Soldati Release Self-Titled EP on South American Sludge


Led by Sergio Chotsourian of Ararat and Los NatasSoldati are a new trio whose debut EP has just been released. Offered up through Sergio‘s label, South American Sludge, it’s a four-song offering that runs a gamut between heavy and harsh, deep low end pushing air through speakers with a rawness captured through a DIY recording. Given some of the expanses Ararat has covered in their last couple records, Soldati feels like a reaction the other way; driving barebones grooves right into the listener from the start of “La Electridad del Arbol Caido” and leaving nothing to regret on any of the songs that follow, even if they can’t help incorporate some melody along the way.

Sergio Ch. is joined in Soldati by bassist Lukas Hospital and drummer Ranz, and the three-piece will make their live debut this weekend at Club Plasma in Buenos Aires. If you don’t already follow South American Sludge on Bandcamp, now’s as good a time as any. Aside from releasing Sergio‘s solo record, 1974 (which I’m still hoping to review one of these days), he gets behind a lot of cool stuff from Argentina and beyond. Here’s the announcement for Soldati and the stream of the tracks from said Bandcamp page:

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Soldati is the new band of Sergio Chotsourian [Los Natas, Ararat], his return to the SG guitars, to tube amps. Registered stoner, doom and sludge nacional.

Soldati represents an intense and solid ride; a concept of heavy rock taken to the extreme, with strong lyrics, dark and visceral sound; continuing anew what Natas has bequeathed. A new journey and a new experience for lovers of Argentine stoner.

Sergio Ch. – guitar/vocals
Lukas Hospital – bass
Ranz – drums

1. La Electridad del Arbol Caido
2. Whiskey Negro
3. Los Secretos de Shiva
4. El Pastor de las Hormigas

Recorded, mixed and mastered by Sergio Ch. in Death Studios. Artwork by Sergio Ch. Produced by Sergio Ch. South American Sludge Records.

Soldati, Demo (2016)

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