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

The Sound & The Fury Play List for April 16, 2017

Sunday, April 16, 2017 |



*Type O Negative~These Three Things

*A Pale Horse Named Death~Shallow Grave

*Otep~On The Shore

*Nahemah~Today Sunshine Ain’t The Same

*Black Sabbath~Over To You

*Death Angel~The Devil Incarnate

*Lake Of Tears~The Last Purple Sky

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

*Styx~Midnight Ride

*Motorhead~Sympathy For The Devil

*Grip Inc.~Heretic War Chant

*Primordial~No Grave Deep Enough(Live)

*Type O Negative~12 Black Rainbows

*Type O Negative~Day Tripper(medly)

*Alice In Chains~Phantom Limb

**My Sleeping Karma~Hymn72(Live)

*God Is An Astronaut~Agneya

*Amon Amarth~An Ancient Sign Of Oncoming Storm

**Mammoth Mammoth~Mount The Mountain
*************2 AM**********

*Mammoth Mammoth~Black Dog

*Killswitch Engage~Temple From Within

**Killswitch Engage~Strength Of The Mind


*Metal Church~Date w/Poverty

*Megadeth~Symphony Of Destruction

*Slayer~Skeletons Of Society

**Obituary~No Hope


**Overkill~Mean, Green, Killing Machine

*Bolt Thrower~7th Offensive

**Memoriam~Reduced To Zero

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

*Type O Negative~Christian Woman

*Type O Negative~Be My Druidess

*Mr Manly~Female Film Crew

**Fascination Alleyway~They’ll Do It To You Every Single Time & A Big Seller p149

**Witherfall~Nobody Sleeps Here

**Jake Dreyer~Drawings Of The Three

**Night Demon~Flight Of The Manticore

**Nine Shrines~Parasite

**Ayreon~Everybody Dies

**Ayreon~Journey To Forever

*Monster Magnet~2000 Light Years From Home

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

*Monster Magnet~The Last Patrol(Live)

*Type O Negative~Anesthesia

*Type O Negative~Everyone I Love Is Dead


*Black Sabbath~Children Of The Grave

*Rammstein~Der Meister

*November 17~A Different Kind Of War

*Killing Joke~Blood On Your Hands

*Helios Creed~XL-35

**Sacred Oath~Twelve Bells

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

*Be’Lakor~The Smoke Of Many Fires


*King’s X~Over My Head(Live)

*Prince~Purple Rain(Live Demo)


*Modus~Out Of A Waking Dream

*Ray Charles~A Song For You