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 December 17, 2017

Sunday, December 17, 2017 |



*Killing Joke~Into The Unknown

*Marilyn Manson~The Reflecting God

*The Graviators~Narrow Minded Bastards

*The Midnight Ghost Train~BC Trucker

*Sugartooth~Cracks In The Pavement

*Mental Hippie Blood~Beaten Mother

**Life Of Agony~World Gone Mad

*Warrior Soul~Ha Ha Ha

**Antisect~Spirit Level


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

**Iron Maiden~The Red & The Black(Live)

*Queensryche~Suite Sister Mary(Live)


*Novembers Doom~Devil’s Light

**Go On, Great Immortal~Harbinger

**KMFDM~Hell Yeah

*Rammstein~Der Meister

*November 17~Kontrol



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


**The Quill~Set Free Black Crow

**Wayward Sons~Killing Time


**Artillery~In Defiance Of Conformity

**Unleash The Archers~Ten Thousand Against One

*Leave’s Eyes~Fading Earth


*Droids Attack~Brahma Astra


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

*Witherfall~End Of Time

*Mr Manly~Female Postal Clerk

**Fascination Alleyway~Soliloquies Squandering In The Underground p198

**Mastodon~Blue Walsh

**Ronnie Montrose~The Kingdom’s Come Undone

**Iron Maiden~Children Of The Damned(Live)

**Batushka~Yekteniya III Premudrost

**The Bronx~Fill The Tanks

**GBH~Birmingham Smiles

**The Unguided~Force Of Nature

**Stalker~Steel God



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


**Santa & The Veteran

*Coroner~Paralyzed, Mesmerized

*Monster Magnet~Dopes To Infinity

*Monster Magnet~Look To Your Orb For The Warning(Remix)

*Soen~The Others Fall

*Clutch~Oh, Isabella

*Dagoba~When Winter…


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

*Type O Negative~Everyone I Love Is Dead

*A Pale Horse Named Death~Shallow Grave

*Motorhead~Sympathy w/the Devil

*Savatage~Can You Hear Me Now

**Unleash The Archers~Apex

*My Sleeping Karma~Hymn72(Live)

*Porcupine Tree~Hatesong(Live)

*Riverside~Beyond The Eyelids

*Ray Charles~A Song For You