Electronic project from Birmingham, England, UK. Formed in 1991 as a duo project of former Napalm Death members Mick Harris and Nik Bullen. In their early years Scorn was often associated with industrial and experimental music. After the departure of Nik Bullen in 1994, Scorn became a solo project of Mick Harris, and the music mostly offers minimalist beats with deep bass lines, often resembling dub and trip-hop in structure.

Session/live musicians:
Justin K Broadrick - guitars (1991-1992, on "Vae Solis" album)
James Plotkin - guitar, guitar synth (1994, on "Evanescence" album and live)
Pat McCahan - live guitars (1992)

Project was stopped in in May 1997, but started again in March 2000. Then it was stopped for the second time in November 2011, but officially started again in January 2019.


88561-1112-4 Scorn - Vae Solis album art Scorn Vae Solis (Album) Earache 88561-1112-4 US 1992 Sell This Version
TFCK-88629 Scorn - Colossus album art Scorn Colossus (Album) Earache TFCK-88629 Japan 1993 Sell This Version
MOSH 113CD - IRS 99.113 Scorn - Evanescence album art Scorn Evanescence (Album) Earache MOSH 113CD - IRS 99.113 UK 1994 Sell This Version
SCORN CD1 Scorn - Ellipsis album art Scorn Ellipsis (Album) Scorn Recordings SCORN CD1 Europe 1995 Sell This Version
SCORN CD2 Scorn - Gyral album art Scorn Gyral (Album) Scorn Recordings SCORN CD2 Europe 1995 Sell This Version
MOSH158CD Scorn - Logghi Barogghi album art Scorn Logghi Barogghi (Album) Scorn Recordings MOSH158CD Europe 1996 Sell This Version
INV 113 CD Scorn - Whine album art (scorn)* Whine (Album) KK Records INV 113 CD US 1997 Sell This Version
INV 076 CD, inv076cd Scorn - Zander album art Scorn Zander (Album) KK Records INV 076 CD, inv076cd US 1997 Sell This Version
¥712 Scorn - Greetings From Birmingham album art Scorn Greetings From Birmingham (Album) Hymen Records ¥712 Germany 2000 Sell This Version
¥722 Scorn - Plan B album art Scorn Plan B (Album) Hymen Records ¥722 Germany 2002 Sell This Version
vivo 2004 011CD Scorn - List Of Takers (Versions And More) album art Scorn List Of Takers (Versions And More) (Album) Vivo vivo 2004 011CD Poland 2004 Sell This Version
6M OHM Scorn - Stealth album art Scorn Stealth (Album) Jarring Effects, Jarring Effects, Ad Noiseam, Ad Noiseam 6M OHM US 2007 Sell This Version
16M OHM Scorn - Refuse;Start Fires album art Scorn Refuse;Start Fires (Album) Ohm Resistance 16M OHM US 2010 Sell This Version
52M OHM Scorn - Cafe Mor album art Scorn Cafe Mor (Album) Ohm Resistance 52M OHM US 2019 Sell This Version
61M OHM Scorn - The Only Place album art Scorn The Only Place (Album) Ohm Resistance 61M OHM US 2021 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

MOSH 78CD Scorn - Deliverance album art Scorn Deliverance (Single) Earache MOSH 78CD UK 1992 Sell This Version
MOSH061T Scorn - Lick Forever Dog album art Scorn Lick Forever Dog (EP, Maxi) Earache MOSH061T UK 1991 Sell This Version
MOSH93T Scorn - White Irises Blind album art Scorn White Irises Blind Earache MOSH93T UK 1993 Sell This Version
DE008 Scorn - Lament album art Scorn Lament(7", Single, Ltd, Num) Dying Earth Records DE008 UK 1993 Sell This Version
MOSH122TPRO Scorn - Silver Rain Fell album art Scorn Featuring Meat Beat Manifesto Scorn Featuring Meat Beat Manifesto - Silver Rain Fell (Single) Earache MOSH122TPRO UK 1994 Sell This Version
SCORN 2T PRO Scorn - Stairway album art Scorn Stairway(12", S/Sided, Etch, Ltd, Promo) Scorn Recordings SCORN 2T PRO UK 1995 Sell This Version
SCORN DJPRO 1 Scorn - Falling / The End (Remixes) album art Scorn Falling / The End (Remixes)(12", Promo) Scorn Recordings SCORN DJPRO 1 UK 1995 Sell This Version
DOSS 12 003 Scorn - Leave It Out album art Scorn Leave It Out Possible DOSS 12 003 UK 1996 Sell This Version
¥710 Scorn - Imaginaria Award EP album art Scorn Imaginaria Award EP (EP) Hymen Records ¥710 Germany 2000 Sell This Version
¥036 Scorn - Governor album art Scorn Governor (EP) Hymen Records ¥036 Germany 2002 Sell This Version

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July 20, 2019
I first came across Scorn when a friend was playing the Imaginaria Award EP many moons ago. I quickly fell in love with his two Hymen albums 'Plan B' and 'Greetings from Birmingham.' They are both total class and still sound amazing, the sort of record I'll stick on when I don't want to listen to anything else. They are slow and heavy. I don't know what else to say. Dubstep obviously got influenced by whatever the hell Scorn was up to back then.
Anyone checking Mick Harris' back catalogue cannot fail to be impressed, there's lots to explore including a drum n bass project. I've seen him live once at Supersonic Festival in Birmingham, it was awesome! Now after releasing some brutal music as Fret, Harris is back as Scorn in 2019.. 'Feather' is amazing. Whilst the Fret releases are brutal, 'Feather' is more ruminative. None of this makes any sense unless you sit down and listen to it. Cheers Mick, may you catch many more fish!


November 23, 2017
After listening to all catalogue I can only say "Well, at least he tried" :) The music itself is not bad but it's all the same drummy dubby excursions, style and sound doesn't change even for a bit through all these years. Yes, there vere couple of good basslines on Logghi Barogghi but the tracks are forgotten instantly and I can't even name them. The only release I really enjoyed was not even Scorn :) It was Ellipsis, the amazing collection of Scorn music remixes made by the masters. Now that's what I call quality, especially liked Coil, Bill Laswell and Scanner adaptations.

But I would be wrong if I didn't mention one of my favorite dark ambient albums made by mr. Harris and Bill Laswell - Somnific Flux. I highly recommend it, reviewed it separately: If I didn't know that one I wouldn't even try to check Scorn discography.

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