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Formed: 2007
From: Tempe, AZ, United States
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Hemoptysis News

Below is our complete Hemoptysis news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

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Murashita Recording Debut Release

Murashita, the new project lead by former Hemoptysis front man/guitarist Masaki Murashita, is currently in studio recording a debut single to be released this summer.

Masaki says: "I'm excited to have fans of my former band, and new project to hear the debut song from the upcoming release. It's taking my music to the next level and is already getting amazing feedback from the few who have previewed it. Details will be announced soon!"

Masaki Murashita first showed his scorching riffs and aggressive vocal style with the modern thrash band Hemoptysis, which called it quits earlier this year. Further info on Murashita's upcoming release is forthcoming.

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Hemoptysis Calling It Quits

Arizona thrash outfit Hemoptysis has issued the following announcement about deciding to call it a day:

"The very hard decision to end Hemoptysis in its current form has been made. In the end it is the best decision to be able to move forward into the future both musically and personally.

"First of all, we can't thank our fans enough for the support they've given us. When Masaki and Travis started this band 7 years ago, they never dreamed they would accomplish all they have, and that success is due mostly to the support of our amazing fans. We really look forward to having them behind us as we move on to the next chapter of our music and careers.

"To all the amazing people who contributed funds to our Indiegogo campaign, you will be getting a refund because the new album we were working on will not be recorded. We have an email coming to you so please keep your eyes on your inbox. More...

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Hemoptysis Streaming Re-Recorded "Traitor"

Hemoptysis has released the new single "Traitor," which can be heard below or over at the group's Bandcamp page here.

The song was originally released on debut EP "Who Needs A Shepherd?" in 2008, but the band re-recorded it at Validus Recording Studios in North Hollywood, CA. It was produced, engineered, and mixed by Ryan Greene. Hemoptysis comments:

“We cannot wait to release the new songs we have written. We are currently waiting for studio time to record a 5-song EP of all new material. We will keep you posted and let you know as soon as we start recording. In the meantime, we hope you all enjoy this new version of the song "Traitor"! Thank you so much for your continuous support! Horns up!” More...

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Hemoptysis Featured On 40 Track Compilation

Arizona thrashers Hemoptysis are currently featured on the “Sinister Path Promotions: Unsigned Metal Band Compilation Volume 1." The compilation can be heard below, or you can pick it up as a free download at this location.

In other news, the band is in pre-production with Producer Ryan Greene (Megadeth, NOFX) for a forthcoming five song EP, expected to be released in early 2014.

The compilation's full track listing is as follows: More...

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Hemoptysis Posts Guitar Playthrough

Hemoptysis guitarist/front man Masaki Murashita has released a play through video for the song "Blood Storm," which can be viewed below.

Murashita comments: “I’ve made this video to show you how the Axe FX II sounds with my Jackson Rhoads V loaded with EMG 81-X, and how it sounds in the mix. The amp model used was Herbie CH3 and you can download my preset at this location. In the video, you can hear the raw guitar, doubled guitar tracks panned L/R 100% to hear and compare the sound. I hope you all like it!”

The band has just completed writing songs for a forthcoming five song EP and will be entering the studio this fall. More...

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Hemoptysis Launches IndieGoGo Campaign

Arizona thrashers Hemoptysis have launched an IndieGoGo.com campaign to help fund the band's follow-up to 2011's widely-praised "Misanthropic Slaughter." The band has penned five new songs for the release and plans to re-record two tracks which originally appeared on the 2008 "Who Needs A Shepherd?" EP.

Funds are being sought to help cover recording, production, layout and pressing costs, with perks such as drum heads, cymbals, Hemoptysis merchandise, private shows, jam sessions and more being offered to contributors.

For more details and to contribute visit this location. This campaign will run through March 31st. More...

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Hemoptysis Working On New Album

Hemoptysis has issued the following announcement about working on new material for an upcoming album:

"We hope you all are doing well. We have been working on the new songs for the next release, and it's coming out great! It will be heavier, faster and meaner than before! We are planning on to record these songs early next year. Purchasing our CDs and merch at our official store and helping us funding budget to record them will be greatly appreciated!

