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 September 16, 2018

Sunday, September 16, 2018 |



*Orange Goblin~Shine

*Orange Goblin~Wet Pussycat

*Lake Of Tears~Children Of The Grey

*Ex Deo~The Rise Of Hannibal

*Anabasis~The Chamber

*Corrosion Of Conformity~Dance Of The Dead

*Metal Church~The Final Word

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

*Opeth~The Baying Of The Hounds

*Exodus~Bonded By Blood

**Black  Mirrors~Gunther Kimmich

**Parkway Drive~The Void

*Tristania~Night On Earth

*Life Of Agony~Right This Wrong

**Suicidal Tendencies~Ain’t Mess’n Around

**Van Canto~Hell’s Bells

*Six Feet Under~Hell’s Bells

*Ted Nugent~Great White Buffalo(Live)

**UDO~Rose In The Desert

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

*Be’Lakor~The Smoke Of Many Fires

*AC/DC~Let There Be Rock(Live)

*GodBelow~Rehearsal For Tragedy

**Jungle Rot~Burning Cinder

*Bolt Thrower~Granite Wall

*Testament~Hail Mary

*Megadeth~Cold Sweat


*Borracho~Lost In Time

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

*Borracho~I’ve Come For It All

*Mr Manly~I Don’t Want Your Phone Number

**Fascination Alleyway~A 21st Century Insurrection p141

**Grave Digger~Fear Of The Living Dead

**The Brew~Seven Days Too Long

**The Brew~Seven Days Too Long(Yup)

**Lana Blac~Pick Your Poison

**Stoned Jesus~Thessalia


**Black Mirrors~Inner Reality

**Conan~Volt Thrower

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

*The Bronx~Night Drop At The Glue Factory

*Tree~Cold & Alone



*Clutch~50,000 Unstoppable Watts

*The Company Band~Zombie Barricades

*Grim Reaper~See You In Hell

*White Lion~All The Fallen Men

*Sword~Stuck In Rock


*Warrior Soul~Four More Years

*Outliar~Blood Covered & Beaten

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

*Elder~The End

*Atomship~Pencil Fight

*Unleash The Archers~Awakening


*Judas Priest~Lone Wolf

*A Perfect Circle~Hourglass

*Porcupine Tree~Feel So Low

*David Gilmore~No Way Out Of Here

*Tori Amos~Hey Jupiter

*Ray Charles~A Song For You