Merging a theatrical stage approach, scabrous, angular guitars, along with a vaguely political aesthetic, Milemarker produced being a three-piece in the summertime of 1997 when drummer Ben Davis transferred from Washington, D.C., to Chapel Hill, where he installed with longtime close friends, guitarist Dave Laney and bassist Al Burian. When their many other bands split up by the end of the summertime, Milemarker became the trio’s principal focus, plus they portrayed their renewed objective on documenting and touring. Bored with re-creating their live present on record, Milemarker’s preliminary recordings are lo-fi excursions filled with examples, loops, and a number of manipulated noises. Their initial full-length, Non Plus Ultra (Paralogy), premiered in early 1998, and they were followed on tour by roommate Roby Newton, who taken care of the band’s light present and tape loops. The display contains snippets of ranting evangelical preachers performed as background sound while the music group is certainly clad in tops bearing the brands from the four riders from the apocalypse, prompting one market member to congratulate them on dispersing the “Christian message.” The band’s second record, Potential Isms (Stay Figure), premiered by the end of the entire year and relocated the music group toward re-creating their hardcore live audio, which right now included immolation from the drum arranged. The album in fact features Laney on drums and Davis playing keyboards, but following a short tour without Davis, where Sean Husick became a member of the music group on drums, Davis came back to the music group. In nov 1999, the music group documented their third recording, Frigid Forms Offer (Lovitt/Jade Tree), with maker Brian McTernan (Cave-In, the Explosion) at Salad Times in Washington, D.C., like a five-piece, with Husick signing up for the music group as its long lasting drummer, Newton in keyboards and vocals, and Davis performing a small of everything. But Davis was left out as the music group toured Europe as well as the U.S. (double) and it is after that still left in Chapel Hill once the remaining music group transferred to Chicago. Putting your signature on with Jade Tree, with McTernan once again producing, the music group documented their most achieved album up to now, Anaesthesia, in March of 2001. They toured Japan through the summer, and, Husick stop the music group to pursue a single profession. He was changed on drums by Noah Leger.