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  • Erik Aratari

    Host of INSIDE THE CIRCLE PIT, two hours of commercial free METAL \m/

    Tune in Sunday's at 10p on Riff2 Detroit

    101.1HD2 Riff2 or Riff2.com

    Send Music to: Inside The Circle Pit c/o Erik Aratari One Radio Plaza Detroit, MI 48220

 

"Inside The Circle Pit" Playlist for 11.16.14

Battlecross – Man of Stone Read more...

"Inside The Circle Pit" Playlist for 11.9.14

Carcass – Intensive Battery Brooding Read more...

"Inside The Circle Pit" Chat with Max Cavalera, Upon A Burning Body and Thy Art Is Murder

Riff2's "Inside The Circle Pit" had a busy week last week starting on Wednesday when Thy Art Is Murder played the Crofoot in Pontiac with Born of Osiris. Erik caught up with CJ (vocals) of Thy Art Is Murder to discuss their new album due out in 2015, what cities have the best circle pits and more. You can check out that chat below as well as photos of that show HERE. Read more...

"Inside The Circle Pit" Playlist for 11.2.14

Static-X – Push It Read more...

Mastodon Joins Riff2's Inside The Circle Pit

I recently had the chance to sit down with Brann Dailor (drums) of Mastodon over the weekend when they played The Fillmore Detroit. You can listen to Erik (Inside The Circle Pit) and Brann discuss the writing to Once More 'Round The Sun compared to The Hunter and Crack the Skye, the controversy with the video for "The Motherload," warming up for shows, playing on Jimmy Kimmel and David Letterman and more. Brann also gives me his Top 10 bands that he's toured with by clicking the link below. Read more...

"Inside The Circle Pit" Playlist 10.26.14

August Burns Red – Fault Line Read more...

"Inside The Circle Pit" Playlist 10.19.14

Matsodon – High Road Read more...

King 810 Prepares For Hell With Riff2's "Inside The Circle Pit"

Flint, Michigan band King 810 is getting ready to hit the road for the "Prepare For Hell Tour" with Slipknot and Korn. Coming off the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival, King 810 embarked on their first trip overseas to the U.K. and now find themselves on one of the biggest tours of 2014. With powerful guitar riffs and controversial lyrics and music videos King 810 puts it all out there with living in and being from the forgotten city of Flint, Michigan also known as "Murder City." Erik Aratari from Riff2 Detroit's "Inside The Circle Pit" caught up with King 810 frontman David Gunn to talk about the upcoming tour with Slipknot and Korn and what those bands meant to him as well as hailing from Flint and more. You can listen to their chat and watch the videos for their hit tracks "Fat Around The Heart" and "Killem All" below. Read more...

"Inside The Circle Pit" Playlist for 10.5.14

For The Fallen Dreams – Resolvent Feelings Read more...

"Inside The Circle Pit" Playlist 9.28.14

The Black Dahlia Murder – Goat of Departure Read more...