Go Behind-The-Scenes With Two New Saliva Tracks AND Preview The Album (Exclusive)

We’ve teamed up with Memphis rockers Saliva to bring you an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at “No One But Me” and “Lost”, two tracks from the band’s upcoming album Rise Up, which comes out April 29th via Rum Bum Records. But that’s not all we have! Also below is a full interactive album preview where you can jump around to hear samples of each of the 12 tracks. Head on down to get these exclusive first listens!

Rise Up is available for pre-order through iTunes and Amazon.

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Go Behind-The-Scenes With Two New Saliva Tracks AND Preview The Album (Exclusive)

We’ve teamed up with Memphis rockers Saliva to bring you an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at “No One But Me” and “Lost”, two tracks from the band’s upcoming album Rise Up, which comes out April 29th via Rum Bum Records. But that’s not all we have! Also below is a full interactive album preview where you can jump around to hear samples of each of the 12 tracks. Head on down to get these exclusive first listens!

Rise Up is available for pre-order through iTunes and Amazon.

To watch exclusive videos visit Bloody Disgusting: http://bloody-disgusting.com/news/3289400/go-behind-the-scenes-with-two-new-saliva-tracks-and-preview-the-album-exclusive/

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Saliva, ‘Lost’: Exclusive Song Premiere

Bobby Amaru says his marching orders were pretty clear when he joined Saliva at the beginning of 2012 to replace original frontman Josey Scott.

“They wanted a new energy,” Amaru, who was leading his own band and had also been the drummer for Burn Season prior to joining Saliva, tells Billboard. “When we talked on the phone the first time, they told me what they were looking for. They said they really liked my voice and liked my energy and, I guess, my vibe, and they said they had been lacking that for awhile. As they would tell you, it wasn’t fun anymore in the band. It was almost like they needed a new fire, and I feel like I definitely added a new energy to the band.”

Listen to new track “Lost” and read more on Billboard.com: http://www.billboard.com/articles/news/6062353/saliva-lost-exclusive-song-premiere

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Saliva, ‘Lost’: Exclusive Song Premiere

Bobby Amaru says his marching orders were pretty clear when he joined Saliva at the beginning of 2012 to replace original frontman Josey Scott.

“They wanted a new energy,” Amaru, who was leading his own band and had also been the drummer for Burn Season prior to joining Saliva, tells Billboard. “When we talked on the phone the first time, they told me what they were looking for. They said they really liked my voice and liked my energy and, I guess, my vibe, and they said they had been lacking that for awhile. As they would tell you, it wasn’t fun anymore in the band. It was almost like they needed a new fire, and I feel like I definitely added a new energy to the band.”

Listen to new track “Lost” and read more on Billboard.com: http://www.billboard.com/articles/news/6062353/saliva-lost-exclusive-song-premiere

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Exclusive: Saliva Go Behind The Scenes in Two New Album Webisodes

Saliva‘s new album Rise Up is right around the corner, with the April 29th release produced by acclaimed producer Bobby Huff (Papa Roach, 3 Doors Down). With new singer Bobby Amaru hitting his stride in his second release with the band, Saliva’s ninth studio effort sounds more cohesively kickass than anything the crew has offered to date.

To feed the fires of anticipation for Rise Up‘s arrival, Crave is proud to present two behind-the-scenes feature clips discussing the album’s tracks. Watch below as Bobby talks about the theme of struggle behind the album’s title track, “Rise Up”.

To read more and watch the videos please visit CraveOnline at http://www.craveonline.com/music/articles/676189-exclusive-saliva-go-behind-the-scenes-in-two-new-album-webisodes

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Exclusive: Saliva Go Behind The Scenes in Two New Album Webisodes

 

 

 

Saliva‘s new album Rise Up is right around the corner, with the April 29th release produced by acclaimed producer Bobby Huff (Papa Roach, 3 Doors Down). With new singer Bobby Amaru hitting his stride in his second release with the band, Saliva’s ninth studio effort sounds more cohesively kickass than anything the crew has offered to date.

To feed the fires of anticipation for Rise Up‘s arrival, Crave is proud to present two behind-the-scenes feature clips discussing the album’s tracks. Watch below as Bobby talks about the theme of struggle behind the album’s title track, “Rise Up”.

To read more and watch the videos please visit CraveOnline at http://www.craveonline.com/music/articles/676189-exclusive-saliva-go-behind-the-scenes-in-two-new-album-webisodes

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TBF at Casa Vieja Lodge

If you ask any serious offshore angler where the best billfish action in the world is, chances are Casa Vieja Lodge (CVL) and Guatemala are one of the first answers you’ll hear. With captains releasing literally thousands of billfish in a single season, fishing in Guatemala is the experience of a lifetime for anglers. Fortunately for TBF, CVL has shown their commitment to billfish conservation by coming on as a Tag & Release sponsor and reporting all of their billfish data to us. However, their support goes far beyond that.

Ron Kawaja of Pelagic and Tony Ludovico stand by as the crew of “Finest Kind” get ready for the tag shot.

