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 23, 2017

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 |





*Testament~Throne Of Thorns

*Droids Attack~Brahma Astra





**Mammoth Mammoth~Mount The Mountain

**Ayreon~Journey To Forever(Live)

**Ayreon~The Human Compulsion(Live)

**Ayreon~March Of The Machines(Live)

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

*BTBAM~Memory Palace

*BTBAM~Option Oblivion

*Coroner~Grin (Nails Hurt)

*Pitchshifter~Gatherer Of Data

*Rammstein~Links 2 3 4

*Killing Joke~Delete

*Cinderella~Somebody Save Me

*PoisonBlack~Soul In Flames

*PoisonBlack~Never Enough


**Artillery~In Defiance Of Conformity

*The Midnight Ghost Train~BC Trucker

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

**Overkill~Mean, Green, Killing Machine

**Jake Dreyer~Drawing Of The Three

**Thobbe England~It Burns

*Meshiaak~Drowning, Fading, Falling

*Drown~What It Is To Burn

*Byzantine~To Release

**Memoriam~Reduced To Zero

*Bolt Thrower~As The World Burns

**Obituary~No Hope

**Night Demon~Flight Of The Manicore

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

*Type O Negative~September Sun

*Mr Manly~Australia

**Fascination Alleyway~Steeple Chasers & Graveyard Gourmets p248

**We Ride~Self Made

**Demon Hunter~The End

**While She Sleeps~Revolt

**Overkill~The Grinding Wheel


**Novembers Doom~Devils Light

**My Sleeping Karma~Hymn 72(Live)

**Russian Circles~Afrika

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

*Cathedral~Midnight Mountain

**Black Sabbath~Fairies Wear Boots(Live)

**Black Sabbath~N.I.B.(Live)

*Heaven & Hell~Heaven & Hell(Live)

*Deep Purple~Child In Time

*Brimstone Coven~Black Magic

*Acid Bath~Pagan Love Song

*GIAA~Vetus Memoria

*GIAA~Elysian Fields

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

**Havoc~Intention To Deceive

*Queensryche~Anarchy (Live)

*Queensryche~Revolution Calling (Live)

*Savatage~Hall Of The Mountain King(Live)


*My Sleeping Karma~Brahama(Live)

*Cult~She Sells Sanctuary

*Sisters Of Mercy~More

**Warrior Soul~The Golden Shore

*David Gilmore~No Way

*Ray Charles~A Song For You