Inside The Circle Pit is Riff2’s heavy metal music show! It debuted on July 1st, 2012. You can listen every Sunday night at 10pm for two hours of commercial free, hard-hitting heavy metal hosted by Erik Aratari! He plays metal tunes from all across the world.

Facebook: www.facebook.com/InsideTheCirclePit

Metal Bands, Email Erik your music: earatari@greatermediadetroit.com

  • "Inisde The Circle Pit" Playlist for 8.24.14

    Coal Chamber – Fiend Read More
  • "Inside The Circle Pit" Playlist 8.10.14

    Upon A Burning Body – Scars Read More
  • "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

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  • Inside The Circle Pit Playlist 7.27.14

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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
  • Inside The Circle Pit Playlist 7.20.14

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  • 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
  • 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
  • Inside The Circle Pit Playlist 6.22.14

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  • Inside The Circle Pit Playlist 6.1.14

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