Lostprophets Releasing ‘Weapons’ In North America On June 19th

Lostprophets 2012

Lostprophets are set to release their fifth studio album ‘Weapons’ on June 19th via Fearless Records. The CD is a follow-up to the Welsh rock band’s four previous releases – 2000’s ‘fakesoundofprogress’, 2004’s ‘Start Something’, 2006’s ‘Liberation Transmission’, and 2010’s ‘The Betrayed’.

Frontman Ian Watkins said about the new album on the label:
“With the business being as it is, and America being such a huge market to be absent from, we couldn’t be more flattered and excited that Fearless are giving us another crack at it – Another shot, if you will. Warped Tour will remind everyone – old fans and new – how good it is having Lostprophets on these shores. It’s been a long time since a UK rock band has made a real impact in America and we’re ready to carry that torch.”

‘Weapons’ will be the band’s first North American release since ‘Liberation Transmission’. The album was recorded in North Hollywood, California at NRG Studios with producer Ken Andrews (A Perfect Circle, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club).

Lostprophets 'Weapons' album artwork

Tracklist for ‘Weapons’:
1. Bring ‘Em Down
2. We Bring An Arsenal
3. Another Shot
4. Jesus Walks
5. A Song for Where I’m From
6. A Little Reminder That I’ll Never Forget
7. Better Off Dead
8. Heart on Loan
9. Somedays
10. Can’t Get Enough

In support of the new album, Lostprophets is currently on a European headline tour, with support from Young Guns, and will continue their Stateside takeover throughout the summer on the Vans Warped Tour 2012 from July 12th through August 5th.

Lostprophets with Young Guns dates:
May 6 – Koin, Germany at Live Music Hall
May 7 – Bruxelles, Belgium at Ancienne Belgique
May 8 – Paris, France at Le Bataclan
May 10 – Hamburg, Germany at Docks Hamburg
May 11 – Berlin, Germany at Columbiahalle
May 13 – Munchen, Germany at Backstage Werk
May 14 – Zurich, Switzerland at Komplex457
May 15 – Bologna, Italy atEstragon
May 17 – Ysseltsteyn, Netherlands atJera On Air Festival
Jun 23 – London, UK at BBC Radio 1 Hackey Weekend
Jun 24 – Roeser Luxembourg, Luxembourg at Herchesfeld- Roeser Luxembourg
Jun 26 – Trms Fylke, Norway at Hove Festival
Jun 27 – Sopron, Hungary at Volt Festival
Jun 29 – Prague, Czech Republic at Prague City Festival
Jul 2 – Dresden, Germany at Schlachthof
Jul 3 – Schoppenstedt, Germany at Eventhalle
Jul 4 – Dortmund, Germany at FZW
Jul 6 – Milan, Italy at Heineken Jammin’ Festival
Jul 8 – Amneville, France at Sonisphere

Vans Warped Tour 2012 Dates:
July 12 – Burgettstown, PA at First Niagra Pavillion
July 13 – Holmdel, NJ at PNC Bank Arts Center
July 14 – Toronto, ON at Molson Canadian Ampitheater
July 15 – Montreal, QC at Parc Jean-Drapeau
July 17 – Darien Center, NY at Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
July 19 – Mansfield, MA at Comcast Center
July 20 – Camden, NJ at Susquehanna Bank Center
July 21 – Uniondale, NY at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
July 22 – Hartford, CT at The Comcast Theatre
July 24 – Columbia, MD at Merriweather Post Pavilion
July 25 – Virginia Beach, VA at Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach
July 26 – Atlanta, GA at Aaron’s Ampitheater at Lakewood
July 27 – Orlando, FL at Cenral FL Fairgrounds
July 28 – Miami, FL at Cruzan Ampitheater
July 29 – St. Petersburg, FL at Vinoy Park
July 30 – Charlotte, NC at Charlotte Verizon Wireless Ampitheater
July 31 – Cincinnati, OH at Riverbend Music Center
Aug 1 – Milwaukee, WI at Marcus Ampitheater
Aug 4 – Redmond, WA at Marymoor Ampitheater
Aug 5 – Portland, OR at Rose Quarter Riverfront

UK Artists Pick Their Album Of The Year For 2010

Kasabian, The Kooks, British Sea Power, Babe Shadow, Wild Beasts, Paul Weller, These New Puritans, Dizzee Rascal, I Am Kloot, Lostprophets, The Villagers, Trash Talk, Naked & Famous and The Foals talked with NME about their favorite albums of the year. Watch it via YouTube below.

Lostprophets Behind The Scenes In Japan

Lostprophets latest tour blog features the band taking over Japan. The Welsh rockers are seen having fun with food, performing, screaming into didgeridoos, and playing videogames. Watch it via YouTube below.

Behind The Scenes With Lostprophets In Australia

Lostprophets filmed and edited a behind the scenes video while on tour in Australia to promote the release of ‘The Betrayed’ in January, and of upcoming third single ‘For He’s A Jolly Good Felon’. Watch it via YouTube below.

Lostprophets ‘He’s A Jolly Good Felon’ Video

Lostprophets are out with the video to their new single ‘He’s A Jolly Good Felon’, the third release from the Welsh rock group’s fourth studio album ”The Betrayed’, out now on Sony Music. Watch it via YouTube below.

Lostprophets ‘Valleys Homecoming’ School Gig

On January 19th, Lostprophets held a gig at their old school in their home town, Pontypridd, for the ‘Valleys Homecoming’ initiative. The Welsh rock group played new songs from their fourth studio album ‘The Betrayed’. Watch a clip, featuring comments from the headmaster at Hawthorn Secondary School and its students, as well as footage from the concert, below.

Lostprophets ‘Where We Belong’ Video

Lostprophets are out with the video to their new single ‘Where We Belong’, the second release from the Welsh alternative rock group’s fourth studio album ‘The Betrayed’, out January 18th via Visible Noise. Watch it via Metacafe below.

Lostprophets ‘It’s Not The End Of The World’ Video

Lostprophets are out with the video to their new single ‘It’s Not the End of the World But I Can See It from Here’, the first release off the Welsh alternative rock group’s fourth studio album ‘The Betrayed’, out now on Sony Music. Watch it via YouTube below.

Lostprophets Check In During Rehearsals In Cardiff

Lostprophets checked in from their rehearsal room at Music Box Studios in Cardiff – preparing for Reading and Leeds. “We can’t wait to get out and play for you guys again,” guitarist Mike Lewis said. “It’s been a while now. It’s been too long. You guys can hear all the new stuff. Not all the new stuff, but some – a good sample, platter of our new record.” Watch the clip via their YouTube channel below.

Lostprophets’ Ian And Mike Talk About New Album

Ian Watkins and Mike Lewis of Lostprophets checked in with fans on their YouTube channel while taking a break in Los Angeles. The band said the new album is “now finished” and Ian said he’s “really really happy, really proud” of the record because they did it themselves without outside influences. “This is who we are, completely untouched.” Watch the message via YouTube below.