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

    Tune in Sunday's at 10p on Riff2 Detroit

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Slayer, Suicidal Tendencies and Exodus: Rock The Fillmore Detroit

With 3 bands that have been around for combined 100 years, Slayer, Suicidal Tendencies and Exodus proved that they are still the leaders of the metal world when they rocked the Fillmore Detroit (December 5th) this past weekend. Read more...

"Inside The Circle Pit" Playlist for 12.7.14

Slayer – Angel of Death Read more...

Inside The Circle Pit covers the "Prepare For Hell Tour"

The PREPARE FOR HELL TOUR featuring Slipknot, Korn and King 810 hit the Motor City this past weekend (Nov. 29th) at the Palace of Auburn Hills (Auburn Hills, Michigan). Read more...

"Inside The Circle Pit" Playlist for 11.30.14

Slipknot – Scartastrophe Read more...

"Inside The Circle Pit" Playlist for 11.23.14

Slipknot – The Negative One Read more...

"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...