Life is funny. Music is fun. Life is serious. Music is serious. As in life, it is in music. There are moments that are hilarious and others that are much less so. Either way, they stick in your mind. Whether you revel in having fun or in poking fun, you will have had a Favourite Moment in 2013 and that’s what this list is. Some of them are utter abominations of class and style but that’s why you’re on this pitiful excuse of a website. Hooray.
Lostprophets were an alternative rock band formed in Pontypridd, Wales in 1997. The band was founded by vocalist Ian Watkins and guitarist Mike Lewis. Initially, Watkins played drums for the band, although its success only began when he transferred over to lead vocals. They have released several demos, none of which have been produced commercially, five studio albums, and fourteen singles. Their fifth and final studio album is titled Weapons, released on the 2nd of April 2012. Read more on Last.fm
Lostprophets on Thrash Hits
January 15th, 2013
Well, since Christmas and the New Year are now well and truly out of the way, we figured now was the perfect time to throw the next episode of the Thrash Hits podcast out there for you to digest. This week, Raz and Hugh are talking about the various ins and outs of certain legal cases (Ian Watkins of Lostprophets, Harley Flanagan – formerly – of Cro Mags, and, of course, Randy Blythe of Lamb of God) that have been going on while we were on our Christmas break, as well a a discussion on the nature of making tips and predictions, and even a little bit about what’s going on with Thrash Hits for 2013. HINT: BIG PLANS.
December 19th, 2012
**FURTHER UPDATED** Lostprophets have replaced their official website with a page containing the following statement:
Following charges made today against Ian Watkins, we find ourselves in a state of shock. We are learning about the details of the investigation along with you. It is a difficult time for us and our families, and we want to thank our fans for their support as we seek answers.
Jamie, Lee, Luke, Mike and Stu
November 11th, 2012
Yesterday the Vans Warped Tour made its first return to London since 1999. We didn’t go. We do know some people who did go, and their reactions on Twitter ranged from “Oh my God! Onesies everywhere!” to “Lasted just an hour at Warped”. We know that (some) of us here at Thrash Hits have a reputation as being surly No Fun Club-types, but by gosh, did we not see this as a challenge to make a listenable Sunday Spotify Slaylist about it.
Oh God, did we try.
June 17th, 2012
Lostprophets – one of the UK’s premier rock bands – were a bit miffed at not winning a Kerrang! Award last week and so have charged their fans with the task of buying their merch to help soothe their egos.
The problem is that said merch is emblazoned with a quickly thought out logo that is mighty similar to the Fucked Up logo. Obviously the Welsh emo legends are actually just helping out their Canadian comrades and a sizable portion of the profits will see their way over to them. Right? No? WHAT?? OK.
May 11th, 2012
02 April 2012
by Tom Dare
Welsh chart-botherers, Lostprophets, are back once more. We know you love to mock them, people of the Internet, but we also know you know all the words to ‘Shinobi vs. Dragon Ninja’ and ‘Rooftops’. You can try and deny it, but we know the truth. The question is, will you be singing along to the lead singles from Weapons in a year’s time as well, and still trying to deny it? [Read more →]
January 6th, 2012
No, seriously. This is no piss-take. The new Lostprophets song, ‘Better Off Dead’ is a bona fide rap-rock classic in waiting. You’ll see. On 06 January 2062 they’re going to have a Golden Jubilee to commemorate the day where the Welsh veterans made the internet – and music in general – a little bit better.
March 30th, 2010
Believe it or not, Reading & Leeds Festival 2010 have already announced a more controversial line-up than Download and Sonisphere put together. Hugh Platt explains why.
Holy fuck! We guess you’ve seen the initial Reading and Leeds Festival line-up announcements by now, and we’ll admit that we are surprised. We normally like to smugly stroke our beards at impending festival announcements, safe in the knowledge of what’s about to be revealed is either a) underwhelming, b) already pre-leaked to near-pointlessness, or c) of absolutely no interest whatsoever.
But Reading and Leeds Festivals this year have already gone beyond expectations.
January 24th, 2010
by Hugh Platt
If there’s one word that sums up the new album from Lostprophets, then it’s “firm”. The Betrayed isn’t going to convert legions of new fans to the Welsh crew’s fanbase, nor is it going to see their existing acolytes desert them either – it’s going to buoy them along in the same manner they’ve been used to since Liberation Transmission. [Read more →]
January 8th, 2010
18 January 2010