|Origin||Martinez, Buenos Aires, Argentina|
|Genres||Stoner Metal, Doom Metal, Instrumental Rock|
|Years active||2008 - Present|
|Labels||MeteorCity Records, South American Sludge, Oui Oui Records|
|Associated acts||Los Natas, Banda de la Muerte, Buffalo, Soldati, Solodolor, Santoro, Taura, Patricio Rey y sus Redonditos de Ricota|
Ararat are a stoner/doom band from Buenos Aires, Argentina. Starting in 2008 initially as a solo project of one Sergio Chotsourian, the band would evolve into a quartet and later a power trio. Though a great deal of their music is instrumental the band does have some songs with vocals, dealing with lyrical themes of drug abuse and trances. They have ties among the South American Sludge scene.
Ararat was founded in 2008 by one Sergio Chotsourian (Los Natas, Santoro, Soldati), initially as a solo project. Working with brother Santiago and session bassist Nicolas Mallo the band would record their first album and quickly sign to MeteorCity Records. Mostly instrumental barring one song, Música de la resistencia was released on 9 September 2009 to positive reviews among the stoner scene.
In 2010, Ararat would recruit veterans in the Argentina music scene to conceive a full band for live performances along with composing a second album. With veteran drummer Alfredo Felitte (Banda de la Muerte, Buffalo) as their drummer the band began work on Ararat II, releasing it via Oui Oui in 2011 (With a vinyl edition via Elektrohasch Records the next year). Tito Fargo (Patricio Rey y sus Redonditos de Ricota, Gran Martell) also joined the band in 2010 on guitars and synths as they began to perform their first shows, mostly in the Buenos Aires area.
Performing sporadically and eventually mutating into a power trio, Ararat would begin work on their third record. On 5 March 2014, Cabalgata hacia la luz was released via Oui Oui Records, with a video for El camino del mono released in support. The band remains active in the Argentina scene, beginning the works on a fourth record.
- Música de la Resistencia (Studio Album) (2009, MeteorCity Records)
- Ararat II (Studio Album) (2011, Oui Oui)
- Cabalgata hacia la luz (Studio Album) (2014, Oui Oui; South American Sludge)
- Sergio Chotsourian - Bass, Guitar, Piano, Vocals (2008 - Present)
- Santiago Chotsourian - Keyboards (2009 - ?)
- Alfredo Felitte - Drums (2011 - Present)
- Tito Fargo - Guitar, Synthesizers (2011 - Present)