LIFECYCLE is a hard-hitting Alternative Metal band based out of Jackson, NJ. LIFECYCLE features Asim Rizvi (4Karma), John Soden (Legion), Joe Viggiano (formerly Ataraxia), Kevin Hightower (formerly Noosphere), and Scott Pustilnick (formerly MCA recording Artist Familiar 48).
The group met while recording at Audio Alley in Pitman, NJ where Kevin, Scott, and John introduced their experience recording with Grammy-nominated producer Don Gehman (John Mellencamp, REM, Blues Traveler), Mark Dearnley (Ozzy, AC/DC), Morgan Rose (Sevendust) and John "J.D." Deservio (Black Label Society). LIFECYCLE takes the addictive guitar riffs and melodic vocals to produce completely original alternative metal. No Ego as LIFECYCLE writes what is best for the songs.
LIFECYCLE defines alternative metal bringing back the addictive guitars and adept songwriting that has been lacking. LIFECYCLE's debut single is available worldwide on over 20 digital outlets including Spotify, Apple Music, and Amazon Music.
Emmy recently chatted with Scott Pustilnick, bassist for LIFECYCLE. Check it out below:
Emmy: How did the name come about?
Scott: It's stupid tough to find a name. Its easy to find a bunch of names but try and get the URL or the Instagram account with that name.....its taken. We wrote a song called Lifecycle. I was driving home from rehearsal with Kevin , one of our guitar players, and we started to talk about using one of our song names. Lifecycle fit and we were able to secure http://www.lifecycleband.com and @lifecycleband for all our social media. It ended up working out.
Emmy: How would you describe your genre to someone who isn't familiar with your music?
Scott: Its borderline ridiculous to try and keep up with what fits where anymore. We think we fit in the same category as a band like Ghost. We looked up those genre's and came up with Alt-Metal, Nu-Metal, and Hard Rock. However, we will except any genre that anyone feels strongly about. At the end of the day, its all good.
Emmy: How did the band form?
Scott: I wanted to form a band locally for a bunch of different reasons. I literally placed an ad on Craigslist trying to find a singer. I figured if I could find a singer, we would then look for guitar players and a drummer. So.......I hire this singer and he finds not one, but two great guitar players, Joe and Kevin. The singer also finds an amazing drummer, John. Then we fired the singer. Haha! so true but we had to do it. Yes he found most of the band but he just wasnt working out. We continued to write songs while auditioning singers. John ended up placing an ad on Facebook and the very first person to respond was Asim. Thank God it worked out like that. What a freaky way to get the band together but it really worked out for us.
Emmy: What are some of the artists that influence you?
Scott: They all do.......anyone who is writing great songs or lousy songs ...both good and bad. Our biggest influence is each other. LifeCycle has 5 strong players. We bounce stuff off of each other and we all write together. Its a big deal to collaborate together and so far, its great. You know if its not broke, don't fix it.
Emmy: If you could tour with any artist or band (still active or not) who would it be?
Scott: Ghost. LifeCycle and Ghost.....I am thinking Japan. Japan. Japan.
Emmy: What's your favorite show you've played?
Scott: Personally it was our first show at the TLA in Philadelphia. Big stage, big crowd and lots of fun. Philadelphia has some serious music history and its always a pleasure to get into the city and let loose.
Scott: What's the future hold for the band? We constantly release material and keep our content fresh. For instance, our debut single "Lifecycle" dropped Jan 2020. The next single "Burnout" drops March 2020. The band also created a YouTube series called "A Day in the LifeCycle". You can hit us here and subscribe!
This episodic show takes everyone inside the insanity of the band behind the scenes. New episodes drop every other week. Everything can be found on our website as its a one stop shopping. You can find links to everything on that site. If you just want to hear the song and not stare at us on YouTube, just check us out on Spotify