"We will be on the road for the weekend in two weeks! We can't wait to come back these towns and looking forward to see you there all! See the dates listed below!

"Also, less than a month until the Kreator, Accept, Swallow the Sun, & Hemoptysis show at Joe's Grotto in Phoenix, AZ on Friday, September 28th! Buy your tickets now before they're gone! Buy from Hemoptysis online at this location. Horns up and have a great weekend!"

Sat, Sep 8 @ Tempe Tavern, Tempe, AZ
Fri, Sep 14 @ Scottie's, Prescott, AZ
Sat, Sep 15 @ Burt’s Tiki Lounge, Albuquerque, NM
Sun, Sep 16 @ SlapShot Billiards, Gallup, NM
Fri, Sep 28 @ Joe's Grotto, Phoenix, AZ (Kreator Accept, Swallow The Sun)

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Untimely Demise Announces North American Tour

Saskatoon's thrash trio Untimely Demise have just locked down a Spring tour of the western half of Canada and the United States.

The young crew will take their blazing modernized classic thrash metal to the highways of North America kicking off in their home province of Saskatchewan at the end of March and rage west across the country and down the U.S. West Coast. Untimely Demise will share the stage with Excruciator, Hatched, Hemoptysis, Exmortus and labelmates Mares Of Thrace, and more along the trek, even including a co-headlining slot at San Jose's Beyond The Realms of Metal Festival.

This brutal trek is being booked in conjunction with the upcoming vinyl edition of Untimely Demise's debut full-length "City Of Steel," set to be co-released by Sonic Unyon and War On Music. Limited to 1,000 copies worldwide, the 12" features a full-color insert and a bonus track of the anthem "My Tragedy," from the band's 2009-released "Full Speed Metal" EP. The wax version of "City Of Steel" will hit the streets of Canada on March 13th and invade the U.S. on March 27th, with European distribution to be confirmed shortly.

Untimely Demise is also still streaming the entire "City of Steel" album online through Metalunderground.com at this location. The band's upcoming tour dates are as follows: More...

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Hemoptysis Guitarist Featured On Cover Of Book

Masaki Murashita of Arizona thrash band Hemoptysis is featured on the cover of the new e-book, "Take The Oath: A Practical Pocket Guide For The Career Indie Musician." Written by Don Harrison, "Take The Oath..." is an extension of the popular "Oath Of The Indie Musician" and features a multitude of resources for the working indie musician and commentary from industry insiders.

For more info on the book, visit the Network Or Die! site. "Take The Oath..." is being offered as a free download at the site.

After the jump is Hemoptysis' recent official video "M.O.D.," which comes off the band's recent album "Misanthropic Slaughter." Hemoptysis will be performing at the Marquee Theater in Tempe, AZ on Saturday January 28th with Sicmonic, Virulent, Perpetual, Inner Chaos and Prone to Wander.

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Hemoptysis Posts "M.O.D." Video

Arizona thrashers Hemoptysis have posted a music video online for the song "M.O.D." You can check out the video clip below. "M.O.D." is taken off the "Misanthropic Slaughter" album and was shot during September in an abandoned warehouse in Vail, AZ.

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Hemoptysis Posts "M.O.D." Video Trailer

Arizona thrashers Hemoptysis have made a trailer for their newest video available online, which can be viewed below. The video is for the track "M.O.D.," taken from the "Misanthropic Slaughter" album, and was shot earlier this month in an abandoned warehouse in Vail, AZ. Production and direction came courtesy of Sean Sinerius and Robert Jaime at Big Shot Studios, who previously worked with Hemoptysis on the "Shadow of Death" video. The band plans to release the video this fall.

In other news, the band has announced the following live dates:

Wednesday, October 5th at Chasers in Scottsdale, AZ.
Saturday, November 12th at Boomers in Las Vegas, NV

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Hemoptysis Posts Tour Dates Trailer

Hemoptysis has announced a weekend tour that features three dates from Arizona to Wyoming. A promotional video for the shows, including live clips of the band, can be viewed below. Hemoptysis is touring in support of the debut album "Misanthropic Slaughter," available now on iTunes, Amazon, and in stores throughout Europe via Rock It Up Records. Details on the shows are as follows:

Friday, August 19th @ El Rey Theatre in Albuquerque, NM, All Ages
Saturday, August 20th @ The Bananza in Cheyenne, WY, All Ages (Wolves of Apocalypse Fest)
Sunday, August 21st @ The Juggernaut in Gallup, NM, All Ages

Hemoptysis also recently announced it will be appearing on Heavy Metal magazine's "Gates Volume 1- Ascension" album, with full details here.

