Lostprophets return as No Devotion
2014-07-01 by jordan. CONTRIBUTOR | 101 Comments

The remaining members of Lostprophets have returned as No Devotion, fronted by Geoff Rickly of Thursday fame.

After Watkins was convicted of multiple sex crimes in 2013 and sentenced to 35 years imprisonment, the band had gone relatively quiet. Now, No Devotion are set
to tour later in the month for the first time with an album expected later in the year.

The band have also released a single, 'Stay', which you can check out here:




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Mort.
July 1st 2014

3430 Comments


a friend told me this a few days ago and i didnt believe him. i never would of pegged geoff rickly for this

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DatsNotDaMetulz
July 1st 2014

1748 Comments


GDI I wrote an article on this too. Eh.

Rowan5215
July 1st 2014

25652 Comments


Not bad, Geoff can salvage anything

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Pajolero
July 1st 2014

121 Comments


Rickly, really? Well I never.

DatsNotDaMetulz
July 1st 2014

1748 Comments


Guess this means no new United Nations for a while then....

Rowan5215
July 1st 2014

25652 Comments


New United Nations album is out in like two weeks what are you on about

DatsNotDaMetulz
July 1st 2014

1748 Comments


oh sweet didn't know that.

Rowan5215
July 1st 2014

25652 Comments


Haha dude there's also a new song called Serious Business if you weren't aware

DatsNotDaMetulz
July 1st 2014

1748 Comments


Nope, must've slipped under my radar. If only someone had posted an article I would've known. Turns out they released a second new song too

Rowan5215
July 1st 2014

25652 Comments


I'm sure there must have been an article somewhere?
Second song? I missed that one, damn. Link?

DatsNotDaMetulz
July 1st 2014

1748 Comments


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ug9DuK5s9Sk Meanwhile on Main Street

Rowan5215
July 1st 2014

25652 Comments


Ah sweet this rules
iTunes says the bonus track is 24 minutes hmmmm

Mordecai.
July 1st 2014

8277 Comments


Well this is surprisingly solid. Is the band name a nod to No DevoluciĆ³n perhaps?

Rowan5215
July 1st 2014

25652 Comments


That's the first thing I thought when I saw it hahaha
Don't really know but it seems like the kinda thing Rickly would do, doesn't it

henryChinaski
July 1st 2014

2733 Comments


Fronted by Geoff Rickly? Interesting! Song is decent

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trackbytrackreviews
July 1st 2014

900 Comments


"Losprophets return..."

meh

"...fronted by Geoff Rickly"

wooo this is gonna be amazing

Chrisjon89
July 1st 2014

3528 Comments


one of the band members is apparently an artist i'm following on Instagram, who posted this news earlier via a photo. i had no idea of that link until then but he's good.

and the name change is definitely a good idea.

DatsNotDaMetulz
July 1st 2014

1748 Comments


Well it's more or less an entirely new band, I don't think they'll ever play any LP material.

Rowan5215
July 1st 2014

25652 Comments


Yeah agreed I view this less as a name change and more a new project, Geoff is undoubtedly gonna have a massive influence on style

Chrisjon89
July 1st 2014

3528 Comments


ah I see, I misinterpreted the news title as it being a name change. i know next to nothing about Lostprophets musically - i only recognised Geoff Rickly in the photo

DatsNotDaMetulz
July 1st 2014

1748 Comments


They were on the poppier side of nu metal and released a few crappy albums as well as one retrospectively disturbing music video. That's about it. My sister used to like them, I never saw the appeal. And I love nu metal.

Rowan5215
July 1st 2014

25652 Comments


They had two really good albums imo but that's only for nostalgia's sake. The idea with this project seems to be that they're broadening their horizons so I'm hoping for a couple of genres to be included on whatever they end up releasing

Rickislost
July 1st 2014

18 Comments


I am so glad the guys from Lostprophets have moved on and managed to get Geoff involved. Great track, it must be great for them to banish their past history

mryrtmrnfoxxxy
July 1st 2014

13037 Comments


Geoff is the best man way to go Geoff

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Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
July 1st 2014

31097 Comments


Yeah, you can go away now William

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BeeRyan
July 1st 2014

111 Comments


Geoff is inspirational.
I like the track, but it reminds me of Danger Days by MCR...

mryrtmrnfoxxxy
July 1st 2014

13037 Comments


nice guy geoff

Arcade
Contributing Reviewer
July 1st 2014

2140 Comments


Geoff > Watkins
but then that's really a given

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Rowan5215
July 1st 2014

25652 Comments


No contest yeah

ProjectFreak
July 1st 2014

1320 Comments


"
"Losprophets return..."

meh

"...fronted by Geoff Rickly"

wooo this is gonna be amazing"

[2] Went from mild curiosity to boarding the hype train in seconds

Arcade
Contributing Reviewer
July 1st 2014

2140 Comments


apparently he's made mates with a child killer in prison and the first thing he plans to do when he leaves prison is take meth.

i'll be surprised if he survives the sentence.

tresm87
July 1st 2014

749 Comments


sounds like the 80's

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chug73
July 1st 2014

989 Comments


This is interesting.
Have been curious to see what Geoff has been up to and this was a pleasant surprise.
Spent many a sad night as a teen listening to Thursday.

