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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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  • CheseCake

    Still love their music. Still love Ian ... [4]

    20 Oct 5:42pm Reply
  • MelvinKF

    It`s ok, don`t apologise

    30 Sep 7:21pm Reply
  • spineshank155


    30 Sep 5:44am Reply
  • Awfulest


    29 Sep 6:21pm Reply
  • JamesPhillips70

    Still love their music. Still love Ian ... [3]

    29 Sep 5:14pm Reply
  • RabbitRicochet9

    Still love their music. Still love Ian ... [2]

    29 Sep 11:20am Reply
  • synesthe-sia

    You still love a baby fucker. Cool. I like the music, but Ian is a total piece of shit and you'd have to be delusional to think otherwise.

    28 Sep 9:57pm Reply
  • parasenocheg

    Still love their music. Still love Ian ...

    27 Sep 4:08am Reply
  • FireTheft

    I still like their first album

    22 Sep 6:12pm Reply
  • draksis

    So just because the band's lead singer turned out to be a sick fuck I'm supposed to hate the entire band and never listen to their music again. Go fuck yourselves. A lot of influential musicians in the past were twisted scumbags but people still listen religiously to stuff like John Lennon.If a single band member's actions suddenly degrades your opinion of everything the band has ever made, then you are just a hypocritical little shit who's only jumping on the next band wagon

    19 Sep 12:40pm Reply
  • spineshank155

    Hating the band for what Ian did is like hating Germany for what Hitler did.

    18 Sep 2:30am Reply
  • JamesPhillips70

    I'm definitely not in the mood for trolling i hate sarcasm etc I genuinely believe the impact of pedophilia is less when the person involved did a great deal of good things, for someone to be a pedo there are certainly worse things that could happen to a kid ie April Jones was killed, there's no way of playing it down but for example Jimmy Saville did a lot for charity and everyone loved him until the dirty secret got out, you take the good with the bad, it boggles the mind to see haters with double standards, its ok to kill , death is far worse than rape, the pain endured during rape is a spec of dust compared to dying , the bent coppers here in the UK let pakistani gangs commit child sodomy for 16 years in Rotherham but you won't hear about it, famous people are easy targets and trophy arrests for bent cops here in uk, there's a whole chain of command and corruption for every business, people so stupid with mob mentality, considering like i said before , young girls lined up for him

    17 Sep 9:23pm Reply
  • Rickpwn

    Of course pedophilia is bad, but why hate the whole band if only 1 person was responsible for this? I still love their music and enjoy it every single moment. I find it not a valid reason to toss away awesome music a whole band created, even though 1 person sinned. Cheers!

    17 Sep 8:43am Reply
  • geromefernandez

    It's really shocking how sick people are.... So much people who don't stand up clearly against pedophilia.... Such a shame!!!

    17 Sep 1:04am Reply
  • geromefernandez

    What a shame that this pedo's have fans..... Unbelievable!

    17 Sep 12:57am Reply
  • spineshank155

    Murder is never justified. If it was, most of the world's leaders wouldn't be standing due to the lack of respect for those who are struggling day in and day out. Sure, it would have been fine for someone to kill another human being because they broke into their home because their life is being threatened but maybe instead of killing them, incapacitate them. There's other ways of defending yourself against an attacker without killing them, not just by a gun, knife, a baseball bat or whatever it is people use to kill. And when did i defend Ian? He should go to prison for his actions.

    16 Sep 1:13pm Reply
  • JamesPhillips70

    I agree, even before the whole pedo scandal , all 5 albums are amazing front to back and 5 albums is a good career for any modern band considering nowadays some can only manage 2 albums then quit or change to being rubbish ie linkin park, going to prison sucks anyway but knowing your band had a good time and plenty of awards, Ian has "done his bit" for music and knowing that , Ian can go to jail and not have to worry that he didn't do enough because he did and to me I will remember watkins for being a classy rockstar legend, dead or alive

    14 Sep 8:11pm Reply
  • parkerlewislol

    There music was shit and do you know what he went to jail for.

    14 Sep 11:50am Reply
  • Catbird

    The songs exist and are still loved by many, unfortunatley the vocalist was a nonce. I listen with a heavy heart but still love the Lost Prophets musical legacy. Internet Commandos will always to exist no hard we try to gas the faceless fuckers.

    9 Sep 4:18pm Reply
  • AzuraMeta

    I was shocked to see what kind of comments are on this page. This site is about music, not about some pedophile! If you want VIP drama, just go on one of the many sites for that!

    8 Sep 7:45am Reply
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