Hemoptysis

Hemoptysis

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Winner of 11th Annual Independent Music Awards for Metal/Hardcore song.
2009 and 2010 Los Angeles/Phoenix Music Awards, Metal Artist of The Year.

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Biography

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.

From the ashes of the sun scorched earth; the Arizona desert has unleashed an entity, wielding a sound that can only come from a band that, like their surroundings, lives by only one law: survival of the fittest. Every emotion, note, lyric and breath they emit come from the essence of the wasteland that most call hell, but they call home. The unrelenting sun turns flora to ash by day, only to give way to frigid nights replete with promises of hypothermia; this is where you will find Hemoptysis. Each song delivers a unique expression of emotion that each fan connects with in their own way. Hemoptysis mix elements of Heavy Metal, Thrash, Death and Black Metal into a style that can only come from those that contend daily with an environment of hostility and hopelessness. There's no red carpet here, no Hollywood to magically green-screen you away from harm. In the desert you will find no hope or salvation except the one you create yourself. If you had to classify their music by genre then put them in their own. Desert Core. Riding high off the release of their 5 song EP, "Who Needs A Shepherd?", Hemoptysis appear poised to conquer the Metal realm. The band continues to receive both internet and terrestrial radio airplay, garnering plenty of media attention, and have been dubbed the 2009 and 2010 'METAL ARTIST OF THE YEAR' by The Phoenix Music Awards.

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
-50 Top Heavy Metal critics all agree…. Misanthropic Slaughter & Who Needs A Shepherd kicks major ass!
-Over 30 Interviews in print, online and on the radio in 2011 and 2010
- Jackson Guitars, Peavey, Engl Amplification, EMG Pickups, DC California Drums, Soultone Cymbals, Providence Cables and Effects, SIT Strings, InTune Guitar Picks, Morley Pedals, Maxon Guitar Effects and Accessories, and Coffin Case Endorsement
-25 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 and is on Fuse On Demand.
-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.

Praise for "Misanthropic Slaughter" is already starting to role in:

“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

Lyrics

Shadow of Death

Written By: Lyrics and Music by Masaki Murashita

In the site of savagery I smell merciless blood
They all fought to the death you never know the worth of life
We are all fooled for this meaningless carnage by hype
We only have the slaughter left no profit for the commonplace

There's only emptiness
There's only calamity
It's like a maze of streets
See the truth through your eyes

What are we fighting for?
When will this folly end?
You can't deceive my eyes coz I see a plot in your mind

Awakening, Rise in fury
Ignorance, behind the lies
Suffered, release from pain
Requiem, Shadow of death

A pile of corpses begrudge you. They left fate in you.
Can you hear the scream from death?
Why are we doing this? can't die dead enough
Flooded power drove you insane, here comes a dreadful story
This war shouldn't be happening because it is aimless genocide.

There's only emptiness
There's only calamity
It's like a maze of streets
See the truth through your eyes

Splashed blood, howling for freedom, under the reign of a tyrant
Brainwashing, frame validity, dispute falsity
Contradiction, outcome was none, biggest disgrace
Obligation, we are innocent, admit an evil deed

- Murashita solo
- Murashita solo
- Fliegler solo
- Murashita solo
- Fliegler solo
- Murashita solo
- Fliegler solo

Hopeless

Written By: Lyrics and Music by Masaki Murashita

We are all dying there's no escape
Souless mindless just being another slave
Suffered by fake smiles, want to kill everyone
It seems endless this place is hopeless

Time is pain...it slowly devours you
Feel restless...you just don't give a damn
Same routine... there's nothing new it repeats everyday
Misery... how can I get away from this

Tortured in this cage, can't even possess my own thoughts
You won't see the truth your mind is fully controlled
I'm so destroyed this mortification strikes my heart
Unfairness, deceit, a corrupted integrity
When will I be free from senseless stint I'm placed in
Drudged till I end up dead I see your joyful smile
I put everything into the thing that drives me wild
I won't give up I'm living for the empty dream

I lost all confidence it gets worse day by day
Faceless, pointless, there's no justice
Beliefs are repelled, where is myself?
Deject me 365, drain my energy

Emptiness...this anger has nowhere to go
No future... a thorn growing in my side
Insanity...restrain this madness
Limitation... it is stifling my destiny

Tortured in this cage, can't even possess my own thoughts
You won't see the truth your mind is fully controlled
I'm so destroyed this mortification strikes my heart
Unfairness, deceit, a corrupted integrity
When will I be free from senseless stint I'm placed in
Drudged till I end up dead I see your joyful smile
I put everything into the thing that drives me wild
I won't give up I'm living for the empty dream

-Murashita solo
-Miller solo

Misanthropic Slaughter

Written By: Lyrics: Thune / Music: Murashita

All will burn and all shall pay
Scream for me and die today
Don't ask why just fucking kill
Each may die it is my will

Feel my power in this place
Dreams of blood upon your face
Sense my hate, pure disdain
Pour your blood and feel the pain

All I know is that I hate
Stab your heart and masturbate
Evil spewing from my soul
I'm am in total control

Misanthropic Slaughter
I am burning from inside
Your precious life is denied
Demons have now cleared my sight
Murder feels so right tonight!
Touch and feel life while you can
Death for you the final plan

Cannot stand it in my skin
Killing an enticing sin
Murdering sounds oh so grand
Take you down right where you stand

Smiling as I mock your cries
Emotion has left my eyes
When you scream it fills me up
Drain your blood into my cup

Man or child I'll kill and maim
Show your face, I'll do the same
In the air and from my heart,
God is here to tear apart!

Misanthropic Slaughter
I am burning from inside
Your precious life is denied
Demons have now cleared my sight
Murder feels so right tonight!
Touch and feel life while you can
Death for you the final plan

-Murashita Solo
-Miller Solo

Discography

Misanthropic Slaughter - March 8, 2011
Misanthropic Slaughter (European Edition via Rock It Up Records) - May 27, 2011
Who Needs A Shepherd? EP - September 22, 2008

Set List

Hemoptysis set list

The set is anywhere from 30 minutes to 45 minutes, including the occational encore, depending on the show.

1. Who Needs A Shepherd?
2. And The World Dies
3. M.O.D.
4. Impending Doom
5. All For You
6. A Traitor
7. Hadephobia
8. End of Sorrow
9. Shadow of Death
10. Blood Storm

The above is a sample 45 minute set, however we change the song order and songs so shows have a different flow.