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Diafana Krina on a live gig, July 2007
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Diafana Krina (Greek: Διάφανα Κρίνα, which means in English: Transparent Lilies) was a Greek rock group. It consisted of Thanos Anestopoulos (vocals, acoustic guitar, piano), Pantelis Rodostoglou (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 Dingwalls, Manchester 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 on June 1st 2009, after an announcement on their official site, which was signed by all bandmembers apart from Anestopoulos.
- Egine i apolia synithia mas (Έγινε η απώλεια συνήθειά μας - Loss became our habit) - 1996
- Kati saravales kardies (Κάτι σαράβαλες καρδιές - Some Wrecked Hearts) - 1998
- Evodiazoun agriokerasa i siopes (Ευωδιάζουν αγριοκέρασα οι σιωπές - Silence Gives the Odour of Wild Cherries) - 2000
- Oti apomine ap tin eftihia (Ο,τι απόμεινε απ' την ευτυχία - All that's left of happiness) - 2003
- O giros tis meras se 80 kosmous (Ο γύρος της μέρας σε 80 κόσμους - Around the Day in 80 Worlds) - 2005
- Ki i agapi pali tha kali (Κι η αγάπη πάλι θα καλεί -And love will be calling again) - 2008
- Lionontas Monos/Kato apo to ifaistio (Λιώνοντας μόνος / Κάτω απ’ το ηφαίστειο - Melting Alone / Under the Volcano) - 1994
- Ine pou ola irthan arga (Είναι που όλα ήρθαν αργά - It's that everything came late) - 2000
- Kainourios Topos / Kato apo to ifaistio - (Καινούργιος τόπος / Κάτω απ’ το ηφαίστειο - New Land / Under the volacano) - 2001