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 May 13

Wednesday, May 16, 2012 |


*Warrior Soul~Ghetto Nation
*Diamond Plate~Relativity
**Torche~Reverse Inverted
**Municipal Waste~Crushing Chest Wound
**Legacy Of Disorder~Thorns
**Dirge Within~For My Enemies
**Moonspell~Alpha Noir
**God Forbid~Overcome
**Meshuggah~The Demon’s Name Is Surveillance

****************1 AM*************

**Lamb Of God~Desolation
*GWAR~Beat You To Death
**High On Fire~Serums Of Liao
*Primus~Pudding Time(Live)
*Dream Theater~On The Backs Of Angels
*Generation Of Vipers~O Great Deciever

***********2 AM************

**Racebannon~Thee Challenge
**Suidakra~Stone Of The Seven Suns
**Flying Colors~Shoulda Coulda Woulda
*Mr Manly~Valentines Day
*Nine Inch Nails~Heresy
*Marilyn Manson~Spade
*Testament~Symptoms Of The Universe
**Soulfly~World Scum

*************3 AM*************

**Diatribe~Me Eyes
**Fascination Alleyway~One For A Rose Bud, One For The Hoard
**Pantera~Mouth For War
*Diamond Plate~Tomb With A View
**Shadowside~Gag Order
**Suidakra~The One Piece Puzzle
**Candlemass~Trk II
**Kontrust~Trk XI
**Lonewolf~Trk VIII

**************4 AM**************

**Overkill~Come & Get It
*Slayer~Seasons In The Abyss
*Porcupine Tree~Buying New Soul
*Within Temptation~What Have You Done
**Wayne Static~Assassins Of Youth
*Skrew~Mouthful Of Dust
*Diamond Plate~Pull The Trigger
**Avatar~Let It Burn

************5 AM************

*Solitude Aeturnus~No More Tears
**Emmure~I Am Onslaught
**Torche~Letting Go
**Martyrd~The Keeper
*Hatebreed~In Ashes They Shall Reap
**Five Finger Death Punch~Generation Dead
*Porcupine Tree~Even Less(Extended)
*King Crimson~Sheltering Sky
*Ray Charles~A Song For You