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


Sunday, March 24, 2013 |


*PitchShifter~Gatherer Of Data
*Revolting Cocks~Dead End Streets(Remix)
*Ministry~Jesus Built My Hotrod(Remix)
*Warrior Soul~Ha Ha Ha
**Otep~Blowtorch Nightlife
*Otep~Crooked Spoons
*Bolt Thrower~Honor
**Pussy Riot~Putin Pissed Himself
**Hatebreed~Own Your World
*Kittie~Already Dead

***************1 AM*************

**Suffocation~Sullen Days
**Katatonia~First Prayer
**Riverside~Feel Like Falling
**Gojira~The Gift Of Guilt
*Sahg~Godless Faith
*Metal Church~Gods Of Wrath
*Children Of Bodom~If You Want Peace…Prepare For War
*Meshuggah~New Millenium Cyanide Christ
*Callendish Circle~Ignorant
*Fear Factory~PowerShifter
*Every Time I Die~Indian Giver
**Judgement Day~Ghost Hunt

****************2 AM************

**Encrust~Predatory Skin
**Lordi~The Riff
*KMFDM~Drug Against War(Live)
**Bullet For My Valentine~Dead To The World
*Mr Manly~Baby Talk!
*Agony Column~Big Two Hearted Sammy
*Cannibal Corpse~Submerged In Boiling Flesh
*Kopek~Love Is Dead
*Frank Zappa~Shut Up & Play Yer Guitar(Live)
*Frank Zappa~Shut Up & Play Yer Guitar Some More(Live)
*Testament~Native Blood

**************3 AM*************

**Cult Of Luna~In Awe Of
**Fascination Alleyway~A Rip Van Winkle Daydream
**Iron Maiden~The Prisoner(Live)
**Terror~Live By The Code
**Jungle Rot~Terror Regime
**Tear Out The Heart~Infamous Last Words
**As They Burn~Dream Collapse
**Heavatar~To The Metal
**Trollfest~Trinken Troll
**Iron Maiden~Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son(Live)

******************4 AM************

*Judas Priest~Beyond The Realms Of Death
*TT Quick~Metal Of Honor
*Manowar~All Men Play On Ten
*Candlemass~Mirror Mirror(Live)
*Hexanhaus~As Darkness Falls
**Steven Wilson~Luminol
*Type O Negative~Wolf Moon
*Prong~Broken Peace

****************5 AM*************

*Ministry~End Of Days Pt I
*Ministry~End Of Days Pt II
**Mustache~Speed Metal
**Hatchet~Screams Of The Night
**The Beards~Why Having A Beard Is Better Than Having A Woman
*Porcupine Tree~3
**Riverside~Night Session Pt I
**Marillion~The Sky Above The Rain
*Ray Charles~A Song For You