Lostprophets /lɒstˈprɒfɪts/ were a Welsh rock band from Pontypridd, formed in 1997. Founded by their lead vocalist Ian Watkins, bassist (later guitarist) Mike Lewis, drummer Mike Chiplin and guitarist Lee Gaze, they were originally a side-project to hardcore punk band Public Disturbance. Lostprophets released five studio albums, with their final release Weapons being released on 2 April 2012. They were also part of the Cardiff music scene. The band achieved two Top 10 hits on the UK Singles Chart ("Last Train Home" and "Rooftops"), one No. 1 single on the Alternative Songs chart ("Last Train Home"), several Kerrang! Awards and nominations, and sold around 3.5 million albums worldwide.