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Federation X reveals an original and chaotically absolute way in the alternative rock scene. Conceiving fuming themes, amplified by folk, garage rock, and punk references, the Washington state trio ultimately delivers a set of extreme rock & roll. Assembling in the late '90s, in Yakima, WA, Federation X counts on with a lineup comprising guitarist Ben, drummer Beau, and vocalist and guitarist Bill. The trio first met trough mutual high-school friends, and since their acquaintance naturally starting playing together. Following a period of time rehearsing intensively, Federation X, self-described as a "civil war band," played its first live shows. A few months later, the team then concentrated on creating its first full-length album. Federation X, the crew's eponymous and self-released debut album, offered in 2000, revealed for the first time the trio's incensed rock creations. Dedicating the following months to a short U.S. touring season, the band then appeared on several compilations and split discs before re-entering the studio to prepare their second full-length. American Folk Horror, issued in 2002 by Estrus Records, confirmed the trio's aptitude in conceptualizing distinctive and chaotically enhanced compositions. The group honed the sharper and more agressive side of their sound on their third album, 2003's X Patriot, recorded by Steve Albini.