Earlier this month, CVL generously hosted TBF staff to work with the lodge to help promote TBF’s Tag & Release Program and highlight the world class fishing in the waters off of Guatemala. Together with TBF conservation partners, Ron Kawaja, president of PELAGIC GEAR clothing company  and underwater photographer, Tony Ludovico, TBF was able to capture some amazing footage to help spread the message of billfish conservation and the importance of tag & release. Proper tagging procedure, healthy releases, and adrenaline pumping fishing action are just some of the great footage captured during the trip and will be invaluable to TBF’s outreach efforts.

The captains and anglers fishing out of CVL are some of the best in the world and are regularly in the running to win TBF’s annual Tag & Release Competition. The sheer number of billfish that are tagged each season means that CVL also provides a tremendous amount of invaluable data to TBF. This information all goes toward better understanding billfish stocks and ultimately ensuring that this amazing resource is protected for future anglers. This is especially important to Guatemala given the abundance of sailfish in the region as well as the tremendous socioeconomic benefits that sportfishing brings to the area.

CVL, PELAGIC, and Tony Ludovico coming together highlights the importance of support from industry leaders that is invaluable to work TBF does. TBF would like to thank David and Kristen Salazar and the rest of the CVL staff for their tremendous hospitality and support to make this all possible. Special thanks also go to Captain Michael Barry and cameraman Jeff Aderman for their assistance. See related articles for more information on TBF’s Tag & Release Program. For more information on TBF’s new Tag & Release Database, click here.

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NOAA Fisheries to develop national policy on recreational fishing

Historically, the saltwater recreational fishing community and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) have not always had a great relationship. Over the years this has changed and NOAA has put more emphasis and effort to learn about and from the recreational fishing community. This effort has allowed the two groups to strengthen their current relationship.

This week’s 2014 Saltwater Recreational Fishing Summit showcased this strengthening bond. The NOAA-hosted event brought together over 100 fishing industry leaders, scientists, fishery managers and interested observers to brainstorm new ideas for future management of saltwater recreational fishing. The Billfish Foundation was honored to take part in this summit again and TBF Board member, John Brownlee, was even a keynote speaker for the event. During the summit, many great discussions were had and NOAA took an active part to identify issues troubling the saltwater recreational fishing community. NOAA, in a exceptional move, committed to develop a national recreational fishing policy during the closing of the summit. This is huge positive step for recreational saltwater fishing industry and will hopefully resolve many of the fisheries issues facing the sportfishing community.

Click here to read the official release from NOAA.

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Saliva, ‘Rise Up’ – Exclusive Video Premiere

Saliva are back with the title track from their new album, ‘Rise Up,’ and the band is teaming with Loudwire to exclusively bring you the premiere of the ‘Rise Up’ video.

The clip was directed by Jon Vulpine and is split between fiery performance footage and a narrative that follows a young couple as they’re trailed by a vicious gang of masked assailants. The imminent danger faced is perfectly offset by frontman Bobby Amaru belting the line, “Tomorrow could be the end.”

Frontman Bobby Amaru told Loudwire of the song, “‘Rise Up’ was just kind of where we were at and how I felt. That whole like, been there with no regrets kind of thing. You kind of overcome the everyday challenge of life. A lot of people can relate to that.”

 

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Saliva, ‘Rise Up’ – Exclusive Video Premiere

Saliva are back with the title track from their new album, ‘Rise Up,’ and the band is teaming with Loudwire to exclusively bring you the premiere of the ‘Rise Up’ video.

The clip was directed by Jon Vulpine and is split between fiery performance footage and a narrative that follows a young couple as they’re trailed by a vicious gang of masked assailants. The imminent danger faced is perfectly offset by frontman Bobby Amaru belting the line, “Tomorrow could be the end.”

Frontman Bobby Amaru told Loudwire of the song, “‘Rise Up’ was just kind of where we were at and how I felt. That whole like, been there with no regrets kind of thing. You kind of overcome the everyday challenge of life. A lot of people can relate to that.”

 

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Saliva Premiere Behind-the-Scenes Video for “Rise Up”

 

Memphis hard rock band Saliva will release their music video for “Rise Up” on April 3. In anticipation, the band has teamed up with Revolver to premiere the behind-the-scenes video. Check it out below and let us know what you think in the comments!

Watch the video on Revolver Magazine website: http://www.revolvermag.com/news/saliva-premiere-behind-the-scenes-video-for-rise-up.html

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Saliva Premiere Behind-the-Scenes Video for “Rise Up”

 

Memphis hard rock band Saliva will release their music video for “Rise Up” on April 3. In anticipation, the band has teamed up with Revolver to premiere the behind-the-scenes video. Check it out below and let us know what you think in the comments!

Watch the video on Revolver Magazine website: http://www.revolvermag.com/news/saliva-premiere-behind-the-scenes-video-for-rise-up.html

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Youth members raise funds for TBF

Three of our youngest members from Massachusetts recently stopped by our offices to drop off a donation to The Billfish Foundation (TBF) that they procured earlier this year.

Miles and Kolby Buddenhagen, both 5 years old, and their older brother Evan who is 9 years old, tabled a booth at their school’s sustainability fair. During the fair, they spoke to people about the importance of catch and release and asked for donations to TBF and billfish conservation. They obviously did a  phenomenal job, by presenting a $1000 donation to us this week!

