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 June 10

Sunday, June 10, 2012 |


  • Brad~Screen
  • Throwdown~Widowed
  • The Company Band~Zombie Barricades
  • Wayne Static~The Creatures Are Everywhere
  • TOOL~3rd Eye(Live)
  • Type O Negative~Black No. 1 (Edit)
  • Kopek~Love Is Dead
  • Fear Factory~New Breed
  • Warrior Soul~Hero

1 AM

  • Prong~Snap Your Fingers, Snap Your Neck
  • Slayer~Skeletons Of Society
  • Lamb Of God~Omerta
  • Primordial~Heathen Tribes
  • Fashion Bomb~Veil Of Megiddo
  • Unisonic~Star Rider
  • Kreator~Mars Mantra
  • Kreator~Phantom Antichrist
  • Diamond Plate~Relativity
  • Vader~Freezing Moon
  • The Bunny The Bear~Lonely
  • Moonspell~Alpha Noir

2 AM

  • Killing Joke~The Great Cull
  • Cynic~Integral Birth
  • Uriah Heep~Kiss Of Freedom
  • Meshuggah~Swarm
  • Mr Manly~Voice Mail
  • Machine Head~Exhale The Vile
  • Pantera~Psycho Holiday
  • Rammstein~Du Hast(Remix)
  • DevilDriver~Clouds Over California
  • Slipknot~Vermillion
  • Demonspeed~Green River

3 AM

  • Warrior Soul~Ghetto Nation
  • Volbeat~Hallelujah Goat
  • Bullet For My Valentine~Waking The Demons
  • Fascination Alleyway~Two Suns
  • Circus Maximus~Used
  • Jorn~A Thousand Cuts
  • Dormitory Effect~Star You Are
  • Sledge Leather~A Taste Of Night
  • Circus Maximus~Last Goodbye
  • Kreator~From Flood Into Fire

4 AM

  • Bolt Thrower~Salvo
  • Bolt Thrower~Suspect Hostile
  • Diamond Plate~Casualty Of War
  • Torche~Reverse Inverted
  • Hung~Progeny
  • Ministry~Khyber Pass
  • Rammstein~Morgenstern(Live)
  • Rammstein~Amerika(Live)
  • Fear Factory~Body Hammer
  • Shadows Fall~Nothing Remains
  • BoyHitsCar~Embrace

5 AM

  • BoyHitsCar~Erifsievol
  • God Forbid~The End Of The World
  • A Pale Horse Named Death~Pill Head
  • Grand Magus~Silver Moon
  • Flying Colors~Shoulda Coulda Woulda
  • Kill Devil Hill~Revenge
  • Mother Love Bone~Bone China
  • Porcupine Tree~3
  • Warrior Soul~On The Golden Shore
  • Marillion~King(Live)
  • Ray Charles~A Song For You