Faktion formed in 2002 as a four-piece group after the band members met at the University of North Texas. Originally, guitarist Marshal Dutton was the band's vocalist, but frontman Ryan Gibbs was recruited and the band became a five-piece group.
In 2004, the band independently recorded and released an EP titled Make a Dent. In October of 2004, the band signed a record deal with Roadrunner Records. Their self titled debut album Faktion was produced by Brett Hestla (Dark New Day) & Justin Thomas, and was recorded at Gridlock Studios in Orlando, Florida. The album was released on March 21, 2006.
Just eight months after their album was released, the band announced they had parted ways with Roadrunner. They are said to be working on new material with the anticipation of releasing a new album in 2008.
The band independently released a five track b-side disc on March 20, 2007. On May 3, 2007, the band announced Gibbs' departure to pursue other opportunities. The band announced Aaron Pose as their new lead singer on August 16th, 2007.