Saliva is a Nu-Metal/Hard Rock band who make use of Grunge techniques, that was originally founded in September 1996 in Memphis, Tennessee.
While Memphis was an unlikely place for a Nu-Metal/post-grunge band, Saliva was able to follow in the tradition of crafting hard rock songs in a radio-friendly format popularized by the likes of Creed, Nickelback and Deftones. After competing in the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences Grammy Showcase competition, where they advanced to the final round in New York City, the group self-released their self-titled debut album which sold over 10,000 copies in their region, prompting Island Records to take notice. Their Island debut Every Six Seconds was released in 2001, followed by Back Into Your System in 2002.
On May 29, 2005, guitarist Chris D'abaldo announced he had left the band "for obvious reasons, as the band is not a unit anymore." He then shortly retracted his statement and apologized, declaring on the band's website that "there was a bit of an issue we're working through and we're looking forward to recording a new album later this year".
years active 1996–present
origin Memphis, Tennessee
country United States
music genre Nu-Metal, Post-grunge, Hard Rock
current members Josey Scott (vocals, acoustic guitar)
Wayne Swinny (electric guitar)
Dave Novotny (bass guitar)
Paul Crosby (drums)
past members Chris D'abaldo (guitar)
Todd Poole (drums)