May 082012

Hemoptysis are proud to announce that the song “M.O.D.” from their debut full length album  “Misanthropic Slaughter”, has won the award for best Metal / Hardcore song at the 11th annual Independent Music Awards. This years winners were selected by a panel of Industry professionals including “Ozzy” Osbourne, and Kieth Richards, among others.

Hemoptysis is also still in the running to receive The Independent Music Awards’ Vox Pop honors, the fan-determined portion of The IMAs.
To cast your vote for Hemoptysis please visit

You can check out the music video for “M.O.D.” here

In other news, the band are currently in the process of writing new material for their follow up to “Misanthropic Slaughter”, expected to be released later this year.

Upcoming live dates:
Sun, June 3 @ Chasers in Scottsdale, AZ
Fri, June 29 @ The Rock in Tucson, AZ
Sun, Sep 16 @ TBA in Denver, CO (Wolves of Apocalypse Fest)
Mon, Sep 17 @ SlapShot Billiards, Gallup, NM

On the web:

    Mar 092012

    Arizona thrashers HEMOPTYSIS have been nominated for this year’s Independent Music Awards. This marks the band’s second consecutive year being nominated and this year HEMOPTYSIS holds the honor of receiving two nominations in two categories. The band’s critically acclaimed album, Misanthropic Slaughter is up for Best Metal/Hardcore Album and the track “M.O.D.” (the video for which can be seen at this location) is up for Best Metal/Hardcore Song. This year’s panel of judges includes Ozzy Osbourne, Tom Waits, members of GWAR, Keith Richards and many more. In addition to the industry-selected winners, fans have until Friday, July 20th to vote for the fan-selected winners at this location.

    In additional HEMOPTYSIS news, guitarist/vocalist Masaki Murashita is set to appear on KGRG 89.9 FM’s Late Night Death radio show on Tuesday, March 13 at 10PM PST. Masaki will be on the air discussing the band’s most recent release, Misanthropic Slaughter, what 2012 has in store for HEMOPTYSIS and much more. KGRG 89.9 FM broadcasts out of Green River Community College in the Seattle, WA metropolitan area. The interview will also be streaming at

    Upcoming HEMOPTYSIS Live Dates:

    Saturday, April 14 @ The Annex in San Lorenzo, CA w/ Psychosomatic, Hatchet, Fog of War, Untimely Demise, and Syndicon
    Friday, April 27 @ Joe’s Grotto in Phoenix, AZ. 21+ show.

      Feb 172011

      Phoenix based Hemoptysis and other self-released and independent label talent have been named as Nominees for The 10th Independent Music Awards (The IMAs), the influential awards program for independent bands and fans. Hemoptysis has been nominated in the Best Metal/Hardcore Song category, for “Shadow of Death”.

      Representing the broad spectrum of today’s global independent music scene, the more than 300 Nominees in nearly 70 Song, Album, Music Video and Design categories were culled from submissions from North America, South America, Asia, Australia and Europe.

      Winners will be determined by a panel of 62 influential artist and industry judges including Ozzy Osbourne, Andrew W. K., Joe Perry (Aerosmith), Kevin Lyman (Warped Tour), Anthony DeCurtis (Rolling Stone), Pat McGuire (Filter Magazine) and Evan Schlansky (American Songwriter) and will be announced in mid-March 2011. Music fans have until July 11 to cast their votes at The IMA Vox Pop Jukebox to determine the fan-selected IMA Winners. Past winners include All That Remains, who won Hard Rock/Metal Album in the 9th IMA for the album “Overcome”.

      Vote Hemoptysis “Shadow of Death” at:

      In other news, “Misnathropic Slaughter”, the full length debut from Hemoptysis will be released on March 8, 2011. Worldwide pre-orders are available now at . All pre-orders include an autographed 5×7 photo of the band, and Hemoptysis guitar pick.

      Reviews of Misanthropic Slaughter:

      “”Misanthropic Slaughter” reflects a band fully shed of any stylistic overlaps; Masaki’s gravelly rasp has been honed to a gritty, saw blade edge very much his own, and the music screams not of mimicry but intelligent adoration of the immortal rip and shred.” A- Brian Davis

      “Of all the unsigned bands I’ve heard over the last 3 years or so, they are without a doubt the band that has it all together…” Rated 9 out of 10 Scott ,

      “…this is some of the best Oldschool Thrash Metal I’ve heard in a long time…It’s incredible how an unsigned band like this manages to sound better than lots of signed bands.” Rated 9 out of 10, Guido, Dose of Metal

      “…they up the ante in the American thrash department.” Rated 4 out of 5, xMAIDENx,

      “Have Hemoptysis managed to deliver the goods? Hell yes!” – Rated 90 out of 100, Loucifer, Loucifer Speaks

      “Gawddamn this shit is brutal and I’ll safely say that I’ll be mopping up the drool pools left over from my jaw being on the floor for the last few hours spinning this one !!!!!!” – Reviewed by Janet Willis,

      “…it rips…” – Vince Neilstein –

      For updated news on Hemoptysis:
      Official Site