Author Erik Aratari

  • Erik Aratari

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


"Inside The Circle Pit" Playlist 9.14.14

Exodus – Salt The Wound

"Inside The Circle Pit" Playlist 9.7.14

In Flames – Everything’s Gone

"Inside The Circle Pit" Playlist 8.31.14

King 810 – Killem All

"Inisde The Circle Pit" Playlist for 8.24.14

Coal Chamber – Fiend

"Inside The Circle Pit" Playlist 8.10.14

Upon A Burning Body – Scars

"Inside The Circle Pit" Playlist 8.3.14

Killswitch Engage – Fixation on the Darkness
Chimaira – Down Again
Darkest Hour – Wasteland
Carnifex – Condemned to Decay
Wretched – Cranial Infestation
Six Feet Under – Seed of Filth
Dying Fetus – Homicidal Retribution
Origin – Manifest Desolate
Molotov Solution – The Blood of Tyrants
Skeletonwitch – I Am of Death (Hell Has Arrived)
Thy Art Is Murder – Reign Of Darkness
Faceless – Sons of Belial
Battlecross – Flesh & Bone
Meshuggah – Swarm
Exodus – War Is My Sheppard
Morbid Angel – Maze of Torment
Within The Ruins – Gods Amongst Men
Goatwhore – FBS
Red Fang – Prehistoric Dog
High On Fire – Devolution
Slipknot – All Hope Is Gone
It Lies Within – Home Is Where The Heart Is
(Hed) PE – One More Body
Wovenwar – All Rise
Down - On March The Saints
Every Time I Die – Thirst
Kill Devil Hill – Crown of Thorns
Motorhead – Heartbreaker
Melvins – A History of Drunks


Inside The Circle Pit Playlist 7.27.14

Inside The Circle Pit 7.27.14

CANNIBAL CORPSE Joins Riff2 Detroit Inside The Circle Pit

"Inside The Circle Pit" host Erik Aratari recently sat down with drummer Paul Mazurkiewicz of Cannibal Corpse who are about to release their 13th studio album (A Skeletal Domain) in September and their first ever autobiography. You can listen to their chat below and view pictures from the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival stop in Detroit by clicking HERE. "A Skeletal Domain" will be available via Metal Blade Records September 16, 2014. Read more...

Inside The Circle Pit Playlist 7.20.14

Riff2's Inside The Circle Pit Playlist 7.20.14

Victory Records Goes Inside The Circle Pit with Riff2 Detroit

This summers Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival is about to hit DTE Energy Music Theatre in Clarkston, MI on Thursday July 17th. Erik from Riff2 Detroit's "Inside The Circle Pit" recently caught up with every band you can see on the Victory Records Stage at this years Mayhem Fest. Be sure to check out all the interviews with Emmure, Ill Nino, Wretched, Islander and Erimha below. You can also hear the Mayhem Fest Special on Riff2 Detroit one more time Thursday morning at 10am on you HD radio (101.1HD2), or the WRIF phone app. Read more...