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Emoviolence act IN LOVING MEMORY reunite, re-release iconic 2000 album

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In the summer of 2000, In Loving Memory ventured to Earsay Studio in Sioux Falls to record “As Years Pass and Feel Like Seconds” for a mere $350. They captured the essence of their music, performing most songs in a single take, and later graced the stage at the 605 House basement alongside The Hareste. Grainy footage of this remarkable event still lingers on YouTube.

After swiftly mixing the record, the band returned to Des Moines, selling numerous handmade CDR copies and featuring two songs on a split 7″ with Examination of the. Eventually, Init Records released the ILM discography on LP, marking a milestone in the recording’s journey.

As the years sped by, the band members reunited 23 years later, rediscovering their chemistry and passion for music. Amidst their newfound excitement, they unearthed the 16-track master tapes from the original recording session, nestled in Steven Init’s archives.

Transferring these tapes to the digital world, they entrusted the talented Mikey Allred at Dark Art Audio to remix and master the tracks anew.

The outcome exceeded their wildest dreams, showcasing their crisp, heavy sound with astonishing clarity and depth.

Today, In Loving Memory will proudly self-release the fully remixed and mastered “As Years Pass and Feel Like Seconds” in digital and limited CDR formats, along with exclusive merchandise packages available on their Shopify and Bandcamp pages.

A cassette tape edition, co-released by Zegema Beach and Illuminate My Heart Records, will also be available.

In other news, the band announced the support acts for their first performance in over two decades, happening this September!

Joining them on stage will be: The Convictions – hailing from Seattle, WA, this outlaw hardcore band features our dear friends and pioneering Iowan musicians Sioux City Pete (Chickenhawks, The Beggars) and Joe Ross (@eclipse_of_eden, Rue Morgue, and countless others). Dose – as torchbearers of Iowa hardcore, the band is delighted to welcome these Des Moines natives, showcasing their ferocious brand of chaotic hardcore punk, demonstrating the enduring vitality of underground music in the Midwest’s heartland.


In Loving Memory, a screamo band from Des Moines, gained popularity for their legendary live performances and contribution to the Midwest emo-violence sound. Formed in 1998, the band underwent numerous lineup changes and evolved from a Christian metalcore sound to a spazzier, screamo-inspired style. Despite lasting for less than two years and only producing 12 songs, their music continues to be celebrated by fans.

Karol Kamiński

DIY rock music enthusiast and web-zine publisher from Warsaw, Poland. Supporting DIY ethics, local artists and promoting hardcore punk, rock, post rock and alternative music of all kinds via IDIOTEQ online channels.
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