Biography

Lostprophets were a Welsh rock band from Pontypridd, formed in 1997. Founded by their lead vocalist Ian Watkins, bassist (later guitarist) Mike Lewis, drummer Mike Chiplin and guitarist Lee Gaze, they were originally a side-project to hardcore punk band Public Disturbance. Lostprophets released five studio albums, with their final release Weapons being released on 2 April 2012. They were also part of the Cardiff music scene. The band achieved two top ten hits on the UK Singles Chart ("Last Train Home" and "Rooftops"), one number one single on the Alternative Songs chart ("Last Train Home"), several Kerrang! Awards and nominations, and sold around 3.5 million albums worldwide.

In late 2012, Watkins was charged with multiple sexual offences against children. The band cancelled all tour dates and their future remained uncertain until the other members announced the disbanding of Lostprophets in October 2013 before the end of the trial. Watkins pleaded guilty to several (but not all) charges in November 2013, and in December 2013 was sentenced to 29 years imprisonment plus six years on licence.

In June 2014, the remaining members formed a new band called No Devotion.

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Ian Watkins loses appeal for reduced jail term; judges cite 'shocking depravity' of crimes

Ian Watkins loses appeal for reduced jail term; judges cite 'shocking depravity' of crimes

Woman jailed alongside Watkins is also refused a reduced sentence

  • Jul 23, 2014

Lostprophets' Ian Watkins to have jail term appeal considered

A court in Cardiff will consider the convicted paedopile's application to have his 29-year sentence reduced

  • Jul 23, 2014

No Devotion: 'We can't listen to Lostprophets anymore'

Former members of band say their music is now tainted by Ian Watkins' crimes

  • Jul 11, 2014

Ex-Lostprophets members announce details of first single as new band No Devotion

The band admit they thought they would never make music again

  • Jul 1, 2014

Ian Watkins' former Lostprophets bandmates say they have 'no interest' in ever speaking to him again

The frontman is serving a 29-year jail term for serious child sex offences

  • May 25, 2014

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For He's A Jolly Good Felon (Clean version) Play Video

For He's A Jolly Good Felon (Clean version)

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Where We Belong

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Lostprophets Reviews

Lostprophets - 'Weapons'

Lostprophets - 'Weapons'

More lost than prophecy

  • Mar 30, 2012

Album review: Lostprophets - The Betrayed (Visible Noise)

After four years away, Lostprophets return sharper than ever

  • Jan 15, 2010

Lostprophets

4:AM Forever

  • May 2, 2007

Lostprophets/Enter Shikari: Shockwaves NME Awards Show, Astoria, London; Thursday, February 15

Support band try to topple headliners in rock/rave face-off for supremacy

  • Mar 5, 2007

Lostprophets: Liberations Transmission

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  • Jun 23, 2006

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