wipe Out. They followed in 1996 with the LP 'Έγινε η απώλεια συνήθειά μας' with Panagiotis Berlis (keyboards/vocals), as the 6th member of the group. In 1997, they participated in the 'Rock of Gods' festival in Athens together with The Sisters of Mercy and New Model Army. In 1998, they released their second LP 'Κάτι σαράβαλες καρδιές' and performed in several concerts around Greece including acting as support for the Tindersticks Athens concert. In 2000,after the Panagiotis Berlis' disengagement from the group, they released a single 'Είναι που όλα ήρθαν αργά' and album 'Ευωδιάζουν αγριοκέρασα οι σιωπές'. In 2001 they appeared in three concerts in the UK (London at DingwallsManchester at The Roadhouse and Brighton at Concorde 2). In 2003, the LP 'Ο,τι απόμεινε απ' την ευτυχία' was released, followed by the 2005 instrumental LP 'Ο γύρος της μέρας σε 80 κόσμους' (Greek for "Around the day in 80 worlds", inspired by the title of Jules Verne's famous story Around the World in Eighty Days) which was released together with a book containing poetry and tales. The group busted-up at 1/6/2009, after an announcement in their official site, which was signed by all bandmates apart from Anestopoulos

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