ProjectFreak
July 1st 2014

1320 Comments


As usual, the youtube comments are hilarious

chug73
July 1st 2014

989 Comments


Arcade, where u hear this?

Arcade
Contributing Reviewer
July 1st 2014

2140 Comments


type in "crystal meth ian watkins" and the stories pop up

mryrtmrnfoxxxy
July 1st 2014

13037 Comments


'Have been curious to see what Geoff has been up to and this was a pleasant surprise.'

UNITED NATIONS

BRO

TheGreatQ
July 1st 2014

1354 Comments


This is great, can't wait to hear more from this band

Rowan5215
July 1st 2014

25652 Comments


Fucking United Nations SWEET LAWD

mryrtmrnfoxxxy
July 1st 2014

13037 Comments


best band

hortanz
July 1st 2014

153 Comments


wow pretty cool that Geoff is in it

Omaha
Staff Reviewer
July 1st 2014

10071 Comments


This is fucking great

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Omaha
Staff Reviewer
July 1st 2014

10071 Comments


okay that ending is actually INCREDIBLY annoying and redundant but the rest of the tune is SO GOOD

fuck Ian Watkins, but good on these guys for finding something worthwhile to spend their time

ExplosiveOranges
July 1st 2014

2349 Comments


fuck Ian Watkins, but good on these guys for finding something worthwhile to spend their time [2]

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fish.
Contributing Reviewer
July 1st 2014

21791 Comments


dimsim was right about this sounding like an atmospheric MCR. song isn't too bad

love that solo towards the end

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Calc
July 1st 2014

12147 Comments


guess i'll be the first to say this song is bad.

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kingsoby1
Emeritus
July 1st 2014

4950 Comments


i like it.

chug73
July 1st 2014

989 Comments


wat

AaronBatt
July 1st 2014

113 Comments


Will listen just for Geoff Rickly

Kris.
July 1st 2014

12308 Comments


this weirds me out

KILL
July 1st 2014

71482 Comments


still nonce enablers

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ChoccyPhilly
July 1st 2014

5726 Comments


Their song was on radio 1 rock show last night and it sounded like an 80's dance rock tune. Awful stuff

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dimsim3478
July 1st 2014

4928 Comments


this weirds me out

absolutely nothing weird about it tho

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Kris.
July 1st 2014

12308 Comments


i mean kinda tho. completely out of left field for me at least. song is alright, though.

dimsim3478
July 1st 2014

4928 Comments


^eh i guess i've been listening to quite a bit of synthpop recently so i'm desensitized

ProjectFreak
July 1st 2014

1320 Comments


thursday did love their synths and atmosphere anyway, this is just a catchier version of that

BMDrummer
July 1st 2014

6263 Comments


alright

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Feather
July 1st 2014

1288 Comments


Still dont quite understand how the rest of the band did not know of the creepy singers actions.

fish.
Contributing Reviewer
July 1st 2014

21791 Comments


it's not that hard to hide your actions from people close to you


how do you think people hide extra marital affairs for years


and when you have money power and fame it probably becomes even easier. just cos they were in a band doesn't mean they were together 365/24/7

Arcade
Contributing Reviewer
July 1st 2014

2140 Comments


just think about every fat girl you've ever fucked and how you've managed to hide that from everyone you know

DatsNotDaMetulz
July 1st 2014

1748 Comments


And the fact he apparently only ever showed up for shows and publicity and the band didn't see him outside of that.

PersianLeonidus
July 1st 2014

14 Comments


Sounds a bit too poppy for my taste.

PersianLeonidus
July 1st 2014

14 Comments


Sounds a bit too poppy for my taste.

Grizzlypyro
July 1st 2014

141 Comments


Have to say I enjoyed this a lot, got some seriously 80's vibes to it. Also sounds like it wouldn't have been out of place in the Drive soundtrack, which is aces in my book.

