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No Devotion is an Alternative Rock Supergroup formed in 2014 by Geoff Rickly, formerly of Thursday, and (initially) five of the six former members of Lostprophets, later down to four after Luke Johnson left the band for personal reasons. After the catastrophic end of Lostprophets due to their singer's imprisonment for disturbing acts against children, the other members came together under a new name and recruited Rickly as their new singer. The band has released two singles, "Stay" note  and "10,000 Summers" in 2014, (the former reaching #47 in the UK) and their acclaimed debut album Permanence in 2015, and Rickly has hinted on Twitter that a sophomore album may be in the works.


In summer of 2016, they won for a Kerrang! award for Best New Album against the likes of Asking Alexandria and Iron Maiden.

After a several year hiatus due to Thursday's reunion tour, the band started recording a new album in 2019, revealing that Jamie had decided to leave in the interim, and Mike was absent from the sessions but still considered a member, with Geoff and Lee respectively covering their roles in the studio.


This band provides examples of the following tropes:

  • Instrumentals: "Death Rattle". Rickly decided not to contribute to the song, as he felt the track was supposed to express emotions the other members had after the split of their previous group.
  • Lighter and Softer:
    • No Devotion's atmospheric style is far lighter than the Post-Hardcore of Thursday or the Alternative Metal of the Lostprophets.
    • That being said, Thursday's last album before their breakup, somewhat similarly titled No Devolución was already more atmospheric than the previous work and can essentially be counted as a bridge between Thursday and No Devotion.
  • Supergroup: As mentioned above, the band was formed by instrumentalists from Lostprophets and vocalist from Thursday.
  • That Man Is Dead: They refuse to play any of the Lostprophets' songs, despite occasional urging. Guitarist Lee Gaze has spoken about his experiences with diehard Lostprophets fans in the interim of the two bands.
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  • True Companions: The guys from the Lostprophets. The fact that they managed to put their old band's fall behind them and form a new one together says something about the bond between them.

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