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Hemoptysis To Play Wolves Of The Apocalypse

Arizona thrashers Hemoptysis will be appearing at the Wolves of Apocalypse Festival on Saturday August 20th in Cheyenne, WY.

The line-up also includes Incinerated (WY), Stoic Dissention (CO), Condemned Remains (WY), Mount Cairn (CO), Weaponizer (CO), Vomit God (CO), Plaguehammer (WY), Burial Ritual (WI), A Hill To Die Upon (IL), and Gravehill (CA). Dark Descent Records will vending at the event as well.

For tickets and more info on the all ages Wolves of Apocalypse Festival navigate over to this location. In other news Hemoptysis will also be performing the next day in Gallup, New Mexico at The Juggernaut, with details TBA.

Hemoptysis also recently announced its inclusion on Heavy Metal Magazine's "Gates Volume 1 - Ascension" album. Full details are available here.

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Hemoptysis Appearing On Cancer Benefit Album

Heavy Metal magazine has issued the following announcement about Hemoptysis and other bands appearing on the upcoming "Gates Volume 1 - Ascension" album:

"Heavy Metal magazine is proud to announce the final artist line-up for its soundtrack to Gates, titled 'Volume 1 – Ascension,' whose release date has been moved to August 9, 2011. All net proceeds from the sale of the audio companion to the comic, will benefit the Ronnie James Dio 'Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund.'

"Ronnie James Dio appeared on the 1981 soundtrack for the Heavy Metal film while a member of Black Sabbath.

"Hal Hefner, the creator of Heavy Metal Presents: Gates worked with artists LoveKrafty and Inside The Black to create all-new music to accompany the comic, and brought in other artists including Deltanaut, Hemoptysis and Black 'N Blue to complete the comic's music companion."

Hemoptysis frontman Masaki Murashita comments: "It's an honor for Hemoptysis to be included on the very first volume of the soundtrack for 'Gates' (Volume 1 – Ascention). To expand upon that we're extremely proud to be involved in a project associated with the legendary Heavy Metal Magazine, in which all proceeds will go to the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund. We hope you all purchase this killer soundtrack, and contribute to a very worthy cause."

The complete soundtrack will be available August 9 for digital download on iTunes and Amazon MP3. The complete lineup is as follows:

Black 'N Blue
Inside The Black
The Odd Wedding
Jordan Reyne
Friend Slash Lover
Rusty Eye
Kevin Bryce
Elysion Fields More...

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Hemoptysis Audio Interview Available For Streaming

Recently Hemoptysis sat down with the Explicitly Intense podcast to answer questions about the band's new album "Misanthropic Slaughter," the members views on the revival of some of the old school thrash bands, and much more. You can listen to the interview by heading over here.

The Hemoptysis full length debut "Misanthropic Slaughter" will be available in stores throughout Europe on May 27th, 2011. The album is being released throughout Europe via Rock It Up Records, and the European version will include the music video for "Shadow of Death" as a bonus feature.

The band's upcoming tour dates are as follows:

June 3 Chasers Scottsdale, AZ
June 10 The Drunken Lass Prescott, AZ
August 20 Wolves of Apocalypse Festival at The Atlas Theater Cheyenne, WY

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Hemoptysis Announces Album's European Release

Phoenix Arizona based metallers Hemoptysis have announced that their debut album "Misanthropic Slaughter" will be available in stores throughout Europe on May 27th, 2011. The album is being released throughout Europe via Rock It Up Records,

In other Hemoptysis news, the band is gearing up to shoot a new music video for an as-of-yet undisclosed song from "Misanthropic Slaughter." The band's upcoming shows are as follows:

Friday, Apr 29 The Drunken Lass Prescott AZ.
Saturday, Apr 30 Burts Tiki Lounge Albuquerque NM.
Saturday, May 7 The Clubhouse Tempe AZ /with Sepultura, D.R.I., Hate, Belphegor, Neuraxis, Bonded By Blood, and Keep of Kalessin.