There love of fishing and fish conservation began with their father Erich, who remembers talking to them about fishing when they were “basically just walking.” Once Erich completed a Billfish Royal Slam in 2009, he knew he wanted to make sure his sons would be able to experience the same enjoyment he got and instilled his love of billfish and fishing to his sons.  He obviously did a great job, and we thank the Buddenhagens for promoting TBF in Massachusetts and for their generous donation.

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Recreational Fishing and Boating Community Calls on Congress to Revamp Marine Fisheries Management

Leaders map out path for federal marine fisheries conservation 

Washington, D.C. – Congress is currently revising the Magnuson-Stevens Fisheries Conservation and Management Act, the law that governs our nation’s marine resources. Recreational saltwater anglers and the sportfishing and boating industries are intensifying efforts to ensure that their social, conservation and economic priorities are well represented in the legislative process.

 Today, in a series of meetings on Capitol Hill, the Commission on Saltwater Recreational Fisheries Management co-chairs, Johnny Morris, founder and CEO, Bass Pro Shops, and Scott Deal, president, Maverick Boats, briefed members of Congress and media on the commission’s recommended changes to the Magnuson-Stevens Act. The commission, composed of anglers, scientists, former agency administrators, conservationists, industry representatives and economists, wants to ensure that saltwater recreational fishing becomes a priority of NOAA’s National Marine Fisheries Service.

 “Our commission offers a clear path to better stewardship of America’s marine fishery resources,” said Morris. “Today we ask Congress to join us on that path. We extend the invitation on behalf of all current anglers and future generations of anglers who will enjoy our nation’s resources for many years to come.”

 Previewed in February during the 2014 Progressive Miami International Boat Show in Miami, Fla., A Vision for Managing America’s Saltwater Recreational Fisheries outlines recreational fisheries management issues that need to be addressed in the Magnuson-Stevens Act reauthorization.

 “This is the first time that the recreational fishing and boating community has set forth a comprehensive vision,” Deal said. “I’m honored to be a part of this effort and proud to help lead our collective industries in ensuring that Congress hears our voices.”

The economic impact of saltwater angling in the U.S. is considerable. In 2011, approximately 11 million Americans saltwater fished recreationally, spending $27 billion in pursuit of their sport. That activity generated more than $70 billion in economic output and sustained 450,000 jobs. Anglers contribute more than $1.5 billion annually to fisheries habitat and conservation via excise taxes, donations and license fees alone.

Throughout 2013, members of the blue ribbon commission met to deliberate and debate strategies to improve saltwater recreational fisheries management. A wide range of experts and other stakeholders, including economists, scientists, federal and state agency administrators, environmentalists, charter captains and individual recreational anglers, were invited to meet with the commission to provide information and advice on a variety of fisheries management issues. The report reflects their input.

 “The Magnuson-Stevens Act established a management system for commercial fisheries, which has made great strides in ending commercial overexploitation of our marine fisheries,” said Jeff Angers, president of the Center for Coastal Conservation. “However, for more than three decades it has focused primarily on commercial fishing. It’s time for Congress to do something for saltwater recreational fishing.”

 A Vision for Managing America’s Saltwater Recreational Fisheries identifies six key policies that would achieve the commission’s vision. Those recommendations primarily focus on the Magnuson-Stevens Act.

 The recommendations include:

  • Establishing a national policy for recreational fishing
  • Adopting a revised approach to saltwater recreational fisheries management
  • Allocating marine fisheries for the greatest benefit to the nation
  • Creating reasonable latitude in stock rebuilding timelines
  • Codifying a process for cooperative management
  • Managing for the forage base

 ”Congress should establish a national policy to promote saltwater recreational fishing,” said Mike Nussman, president and CEO of the American Sportfishing Association. “In addition, Congress must open the ‘rusted-shut’ door of marine fisheries allocation to achieve the greatest benefit to the nation.”

Contributors to the work of the commission include the American Sportfishing Association, Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies, Berkley Conservation Institute, Center for Coastal Conservation, Coastal Conservation Association, Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation, International Game Fish Association, National Marine Manufacturers Association, Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership and The Billfish Foundation, as well as Bass Pro Shops and Maverick Boats.

 FOR TWITTER – Use #MarineVison2014 to comment on this landmark report.

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Palau Announces A Ban Of All Commercial Fishing

On February 4th, 2014 the president of the Republic of Palau, Tommy Remengesau Jr., announced to the United Nation’s his intention to become the first country to close its entire Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) to commercial fishing. Instead of selling their fishing rights for exploitation by foreign nations as done in the past, the 230,000 square miles of water would be managed to encourage marine recreational activities with the focus on increasing diving and sportfishing tourism.

In his speech to the United Nations, President Remegnesau made it explicitly clear that the increased protection for Palau’s EEZ was not intended to do away with all fishing within Palau’s EEZ by stating “Make no mistake, this is not an effort to lock up Palau’s waters and throw away the key.” In doing so he further emphasized “Our economy is our environment and the environment is our economy . . . ending commercial fishing will give nature a chance to heal from what the scientists are telling us is the damage caused by the intensive commercial fishing pressures.  It will also release the vast potential of our waters to provide more food for our people, more fish for the region, and to grow Palau’s economy.”

