Martin Ciappara started playing in 1993. The first band he was into, was called Godzilla. After a year, Godzilla decide to change the band's name to Violent Version.
The band release some singles and Martin is also Perpetual Grief's drummer for a short period of time. In 1998, Violent Version split up.

A year after, Martin formed a band called Aunt Eater. They release a demo called
'Ego Trip' that year. In the meantime, Martin is a vocalist with another band called
Gol Buscat. In 1997, he also has a solo project going on and 'My Sorrrow' is released only as a demo tape.

In 1999, he leaves both bands and forms a new one called Spin.Their first EP 'Pead' is released that same year. In 2000, they release the single 'Y?' and in 2002, the album 'Cell 46' follows. Martin leaves the band in 2003 due to personal reasons.

In the next few years, Martin jammed with some of his friends and plays in a band named Scorn of the Hunter. In 2006, Martin makes an important decision - he started a one-man band which is still known as Prayer of the Dying.

The next year, 2007, Martin releases his first demo tape and his first album 'Structures of a Dying Matter'.That same year , Martin also joins a band called Black Vulture, as a drummer - a project whose band members come from the U.S.A., Turkey and Malta. 2008 is a busy year for Prayer of the Dying as he releases several material: the EP 'Ghastly Laments', a two-track demo called 'Turn to Dust in Agony' and a new album called 'From the Mouth of the Passing'. That same year, the Turkish band Sarratum and POTD also release a split named 'Slave Gods'. Martin then joins a band called Lustre (from Turkey) and in 2009 they release their first album 'Vaticannibalistic'. A split ' Behold the Candent Heavens' with 'Firth of Damnation, from USA, is released that year. Another split follows in 2010, where Stigoi VII and POTD release a 7" Lp. It was called 'Horn Forward/Dormant Anger Wakes' respectively. In 2011, yet another split is released. This time 'Into the World's Oppression', a 7" split with a fellow Maltese band called Thy Legion is released.

In 2011, Prayer of the Dying release the album 'In Silence and Grief We Decay'. POTD then release another split with Demorian from Sweden. 2012, sees Martin joining the band Sarratum. Sarratum release the album 'Flaggelation of a Saint' in 2012 and Martin Ciappara's other band Black Vulture release their first album 'Darkness Fills the Earth'.

In 2013 Martin joined a new band, as a drummer with an International Band from Sweden/Australia/Malta called Luciferian Blood.That same year Luciferian Blood released their first demo Satan,Death,Hell. Prayer of the Dying's new album 'God's Failed Creation' was released as well. Many guests from around the globe joined Prayer of the Dying on his new album: Daniel Bezzina,Jacobo Córdova,Atilla Kabak,Daniel Bartolo,Elton Falzon,Tony Sundstrand,Richard Schierer,Simon Dimech,Patrik Carlsson,Drifa Sigurdardottir.In 2014 a new Luciferian Blood demo Cleanse the Earth was released and in 2016 Black Vulture released a new album - Rise of the Witch Queen.

Martin's Discography:

1995 Violent Version - Lipstick nose -Single

1996 Violent Version - Monitor - Single

1997 My Sorrow - Demo

1998 Aunteater - Ego Trip - Demo

1999 Spin - Pead - Ep

2000 Spin - Y? - Single

2002 Spin - Cell46 - Ep

2007 Prayer of the Dying - Demo

2007 Prayer of the Dying - Structures of a Dying Matter - Album

2008 Prayer of the Dying/Sarratum  - Slave Gods - Split

2008 Prayer of the Dying - Ghastly Laments - Ep

2008 Prayer of the Dying - From the Mouth of the Passing - Album

2008 Prayer of the Dying - Turn to Dust in Agony - Demo

2009 Prayer of the Dying/Firth of Damnation - Behold the Candent Heavens - Split

2009 Prayer of the Dying/Black Abyss/Frozenpath/Ayni/Northdark/Wrath Passion -  Kvlt666 Dominion - The Second Storming! - 6 way Split 

2009 Lustre - Vaticannibalistic - Album

2010 Prayer of the Dying - Rule In Blasphemy Ep

2010 Prayer of the Dying/Strigoi VII - Horns Forward/Dormant Anger Wakes - Split

2011 Prayer of the Dying/Thy Legion - Into the World's Oppression - Split

2011 Prayer of the Dying - In Silence and Grief We Decay - Album

2011 Prayer of the Dying/Demorian - Shivering Shadows - Split

2012 Black Vulture - Darkness Fills the Earth - Album

2013 Luciferian Blood - Satan, Death, Hell - Demo

2014 Luciferian Blood - Cleanse the Earth - Demo

2013 Prayer of the Dying - God's Failed Creation - Album

2016 Black Vulture - Rise of the Witch Queen - Album



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