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 20

Sunday, May 20, 2012 |


  • Brad~Screen
  • Accept~Hellfire
  • Diamond Plate~Casualty Of War
  • Becoming The Archetype~End Of The Age
  • Rammstein~Du Hast(Remix)
  • Hellsaw~A Suicide Journey
  • Eluveitie~Quoth The Raven
  • Cradle Of Filth~Nymphetamine
  • Leave’s Eyes~The Dream

1 AM

  • Type O Negative~These Three Things
  • Epica~Deter The Tyrant
  • Sepultura~Refuse Resist
  • Katatonia~Day & Then The Shade
  • Chimaira~Inside The Horror
  • Candlemass~Trk II
  • Soulfly~World Scum
  • Hatebreed~Supremacy Of Self
  • DevilDriver~Clouds Over California

2 AM

  • Corrosion Of Conformity~Clean My Wounds
  • The Company Band~Zombie Barricades
  • Supersuckers~The Evil Powers Of Rock & Roll
  • Ministry~Broken
  • ISIS~False Light(Carry Edit) Ayal Naor
  • Dead Rabbits~Miles Away
  • Mr Manly~Boss’s Daughters Ears
  • Black Label Society~Fire It Up
  • Black Label Society~Funeral Bell
  • Black Label Society~Snowblind
  • Black Label Society~Stillborn(Acoustic)
  • Black Label Society~Counterfeit God

3 AM

  • Kreator~Renewal
  • Kreator~Impossible Brutality
  • Fascination Alleyway~Thought Patterns from The Beyond
  • Kill Devil Hill~Revenge
  • Undergang~General Typhoon
  • L.A. Guns~Eel Pie
  • Spiders & Snakes~Party In Hollywood
  • Dormitory Effect~Minimum Wage
  • Shadows Fall~Nothing Remains
  • Hung~Prgeny
  • Torche~Reverse Inverted
  • Sex Pistols~Anarchy In The UK
  • Municiple Waste~Repossession

4 AM

  • Prong~Revenge…Best Served Cold
  • Prong~Snap Your Fingers, Snap Your Neck
  • Donna Summer~I Feel Love(2012 Remix)
  • Rob Zombie~Brick House
  • Orange Goblin~Shine
  • Porcupine Tree~Arriving Somewhere, But Not Here(Live)
  • Dimmu Borgir~Kings Of The Canival Creation
  • Diamond Plate~Relativity

5 AM

  • Candlemass~Psalms For The Dead
  • Heaven Shall Burn~The Weapon They Fear
  • Blind Dog~There Must Be Better Ways Of Losing Your Mind
  • LID~Mary Agnes
  • White Zombie~Blood, Milk & Sky
  • BoyHitsCar~Erifsievol
  • Mother Love Bone~Gentle Groove
  • Porcupine Tree~Synesthesia
  • Modus~Soul Fascist
  • Ray Charles~A Song For You