With these tremendous actions, the President targets diving and sportfishing as drivers of a new and sustainable marine eco-tourism industry for Palau. Blue marlin, black marlin, striped marlin, and sailfish are just a few of the more than 1,300 species of fish, 700 species of coral, and an estimated 130 species of rare sharks and stingrays that populate Palau’s waters.  In fact, Palau’s waters support more coral fish and other invertebrates per square mile of marine habitat than anywhere else in the world….a potential for a true diving and sportfishing oasis.

Ellen Peel, President of The Billfish Foundation (TBF) states, “President Remengesau, Jr. is the boldest national leader in marine management by taking concrete steps to grow a strong sustainable eco-tourism trade through diving and sportfishing.  He is setting a precedent for a needed paradigm shift from seeking to kill the most tonnage of declining ocean resources to one that conserves and protects the resources with which tourists will interact for decades while spending money to do so.”  Sportfishing and diving have been proven to be compatible with conservation and sustaining marine resources. Protecting marine resources while growing Palau’s economy will help guarantee food security and economic stability for the nation.

In an effort to make Palau’s model a framework for other nations, President Remengesau, Jr. will host the Palau Oceans and Seas Summit in conjunction with Pacific Island Forum in late July. This instrumental summit will host heads of state and governments of Pacific island nations and demonstrate to other nations the significance of Palau’s actions to better sustain their economy by focusing on its marine eco-tourism trade. TBF’s Ellen Peel will sit on a panel during the summit as an expert voice for developing sportfishing as a sustainable form of tourism.

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Q&A With Saliva’s Bobby Amaru

 

 

Pollstar checked in with Saliva a few weeks into the band’s 50+ date U.S. tour and chatted with singer Bobby Amaru, who took over as frontman in 2012.

Amura replaced Josey Scott, who had handled vocals since the multi-platinum, Grammy-nominated band began in 1996.

The rockers are gearing up to release their eighth studio album, Rise Up. Produced by Bobby Huff – who has worked with Papa Roach and 3 Doors Down – the LP is due out April 29 via Rum Bum Records.

Amura discussed bringing a new energy to Saliva’s live shows and even winning over some folks who weren’t always so fond of the band.

Interview below …

To read the full interview please visit the www.pollstar.com link: http://www.pollstar.com/news_article.aspx?ID=810286

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Q&A With Saliva’s Bobby Amaru

Pollstar checked in with Saliva a few weeks into the band’s 50+ date U.S. tour and chatted with singer Bobby Amaru, who took over as frontman in 2012.

Amura replaced Josey Scott, who had handled vocals since the multi-platinum, Grammy-nominated band began in 1996.

The rockers are gearing up to release their eighth studio album, Rise Up. Produced by Bobby Huff – who has worked with Papa Roach and 3 Doors Down – the LP is due out April 29 via Rum Bum Records.

Amura discussed bringing a new energy to Saliva’s live shows and even winning over some folks who weren’t always so fond of the band.

Interview below …

To read the full interview please visit the www.pollstar.com link: http://www.pollstar.com/news_article.aspx?ID=810286

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Rum Bum Racing Fights to Ninth at Sebring in IMSA TUDOR Debut

Sebring, Fla. (17 March 2014) –Racing in front of a record crowd on one of the toughest tracks in the country, Luis Bacardi’s Rum Bum Racing impressed in its first ever outing in the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Fueled by Fresh From Florida on Saturday.

The Florida-based team l`ed the race early, but saw the team’s chances at a podium thwarted first after an issue with the fuel pump set the team back in the pack, and then subsequently when IMSA penalized the team, costing the effort two laps.

The championship squad, which was once again steered by Joe Varde with technical support from the accomplished Wright Racing organization, fought to earn the laps back and finish the race in ninth place with drivers Madison Snow, Hugh Plumb, Jan Heylen, and Matt Plumb combining to score a top-10 finish for Rum Bum Racing in its first-ever IMSA TUDOR United SportsCar Championship race.

“I think it just came down to a mechanical issue that we just didn’t have a whole lot of control over,” said Matt Plumb, who also took a top-10 finish in Friday’s Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge event. “The guys just kept fighting to get everything back. We were close; the whole first half of the day seemed to be going our way. All it takes is something little (to go wrong). It always amazes me that more stuff doesn’t go wrong with all of these moving pieces. Big thanks to Luis and Jennifer Bacardi for being here to witness the whole thing. I hope we can do it again some time.”

Sebring has long been known for beating up drivers and cars alike in its 61 previous runnings, but the 2014 edition proved to be unusually tough with a record number of cautions. The team’s efforts were also further thwarted by a procedural penalty that saw the No. 13 lose two laps while held on pit lane.  While race officials then apparently subsequently rescinded the penalty, but the time, and nearly seven miles to the leader, was already lost. Using speed and strategy, the team worked hard to make up the lost ground, but ran out of time to move further up the field as the group once again impressed in tough circumstances, operating smoothly at the highest level.

“It was a harder race than Daytona,” said Snow, who with Heylen had opened the season with a run to third in the Rolex opener. “We had a couple more issues here but we kind of knew that going in. It’s a bumpy track and it takes its toll on cars and drivers. We know we have the speed, and we’ve proved that. But we still pulled off a pretty good position, which is a pretty good place to be after 12 hours.”