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thumbcrusher
July 1st 2014

3591 Comments


I like it, the other song Eyeshadow is pretty cool too

Feather
July 1st 2014

1288 Comments


Arcade: I would brag about fucking a fat girl, had I fucked a fat girl before.

drasticaction74
July 1st 2014

1729 Comments


word!

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Futures
July 1st 2014

9656 Comments


great song

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Zeiu
July 1st 2014

153 Comments


reminds me of a song i can't remember off my chemical romance's last album

MaggieG
July 1st 2014

66 Comments


Great to see these guys pulling through after that twat Ian almost ruined their careers with his
horrible actions. Whilst I still listen to Lostprophets today as I think the music shouldn't be
affected by the artist's actions and demeanour, this new material with Geoff Rickly sounds solid. I'll
be sure to check out any future work from them. Best wishes to Mike, Lee, Stu, Jamie and Luke.

Kris.
July 1st 2014

12308 Comments


can't listen to lostprophets anymore i tried but when i heard ian sing all i could think of was "wow this dude tried raping a baby" and then my whole mood just went so south

ChoccyPhilly
July 1st 2014

5726 Comments


Likewise. Can't listen to them without associating it with what Ian did. I just can't...

hortanz
July 1st 2014

153 Comments


damn this is pretty nice, rickly is really versatile

NorwichScene
July 1st 2014

1416 Comments


Good stuff!

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riffariffic7
July 1st 2014

124 Comments


Not bad, I never liked Lostprophets, especially after hearing about their disgusting former member, this song feels like it was written for fans who have maybe lost their faith in the band due to that idiot's vile acts. It's good to see the name change, and while I don't really like this song, I like what they're going for, and the singer's definitely better than that last jerk. Still, I'm not really interested in this band. I've never been a big fan of this genre of music, where most of these artists sound like a confused blend between Top 40 pop fodder and bland, wannabe metal, especially when it sounds overly poppy (like this song, which kind of annoyed me).

Spec
July 1st 2014

27153 Comments


Cool that they were able to move on.

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MyLittlePenis
July 1st 2014

712 Comments


why did they break up and where is ian watkins

jk

fish.
Contributing Reviewer
July 1st 2014

21791 Comments


band that released one of my fave albums of 2010 combines with band that released one of my fave albums of 2011

will def follow these happenings

chug73
July 1st 2014

989 Comments


Feather: I have. No shame. She went hard and was worth it.

ConcubinaryCode
July 1st 2014

2066 Comments


Well shit, since Geoff is involved I'm definitely interested

someguest
July 1st 2014

20393 Comments


It sounds like he's taking a cue from Daryl Palumbo and Head Automatica. This is okay.

bach
July 1st 2014

12383 Comments


ain't bad.

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PorcelainRain
July 1st 2014

537 Comments


I'm excited this seems like something Geoff has never done before. Song was good.

Green Baron
July 1st 2014

19798 Comments


I thought of No Devolucion too.

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SCREAMorphine
July 1st 2014

1752 Comments


Oh wow, didn't see this coming.

Hopefully it works out for them.

PorcelainRain
July 1st 2014

537 Comments


I first thought of No Devolucion just because of similarity in words, but I think there is zero percent relation to the two.

Fieryfenderz
July 2nd 2014

1437 Comments


For some reason I get an Anberlin vibe off of the chorus of this.

Hospital
July 2nd 2014

2053 Comments


I'm excited that geoff is fronting this! unexpected

Gyromania
July 2nd 2014

15506 Comments


no devolucion

SCREAMorphine
July 2nd 2014

1752 Comments


Finally listened.
I like the direction they're taking.

someguest
July 3rd 2014

20393 Comments


For some reason I get an Anberlin vibe off of the chorus of this.


lol

DyingAtheist
July 3rd 2014

111 Comments


Very My Chemical Romance like in a way, but as people have said, more 80's-ish, more atmospheric, I like it.


weedblunt
July 4th 2014

558 Comments


cool

XingKing
July 4th 2014

10464 Comments


I don't see the appeal in this but good for them for getting that Watkins bullshit behind them

Green Baron
July 4th 2014

19798 Comments


Song is decent

someguest
July 4th 2014

20393 Comments


song is actually about Watkins staying behind bars

it's a veiled message

Zuver87
July 4th 2014

47 Comments


Geoff is definitely showing his pop side here.

Tunaboy45
July 6th 2014

2055 Comments


What was wrong with "the incest brothers"?

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Tunaboy45
July 6th 2014

2055 Comments


In all seriousness, I'm glad the other innocent members could salvage something from this whole mess.

thelastsignal
July 6th 2014

1350 Comments


I really dig this song, there's very little I haven't liked that Geoff has been involved in.

Nomos
July 6th 2014

830 Comments


Better than expected!



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