The band Saliva is currently out on a 50+ date trek across the United States performing past favorites and brand new tracks from their highly-anticipated upcoming release, Rise Up, due to hit stores April 29, 2014 via Rum Bum Records. The band’s cross country trek includes stops nearby at Xclusive in Columbus, Ohio on May 8th, and the next night in Fort Wayne, Indiana at Piere’s Entertainment Center on May 9th, 2014.
Saliva promises a “refreshed rock sound and line-up” including a new singer Bobby Amaru, guitarist Wayne Swinny, bassist Dave Novotny, and drummer Paul Crosby.
“The audiences have been great,” says new singer Bobby Amaru. “I think we have a whole new energy on stage.”
“It’s definitely a throwback, fun, party rock show,” adds Swinny. “And Bobby’s putting his own spin on the older material.”
Internationally renowned, Grammy-nominated/AMA-nominated hard rock band Saliva blasted onto the scene in 2001 with their double-platinum certified album Every Six Seconds, featuring the hit tracks ‘Superstar’, ‘Your Disease’, ‘Click Click Boom’, and ‘After Me’. Tracks from the record were featured in popular media ranging from the original Fast And The Furious film, Dracula 2000, WWE Wrestlemania and No Mercy, and video games like Spy Hunter, BMX XX, Project Gotham Racing, Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2003, and many more. In 2002, the band garnered more attention with former lead singer Josey Scott taking part in a duet track with Nickleback vocalist Chad Kroeger for the track ‘Hero’, appearing on the Spider-Man soundtrack. Later that year, the band’s next release, Back Into Your System, launched the track ‘Always’, which hit the #1 on the Modern Rock Charts. The next several years included more successes for the band, including 2004’s Survival Of The Sickest, which featured the hit single ‘Rest In Pieces’, and also churned out several tracks in video games like NASCAR 2005 and television events like WWE’s Unforgiven. Three years later, the band continued to see major success with 2007’s Blood Stained Love Story, which debuted at #19 on the Billboard Top 200 charts and boasted the popular single ‘Ladies and Gentlemen’. The band’s next two albums, Cinco Diablo and Under Your Skin, each saw Billboard Top 200 debuts within their first week of release, respectively.
According to the band, long-time Saliva fans will be beyond pleased with the new album, Rise Up— “a bold record full of big hooks, major swagger and plenty of amazing guitar work. Rise Up is first and foremost a rock record that kicks hard.” Here’s a peek: