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Soldati
Soldati
Background information
Origin Buenos Aires, Argentina
Genres Heavy Rock, Stoner Rock, Stoner Metal, Doom Metal
Years active 2014 - Present
Labels South American Sludge, Argonauta Records
Associated acts Los Natas, Ararat, Solodolor, Santoro, Taura, Banda de la Muerte, Buffalo, Magnos, Patan, Triddana
Website Soldati Doom Nacional

Soldati (Eng. Tran: Soldier) are a doom metal band based out of Buenos Aires, Argentina. Forming in 2014, Soldati is one of two current bands fronted by Sergio Chotsourian from Los Natas. While this band does attain elements of the stoner rock established by Los Natas, Soldati adopts more of a doom metal/sludge metal sound.

Following release of an EP in 2016 and several singles, Soldati would release their debut album in 2020 via Chotsourian's own label South American Sludge and Italian label Argonauta Records.

HistoryEdit

Soldati would be founded in early 2014 by Sergio Ch. but would not play out live for the first time until 19 March 2016 at Club Plasma.[1] The band would also record at Death Studios and release the eponymous Soldati EP on 9 March 2016, gaining buzz in the stoner scene. Following the live debut and EP release the band would play more shows in the Argentina area with fellow locals in the Argentinian underground scene, including several Motoclub Showcases.

Along with performing with locals among the likes of Dragonauta and Buffalo the band would support various touring acts such as Stoned Jesus,[2] Eyehategod[3] and Baroness[4] among others. The band would release four digital singles between 2017 and 2019[5] as work would eventually begin on a debut studio album.[6]

On 25 February 2020, following an appearance at Motoclub Bar Fest,[7] Soldati would announce that they had signed with Italian label Argonauta Records to release their debut album. This debut album would be recorded on analogue tape by Patricio Claypole at Estudio el Attic.[8] In a statement to promote the album, Sergio Ch. would speak about the band's name and the ethos of the band:

[On the band's name] "Maybe we feel we’ve been fighting all our lives for freedom, happiness and mind peace. Growing our children, surviving South America and blasting our heads with the sound and vive that makes us feel good, alive and free at least a couple hours a week. That’s what we live and stand for."

[On the sound] "Musically I just undusted my old SGs guitars, 3 stomps and my 70s amps I used for Los Natas for more than 20 years. No changes. Just keep on the audio and the legacy I created back in 1994, maybe where I left it, at the doorstep of Los Natas’ album "Nuevo Orden de la Libertad". Not so stoned, not so hanged off, more straight forward in your face, with riffs and words. Just pushing the limits to get to our own truth. This is our debut full length album, where I think we could resume all the war inside our heads, it’s a beast on its own character and warmth. It’s also about love, hate, good and bad shit that hapens to us every day. Trying to get in balance and live just for today. The present time. The golden balance of time.

 
— Sergio Chotsourian, Argonauta Records [9]

Doom Nacional would see release on 24 April 2020 via South American Sludge in South America and Argonauta Records in Europe. Doom Nacional would attain praise from several critics such as The Obelisk,[10] Distorted Sound Magazine[11] and Doomed & Stoned[12][13] among others.[14][15]

DiscographyEdit

Studio AlbumsEdit

Other ReleasesEdit

MembersEdit

Current MembersEdit

  • Sergio Chotsourian - Guitar, Vocals (2015 - Present)
  • Lucas Cassinelli aka Lukas Hospital - Bass (2015 - Present)
  • Alfredo Felitte - Drums (2018 - Present)

Former MembersEdit

  • Ranz - Drums (2015 - 2018)

External LinksEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Soldati Facebook
  2. Soldati Facebook
  3. Soldati Facebook
  4. Soldati Facebook
  5. The Obelisk
  6. The Obelisk
  7. Soldati Facebook Event
  8. The Independent Voice
  9. Argonauta Records OfficialLOS NATAS’ Frontman Reveals Album Details Of New Band Project SOLDATI, accessed 10 September 2020
  10. The Obelisk
  11. Distorted Sound Magazine
  12. Doomed & Stoned
  13. Doomed n' Stoned Latino America
  14. Metal.it
  15. La Habitaction 235
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