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 23

Sunday, September 23, 2012 |


  • Brad~Screen
  • Judas Priest~Out In The Cold
  • Psychotica~What Is God?
  • Torche~Roaming
  • Clutch~Abraham Lincoln
  • GZR~Area Code 51
  • Cradle Of Filth~Born In A Burial Gown
  • Fear Factory~Christploitation
  • Eluveitie~Santonian Shores
  • Machine Head~Halo

1 AM

  • Dream Theater~ A Change In Seasons
  • Gojira~The Fall
  • Fear Factory~New Breed
  • Hatebreed~Sitting Venom
  • Venom~Black Metal
  • Dark Tranquillity~Hours Passed In Exile
  • The Flood~Flood
  • Type O Negative~Day Tripper Medly
  • Apocalyptica~Sad But True

2 AM

  • God Dethroned~On Fields Of Death & Desolation
  • Slayer~Angel Of Death(Live)
  • Godbelow~Three Seasons
  • Viking Skull~Start A War
  • Diamond Plate~Relativity
  • Judas Priest~Riding On The Wind
  • Who Cares~Trashed
  • DevilDriver~I Could Care Less
  • Wretched~Karma Accomplished
  • Mythical Aggression~Cold

3 AM

  • Porcupine Tree~Arriving Somewhere But Not Here(Live)
  • Fascination Alleyway~Jumping Jahasaphras
  • Down~Misfortune Teller
  • Local H~Cold Manor
  • MX Machine~Devil’s Highway
  • Engel~Journey’s End
  • Before The Dawn~Reflection
  • KoRn~Blind(Live)
  • Beyond All Recognition~What We’ll Die To Defend
  • Down~Witchtripper
  • Testament~Throne Of Thorns

4 AM

  • Gojira~Explosia
  • Eluveitie~Quoth The Raven
  • Moonspell~Everything Invaded
  • My Ruin~Terror
  • Kittie~Pussy Sugar
  • Pussy Riot~Putin Pissed Himself
  • Encrust~Predatory Skin
  • Deadsoul Tribe~The Love Of Hate
  • The Mars Volta~Teflon
  • Drown~Kerosene
  • BoyHitsCar~Erfsieval
  • Times Of Grace~Until The End Of Days

5 AM

  • Michelle Darkness~Dopecrawler
  • Acid Bath~Scream Of The Butterfly
  • Tracer~Too Much
  • Ex Deo~Along The Appian Way
  • Torche~Reverse Inverted
  • Katatonia~The One You Are Looking For Is Not Here
  • Karnivool~Deadman(Live)
  • Larry Meyerhoff~The Flowing Tide~Cooley’s Hornpipe
  • Porcupine Tree~Ambulance Chasing
  • Mystical Aggression~Devil On My Shoulder
  • Ray Charles~A Song For You