The 1st line-up of Held In Scorn included guitarist Mike Butler (ex-DeadEyedStare) as well as drummer Mike Chavez (ex-Lythic) and bassist Phillip Pathoumnorack (ex-Lythic).
Both Mike Butler and Mike Chavez left the band early. Matt Young (ex-Awakened By Dreams and currently of Tragic Culture) took over guitar duties and Hobart Thomas (ex-Sore.) replaced Chavez on drums.
Held In Scorn then begin to play regional shows before again entering Castle Ultimate Studios to record another 3 song EP of brand new material.
As the year rolled on, both Hobart and Ray left the band. After taking a short break, Held In Scorn continued with Jason Miguel (ex-Disharmony) on guitar and Thomas Brown (ex-Gunmetal Grey) on drums.
The band went back into Castle Ultimate Studio (sans-Jason) to cut yet another EP of 4 new songs. Shortly after, Jason, Matt, and Phil left the band.
The band shut down shortly after with Derrick spending a brief moment in Matt and Ray’s new band ADVENT (aka The Final Cadence) on vocals.
After 9 years, Ray compiled the Held In Scorn EPs and digitally released the band’s first full-length album via Bandcamp on June 17th, 2012.