Metalunderground.com's interview with Hempotysis about the new album can also be found here.

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Hemoptysis Streaming Entire New Album

Phoenix metallers Hemoptysis have announced that their debut album "Misanthropic Slaughter" is now available for streaming in it's entirety via the bands new bandcamp page at this location.

"Misanthropic Slaughter" was produced by Grammy Award winner, Ryan Greene (Megadeth, NOFX, Alice Cooper) and will be available in stores throughout Europe via Rock It Up / IceWarrior Records in late April, 2011.

You can also check out Metalunderground.com's interview with Hemoptysis at this location.

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Hemoptysis Signs To Rock It Up Records

On the same day that their first full length album is released, Phoenix based metallers Hemoptysis have announced that they have signed a licensing deal with German label Rock It Up / IceWarrior Records.

Commented vocalist Masaki Murashita: "We are proud to be working with such a great group of people. Franko at Rock It Up has really done an amazing job in making this deal happen. We look forward to our continued success throughout Europe and we hope to be playing many shows over there in the near future."

The "Misanthropic Slaughter" track listing is as follows:

1. Misanthropic Slaughter
2. Hopeless
3. M.O.D.
4. Impending Doom
5. And The World Dies
6. Interlude
7. The Cycle
8. Blood Storm
9. Shadow of Death
10. Hadephobia
11. End of Sorrow

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Hemoptysis Talks "Misanthropic Slaughter"

Arizona act Hemoptysis is set to release the new album "Misanthropic Slaughter" on March 8th, 2011. The members of the band recently conducted an interview with Welovemetal.com to discuss the new album. Excerpts from the interview can be found below. You can also check out Metalunderground.com's interview with guitarist Masaki Murashita here.

WLM: Can you tell us about the stunning and frightening images on the art work of the cover?

Travis: The artwork is supposed to depict the title track of the album, “Misanthropic Slaughter.” We knew we wanted to continue using the beast we call “Vetis” on the artwork and we wanted Evil Dave of Incision Tattoo in Glendale, Arizona, to do the artwork. We dreamed up the idea of the beast for our EP, “Who Needs A Shepherd?” and Evil Dave did an amazing job with the artwork for that album so we couldn’t imagine using the beast idea for this album unless Evil Dave was the one creating it. We wanted Vetis to be in the sky as some anonymous person killed the last person on earth, while the bodies of the rest of humanity were piled up in the background. Evil Dave had a better idea where he would have the beast be the one doing the killing instead of some anonymous person. He drew people in various stages of dying and he made it his most detailed piece of art he has ever done!

WLM: In your opinion: Why doesn’t Hemoptysis have a major label record deal?

Masaki: Nowadays, most labels want to take every penny from bands and give zero tour support and it is just not worth it. We didn’t work this hard and come this far just to have a label rip us off and take everything we own and give us nothing in return. Many labels are ripping bands off more than ever and we will not sign a label contract just for the sake of “being a signed band”. If it happens it happens and if it doesn’t we are just going to keep moving ahead.

WLM: Is “desertcore” a real genre?

Masaki: Yes and no. Almost every band doesn’t want to be categorized into just one type of genre. Our sound is rooted in thrash metal but there are more elements to our music than that. Calling our music Desert Core was just us having fun with the idea of making our own genre. And hell why not, we live in Phoenix, Arizona.

Read the full article at We Love Metal.

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Hemoptysis Streaming New Song Online

Today Hemoptysis is unveiling the new song "M.O.D." online exclusively at hookinmouth.net. "M.O.D." (Merchant of Death) is the latest single from the new Hemoptysis full length debut album "Misanthropic Slaughter." To Preview "M.O.D." visit this location.

"Misanthropic Slaughter" will be available in stores on March 8, 2011. Hemoptysis is playing live on February 4th, at UB's in Mesa Arizona with Rising Pain, Scattered Guts (CD Release show), Daemos, Death Perception, Kama-mara, and Sinkpisser. You can also check out the band's recent interview with Metalunderground.com about the upcoming album here.

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