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 8

Sunday, July 08, 2012 |


  • Brad~Screen
  • Danzig~Bringer Of Death
  • Dead Rabbits~Miles Away
  • Hatebreed~Destroy Everything
  • Lamb Of God~We Die Alone
  • Skyforger~Bewitched Forest
  • Soulfly~Frontlines
  • A Pale Horse Named Death~As Black As My Heart
  • Kreator~Victory Will Come
  • Meshuggah~Rational Gaze
  • Lake Of Tears~The Last Purple Sky

1 AM

  • White Zombie~Black Sunshine(Remix)
  • TOOL~Lateralus
  • Clutch~Zombie Barricades
  • Mastodon~Octopus Has No Friends
  • Mastodon~Hearts Alive
  • Modus~Close To The Bone
  • Hung~Progeny
  • Ministry~Nursing Home

2 AM

  • BoyHitsCar~Rhythmical Gestures
  • W.A.S.P.~Chainsaw Charlie & Murders In The New Morgue
  • Lamb Of God~Terminally Unique
  • Primordial~To Enter Pagan
  • Mr Manly~New Secretary
  • Solitude Aeturnus~No More Tears
  • Slayer~Dead Skin Mask
  • Exodus~Only Death Decides
  • Dissection~God Of Forbidden Light
  • Kataklysm~Hail The Renegade

3 AM

  • Bolt Thrower~As The World Burns
  • Bolt Thrower~At First Light
  • Fascination Alleyway~Wired For Wickedness
  • Saint Diablo~1,000,000 Miles Away
  • The Ghost Inside~Engine 45
  • Dr. Acula~Be Careful What You Wish For
  • Dr. Acula~Heavy Handed
  • Bonded By Blood~I Can’t Hear You
  • Kreator~The Few, The Proud, The Broken
  • Circus Maximus~Architect Of Fortune
  • Gojira~The Gift Of Guilt
  • Supersuckers~Fisticuffs
  • The Paper Sons~Catch & Release
  • Madball~Shatterproof

4 AM

  • White Chapel~Unnerving
  • DevilDriver~Pray For Villians
  • Wayne Static~Static Killer
  • Rammstein~Benzin(Remix)
  • Diamond Plate~Relativity
  • Opeth~The Baying Of The Hounds
  • Torche~Reverse Inverted
  • Karnivool~Deadman(Live)
  • Leave’s Eyes~Senses Capture
  • The Bunny The Bear~Congregation

5 AM

  • Mr. Plow~Ode To Carlo
  • Clutch~Drink To The Dead
  • Creation’s End~Creation’s End
  • My Ruin~Terror
  • Sepultura~Ratamahatta
  • Gojira~Explosia
  • Porcupine Tree~Strip The Soul
  • Antimatter~The Weight Of The World
  • Ray Charles~A Song For You