A last-minute decision by IMSA officials about the continually evolving driver rankings saw Hugh Plumb drafted into the effort on short notice. But the experienced GT pilot slotted in seamlessly as he picked up on where he left off after first joining the team in Daytona.

“It was amazing,” said Hugh Plumb. “My hat goes off to the Rum Bum guys, who did a great job. We came into the pits in the lead twice in my two stints. Had it not been for this fuel pump issue, we would have been right there for the podium. It’s unfortunate, but it’s good. This was a brutal race and to come in and finish after that setback and compete in this GTD class with the speed that this team showed just underscored how strong Rum Bum Racing is. A huge thanks to Luis Bacardi for inviting me to be a part of it this weekend.”

“We came into the weekend a little bit behind from the test, but this team did an amazing job and it was great to work with everyone,” said Heylen. “We really had a perfect race as far as the job the drivers did and the effort from the team. We just had that one problem, and that was it. So it cost us a better finish but that is racing. Our car was very strong at the end and the performance was there, so I was really pleased. Now on to the next one!”

Rum Bum Racing will be back in IMSA action at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca on May 3-4.

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Rum Bum Racing Set to Start Seventh in 12 Hours of Sebring

Sebring, Fla. (14 March 2014) – Rum Bum Racing will make its debut in the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Fueled by Fresh From Florida Saturday at Sebring International Raceway with the No. 13 Porsche GT America and will start from the inside of the fourth row after Jan Heylen posted a fast lap of 2:04.561-seconds during Friday’s 15-minute qualifying session.

In what has proven to be a stout GTD field in the IMSA TUDOR United SportsCar Championship, Heylen’s qualifying time was just three tenths off of the pole position time. He will share the No. 13 Porsche machine with co-drivers Madison Snow, Hugh Plumb, and Matt Plumb as the group looks for a strong finish at the 3.74-mile road course.

“I’m a little bit frustrated with myself because we were so close to the pole and I know the car had it in it,” said Heylen. “I know the qualifying doesn’t mean much for the race but, hey, that’s what we’re here for right?! We’ve had very little track time compared to the other teams so we’re just playing catch up. But man the Rum Bum guys have just done an amazing job in qualifying compared to where we were yesterday and this morning. Today the car was so much better and I feel good about the race tomorrow. It’s too bad we just missed the pole but we’ll do better tomorrow.”

The qualifying effort marked the end of a busy day for Rum Bum Racing as the team also competed in Round 2 of the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge. The team looked poised for another podium finish after another great strategy call from Joe Varde, but a trivial officiating call from IMSA saw the team fall a lap down before fighting back to take a disappointing 10th place result at the finish.

“As far as the Continental race, as a team we functioned as well as we could possibly function,” said Team Manager and driver Matt Plumb. “We suffered the effects of a strange pit lane call by IMSA. But the good news is that our crew is up to form for the race tomorrow and the car is good, it is where we need it to be and we’re ready to go.”

The Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring will go green tomorrow at 10:15 AM ET. The first three hours of the race will be televised live on FOX Sports 1 with the entire race streamed live at www.imsa.com.

The Continental Tire race will air on FOX Sports 1 on Wednesday March 19th at 1:00 PM (ET) and again on FOX Sports 2 on Sunday March 23rd at 7:30 PM (ET).

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Seventh Row Start at Sebring for Rum Bum Racing

Sebring,  Fla. (13 March 2014) –  Nick Longhi will start Friday’s Sebring 200 from the seventh row after posting a fast lap time of 2:17.212-seconds at Sebring International Raceway in Thursday’s qualifying session. The race, which marks the second round of the 2014 IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar (CTSC) Championship, will be aired live at www.imsa.com starting at 1:00 PM ET live on Friday.

Longhi will open the 2.5-hour race from behind the wheel before turning the controls on the No. 13 Rum Bum Racing Porsche over to Matt Plumb to take to the finish.

The qualifying result was far from satisfying for the team, but the focus is on the race finish as the group looks to bounce back after a disappointing day at Daytona to start the season. Rum Bum Racing won the 2012 and 2013 IMSA Championships and is targeting a return to the top of the charts as the season prepares to pick up momentum.

“We fought through a few issues this week, and are just not where we need to be yet,” said Longhi. “It is a bit frustrating not to have the speed that this team is capable of. But we’ve used strategy to win races before and hopefully we can do that again. Tomorrow’s race will surely be a bit chaotic, as Sebring is a very tough track and no one knows what to expect. But what I expect, what what we’ve seen before, is that this team will just keep focused and work our way forward tomorrow.”

Live timing and scoring can be followed at www.scoring.imsa.com.

Rum Bum Racing Information:
2010: 3 Wins (Daytona, Trois Riviers, Miller Motorsports Park)
BMW Manufacturer Championship
2011: 3 Wins (Daytona, Lime Rock Park, Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course)
BMW Manufacturer Championship
2012: 5 Wins (Barber Motorsports Park, Homestead-Miami Speedway, Road America, Watkins Glen, Lime Rock Park)
IMSA Team Champions, Porsche wins Manufacturer Championship
2013:    3 Wins (Barber Motorsports Park, Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, Road America)
IMSA Team and Driver Champions, Porsche wins Manufacturer Championship

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Saliva Reveal ‘Rise Up’ Album + Spring 2014 U.S. Tour Plans

Things are about to get busy for Saliva. The band, who recently debuted their single ‘Rise Up’ here at Loudwire, have now announced the full details of their forthcoming album of the same name. Plus, they’ve revealed an extensive tour to promote the new disc.

