Niemcy / Germany
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martial industrial, neoclassical
Band members:Christian Erdmann
Triarii is a German martial industrial act. They combine martial industrial with neo-classical and even neo-military pop. The name of the project comes from Latin: The Triarii (Latin singular: triarius) was the third standard line of infantry of the Roman Republic’s army. Its name is related to the Latin word tres (“three”), ultimately derived from Proto-Indo-European *trei-. When suffering defeat, the first and second lines, the Hastati and Principes, fell back on the Triarii to attempt to reform the line and allow for a counter attack or withdrawal of the other lines. Because falling back on the Triarii was an act of desperation, to mention “falling on the Triarii” (“ad triarios rediisse”) became a common Roman phrase indicating one to be in a desperate situation. To be the officer of the triarii was an honor. It made the individual one of the best men in the legion.
Christian Erdmann has collaborated with members of bands such as Werkraum, Ordo Rosarius Equilibrio and Spiritual Front.