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 9

Sunday, September 09, 2012 |


  • Brad~Screen
  • Testament~Throne Of Thorns
  • Bolt Thrower~Contact Want Out
  • Queensryche~Neon Knights
  • Queensryche~Queen Of The Reich
  • Gojira~Explosia
  • Kyuss~Demon Cleaner
  • Torche~Roaming
  • The Company Band~Zombie Baricades
  • Korpiklaani~Sumussa Hamaran Aamun


  • Type O Negative~September Sun
  • Wayne Static~The Creatures Are Everywhere
  • Eluvietie~Luxtos
  • Saxon~Valley Of The Kings
  • Mythical Agression~Devil On My Shoulder
  • Katatonia~The One You Are Looking For Is Not Here
  • Kreator~Mars Mantra
  • Kreator~Phantom Antichrist
  • Wretched~Karma Accomplished
  • Diamond Plate~Relativity
  • Rotting Christ~As If By Magic


  • Suicidal Tendencies~How Will I Laugh Tomorrow…
  • Ministry~Just One Fix
  • Ministry~Bad Blood
  • Ministry~Supernaut(Live)
  • Early Man~Death Is The Answer
  • Mr Manly~Father In Law’s Ashes
  • Divine Heresy~Enemy Kill
  • Despised Icon~Fainted Blue Ornaments
  • Despised Icon~End This Day
  • Carnifex~Never Forgive Me
  • Immolation~At Mourning’s Twilight
  • Who Cares~Trashed
  • Pussy Riot~Putin Pissed Himself
  • Hunter S Thompson~Saturday Night Midnight


  • Viking Skull~The Blakened Sunrise
  • Fascination Alleyway~Relative Reality
  • Judas Priest~Fever
  • Harm~Anger & Grin
  • Mukagee~Breathe Me In
  • Liv Kristine~Silence
  • Judas Priest~Prisoner Of Pour Eyes
  • Premenishen~Piss Fountain
  • The Graviators~The Great Deception
  • I Am War~Uninvite Me To Your Facebook Party
  • Judas Priest~Screaming For Vengence(Live)
  • Gojira~The Gift Of Guilt


  • Soulfly~Touching The Void
  • Queensryche~Bullet The Blue Sky(Live)
  • Iron Maiden~Can I Play w/Madness(Live)
  • Porcupine Tree~She’s Moved On(Live)
  • Testament~Native Blood
  • Encrust~Predatory Skin
  • Tracer~Too Much
  • Unida~Blackwoman
  • Texas Hippie Coalition~Turn It Up
  • Grave Digger~Death Angel & The Grave Digger


  • High On Fire~Snakes For The Divine
  • Lamb Of God~Omerta(Live)
  • Lamb Of God~Ghost Walking
  • Warbringer~Wake Up …Destroy
  • Dirge Within~For My Enemies
  • RUSH~The Garden
  • King’s X~Moanjam(Live)
  • Tori Amos~Tear In Your Hand(Live)
  • Ray Charles~A Song For You