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Going Forward Looking Back

by Ditchwater

A mix of Rock melodies and song structures with Metal guitars and attitude. A variety of styles blended together, overlaid with infectious hooks and power.
Genre: Rock: Hard Rock
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1. It's Over
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3:36 $0.99
2. Have You Ever
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3. Cloned Individuality
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4. Sacrifice
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5. Thankless
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6. Walk Away
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7. What Do You Want From Me Now
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8. Sees Me Through
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9. Eremosis
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10. Another Side Of Me
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11. Can't Take It With You
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Album Notes
Started by guitarist Mark Anderson in February of 1993 at the age of 17. A demo was released, very raw style showing the beginnings of a long musical journey. In 1996 the group began to take a more serious form. A follow up demo was recorded in September of that year and local shows followed in the early part of 1997. Member changes were frequent as the band struggled to find it's identity and true purpose. A third demo followed in the summer of 1999 but without a consistent line up shows were few and proper promotion was nearly non-existent.

In 2000 a stable line up was finally gathered and constant touring of the Midwest region of the USA followed. The band released songs at a rapid pace throughout 2000 and 2001 gaining recognition with their intense live show and tireless work ethic. Once again line up changes hindered the groups progress. In 2002 vocalist Mike Meadows was recruited into the fold. A new, more professional sound started to emerge. With the release of the song "It's Over" in the summer of 2003 a buzz in the local and national markets became clear.

After a short break in 2004 the band returned in 2005 with tour dates opening for bands such as Soil, Otep, Brand New Sin, Powerman 5000, and many others. 2006 saw the release of the debut full length album "Going Forward Looking Back" containing the single and video for "It's Over". The video received airplay on CBS TV and the track was put into full rotation on XM Radio. The bands music was exposed to a wider national audience for the first time. Unfortunately Mike Meadows decided to leave the group due to personal reasons. "At first the plan was to start with a new project and not continue with the DW name" says Anderson but with the album gaining momentum a decision was to be made.

Determined to carry on vocalist Mike Loomis took over as front man in 2007. Releasing 2 tracks "This Spell" and "Nothing To Lose" mixed by national producer Jason Suecof. Touring continued and a follow up album was in the works. But in late 2007 due to extenuating circumstances vocalist Mike Loomis was forced to take a hiatus from the group. The band has been on a well deserved break since then while waiting for the chance to return...

In 2011 guitarist Mark Anderson and drummer Jason Angone resurrected the band with Mike Meadows returning on vocals along with the addition of new bassist Nathan Osterberger. The band will return to the stage by summer with new music to follow in the fall.

"It's about fucking time that a band isn't afraid to be unique and stand out."
The Edge Underground

"All in all, Ditchwater should be on a radio station near you after the scourge of emo/screamo/sucko has finally been ridden from this world".
4/5 Pivotal Rage

"(Ditchwater) manage to create their own metal niche. These four powerful songs have me thirsting for a full album"
4/5 Rock Is Life


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Nick Jurkowski

Better than expected!
This band is excellent! Their CD sounds very professional and is very worthy of the purchase! It's nice to hear a heavy metal band nowadays that doesn't have to shout on the top of their lungs. I wish the best of luck for this band, and would hopefully like to see them live one day...


great band, finally it's what I've been looking for
great band, finally it's what I've been looking for!

Jim Turner

Kickin CD Good band!
This is a great cd, these guys will go places for sure. I am in Calgary, Canada and also heard it on squizz


I love this CD! I can't play it enough - car, work, home and back to car! CD Baby is also the BEST place to buy CD's!


I love This band they rock
I love you ditchwater ya rules

Rich Schuster

Ditchwater is the next big thing, listen and believe!!!!!!!!
This CD is incredible, it starts with "It's Over", and it is destined to be a #1 hit if it gets the airtime. "Have you ever", and "Cloned Individuality" are absolutely incredible as well. It hits hard like Disturbed, but with a truly unique sound. This CD needs to be in every record store in America yesterday!


Loved all the songs the minute I first hear ditchwater!
This cd is really great and has a great unique sound that really rocks. I tell everyone I know to listen to this cd!

Randy Scribner

Ditchwater is something else
I have been waiting for this album to come out for what seems like a year. I have been playing Ditchwater on Break The Cycle Radio for a long time thanks to there EP's. This CD brings All the EP's together and there new stuff is awesome and yes there the next big thing and up coming band. They deftly have a sound of their own I have not seen them live but if they come my way you can bet I will be the first one in line


Excellent CD
This CD is a great addition to my huge CD collection! Great sound! Great Band! CD came reallly quickly! Love it!

Mythrel Music Review

Exceptional Album with Brilliant Song Writing
This is a CD you put in your car and listen to every track. It’s rare to hear an entire album with this many quality songs! The guitar work is amazing on this disc. The drummer is exceptionally solid. He knows how to play and doesn’t over drum. The vocals are amazing, it’s refreshing to hear a singer actually sing in this day and age of screaming, growling and emo. You can understand everything he sings. This is a solid rock album worth owning. I can honestly see this band on the main stage of Ozzfest or opening for a major nationally recognized band in the near future!
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