The ‘Rise Up’ album will arrive April 29 via Rum Bum Records and the band has just revealed the artwork (pictured). The band worked closely with producer Bobby Huff on the album, which finds the group reclaiming some of the gritty rock they generated early in their career while allowing new frontman Bobby Amaru to put his own stamp on the band’s material.

In an interview we conducted with Amaru, he told us, “[This is] definitely the album we wanted to make. We wanted to kind of get back to what Saliva was about. And also to not be afraid to try some different things that we never really tried before.”

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Saliva Reveal ‘Rise Up’ Album + Spring 2014 U.S. Tour Plans

Things are about to get busy for Saliva. The band, who recently debuted their single ‘Rise Up’ here at Loudwire, have now announced the full details of their forthcoming album of the same name. Plus, they’ve revealed an extensive tour to promote the new disc.

The ‘Rise Up’ album will arrive April 29 via Rum Bum Records and the band has just revealed the artwork (pictured). The band worked closely with producer Bobby Huff on the album, which finds the group reclaiming some of the gritty rock they generated early in their career while allowing new frontman Bobby Amaru to put his own stamp on the band’s material.

In an interview we conducted with Amaru, he told us, “[This is] definitely the album we wanted to make. We wanted to kind of get back to what Saliva was about. And also to not be afraid to try some different things that we never really tried before.”

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Saliva Expected to “Rise Up” in the Charts with Juicy New Album

American rock band, Saliva, will release their new album called “Rise Up” out of Rum Bum Records on April 29th. This will be the first album that features their new singer, Bobby Amaru.

Saliva has been making hit songs for as long as anyone can remember, “Click Click Boom“, “Always“, and “Ladies and Gentlemen” to name a few; with the new album, new singer, and new sound, they are rising to the top yet again! (Pun intended) In addition to the same elements that have made them the success that they are today, fans of the established rock band can expect to hear an evolved sound in the new jams. To give you a little taste, Saliva has released a lyric video to the title track “Rise Up” and according to Bobby Amaru they have an official music video that will be premiering very soon! See Saliva’s “Rise Up” lyric video below

Saliva is currently on an extensive tour schedule that will land them in Austin this week for SXSW. Anchor Music got the chance to speak with Bobby before they come down in hopes to get an idea around the new album and the new sound, and to ask him some oddball questions that we just needed to know the answers to:

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Saliva Expected to “Rise Up” in the Charts with Juicy New Album

American rock band, Saliva, will release their new album called “Rise Up” out of Rum Bum Records on April 29th. This will be the first album that features their new singer, Bobby Amaru.

Saliva has been making hit songs for as long as anyone can remember, “Click Click Boom“, “Always“, and “Ladies and Gentlemen” to name a few; with the new album, new singer, and new sound, they are rising to the top yet again! (Pun intended) In addition to the same elements that have made them the success that they are today, fans of the established rock band can expect to hear an evolved sound in the new jams. To give you a little taste, Saliva has released a lyric video to the title track “Rise Up” and according to Bobby Amaru they have an official music video that will be premiering very soon! See Saliva’s “Rise Up” lyric video below

Saliva is currently on an extensive tour schedule that will land them in Austin this week for SXSW. Anchor Music got the chance to speak with Bobby before they come down in hopes to get an idea around the new album and the new sound, and to ask him some oddball questions that we just needed to know the answers to:

To read the full article on Anchor Music New please visit the link: http://anchormusicnews.com/2014/03/12/saliva-expected-to-rise-up-in-the-charts-with-juicy-new-album/

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First Look: Rum Bum Racing Porsche GT America

Rum Bum Racing once again shows that it doesn’t follow anyone Sebring, Fla. (12 March 2014) – Rum Bum Racing will debut the distinctively-liveried No. 13 Rum Bum Racing Porsche GT America machine this weekend in the 62nd running of the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Fueled by Fresh From Florida with drivers Matt Plumb, Madison Snow, Hugh Plumb and Jan Heylen. The team will take to the track on Thursday morning for the first IMSA TUDOR United SportsCar Championship practice of the weekend, with the race slated to go green at 10:15 AM on Saturday (FOX SPORTS 1).Follow the team at www.facebook.com/rumbumracing and www.twitter.com/rumbumracing


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Famous firsts: Saliva’s Wayne Swinny

A lot of people assumed that Saliva were out for the count when lead singer and founding member Josey Scott quit the best-selling, Memphis-based metal quartet in 2011.

As it turns out, rumors of the band’s demise were greatly exaggerated – the group sounded badder and bigger than ever with new vocalist Bobby Amaru leading the charge on last year’s In It To Win It, and their upcoming set, Rise Up (due out April 29th) could stand as a musical career high.

Ahead of the album’s release, Saliva are breaking in some new songs live on a US tour. Between dates, guitarist Wayne Swinny sat down with MusicRadar for a little thing we call Famous Firsts.

What was your first guitar, and how old were you when you got it?

