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 July 15

Tuesday, July 17, 2012 |


  • Brad~Screen
  • Mr. Plow~Ode De Carlo
  • High On Fire~Death Is This Communion
  • Kreator~The Few, The Proud, The Broken
  • Circus Maximus~Used
  • Diamond Plate~Casualty Of War
  • Bonded By Blood~I Can’t Hear You
  • Saint Diablo~1,000,000 Miles Away
  • Within Temptation~The Cross
  • Wayne Static~Behind The Sky

1 AM

  • Torche~Reverse Inverted
  • Sheavy~Syncronized
  • Lamb Of God~Terminally Unique
  • Shadows Fall~Nothing Remains
  • BoyHitsCar~One Kiss Away
  • My Ruin~Terror
  • OTEP~Fists Fall
  • OTEP~Run For Cover
  • Soulfly~World Scum
  • Psychotica~What Is God
  • Throwdown~Widowed
  • Cattle Decapitation~Suspended In Coprolite
  • Lamb Of God~Black Label

2 AM

  • Slayer~Bloodline
  • Kreator~From Flood Into Fire
  • Fear Factory~Soulwound
  • Hatebreed~Before Dishonor(Live)
  • Rammstein~Limks 234(Live)
  • Mr Manly~Winter Olympics
  • Venom~Kings Of Evil
  • Venom~Black Metal
  • Venom~Ladylust
  • Venom~You’re All Gonna Die
  • Venom~Countless Bathory
  • Venom~The Chanting Of The Priests
  • Venom~Venom
  • KoRn~Let’s Go(Remix)
  • Detente~In God We Trust

3 AM

  • Gojira~Explosia
  • Fascination Alleyway~Sleep Walking Wide Awake
  • The Contortionist~Holomovement
  • RUSH~Clockwork Angels
  • Rhapsody Of Fire~From Chaos To Eternity
  • Delain~Mother Machine
  • A Hero A Fake~The Constant
  • Bury Tomorrow~The Maiden
  • Muse~Cracked Eye Socket
  • Striker~Can’t Stop The Rush
  • Dust Bolt~Deviance
  • Nile~Enduring The Eternal Molestation Of The Flame

4 AM

  • Kyuss~Thumb
  • Kyuss~Green Machine
  • Suicidal Tendencies~How Will I Laugh Tomorrow…(Remix)
  • Clutch~Abraham Lincoln
  • TOOL~Push It(Live)
  • Coronor~Grin(Nails Hurt)
  • Bolt Thrower~The Killchain
  • Prong~Snap Your Fingers, Snap Your Neck

5 AM

  • ISIS~Not In Rivers, But In Drops
  • Corrosion Of Conformity~Lord Of This World
  • Kreator~Civilzation Collapse
  • Hung~Progeny
  • RUSH~The Garden
  • Flying Colors~The Storm
  • David Gilmore~Cry From The Street
  • Porcupine Tree~Stop Swimming(Live)
  • Ray Charles~A Song For You