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

Playlist August 12

Sunday, August 12, 2012 |



  • Brad~Screen
  • Chimaira~Left For Dead
  • Killswitch Engage~Temple From Within
  • Bonded By Blood~I Can’t Hear You
  • Clutch~Regulator
  • Unearth~Zombie Astropilot
  • Leander Rising~Sin Number Eight
  • Porcupine Tree~Burning Sky
  • Sheavy~Celestial Hi Fi

1 AM

  • Diamond Plate~Relativity
  • Gojira~Explosia
  • Rain Fell Within~In My Dreams
  • Wretched~Karma Accomplished
  • Kreator~From Flood Into Fire
  • Shadows Fall~Nothing Remains
  • Torche~Reverse Inverted
  • Wayne Static~The Creatures Are Everywhere
  • Fear Factory~Body Hammer
  • Black Spiders~What Goods A Rock w/o A Roll?
  • Atreyu~Congregation Of The Damned

2 AM

  • The Company Band~Zombie Baricades
  • Coliseum~Everything To Everyone
  • Ministry~Psalm 69
  • November 17~Religion
  • Mr Manly~Planetarium
  • Slipknot~Spit It Out(Hyper Mix)
  • Overkill~In Union We Stand(Live)
  • Testament~Disciples Of The Watch(Live)
  • Machine Head~Supercharger(Live)
  • Savatage~Hall Of The Mountain King(Live)
  • Amon Amarth~Twilight Of The Thunder God

3 AM

  • Unida~Blackwoman
  • Type O Negative~I Don’t Wanna Be Me
  • Fascination Alleyway~Wasted On The Worthless
  • Testament~Rise Up
  • Tankard~Rapid Fire
  • Korpiklaanl~Ruuminmultaa
  • Sister Sin~End Of The Line
  • Loudness~The Power Of Ruth
  • Texas Hippie Coalition~Turn It Up
  • Testament~Last Stand For Independance
  • Testament~Throne Of Thorns

4 AM


  • BoyHitsCar~Rhythmical Gestures
  • Meshuggah~Swarm
  • ISIS~Weight(Live)
  • Rush~Headlong Flight
  • Gojira~The Gift Of Guilt
  • Moonspell~Alpha Noir
  • Moonspell~Scorpion Flower
  • Diamond Plate~Casualty Of War

5 AM


  • Kataklysm~Hail The Renegade
  • Dublin Death Patrol~Blood Stains
  • Candlelight Red~Demons
  • A Pale Horse Named Death~Pill Head
  • Throw The Fight~Makes Us Stronger
  • Serj Tankian~Weave on
  • Rush~The Garden
  • Porcupine Tree~Trains
  • Modus~Lemmings
  • Ray Charles~A Song For You