“My first guitar was a department store no-name model Strat copy from Fred P. Gattas on Knight Arnold in Memphis, Tennessee. My dad took me. I got a guitar, a 15-watt combo amp and Kiss’ Dressed To Kill for around 50 bucks, which was a lot of groceries back then. [Laughs] That store and my dad are long gone, but I remember it like it was yesterday. That day changed my life forever.”

Click the link to read the rest of the interview on Music Radar: http://www.musicradar.com/news/guitars/famous-firsts-salivas-wayne-swinny-595799

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Famous firsts: Saliva’s Wayne Swinny

A lot of people assumed that Saliva were out for the count when lead singer and founding member Josey Scott quit the best-selling, Memphis-based metal quartet in 2011.

As it turns out, rumors of the band’s demise were greatly exaggerated – the group sounded badder and bigger than ever with new vocalist Bobby Amaru leading the charge on last year’s In It To Win It, and their upcoming set, Rise Up (due out April 29th) could stand as a musical career high.

Ahead of the album’s release, Saliva are breaking in some new songs live on a US tour. Between dates, guitarist Wayne Swinny sat down with MusicRadar for a little thing we call Famous Firsts.

What was your first guitar, and how old were you when you got it?

“My first guitar was a department store no-name model Strat copy from Fred P. Gattas on Knight Arnold in Memphis, Tennessee. My dad took me. I got a guitar, a 15-watt combo amp and Kiss’ Dressed To Kill for around 50 bucks, which was a lot of groceries back then. [Laughs] That store and my dad are long gone, but I remember it like it was yesterday. That day changed my life forever.”

Click the link to read the rest of the interview on Music Radar: http://www.musicradar.com/news/guitars/famous-firsts-salivas-wayne-swinny-595799

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Rum Bum Racing Takes to Sebring For TUDOR Debut

Sebring, Fla. (11 March 2014) – The next chapter in Luis Bacardi’s Rum Bum Racing history will be written this Saturday as the team takes on the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Fueled by Fresh From Florida. The outing marks the team’s first-ever IMSA TUDOR United SportsCar Championship effort as the Florida-based team takes on a new challenge with a step up to the bigs in the 62nd running of the 12 Hour.

Drivers Jan Heylen, Madison Snow, and Matt Plumb tested the No. 13 Rum Bum Racing Porsche GT America machine at Sebring last month and are eager to get back to the track this week for Saturday’s huge event. After a late change to driver rankings last week by IMSA, Rum Bum Racing has added Hugh Plumb to the driving line up for the Sebring race.

“It appears that nepotism is alive and well at Rum Bum Racing,” joked Matt Plumb. “Adding Hugh to the lineup wasn’t about that, he will be a great addition to the team. We got word about my driver rating situation very late in the game, but we were lucky that someone able, and close to the team could be called up. I am glad to have Hugh be a part of this effort because he’s got a ton of experience in these cars and in long races and we know he can get the job done.”

Hugh Plumb raced with the squad in the Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge season-opener, bringing home a fourth place finish with Kaz Grala.

“After competing against this team for so many years, it was great to get the chance to drive for Rum Bum Racing at Daytona and now I’m really grateful for this opportunity at Sebring,” said Hugh Plumb. “I was so impressed with the depth of talent on this team and I think that’s going to be key this weekend. Even though this is Rum Bum Racing’s first-ever Sebring 12 Hour, I can’t think of any other group that I’d want behind me.”

The Sebring outing sees the Heylen/Snow duo looking to build on their season-opening run to the GTD podium at Daytona as the two Porsche aces join Rum Bum Racing with technical support from Wright Motorsports.

“Well we were at Daytona to win and finished third and now we’re here for the same reason—to win,” said Heylen. “I think we have the tools, team, and drivers to do that with but we’re a little dependent on the series and the BOP (Balance of Performance) and we’ll see what the other cars are doing. As far as I’m concerned we have a good team, good drivers and if everything is fair and well then that’s what we’ll need to win the race.

“Working with Rum Bum Racing has been great and I hope we just do well,” said Snow, who won the 2013 Porsche GT3 USA by Yokohama championship. “We’ll get the car figured out and then get back down here for the race and just look for a strong finish.”

Rum Bum Racing will take to the track on Thursday, March 13 for the first official practice session, with the group slated to reveal a dynamic new livery on Wednesday.

Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Fueled by Fresh From Florida
Round 2
2014 IMSA TUDOR United SportsCar Championship

Thursday, March 14
9:55 AM-10:55 AM      Practice
4:05 PM-5:05 PM        Practice
8:00 PM-9:30 PM        Practice

Friday, March 15
9:55 AM-10:55 AM        Practice
4:10 PM                        Qualifying

Saturday, March 16
8:00 AM-8:25 AM        Warm Up
10:15 AM-10:15 PM    Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring Fueled by Fresh From Florida

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Bermuda’s Premier Orders EEZ Not To be included in Hamilton Declaration

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On March 4th the Premier of Bermuda, Craig Cannonier, ordered that Bermuda’s Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) not be included within the Hamilton Declaration, a multi-lateral agreement for increased protection of the greater Sargasso Sea. If he had not taken this important action, the Hamilton Declaration would have applied to the waters within the 200-mile radius around Bermuda and may have taken flexibility away from the Government of Bermuda in deciding how to manage their EEZ. The Hamilton Declaration is set to be signed and executed by the signatories on March 11, 2014 in Hamilton, Bermuda and will establish The Sargasso Sea Commission to “exercise a stewardship role for the Sargasso Sea and keep its health, productivity and resilience under continual review.” It is expected that a number of interested governments, yet unnamed at this point, are will sign the Hamilton Declaration.

