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 September 2

Sunday, September 02, 2012 |


  • Brad~Screen
  • Monster Magnet~Dopes To Infinity
  • Mastodon~Quintessence
  • Torche~Roaming
  • Testament~Throne Of Thorns
  • Katatonia~Dead Letters
  • Ian Gillian & Tony Iommi~Trashed
  • Diamond Plate~Relativity
  • BoyHitsCar~One Kiss Away
  • Pussy Riot~Putin Pissed Himself
  • Shadows Fall~Nothing Remains


  • Loudness~The Power Of Ruth
  • In Flames~The Jesters Race
  • Wretched~Karma Accomplished
  • Demons & Wizards~Fiddler On The Green
  • Acid Bath~Toubabo Koomi
  • Porcupine Tree~Navagator
  • Kreator~The Few, The Proud, The Broken
  • Mythical Agression~Devil On My Shoulder
  • Tarja~Over The Hills & Far Away(Live)
  • OTEP~Run For Cover
  • Bolt Thrower~The Killchain
  • Korpiklaanl~Soil Of The Corpse


  • Metallica~Ride The Lightning
  • RUSH~Headlong Flight
  • Clutch~Drink To The Dead
  • Gojira~Explosia
  • Revolting Cocks~Dead End Streets
  • Six Feet Under~Revenge Of The Zombie
  • Mr Manly~Sports Store Babe
  • Slayer~Angel Of Death(Live)
  • Sworn Enemy~Sworn Enemy
  • Merauder~Downfall Of Christ
  • Madball~Shatterproof
  • Unearth~Unstoppable


  • Testament~Last Stand For Independance
  • Fascination Alleyway~Total Absolution
  • Tracer~Too Much
  • The Darkness~Every Inch Of You
  • Encrust~Predatory Skin
  • The Glory Stompers~Born Tonight
  • Thy Will Be Done~A Lion & A Lamb
  • The Chariot~First
  • Type O Negative~Burnt Flowers Fallen
  • Fear Factory~Self Bias Resistor
  • Queensryche~The Lie
  • Overkill~Come & Get It


  • Gojira~The Gift Of Guilt
  • Hypocrisy~Until The End
  • Chimaira~Save Ourselves
  • Torche~Reverse Inverted
  • Probot~Shake Your Blood
  • Drown~Kerosene
  • Callendish Circle~Ignorant
  • Fozzy~Martyr No More
  • Motorhead~Killed By Death(Live)
  • Encrust~Engine Of Deceit
  • Bolt Thrower~7th Offensive
  • Pantera~Piss


  • Kreator~From Flood Into Fire
  • Slipknot~Vermillion(Live)
  • Moonspell~Trk I
  • To Die For~In Solitude
  • Texas Hippie Coalition~Head’s Up
  • Genesis~Suppers Ready(Live)
  • Ray Charles~A Song For You