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 2, 2017

Sunday, April 02, 2017 |




*Type O Negative~Everything Dies

*Type O Negative~I Don’t Wanna Be Me

*Mastodon~The Last Baron

**Overkill~Mean, Green, Killing Machine


**The Charm The Fury~Break & Dominate

**Obituary~No Hope


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

**Warbringer~When The Guns Fell Silent


**Memoriam~War Rages On

*Bolt Thrower~7th Offensive

*Bolt Thrower~Granite Wall

*Wayne Static~Assassins Of Youth

*Droids Attack~Brahma Astra


*Killswitch Engage~The End Of Heartache

**Killswitch Engage~Strength Of The Mind

*Temple Of Thieves~In The Garden


*************2 AM***********

*Die Krupps~Eggshell

*Ministry~Jesus Built My Hotrod(Remix)

*The Nefilim~Dazuzu


*The Young Gods~Gasoline Man(Remix)


*November17~A Different Kind Of War

*Killing Joke~Into The Unknown

*Crossbreed~Pure Energy

*Drown~What It Is To Burn

*Living Sacrifice~Altered Life


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

*Iron Maiden~Where The River Runs Deep

*Mr Manly~Licking Dog & In Laws

**Fascination Alleyway~Going Back To The Future Tense’s So Called Past p90

**Mastodon~Jaguar God

**Novembers Doom~Miasma

**S.A. Adams~The Rising

**Final Drive~Built To Break

**Synn~Broken Glass

**KXM~Big Sky Country

**Mammoth Mammoth~Mount The Mountain

**Hate~Hearts Of Steel

**Thobbe England~It Burns


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

*Black Sabbath~Zero The Hero

*Rammstein~Wollt Ihr Das Bett In Flammen Sehen

*Marilyn Manson~Heart Shaped Glasses

*Sisters Of Mercy~When You Don’t See Me

*Darkseed~Can’t Find You

*A Pale Horse Named Death~Shallow Grave

**High Desert Sky~The Black Gate

*Unida~You Wish

*Styx~Midnight Ride

*Styx~Born For Adventure


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

**My Sleeping Karma~Brahama(Live)

*Russian Circles~Afrika

*Cult Of Luna~In Awe Of

*Rush~The Garden

*Porcupine Tree~Even Less

*Eva Cassidy~Stormy Monday(Live)

*Ray Charles~A Song For You