A recently formed group called the Bermuda Exclusive Economic Zone Stakeholders’ Caucus made up of conservationists, marine scientists, commercial fishermen, and recreational fishermen are playing an important in showing the importance of working with users groups to develop a plan for Bermuda’s EEZ. Following their meeting with the Premier and the Environmental Minister, the Caucus stated in a press release “The Premier made it very clear that the best interest of Bermuda and her people must be paramount at all times, and no risk of impediment complete control of our EEZ would be accepted.” The caucus believes “that decisions taken by the Bermuda Government that affect our EEZ must consider economic and social impacts as well as environmental and conservation issues.”

With an impending report on the future plans for Bermuda’s EEZ expected to come in the upcoming weeks, the decision of the Premier enables Bermuda to maintain flexible management of their EEZ that would not restrict recreational fishing or other potential economic activity in the waters around Bermuda. One SD department official states, “In the community, the polarizing groups have been coming together to discuss the topic. We are hearing more support for mixed use.” TBF applauds the work of the Stakeholders’ Caucus and the measures the government in Bermuda has listened to all of the user groups and members of the general public to try to find the best possible solution for increasing marine protection around Bermuda. TBF will continue to work with the Government of Bermuda and the members of the Stakeholders’ Caucus as Bermuda moves forward with how to manage their EEZ. To read TBF’s report on this important issue in Bermuda, click here.

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Wayne Swinny Interview: SALIVA Rise Up with Vengeance on Brilliant New CD

An exciting new chapter has been written in the Saliva saga that entails a sensational new singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, a brilliant new CD that may be their finest recording to date, a new record label, and the launch of a new tour. Saliva is back with rock ‘n’ roll vengeance!

SALIVA has been conquering audiences with their eclectic mix of rock, metal, grunge, rap, and hip-hop … ceremoniously labeled as nu metal or hard alternative …since the band’s inception in 1996. The Memphis based band released their self-titled debut album the following year under the Rocking Chair Records label. Saliva’s second studio album Every Six Seconds would not be released until 2001 but had catapulted the band into the mainstream while achieving commercial success. The album spawned the proverbial favorites … “Superstar,” “After Me,” “Click, Click Boom,” and “Your Disease.” Many of the songs were featured in such motion pictures as The Fast and the Furious and Dracula 2000. Saliva also financially benefited with their music by being featured in various video games and sporting events including Monster Jam and WrestleMania. Every Six Seconds also instituted the band’s relationship with Island Records.

In 2002, Saliva scored commercially again with their first single entitled “Always” from the Back into Your System album. The single reached #1 on the Modern Rock Tracks and became Saliva’s biggest hit to date. The track was also featured in the game Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock. The album also spawned the hit “Rest in Pieces” penned by James Michael & Nikki Sixx of Mötley Crüe and a third single “Raise Up.” Saliva was also chosen to support Kiss and Aerosmith on tour in 2003.

Survival of the Sickest (#20 on the Billboard 200) was the group’s fourth studio release in 2004. The album launched two singles …”Survival of the Sickest” and “Razor’s Edge.” The band continued to reap rewards for their music being included in video games and pay per view specials. Guitarist Chris D’ Abaldo parted ways with Saliva in 2005. Jonathan Montoya (Full Devil Jacket) eventually replaced him as the new rhythm guitarist.

Saliva released the single “Ladies and Gentlemen” in 2006 reaching #2 on the U.S. Mainstream Rock charts and became the band’s best- selling single. The single was followed-up with the album Blood Stained Love Story in 2007. The release sold 31,000 copies in its first week.

In 2010, Jonathan Montoya exited the band and Saliva announced it would continue as a four piece group.

In 2011, Saliva released Under Your Skin their seventh studio effort. It would also be their final studio album with longtime frontman Josie Scott. The album spawned the single “Nothing.”The track “Badass” co-written by Wayne Swinny was featured in the film Saw 3D.

SALIVA TODAY: Their back to rock basics line-up is … Bobby Amaru (lead vocals), Wayne Swinny (guitars), David Novotny (bass guitar) and Paul Crosby (drums/percussion). Their brand new single “Rise Up” is available to purchase at all digital stores. Rise Up …their incredible new CD on their new label… Rum Bum Records will be available to purchase on April 29th. Saliva is currently on tour and recently performed several dates in Florida.

I had the great privilege recently to chat extensively with original Saliva guitarist Wayne Swinny. Wayne and I chatted about Rise Up… their latest album and its lyrical meaning, new lead singer and songwriter Bobby Amaru, the departing of Josey Scott, touring with Kiss and Aerosmith, a rock and roll comeback, Football … and so much more!

Here’s my interview with lead guitarist and songwriter for ‘Saliva’ and die-hard Oakland Raiders fan…WAYNE SWINNY.

To read the full interview on Examiner.com click the following link: http://www.examiner.com/review/wayne-swinny-interview-saliva-rise-up-with-vengeance-on-brilliant-new-cd

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