Articles by M. Stoneman

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10 Tasty Riffs – Celldweller

Miyavi Ohhhh boy. Narrowing down to a mere ten ‘tasty’ Celldweller guitar riffs wasn’t easy. Welcome, friends, to the second installment of Ten Tasty Riffs, my personal recurring series on the wonderful world of guitar riffs that catch my attention. To reclarify, this is by no means a ‘top ten’ or ‘best of’ list: there […]

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Ghost: 10 Explosive Riffs

This week we focus on the incredible riffs of, Ghost! Welcome, friends, to a brand new series that will revolve around one of my favourite things in the world: the wonderfully diverse universe of guitar riffs. More specifically, ten guitar riffs from a particular band that I personally find noteworthy from an enjoyment point of […]

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PVRIS Announce Third LP + Release ‘Dead Weight’

Following the release of the well-received Hallucinations EP, American alternative rock trio PVRIS have announced the title and release date for their third studio album: Use Me. Due to be released May 1st, Use Me’s announcement comes combined with the release of brand new single ‘Dead Weight’, a track notably far more pop-orientated compared to […]

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[AltWire Exclusive Premiere] The Anix – “Wasteland”

Having had the absolute pleasure of speaking with frontman and now sole member Brandon Smith earlier this year, we here at AltWire are proud to premiere ‘Wasteland’: a brand new track from electronic rock artist The Anix! Leaning more heavily into the experimental pulsing electronics to contrast the anthemic rock choruses of ‘Fight The Future’ and ‘This Machine’, ‘Wasteland’ presents a sprawling electronic […]

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[Album Review] The Anix – Shadow_Movement

With easily justified comparisons to the likes of early Thirty Seconds to Mars, flavors of Depeche Mode, and a wonderfully prominent influence of The Cure thrown into the mix, The Anix’s own brand of ethereal electronic rock has always seemed a project ultimately finding itself in slightly older roots stylistically. Sure, frontman and sole member […]

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[Album Review] William Ryan Key – Virtue

It’s perhaps too easy to forget that taking steps in the right direction isn’t always the simplest task. There’s a shrewd shred of self-awareness in that knowledge: the realization that maybe it just isn’t going the way you had in mind. Maybe it isn’t going to be okay. But it’s also easy to forget that […]

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[Album Review] Scars on Broadway – Dictator

Let’s take a moment to be completely honest here: we’re probably never getting that sixth System of a Down album. It’s just not happening. If the recent open dispute between lead guitarist/vocalist Daron Malakian and vocalist/keyboardist Serj Tankian has confirmed anything, it’s that there has been an abundance of issues under the surface throughout the […]