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 22

Sunday, July 22, 2012 |


  • Brad~Screen
  • Clutch~Regulator
  • Psychotica~What Is God?
  • Dark Tranquillity~Hours Passed In Exile
  • Moonspell~Scorpion Flower
  • Tiamat~Raining Dead Angels
  • Life Of Agony~Seasons
  • Type O Negative~World Coming Down
  • Kyuss~Demon Cleaner
  • Theator Of Tragedy~Lorelei

1 AM


  • Diamond Plate~Casualty Of War
  • Emmure~Solar Flare Genocide
  • Chimaira~Pleasure In Pain
  • Kreator~The Few, The Proud, The Broken
  • Gojira~Explosia
  • Sylosis~Conclusion Of An Age
  • Bolt Thrower~Contact Want Out
  • Bolt Thrower~Inside The Wire
  • Geezer~Area Code 51
  • Wayne Static~The Creatures Are Everywhere
  • BoyHitsCar~Erifsievol
  • Lamb Of God~In Your Words

2 AM


  • Monster Magnet~Dig That Hole
  • Mayhem~Freezing Moon
  • Testament~The Formation Of Damnation
  • God Forbid~Antihero
  • Mr Manly~Music Teacher
  • Primordial~To Enter Pagan
  • TYR~Hold The Heathen Hammer High
  • Behemoth~Conquer All
  • Living Sacrifice~Altered Life
  • Callendish Circle~Self Inflicted
  • Torche~Reverse Inverted

3 AM


  • Kataklysm~A Soulless God
  • Fascination Alleyway~Tiny Glimpses Of Pure White Light
  • Serianna~Inheritors
  • Wretched~Karma Accomplished
  • The Hong Kong Blood Opera~Ways Of A
  • White Pulp~Full Time Bitch
  • Affvance~Mad As Hell
  • Affvance~Call To The Warrior
  • I,Omega~The Ravenous
  • Pigface~Work To Come
  • RUSH~Headlong Flight
  • Marion Crane~The New Religion
  • Throw The Fight~Makes Us Stronger

4 AM


  • The Contortionist~Holomovement
  • Nile~Enduring The Eternal Molestation Of Flame
  • Delain~Mother Machine
  • Crematory~The Loss
  • Hypocrisy~Seeds Of The Chosen One
  • Erosion~Trip
  • Erosion~Silver Surfer
  • Manowar~Metal Warriors
  • Annihilator~The Fun Palace
  • Drown~Kerosene
  • Count Raven~Let The Dead Bury The Dead

5 AM


  • Morbid Angel~Summoning Redemption
  • Early Man~Death Is The Answer
  • My Dying Bride~The Wreckage Of My Flesh
  • Gojira~Liquid Fire
  • RUSH~The Wreckers
  • King Crimson~I Talk To The Wind
  • Porcupine Tree~3
  • Eva Cassidy~Stormy Monday(Live)
  • Leahy~Call To Dance(Live)
  • Ray Charles~A Song For You