Lostprophets has been around going all the way back to 1997. Over the years, the Welsh band has issued a series of five albums -- 2000's fakesoundofprogress, 2004's Start Something, 2006's Liberation Transmission, 2010's The Betrayed -- including their recently released and long awaited new record, Weapons. The sextet just finished up a triumphant run on the Warped Tour and Noisecreep caught up with rhythm guitarist Mike Lewis before a recent headlining gig (Aug. 11) at the House of Blues in Anaheim, Calif.

Lewis, 34, shared his thoughts on Warped, the band's future, and an amazing metal show that changed his life many years ago.

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Lostprophets' Weapons is available now via Fearless Records at this link.