Lostprophets are a Welsh rock band from Pontypridd, formed in 1997. The band was formed in 1997 by vocalist Ian Watkins, bassist (later guitarist) Mike Lewis, drummer Mike Chiplin and guitarist Lee Gaze, originally as a side-project to hardcore punk band Public Disturbance . Since their formation, Lostprophets have released three studio albums and three EPs, and will release their fourth studio album, entitled The Betrayed, in January 2010. The band has achieved two top ten hits on the UK Singles Chart ("Last Train Home" and "Rooftops"), one number one single on the Modern Rock Tracks charts ("Last Train Home"), and several Kerrang! Awards and nominations. the genre of alternative rock, nu-metal and alternative metal. UK rock band.