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 3, 2017

Sunday, September 03, 2017 |



*The Sword~Apocryphon

*Callenish Circle~Ignorant

**Unleash The Archers~Apex

**Life Of Agony~World Gone Mad

**Tau Cross~Killing The King

*Be’Lakor~Roots To Sever

**Ex Deo~Crossing The Alps

*Kopek~Love Is Dead

**Fall Of Humanity~Seasons

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

*Type O Negative~Love You To Death

*Danzig~Bringer Of Death

*Slayer~God Send Death


*Brimstone Coven~Cosmic Communion

*Elder~Dead Weight

*Droids Attack~Brahma Astra


*God Dethroned~Messina Ridge



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

*Death Angel~The Organization

*Megadeth~Cold Sweat

*Sacred Reich~One Nation

*The Midnight Ghost Train~B C Trucker

*The Company Band~Zombie Barricades

*Ministry~Black Betty

*Revolting Cocks~Dead End Streets

*Rammstein~Links 2 3 4 (Live)

*Monster Magnet~Last Patrol

*One Man Army & The Undead Quartet~Devil On The Red Carpet(Live)

*Novembers Doom~Devils Light

**The Shape~Hope

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

*Riverside~The Same River

*Mr Manly~Baby Talk

**Fascination Alleyway~A Dirt Rugged Floor, #4 p75

**Living Colour~Freedom Of Expression

**Go On, Great Immortal~Harbinger

**Another Distraction~Betting On Infinity

**Dark Sky Choir~Show No Mercy

*The Quill~Stone Believer

**Rage~Time Will Tell


**The Haunted~This Is The End

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

*Cradle Of Filth~Nymphetamine(Overdose Mix)


*Mental Hippie Blood~Beaten Mother

*Sugartooth~Cracks In The Pavement

*Warrior Soul~Punk & Belligerent

*Metallica~Spit Out The Bone

**Overkill~Mean, Green, Killing Machine

*W.A.S.P.~I Wanna Be Somebody

**Mr Big~Open Your Eyes

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

*Kataklysm~A Soulless God

*Bolt Thrower~K Machine

**Akercocke~A Particularly Cold September

*Tool~10,000 Days

*King Diamond~Welcome Home

*Uriah Heep~July Morning


*King’s X~Summerland

*Ray Charles~A Song For You