Playlist: The Sound and the Fury

JRRBLL was born & raised in Northern Vermont. After a somewhat troubled youth, he arrived in Ithaca, NY quite suddenly one Spring day many years ago.

In the Spring of 1985, while on an unrelated mission for a friend, an opportunity presented itself for on air DJ training at WVBR-FM Ithaca, the only non-profit commercial training station in the USA at the time. In September of 1985, a slot opened up between 2am – 6am Sunday mornings for a possible free form show, during which time "Rocking The Night Away" was started – four hours of free form progressive loud rock, as the term Heavy Metal was getting to be a little long in the tooth. Seven years later, with Rocking The Night Away now a five hour show, Mimi Griswold, PD at WQNY-Ithaca, hired him away from WVBR to start The Sound & The Fury on Friday overnights from Midnight until 6am. The extra time meant further expanding the ever growing library & playlists.

Shortly after JRRBLL started at WQNY, Mimi was hired away by Ed Levine to take over programming of his new solid rock station in Utica, NY. He soon followed her north to K-Rock where you hear the rest of the story every Saturday night at midnight... The Sound & the Fury celebrated it's 26th anniversary November of 2011.

Mission Statement

Now As Always, JRRBLL is at odds with Radio & the way music is presented on it, with it's tight formats & rigid playlists. The Sound & The Fury specializes in premiering the latest releases by current & established artists & groups in the loud rock field. Heavy emphasis on current (within the last 6 months) music, with short trips down memory lane to spice things up a little. Long sets are a mainstay, with as few interruptions as possible throughout the night. Regular features like instant requests(FOR REAL!), Notes From The Pen, Manly Advice from Mr. Manly, Readings from Fascination Alleyway, Artist Interviews & Surprise Guest Appearances, JRRBLL's Corner, where all the new stuff from the weeks mailbag gets spotlighted into one set, as well as a cool down with For Strahlers Only at 5:30am

August 4, 2013

Sunday, August 04, 2013 |
*DevilDriver~Clouds Over California
*Testament~Throne Of Thorns
*Torche~Reverse Inverted
*Dark Tranquillity~The Lesser Faith
*Solution 45~The Close Beyond
**Tristania~Night On Earth
*Moonspell~Alpha Noir
**Lacrimus Profundere~Dead To Me
*BoyHitsCar~One Kiss Away
*God Forbid~The New Clear
*************1 AM************
*Rotting Christ~As If By Magic
**One Kills All~Calibrate
*Drown~Tired Of Living Like This
*Divine Heresy~Facebreaker
**Lordi~The Riff
*Cannibal Corpse~Stabbed In The Neck
*King Diamond~Abigail
**Chimaira~All That’s Left Is Blood
*I Am War~Bat Out Of Hell
**Killswitch Engage~In Due Time
*Otep~Run For Cover
*Clutch~Mice & Gods
*************2 AM***********
*The Sword~Apocryphon
*Texas Hippie Coalition~Peacemaker
*Eluveitie~Quoth The Raven
**Karnivool~The Last Few
*Mr Manly~That’s Not My Kid
*Five Finger Death Punch~Death Before Dishonor
*The Dillinger Escape Plan~I Wouldn’t If You Didn’t
*Napalm Death~Malicious Intent
*Bolt Thrower~World Eater
*Bolt Thrower~Suspect Hostile
**Alice In Chains~Phantom Limb
**************3 AM************
**Facination Alleyway~A Heavenly Incense
**The Defiled~Unspoken
**We Came As Romans~Through The Darkest Dark…
**Fueled By Fire~Catastrophe
**Temple Of Thieves~In The Garden
**Trouble~The Broken Have Spoken
**Chimaira~No Mercy
**Scorpion Child~The Secret Spot
**Deadlock~The Great Pretender
**Venomous Maximus~Give Up The Witch
*Prong~Snap Your Fingers, Snap Your Neck
**************4 AM***********
*BoyHitsCar~Turning Inward
**Thinning The Herd~Never Wanted
**High On Fire~Snakes For The Divine(Live)
*GodBelow~Black Dogs Head
*GodBelow~Kill Devil Hills
*GodBelow~Rehearsal For Tragedy
**Doyle~Valley Of Shadows
*DevilDriver~Knee Deep
**Autopsy~When Hammer Meets Bone
**Judgement Day~Ghost Hunt
*************5 AM************
*Still Remains~Blossom The Witch
**Oliva~Soul Chaser
**Megadeth~Cold Sweat
**A Pale Horse Named Death~Shallow Grave
*Type O Negative~Summer Breeze
*Type O Negative~Cinnamon Girl(Extended Mix)
*Leahy~Call To Dance(Live)
*Riverside~Panic Room
*Warrior Soul~Jump For Joy
*Mother Love Bone~Chloe Dancer Crown Of Thorns
*Modus~Close To The Bone
*Ray Charles~A Song For You