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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.   The Handsome Life of Swing
  4.   Love
  5.   Rooftops (A Liberation Broadcast)
  6.   Shinobi Vs. Dragon Ninja
  7.   To Hell We Ride
  8.   We Bring an Arsenal
  9.   The New Transmission
  10.   Everyday Combat
  11.   It's Not the End of the World, But I Can See It from Here
  12.   I Don't Know
  13.   A Little Reminder That I'll Never Forget
  14.   ...and She Told Me to Leave
  15.   Weapons
  16.   If You Don't Stand For Something, You'll Fall For Anything
  17.   Can't Get Enough
  18.   A Song for Where I'm From
  19.   Another Shot
  20.   Better Off Dead
  21.   Bring 'Em Down
  22.   Broken Hearts, Torn Up Letters & The Story of a Lonely Girl
  23.   Everybody's Screaming!!!
  24.   Can't Catch Tomorrow (Good Shoes Won't Save You This Time)
  25.   We Still Kill the Old Way
  26.   The Lesson, Pt. 1
  27.   The Fake Sound of Progress
  28.   Never Know
  29.   Heart on Loan
  30.   Jesus Walks
  31.   Every Song
  32.   The Light That Shines Twice as Bright...
  33.   For He's a Jolly Good Felon
  34.   Distances
  35.   Always All Ways (Apologies, Glances & Messed Up Chances)
  36.   Heaven for the Weather, Hell for the Company
  37.   For All These Times Son, For All These Times
  38.   4: Am Forever
  39.   A Town Called Hypocrisy
  40.   We Are Godzilla You Are Japan
  41.   Sway
  42.   Last Summer
  43.   Start Something
  44.   Goodbye Tonight
  45.   Five Is a Four Letter Word
  46.   Kobrakai
  47.   A Thousand Apologies
  48.   Awkward
  49.   Save Yourself
  50.   Still Falling
  51.   Can't Stop, Gotta Date with Hate
  52.   Hello Again
  53.   Burn, Burn
  54.   Still Laughing
  55.   If It Wasn't for Hate, We'd Be Dead by Now
  56.   For Sure
  57.   Somedays
  58.   Where We Belong
  59.   Streets of Nowhere
  60.   Next Stop, Atro City
  61.   Dstryr/Dstryr
  62.   Darkest Blue
  63.   A Better Nothing
  64.   What You Do
  65.   Lucky You
  66.   Directions
  67.   Dirty Little Heart
  68.   A Million Miles
  69.   Make a Move
  70.   The Dead
  71.   Ode to Summer
  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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