“Too many acts are content to just copy the older bands, but these guys do an admirable job of trying to blend some styles.” –


Who are they?

Hemoptysis is the unrelenting curse of the Sonoran Desert sun. Made up of a diverse group of musicians that have created a sound not heard since the birth of Thrash Metal decades ago. Often imitated but never duplication, Hemoptysis is the true embodiment of the re-birth of American Thrash Metal.


Who or what do they sound like and what sets them apart?

To compare them to any other band would be an injustice to the originality of their music. Hemoptysis start where other “Original Thrash Metal” bands leave off. They use Thrash Metal as a foundation, mix in the emotions of the desert and in so doing, move the entire genre forward in a way only they can. Whether it’s Masaki’s uncompromising vocals, Travis’ thunderous drums, the monsoon of Ryan’s solos or the heart stopping bass of Sunao, Hemoptysis will leave you breathless.


Key career highlights:

-2009 and 2010 Los Angeles/Phoenix Music Awards, Metal Artist of The Year
-Jackson Guitars, Peavey, EMG Pickups, DC California Drums, Krank Amplification, Soultone Cymbals, Providence Cables and Effects, SIT Strings, InTune Guitar Picks, Morley Pedals, Maxon Guitar Effects and Accessories, and Coffin Case Endorsement
-23 Heavy Metal critics all agree….Who Needs A Shepherd kicks major ass!
-20 Interviews in print, online and on the radio in 2009
-Shadow of Death Music video got on aired on FUSE TV entire month in May, 2010.
-40 Clear Channel, College and Internet Radio stations have Hemoptysis in regular rotation.


Their shows.

A Hemoptysis show is akin to witnessing an exorcism. The raw intensity and unearthly power they emit has to be seen to be believed. No gimmicks, no laser light show, just pure aggression and hate being set free.


Their fans.

The legions of fans that surround Hemoptysis are immeasurable. Devoted to the death, they swarm the stage as if to offering their souls to get a glimpse of what Hemoptysis has to offer. It is their fan’s unending support that has seen Hemoptysis move past their competition in the Phoenix, Arizona metal scene.


Ryan Greene Produced New Single ‘Shadow of Death’

Hemoptysis’ new single “Shadow Of Death” has just been released. Lending their incredible talents behind the board were legends Ryan Greene (Megadeth, NOFX, Sick Of It All), who produced, engineered and mixed it and George Marino (Metallica, Iron Maiden, Obituary, Deicide, Devil Driver, Sepultura, etc) who did the mastering. Come check out what these heavyweights in the industry lent their talents to…it is…KILLER!

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Hemoptysis is awarded for Metal Artist of the Year for the 2009 and 2010 Phoenix Music Awards