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 18, 2017

Sunday, December 18, 2016 |






**Be’Lakor~The Smoke Of Many Fires


*Overkill~Evil Never Dies(Live)

*Testament~Native Blood(Live)

*Kreator~People of The Lie(Live)

*Kataklysm~A Soulless God


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

*Black Sabbath~Falling Off The Edge Of The World

*Megadeth~Symphony Of Destruction

*Prong~Snap Your Fingers ,Snap Your Neck

*Callenish Circle~Self Inflicted


*Marilyn Manson~Third Day Of A Seven Day Binge

*ISIS~In Fiction

*ISIS~Not In Rivers, But In Drops

*Soen~Tabula Rasa

*Bolt Thrower~Pride

**Mentally Defiled~Aptitude For Elimination


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

*Droids Attack~Mashenomak

*Droids Attack~Mashenomak Strikes Again

*Mr Manly~Mistaken For A Girl

*FFDP~Death Before Dishonor

*Slayer~Angel Of Death

*Revolting Cocks~Dead End Streets


*Manowar~Metal Warriors

*FFDP~Can’t Heal You


*GodBelow~Take & Name Your Poison


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

**Witherfall~Nobody Sleeps Here


**Fascination Alleyway~Magnetism’s Last Drive p331

**Primordial~Wield Lightning To Split The Sun(Live)

**Primordial~Empire Falls(Live)

**ONI~Eternal Occurrence

**Primordial~The Coffin Ships(Live)

**Primordial~Heathen Tribes(Live)


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

*Monster Magnet~Dopes To Infinity

*Monster Magnet~Negasonic Teenage Warhead

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

*BoyHitsCar~Rhythmical Gestures

**Red Desert~Older, No Wiser

*Clutch~Oh, Isabella

**Dark Tranquillity~Atoma

*Probot~My Tortured Soul

**Otep~On The Shore

*The Beards~Why Having A Beard Is Better Than Having A Woman


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

**Black Sabbath~Behind The Wall Of Sleep(Live)

**Black Sabbath~Fairies Wear Boots(Live)

**Black Sabbath~Hand Of Doom(Live)

**Metallica~Atlas, Rise!

*Riverside~Time Travelers

*Warrior Soul~Jump For Joy

*ELP~I Believe In Father Christmas

*Ray Charles~A Song For You