1991 – present (27 years)
There are at least two bands using the name D.F.A.:
1. Progressive rock band from Verona, Italy, with some psychedelic moods among their orchestrated and improvised music. The music is mostly instrumental, but some vocals in Italian are present too. Their musical scope ranges from Jazz Rock with symphonic and avant-prog tinges to Gentle Giant-like fusion.
The group released in '95 a demo called Trips on The Metro and the following year their debut album Lavori In Corso, which used all of the tracks reworked of their demo plus a 17-minutes epic.
"Duty Free Area" (1999) probably ranks among the very finest Italian releases of the 90s. It ended up on most prog site or publications' top list of that year. This opened the door to a lot of festival around the western world, culminating with a Nearfest appearance in 2001, which was to be released on their new label Moonjune in '02 under the name Work In Progress.
In the following years some other few concerts, some new composition are written, but nothing of that period will ever be recorded. It is only in summer 2004 that the first notes of Mosoq Runa appear. The following years are entirely dedicated to the composition of the new album, which was recorded in March 08 and released a bit latter. A few festival appearances ensued. (Hugues Chantraine, Progarchives)
2. Canada's D.F.A. came screaming out of the north with their ripping debut LP last year and we knew right away we had to release their next record. This is a full-on sonic assault of devestating cross-over thrash like you've come to expect from Six Weeks!!! Thrash metal guitars at full throttle acceleration and tough vocals hell bent on blood, combine for a avalanche of bone-crushing remorseless hardcore. Fans of HOLIER THAN THOU? and MUNICIPAL WASTE will be instant converts to D.F.A's battering ram attack. Amazing artwork by Mike Bukowski for an added boot to the head.
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