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 30, 2017

Sunday, April 30, 2017 |




*Rammstein~Wollt Ihr Das Bett In Flammen Sehen

*Prong~Snap Your Fingers, Snap Your Neck

**Novembers Doom~Devils Light

**Be’Lakor~The Smoke Of Many Fires

**My Sleeping Karma~Hymn72(Live)

*If These Trees Could Talk~Earth Crawler


**Night Demon~Flight Of The Manticore

**Jake Dreyer~Harmony Of The Spheres

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

**Overkill~Mean, Green, Killing Machine

**Obituary~No Hope


*Eluveitie~Quoth The Raven

*Leave’s Eyes~Fading Earth

*Rain Fell Within~In My Dreams



**Chickenfoot~Highway Star(Live)

*Metal Church~Higway Star(Live)

*Deep~Purple~Higway Star


*Judgement Day~Xenophonic

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

**Ayreon~Chronicle 4

…..Bay Of Dreams

…..Planet Y Is Alive

…..The Source Will Flow

…..Journey To Forever

…..The Human Compulsion

…..March Of The Machines

*Temple Of Thieves~In The Garden

**Demon Hunter~The End

*Seemless~In This Life

*Overcast~Bleed Into One

*Godbelow~Take & Name Your Poison

*Godbelow~Kill Devil Hills

*Dream Theater~Bombay Vindaloo(Live)

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

*Dream Theater~Metropolis Pt.I

*Mr Manly~Bakery Babe

**Fascination Alleyway~The Hitch Hiker p12

**Fates Warning~Prelude To Ruin(Live)

**Seven Kingdoms~Awakened From Nothing


**Ides Of Gemini~The Rose

**Kobra & The Lotus~You Don’t Know

**Eckman & Dredge~27 Years Under The Floor Boards

**Life Of Agony~Right This Wrong

**God Dethroned~World Ablaze

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

*Primordial~Death Of The Gods

*Paradise Lost~Cry Out

*Memoriam~Surrounded(By Death)

*Bolt Thrower~Inside The Wire

*Type O Negative~Anesthesia

*Type O Negative~September Sun

*Riverside~The Same River

**Mammoth Mammoth~Mount The Mountain

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

*Unida~You Wish

*Genitorturers~One Who Feeds

*Filter~Take Another

*Modus~Close To The Bone

*Big Big Train~Brave Captain

*Marilyn Manson~The Gardener

*Porcupine Tree~Hatesong

*Warrior Soul~Drugs, God & The New Republic

*Ray Charles~A Song For You