Czech drummer replacing departed Adrian Erlandsson
Artist biography Martin "Marthus" ÂŠkaroupka
Official biography published on social media (December 12, 2016).
(drummer of CRADLE OF FILTH, MASTERPLAN & INNER FEAR)
Animal Farm - Animal Farm (1996)
Pink Chubby Cigar - Pink Chubby Cigar (1996)
Scharnhorst - Defenders Of The Law (1997)
Pluggulp - Pilgrims of Paradise (1997)
Inner Fear - Delusive Eyes (1997)
Happy Death - New Hi-Tech (1997)
Inner Fear - Face Of Inner Apocalypsa (1999)
Happy Death - Altering The Technology (1999)
Entrails - Serpent Seed (1999)
Entrails - Black Vein (1999)
Entrails - A Tribute To Masters Hammer (2000)
Inner Fear - Akhu (2000)
Ybca - Tak takhle picha Vcelka Maja (2001)
Inner Fear - Odeum Of Silence (2001)
Inner Fear - Thanalogy (2002)
Inner Fear - Symbiotry (2003)
Galactic Industry - Lost Man (2004)
MarthusMusic Vol.1 DVD (2004)
MarthusMusic Vol.2 DVD (2006)
Symphonity - Voice From The Silence (2008)
Cradle Of Filth - Godspeed On The Devil's Thunder (2008)
Cradle Of Filth - Darkly, Darkly, Venus Aversa (2010)
Cradle Of Filth - Evermore Darkly CD+DVD (2011)
Titanic (heavy metal Brno) - Metal Celebration Live 2011 DVD (2012)
Inner Fear - First Born Fear (2012)
Cradle Of Filth - The Manticore And Other Horrors (2012)
Kryptor - Best Of Fuck Off!!! (1987-2012) (2013)
Masterplan - Novum Initium (2013)
Titanic (heavy metal Brno) - Double Time (2013)
Sebastien - Dark Chambers Of Deja-Vu (2014)
Symphonity - tba (2014)
Mantas - Kill It (music video 2005)
Mantas - Zero Tolerance (music video 2005)
Cradle Of Filth - Temptation (music video 2006)
Cradle Of Filth - Tonight In Flames (music video 2007)
Cradle Of Filth - The Foetus Of A New Day Kicking (music video 2007)
Cradle Of Filth - Honey & Sulphur (music video 2008)
Cradle Of Filth - The Death Of Love (music video 2009)
Cradle Of Filth - Forgive Me Father (I have sinned) (music video 2010)
Cradle Of Filth - Lilith Immaculate (music video 2011)
Cradle Of Filth - Frost On Her Pillow (music video 2012)
Cradle Of Filth - For Your Vulgar Delectation (music video 2013)
Masterplan - Keep Your Dream Alive (music video 2013)
Happy Death - Czech Republic 1997-2000
Melancholy Pessimism - Czech Republic 2000
Pandemia - Europe 2001
Inner Fear - Europe 2001-2003
Mantas - Europe 2004, Japan 2005
Cradle Of Filth tours:
Thornography World Tour 2006-2007: Europe 2006, USA 2007, Russia 2007, UK 2007, Summer Festivals 2007, USA-Viva La Bands 2007
Godspeed On The Devil's Thunder World Tour 2008-2009: Summer Festivals 2008, Europe 2008, USA 2009, Europe 2009, Australia 2009, Summer Festivals 2009, Russia 2009
Darkly, Darkly, Venus Aversa World Tour 2010-2011: South America 2010, USA 2011, India 2011, Russia 2011, Europe 2011, Summer Festivals 2011
Wacken Open Air 2012
The Manticore And Other Horrors World Tour 2012-2013: Europe 2012, South America 2013, Asia 2013, Australia 2013, Summer Festivals 2013
Summer festivals 2013, Novum Initium European tour 2013
Session live work with many Czech bands including Monastery, Big Boss, Equirhodont, Dogma Art, Titanic (heavy metal Brno) etc.
Marthus (birthname Martin Škaroupka) was born on 20th January 1981 in Czech Republic (currently living in Newcastle/England and in Brno/Czech republic). From his childhood Martin was raised to love music. His father, who is himself is active in music from his early youth up till now (in the band Dogma Art), has always been taking his son to majority of concerts and rehearsals which took place in the city that days.
Since he was six years old, Martin Škaroupka started attending piano and singing lessons at LŠU Brno (attendance until 13). Because there were no drums lessons at any of the music schools of that time available, he began to take private lessons from professor Cupák (member of the Janáček opera in Brno).
When Martin Škaroupka was fifteen years old, he was admitted to Leoš Janáček Conservatory, where he graduated in drums and piano as additional instrument.
In 1996 Marthus began playing with various bands of various music styles. In that same year, his first studio enterprise was released (band Animal Farm), which was followed by another studio cd with band Pink Chubby Cigar.
In 1997 Marthus and his long-time friend Khaablus founded the band Inner Fear, where Marthus was responsible for all compositions, keyboards and drums. Within a year the first demo came out and until 2003 two more mini-cds and three full-length albums followed (though the first was never released officially).
Let us stay in 1997 for a while when Marthus is playing live shows with bands Monastery, Pluggulp (also 1 cd recorded), Inner Fear, Happy Death and Scharnhorst. In the last band mentioned he meets guitar player Ashok (recently Root, Equirhodont) for the first time and participates on the recording of their cd.
In the years following (1997-2000) Marthus plays live not only with Happy Death (2 cds recorded) and Inner Fear, but also appears as a guest drummer on the Melancholy Pessimism minitour (recorded in 2000), in a project of Root singer Jiří "Bigboss" Valter, BigBoss (2000) and in 1999 recording a cd for project Entrails (where Martin Škaroupka/Marthus met Root guitar player, Petr "Blackie" Hošek).
In the beginning of 2001, Marthus takes place on drummer-stool in Pandemia, setting out on a spring european tour, after which the cooperation is finished.
A very fruitful Inner Fear period follows and in 2003 first cooperation with bands Equirhodont and Galactic Industry. Besides active playing with these three bands Marthus is also did studio and live session work with bands of various genres.
In summer 2004 Marthus filmed his first drumming dvd and moved from Czech Republic to England.
In autumn 2004 Marthus joined English band Mantas (featuring legendary Venom guitarist Jeff "Mantas" Dunn) and in summer 2005 started his cooperation with Czech power/speed/symphonic metal band Symphonity (ex Nemesis).
In January 2006 Marthus recorded drums for a new Symphonity album at House of Audio studios in Germany.
Marthus / Martin Škaroupka joined British extreme metallers Cradle of Filth in November 2006 as their touring drummer, replacing departed sticksman Adrian Erlandsson.