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Lostprophets frontman Ian Watkins and guitarist Mike Lewis grew up together in the Cardiff satellite town of Pontypridd. They began blending musical genres as members of the band Public Disturbance. Watkins was a drummer at the time, but he moved to vocals when the pair first started experimenting as Lozt Prophetz. Watkins and Lewis flirted with ska and hip-hop at first, then came to an aggressive style of rock that mixed together their longtime love of metal and pop. They also changed the spelling to Lostprophets and added Lee Gaze (guitar), Stuart Richardson (bass), and Mike Chiplin (drums) to the lineup. After Lostprophets' demo was featured in Kerrang! magazine, U.K. independent label Visible Noise offered them an album deal in 2000. That year's The Fake Sound of Progress was recorded over the course of a week for roughly $4,000. Hitting the road to promote the album, the band played support slots with Linea 77, Taproot, Pitchshifter, Linkin Park, and the Deftones, and a huge show at the 2001 Reading Festival helped the fan base grow. Keyboardist Jamie Oliver joined the band to expand its sound, and Sony signed the band in the U.S., releasing a different version of The Fake Sound of Progress in 2001, one that had been remixed and "retooled" by famed producer Michael Barbiero. A North American tour followed. The album's successor, 2004's Start Something, proved that all the gigging had paid off. It debuted at number five on the U.K. charts and reached number 33 on the Billboard Top 200 despite having been leaked early on the Internet. More touring followed, including a sold-out show at the giant Cardiff International Arena and a main-stage performance at the 2004 Reading Festival. In 2005 the bandmembers were considering different producers for their third effort before deciding on Bob Rock, the man responsible for Metallica's self-titled "Black Album." Drummer Chiplin departed so Rock and the band recruited drummer Josh Freese -- who had worked with A Perfect Circle, Rob Zombie, and many others -- for recording sessions. The completed album, Liberation Transmission, was released at the beginning of summer 2006. The Betrayed arrived in 2010, followed by the group's fifth studio album, Weapons, in 2012. ~ David Jeffries
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  2.   Last Train Home
  3.   Can't Stop, Gotta Date with Hate
  4.   Rooftops (A Liberation Broadcast)
  5.   We Bring an Arsenal
  6.   ...and She Told Me to Leave
  7.   Can't Get Enough
  8.   Darkest Blue
  9.   Everybody's Screaming!!!
  10.   Sway
  11.   Five Is a Four Letter Word
  12.   What You Do
  13.   Distances
  14.   Everyday Combat
  15.   A Million Miles
  16.   Make a Move
  17.   To Hell We Ride
  18.   We Still Kill the Old Way
  19.   Kobrakai
  20.   Awkward
  21.   Shinobi Vs. Dragon Ninja
  22.   Weapons
  23.   The Dead
  24.   If You Don't Stand For Something, You'll Fall For Anything
  25.   Somedays
  26.   A Song for Where I'm From
  27.   Jesus Walks
  28.   Another Shot
  29.   Bring 'Em Down
  30.   Where We Belong
  31.   Streets of Nowhere
  32.   Next Stop, Atro City
  33.   If It Wasn't for Hate, We'd Be Dead by Now
  34.   A Better Nothing
  35.   Heaven for the Weather, Hell for the Company
  36.   4: Am Forever
  37.   The New Transmission
  38.   A Town Called Hypocrisy
  39.   We Are Godzilla You Are Japan
  40.   Last Summer
  41.   Hello Again
  42.   Burn, Burn
  43.   The Lesson, Pt. 1
  44.   For Sure
  45.   A Thousand Apologies
  46.   A Little Reminder That I'll Never Forget
  47.   Better Off Dead
  48.   The Light That Shines Twice as Bright...
  49.   For He's a Jolly Good Felon
  50.   Dstryr/Dstryr
  51.   Can't Catch Tomorrow (Good Shoes Won't Save You This Time)
  52.   Ode to Summer
  53.   Every Song
  54.   The Fake Sound of Progress
  55.   Never Know
  56.   Save Yourself
  57.   It's Not the End of the World, But I Can See It from Here
  58.   Love
  59.   Always All Ways (Apologies, Glances & Messed Up Chances)
  60.   For All These Times Son, For All These Times
  61.   Broken Hearts, Torn Up Letters & The Story of a Lonely Girl
  62.   Start Something
  63.   Goodbye Tonight
  64.   Lucky You
  65.   Directions
  66.   I Don't Know
  67.   Heart on Loan
  68.   The Handsome Life of Swing
  69.   Dirty Little Heart
  70.   Still Laughing
  71.   Still Falling
  72.   10/10 Vision
  73.   Big Fish
  74.   Big in America
  75.   Consolidation
  76.   Freaks & Outcasts
  77.   Gotta Start Something
  78.   Intro
  79.   Remix City
  80.   Sounds of the Suburbs
  81.   That Difficult Sound Album
  82.   The Future Looks Tense

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