Lostprophets Disband
2013-10-01 by fish CONTRIBUTOR | 49 Comments

Welsh rock band Lostprophets have announced their break-up via Facebook. The post heavily implies the decision is as a result of the sexual offence charges made against lead singer Ian Watkins last December (with his trial due to start next month). The band also hinted at starting new musical projects in the future.

To our fans:

After nearly a year of coming to terms with our heartache, we finally feel ready to announce publicly what we have thought privately for some time. We can no longer continue making or performing music as Lostprophets. Your love and support over the past 15 years has been tremendous, and we'll be forever grateful for all you've given us. As we look forward to the next phase of our lives, we can only hope to be surrounded by people as devoted and inspiring as you guys have been.

Jamie, Lee, Luke, Mike, and Stu


https://www.facebook.com/lostprophets/posts/10151904751678516

The band formed in 1997, releasing their d├ębut Thefakesoundofprogress in 2000. They initially followed a nu-metal influenced style, but progressed to a more commercial rock sound over the following years. Their mainstream popularity peaked in 2006, with their 3rd album Liberation Transmission reaching #1 in the UK. The band released their fifth and final studio album, Weapons, last year.

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TheSpirit
October 1st 2013

16662 Comments


surprise surprise

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AmericnZero02
October 1st 2013

3305 Comments


Just read about this on their facebook. Such a bummer.

BigPleb
October 1st 2013

28537 Comments


Was only a matter of time.

Really do feel for these dudes though.

DrHouseSchuldiner
October 1st 2013

5605 Comments


never liked these guys but R.I.P

Omaha
Staff Reviewer
October 1st 2013

9485 Comments


Aww. So many memories blasting these guys' music when I was younger

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zuzek
October 1st 2013

748 Comments


Loved these guys when I was an angsty rebellious teenager. Spinning Start Something was a guilty pleasure of mine but I'm not sure how much I'll revisit it. Sad news for the lads minus noncypants Watkins.

someguest
October 1st 2013

18893 Comments


What a bunch of babies.

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BigPleb
October 1st 2013

28537 Comments


Very clever someguest, you dark vagabond.

cagedescending
October 1st 2013

4124 Comments


You're kidding me

Dolving999
October 1st 2013

1548 Comments


They were lost from the start, really.

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Crawl
October 1st 2013

1398 Comments


fuck watkins

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NorwichScene
October 1st 2013

1341 Comments


and they say, if we're going nowhere..

Band could of carried on with new frontman and name, but they had their day and aren't getting any younger. Another bunch of talented musicians gone

JustinKing
October 1st 2013

1217 Comments


They kinda hinted that might be what they're doing.

SirDrumsalot
October 1st 2013

1148 Comments


They were done after The Fake Sound of Progress.

Green Baron
October 1st 2013

11111 Comments


damn man

look what you've done ian watkins

this was predictable, but still shocking nonetheless. i envision an alter bridge-style project coming soon

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ReAnimator
October 1st 2013

240 Comments


They were done after The Fake Sound of Progress. [2]

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Evenoss
October 1st 2013

79 Comments


Last train home...

ZippaThaRippa
October 1st 2013

2361 Comments


Poor guys, having to deal with that shadow hanging over them for the rest of their musical careers.

OwMySnauze
October 1st 2013

531 Comments


The REAL Sound of Progress...

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bloc
October 1st 2013

34499 Comments


A Welsh Film

Starring Ian Watkins

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JustinKing
October 1st 2013

1217 Comments


^Made me laugh more than I ever should have.

JayVex
October 1st 2013

381 Comments


Looks like Watkins fucked the band as well as bunch of children.

someguest
October 1st 2013

18893 Comments


They should cover Bieber's song "Baby" as a last rite.

Or give Watkins a keyboard and let him cover it Varg style.

mryrtmrnfoxxxy
October 1st 2013

7814 Comments


quitters

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Crawl
October 1st 2013

1398 Comments


Betrayed

crowing51
October 1st 2013

3444 Comments


Looks like Watkins fucked the band as well as bunch of children.[2]

EvoHavok
October 1st 2013

1217 Comments


"A Welsh Film

Starring Ian Watkins"

^Made me laugh more than I ever should have. [2]

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DrGonzo1937
October 1st 2013

3362 Comments


About fucking time.

chemicalmarriage
October 1st 2013

1761 Comments


the dude fucks children

hope he gets brutally sodomized and skull fucked in prison

HomerPimpson
October 1st 2013

231 Comments


right in the feels
fuck watkins

Sauce
October 1st 2013

647 Comments


they broke up AND disbanded? that's almost impressive.

StallionMang
October 1st 2013

4291 Comments


Thought they already broke up. Sucks though, the other band members should've just gotten a new singer.

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Chesse
October 1st 2013

529 Comments


A Welsh Film

Starring Ian Watkins


hahahahahahaha oh god

Green Baron
October 1st 2013

11111 Comments


looooooool

VisionsFromTheDarkSide
October 1st 2013

1678 Comments


"A Welsh Film

Starring Ian Watkins"

I'm done.

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MoosechriS
October 1st 2013

4642 Comments


Bollocks

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MoosechriS
October 1st 2013

4642 Comments


Gutted, loved these guys when i was in college. Start something was awesome back in the day. Hope the rest of them manage to make something of the fucked up situation. If watkins is found guilty i hope he gets horribly burned and thrown in a skip full of salt the sick fuck.

OrangeBLOOD
October 1st 2013

120 Comments


What a shame. They had one good song.

TheGreatQ
October 1st 2013

942 Comments


I only got to see them once. Used to be one of my favourite bands

Inferis
October 1st 2013

378 Comments


Seriously why not just put Gerard Way or someone in Watkins' spot? It's not like he'd be difficult to replace.

Evanpowers
October 1st 2013

77 Comments


start something was really cool back in the day, but they haven't released anything worthwhile in years. Shouldn't have raped da babies ian

freedomofspeechnoway
October 1st 2013

407 Comments


Some prophets they are.

schoonda
October 1st 2013

99 Comments


i really loved this band, their early stuff was incredible, its a shame it had to end this way

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AmericnZero02
October 1st 2013

3305 Comments


"Poor guys, having to deal with that shadow hanging over them for the rest of their musical careers. "

Agreed. I hope they can go on and start a great new project.

DatBeefPudding
October 1st 2013

941 Comments


the fake sound of progress will forever be awesome tho

NonApplicable
October 2nd 2013

1826 Comments


It sucks that this had to have such an adverse effect on the rest of the band.

dsroka005
October 2nd 2013

1526 Comments


They were done after The Fake Sound of Progress. [3]

HomerPimpson
October 2nd 2013

231 Comments


Seriously why not just put Gerard Way or someone in Watkins' spot? It's not like he'd be difficult to replace.

This is actually genius provided somebody else writes the songs and Way is only allowed to sing them

AmericnZero02
October 2nd 2013

3305 Comments


Those two do have pretty similar voices now that I think about it.



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