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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...

Common Ground Music Festival 2014 Photos & More!

Day one of Lansing's Common Ground Music Festival brought out the 90's alternative crowd, and for many it felt like high school. Brand New closed out the main stage while Braid celebrated the release of their first new full length album in 16 years at Common Ground. It's entitled No Coast and you can buy it now! Check out our interview with Braid vocalists Bob & Chris. Read more...

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), Riff2.com or the WRIF phone app. Read more...

Braid Releases First New Album in 16 Years

Braid, the emo/post hardcore band that started in 1993 are back with their first full length album in 16 years. No Coast was released on July 8th, and the guys spent release day in Lansing, MI at the annual Common Ground Music Festival. At previous shows before release day they hadn't been playing too many songs off the new album, but that all changed on Tuesday. They took the Sparrow Stage with tons of energy and excitement and played a nice mix of new songs with their classics. Riff2 caught up with vocalists Bob & Chris to talk about the new album, how it came together, what they're excited for on this tour and more! Check it out below! Read more...

Circa Survive To Release New Album This Fall

Circa Survive performed last night at day one of Lansing's Common Ground Music Festival. Before their set they sat down with Riff2 to discuss what's been going on with their new material. They released a track with Sunny Day Real Estate for Record Store Day and have been performing a new song at recent shows. The band plans to release a new full length album this fall. Listen to our interview below to hear more info. They'll also be performing at Chicago's Riot Fest and Carnival 2014 in September. Click here to register for tickets! Read more...

Electric Forest Amazes Yet Again

Is it really possible that Electric Forest has already come and gone, and we're more than half way through 2014? We can't believe it either. A lot of stuff has already happened this year, and the fine folks over at Madison House Productions outdid themselves yet again on the Electric Forest Festival. Set in Michigan's beautiful Double JJ Ranch in Rothbury, Electric Forest hosted headliners like Zedd, Steve Angello, Umphrey's McGee, Zeds Dead and of course three exhilarating sets from The String Cheese Incident. There were activities on stage at 11:30a starting with daily yoga and went until all hours of the night wrapping up as late as 3:15a. Read more...

Riff2's "Inside The Circle Pit" Gears Up For Mayhem

The Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival is officially underway. The annual metal festival kicked off in San Bernardino, CA Saturday July 5th and runs through August 10th in The Woodlands, Tx. It will make its stop in Michigan at DTE Energy Music Theatre in Clarkston, MI on July 17th. In celebration of this summers touring festival Erik from Riff2 Detroit's "Inside The Circle Pit" put together a radio special where you can preview all of the bands that will be on this summers tour along with some interviews. Below you can listen to the full interviews that Erik conducted with some of the bands which include Islander, Ill Nino, Erimha, Wretched, Mushroomhead and Miss May I. The scheduled dates and times you can tune in for the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival Special on Riff2 Detroit are also listed below. You can listen on your HD radio, Riff2.com or the WRIF phone app. Read more...

Bonnaroo 2014 Interviews & Photos

Bonnaroo 2014 was one wild ride from the moment we left the Motor City to the moment we arrived back home. Not only did we get to check out some of the biggest bands around, but we also got to interview some of them. There's a reason why this festival is so huge and the only way to fully understand it is to head down to the farm for yourself. You can view photos and check out our interviews below with Umphrey's McGee, Cherub (who are both playing Electric Forest), The Preatures, Desert Noises and Robert DeLong. Read more...

Movement 2014 - Interviews

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Detroit's Own Walls of Jericho Team Up With Relentless Detroit

This week Dustin, Candace and Aaron of Detroit hardcore group Walls of Jericho along with Tommy from Relentless Detroit joined Riff2 in the studio to talk about their upcoming benefit in May. This is a pretty exciting homecoming show for Walls of Jericho fans since this will not only be their first show in Detroit in nearly 5 years, but it is also their first show in the United Stated in 5 years as well. The show is going to benefit an organization called Relentless Detroit who raise money to help pay for medical expenses for families with kids who suffer from life threatening illnesses. Relentless Detroit has created a family that is growing by the day and sticks together like family. Check out the conversation I had with Walls Of Jericho and Tommy of Relentless Detroit below. Read more...
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