Lostprophets are unveiling the video of their new single ‘Bring Em Down’. The track is released on March 26th and is taken from their new album Weapons released on April 2nd.
The bloodied action video, which was shot in LA, shows frontman Ian Watkins held hostage as his bandmates fight to free him.
It’s been two years since the Welsh sextet released their fourth studio album, ‘The Betrayed’ (January 2010). Two very hectic years. After triumphant tours across the UK and Europe on which they played in front of tens of thousands of people, Kerrang! Magazine bestowed the prestigious ‘Classic Songwriters Award’ on the band, and it was time for Lostprophets to remind the world just how deserved that honour was.
Before the writing and recording process for fifth album, 'Weapons', could begin, 2010 needed to be closed out with a series of big experiences. As has become the norm, Lostprophets wowed the massive Reading and Leeds main stage crowd. They then went on to steal the show at Belfast's Belsonic Festival and about a month later, were asked to participate in the opening ceremony for the Ryder Cup at Cardiff's Millennium Stadium.
Immediately following the Ryder Cup festivities, the band decamped to a private home in Norfolk for an initial round of writing. After Norfolk, Lostprophets moved back to the more familiar turf of Los Angeles to work on developing their existing ideas and creating even more monstrous ones. Studio work began in February 2011 at LA’s NRG Studios with Ken Andrews (Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, A Perfect Circle). Now, as 2012 kicks off, the band is ready to share their work with the world.
Lostprophets will be coming to the following venues this spring:
April 2012 Sun 15 Dublin Olympia Mon 16 Belfast Ulster Hall Thu 19 Liverpool O2 Academy 1 0844 477 2000 Fri 20 Manchester Academy 1 0161 832 1111 Sat 21 Leeds O2 Academy 0844 477 2000 Mon 23 Birmingham O2 Academy 1 0844 477 2000 Tue 24 Aberdeen Music Hall 0844 499 9990 Wed 25 Glasgow O2 Academy 0844 477 2000 Fri 27 Newcastle O2 Academy 0844 477 2000 Sat 28 Cardiff Motorpoint Arena 0292 022 4488 Mon 30 Nottingham Rock City 0115 822 1314 May 2012 Tue 01 Cambridge Corn Exchange 0122 335 7851 Wed 02 Southampton Guildhall 0238 063 2601 Fri 04 London O2 Academy Brixton 0844 477 2000