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