The original release of “Marching on to Victory” dates back to 2003, with a small pressing of 1000 copies on CD on the obscure Swedish label Svartvintras (SVP 011) and a pressing of 333 copies on LP a year later on Miriquidi Productions (MPLP13) and City Of The Dead Records.
The legacy that one half of the project brought from his work with PUISSANCE was fairly evident, yet the focus on his work as ARDITI was not so much beautifully orchestrated narrations of the apocalypse, but far grimmer depictions of the past centuries’ world conflicts. Field recordings and blurry speeches were incorporated into ARDITI‘s compositions, adding a rather disturbing tone to the predominant military snare-drums, obscure symphonic arrangements and hypnotic soundscapes. The suffocating combination between martial classical arrangements and somber atmospheres would set ARDITI‘s debut album as one of the bleakest releases on the Martial Neo-Classical / Industrial movement that was starting to flourish at the time.
“Marching on to Victory” has since been made available again, in a deluxe Digipak release featuring 2 bonus tracks issued by Equilibrium Music (EQM015).
01. Determination (5:47) | 02. Sturm V (4:42) | 03. Unity Of Blood (5:10) | 04. Marching On To Victory (2:23) | 05. Bless Our Arms (5:23) | 06. Sun Of Predappio (4:50) | 07. Holy Order (3:39) | 08. Militant Struggle (5:24)
Bonus tracks (EQM015): 09. Sturm V (2006) (5:23) | 10. Divina Patria (1:36)