Lostprophets were a Welsh rock band from Pontypridd, formed in 1997. Founded by vocalist Ian Watkins, bassist (later guitarist) Mike Lewis, drummer Mike Chiplin and guitarist Lee Gaze, they were originally a side-project to hardcore punk bandPublic Disturbance. To date, Lostprophets have released five studio albums, including their most recent release Weapons on 2 April 2012. They are also part of the Cardiff music scene.
The band have achieved two top ten hits on the UK Singles Chart ("Last Train Home" and "Rooftops"), one number one single on theAlternative Songs chart ("Last Train Home"), several Kerrang! Awards and nominations, and have sold around 3.5 million albums worldwide.