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 26

Sunday, August 26, 2012 |


  • Brad~Screen
  • Dead Rabbits~Miles Away
  • Fight~Into The Pit
  • Viking Skull~The Blackened Sunrise
  • Slush~Step Inside
  • Deftones~Bored
  • Six Feet Under~Bonesaw
  • Drown~Kerosene
  • Metal Church~The Final Word
  • Savatage~Midas Knight
  • DevilDriver~Monsters Of The Deep

1 AM

  • Clutch~Electric Worry(Live)
  • Type O Negative~Black No.1
  • Kopek~Love Is Dead
  • BoyHitsCar~Erifsievol
  • Moonspell~Everything Invaded
  • Rammstein~Du Hast(Live)
  • KMFDM~Witch Hunt
  • KMFDM~Moron
  • OTEP~Run For Cover
  • Unearth~Zombie Astropilot

2 AM

  • Testament~Throne Of Thorns
  • Torche~Roaming
  • Monster Magnet~Dig That Hole
  • Brian Posehn~Dork For Thirty Years
  • W.A.S.P.~Widowmaker
  • Mr Manly~Actor & Your Date
  • Cannibal Corpse~Zero The Hero
  • My Ruin~Burn The Witch
  • Type O Negative~Christian Woman
  • Black Sabbath~Zero The Hero
  • Tankard~A Girl Called Cerveza

3 AM

  • Chimaira~Samsara
  • Fascination Alleyway~Space Ranging Without A Rocket Ship
  • Tarja~Over The Hills & Far Away(Live)
  • The Last Vegas~Evil Eyes
  • Katatonia~Dead Letters
  • Autumns End~Ghost Life
  • Ex Deo~Once Were Romans
  • Dead Horse Trama~No Recollection
  • Svolk~This Is Where It Ends
  • Grave Digger~Death Angel & The Grave Digger
  • Design Skyline~Destroyer

4 AM

  • BoyHitsCar~Rhythmical Gestures
  • Wayne Static~The Creatures Are Everywhere
  • Cradle Of Filth~Nymphetamine
  • Leave’s Eyes~The Dream
  • Eluveitie~Scorched Earth
  • Korpiklaanl~Soil Of The Corpse
  • Amon Amarth~An Ancient Sign Of Oncoming Storm
  • Pussy Riot~Putin Pissed Himself
  • Black Spiders~What Goods A Rock Without A Roll
  • Loudness~The Power Of Rain
  • Bolt Thrower~K Machine

5 AM

  • Devin Townsend Band~Stand
  • Rush~Headlong Flight
  • Meshuggah~Break Those Bones Whose Sinews Gave It Motion
  • Serj Tankian~Weave On
  • Kreator~From Flood Into Fire
  • Porcupine Tree~Arriving Somewhere But Not Here(Live)
  • White Zombie~Blood, Milk & Sky
  • Ray Charles~A Song For You