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Pontypridd, Wales (1997 – 2013)

Lostprophets were an band formed in Pontypridd, Wales in 1997. It was founded by current vocalist Ian Watkins and guitarist Mike Lewis. Initially, Watkins played drums for the band, although its success only began when he transferred over to lead vocals. They have released several demos, none of which have been produced commercially, five studio albums, and fourteen singles. Their fifth studio album is titled Weapons, released on the 2nd of April 2012.

The first of these albums, The Fake Sound Of Progress, was originally recorded for the meager sum of £6000 and intended as a glorified demo, but after catching the ears of several major labels, the band re-recorded and re-released the album on a much wider scale through Columbia Records. This resulted in a backlash against the band that was exacerbated by the four-year gap between their first and second albums. When the second album, Start Something, was finally released, the band achieved even greater success, entering the UK album chart at number five, and earning the band international popularity, most notably in the United States. Their third album entitled Liberation Transmission was released on the 26th of June 2006 in the UK and entered the UK album chart at number one.

In April 2007 Lostprophets began the Final Transmission - the last round of touring of their current album with Aiden and Taking Back Sunday as the confirmed support.


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  • JamesPhillips70

    JTLDN you are so ignorant, pedophiles don't have personality, we don't sympathise, it's called music, we are called listeners.The singer fucked up, so what? judge all you want. But I am letting you know you will always be 100% in wrong, lostprophets was a good band, still a good band, no one needs to justify or testify because singer is sexual deviant, what about all the people that still listen to Lamb Of God, Randy Blythe Accused of MANSLAUGHTER. death is worse than any sex crime, inb4 "no it's not", yeah it is, child will grow up to see the next day, person killed won't and for the record all crime is bad, that's why it's called crime, just thought i'd teach you the basics you fail to understand like the rest of your kind..

    yesterday evening Reply

    not a paedophile, just someone with a similar personality to that of a paedophile.

    Yesterday 8:47am Reply
  • KrasnayaStrela

    "You are a pedophile if you listen to this stuff." Some non-sequitur logic most of you idiots are following.

    Yesterday 5:00pm Reply
  • Enaavr

    Torn, one of my favourite bands... but to know that the vocals are by a vile scum ruins it.

    26 Jul 10:09am Reply
  • JamesPhillips70

    You are pedophile if you listen to this stuff >> no. stop riding the propaganda band wagon, we have read enough of your shouts. sstaahp

    24 Jul 7:38pm Reply
  • BadBlackFlag

    29 years of sodomy and bloody defecation. Sounds fun!!!

    24 Jul 3:51pm Reply
  • spineshank155

    29 years in prison isn't the worst part. Ian will have to live with the rest of his life as a sex offender and that's if he manages to survive in prison. Tim didn't have his head on straight. He certainly knew what he was doing but at the same time he was taking steroids and allowing himself to get in a bad state of mind. It makes no sense why a person who was taught to trust God (or trusted God) gave up on his faith for something so mediocre, he started a family and wound up in a bad situation. I don't have a problem with people who don't believe in God, it's that people just don't think straight. Ian is screwed up in the head and it's just sick that someone would even think of doing something so despicable. Ian might have been a good singer, but he chose to end it. It's just a part of life that good artists can't be around forever. Tim caused AiLD to go defunct, it's a shame but other great artists can be found. The same for Lostprophets.

    24 Jul 4:23am Reply
  • starsburnonfire

    I think Tim also knew what he was doing was wrong. The main difference is, Ian actually committed his crime. Tim's wife didn't get murder, the plan failed. Ian might of not actually rape the baby, but he did abuse groupie's kids. Besides even if his sentence was reduced, he doesn't win anything. He lost his career and respect by fellow fans, friends and probably family.

    24 Jul 2:31am Reply
  • BadBlackFlag

    You are pedophile if you listen to this stuff

    23 Jul 10:19pm Reply
  • JamesPhillips70

    You are "disappointed he was caught"?! or disappointed that the music you like was created by a repulsive, reprehensible individual? There is a huge difference in those statements, which is it? >>>> the latter, shame he was caught Because he was such a good singer, that doesn't mean i sympathize with kiddy fiddling, he will do his time, not all good music is made by good people, an instant example off the top of my head is 50 cent... 2 pac, tim labesis of course for a plot to murder his wife (from what i remember) but there is surely no comeback in law from kiddy fiddling, from a musical perspective it is a shame Ian Watkins is caught, he is a rockstar legend.. but no one is above the law. I heard about his appeal yesterday, i thought he was open to appeal in 19 years not a few months... the sentence is harsh though.. 29 years in a cage might as well be dead lol if i was watkins i'd make audacious attempts for suicide but hey, do the crime do the time

    23 Jul 8:25pm Reply
  • spineshank155

    "Lostprophets' Ian Watkins jail term appeal refused" Good! Because if Watkins gets released before Tim Lambesis there would seriously be something wrong with our justice system. Not that TIm doesn't deserve jail time because he does for doing something so foolishly dumb but Watkins should be imprisoned for life. Ian had full conscious ability to see what he was doing was wrong. I'm disappointed that he wasn't caught sooner and even more disappointed that he would even do such a thing. The greatest disappointment is that people actually defend this guy. Artists can be found anywhere, the band is in another project now and Ian is only one person. He's been found guilty and been sentenced to prison. He ruined his own life and the rest of the band has to deal with being involved with a pedophile. He deserves prison. Ian lacked self control and is finished.

    23 Jul 7:38pm Reply
  • und_06

    I hope that they come back with a new singer, they're too good to be ruined by Ian. [5]

    23 Jul 6:29pm Reply
  • ProudValkyrie

    "Judges have thrown out an appeal by paedophile rock star Ian Watkins to reduce the length of his jail term for child sex offences".

    23 Jul 4:08pm Reply
  • LeavinHere

    You are "disappointed he was caught"?! or disappointed that the music you like was created by a repulsive, reprehensible individual? There is a huge difference in those statements, which is it?

    23 Jul 1:37pm Reply
  • JamesPhillips70

    Ian watkins was and probably still is a good singer, lol just because you're in jail doesn't take away your talent.. to be perfectly honest i'm dissapointed he was caught, you know the music is so good, i've literally listened to all 5 albums front to back, back to front and sadly I think i found my favourite band, but all too little too late of course, he didn't plead guilty to rape of underage girls which means the girls came to him and a lot of people that know Watkins said he got fed up with 20 yr olds and wanted to be more daring and it's entirely believable underage girls would go to him backstage because he WAS famous and good looking, i'm not gay but you can tell good looking people to ones hit with a shovel but i digress. I look at him and think "you had it all, nothing wrong with your life or you as a person" but if you f*** kids then there is no one else to blame or to take the punishment when you get found out for wrong doing, Ian wrecked the band but he provided good music

    18 Jul 7:03pm Reply
  • Dune97

    DSCyberLink, действительно нахуя, надо было им начать ебашить jailhouse rock©! Ну ты и даун, братишка :D

    18 Jul 1:57pm Reply
  • helvetegyt2

    I hope that they come back with a new singer, they're too good to be ruined by Ian. [4]

    18 Jul 7:53am Reply
  • DSCyberLink

    ну и нахуя они распались? отличное музло :(

    17 Jul 10:09am Reply
  • marksplace2008

    Ian Watkins ex-girlfriend has been posting over on the David Icke under the name "misstaken"

    12 Jul 1:53pm Reply
  • RabbitRicochet9

    Tonight tonight tonight I feel stronger,Goodbye, goodbye, goodbye Watkins

    11 Jul 6:19pm Reply
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