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 July 16, 2017

Sunday, July 16, 2017 |



*BoyHitsCar~Rhythmical Gestures

*Clutch~Earth Rocker

*Prong~Snap Your Fingers, Snap Your Neck

*Life Of Agony~Lost At 22

**Life Of Agony~Right This Wrong

*Rotting Christ~Lucifer Over London

*My Sleeping Karma~Hymn 72(Live)

*Texas Hippie Coalition~Hands Up

*The Graviators~Narrow Minded Bastards

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

*Byzantine~To Release

*Heaven Shall Burn~Architects Of The Apocalypse

*Testament~The Formation Of Damnation

*Nightrage~At The Ends Of The Earth

**Iced Earth~Clear The Way

**DragonForce~Curse Of Darkness


*GIAA~Vetus Memoria

*Artillery~In Defiance Of Conformity

*Dream Evil~The Book Of Heavy Metal

**Ex Deo~The Rise Of Hannibal

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

**KMFDM~Hell Yeah

*Die Krupps~Eggshell

*King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard~Robot Stop

*King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard~Big Fig Wasp



*Killing Joke~Blood On Your Hands

*Skinny Puppy~Punk In Park Zoo’s

*AC/DC~Live Wire(Live)

*Diamond Plate~Casualty Of War

*Godbelow~Rehearsal For Tragedy

*Droids Attack~Brahma Astra

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

*Witherfall~Nobody Sleeps Here

*Mr Manly~The Company Picnic

**Fascination Alleyway~Free Gifts From Nirvana’s Half Human Creatures p334

**In Flames~Wallflower

**KMFDM~Attak 2017

**Integrity~Serpent Of The Crossroads

**Expulsion~Nightmare Future

**Expulsion~Funeral Bells

**Broken Hope~The Bunker

**Broken Hope~Mutilated & Assimilated

**Hate~Asuric Being

*Marilyn Manson~Third Day Of A Seven Day Binge

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


*Black Sabbath~Heaven & Hell

*Deep Purple~Child In Time


*Rychus Syn~South Of Sanity

*Mammoth Mammoth~Black Dog

*Type O Negative~Anesthesia

*Monster Magnet~Last Patrol

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

**Big Big Train~Brave Captain

*Deadsoul Tribe~Why?

*Apocalyptica~From Out Of Nowhere

*Katatonia~Burn The Rememberance

*Robin Trower~Bridge Of Sighs(Live)

*Riverside~Panic Room

*Riverside~The Curtain Falls

*Andy Prieboy~Tomorrow Wendy

*Ray Charles~A Song For You