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 Set List for August 3, 2014

Saturday, August 02, 2014 |




*Testament~The Burning Times

**Crowbar~Walk w/Knowledge Wisely

**Judas Priest~Dragonaut

**Mastodon~The Motherload

**Black Label Society~My Dying Time


*Rammstein~Mein Teil



**Deadlock~The Great Pretender

**Pet The Preacher~Let Your Dragon Fly


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

*Slayer~Seasons In The Abyss

**Rychus Syn~Abomination Of Devastation

*Type O Negative~Love You To Death

*A Pale Horse Named Death~Pill Head

*OTEP~Where The River Ends

**Dagoba~I, Reptile

*Fear Factory~Body Hammer


**Clutch~The Wolfman Kindly Presents…


*Judgement Day~Xenophonic


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

**Mastodon~Aunt Lisa

*Monster Magnet~Hallucination Bomb

**Iced Earth~Plagues Of Babylon

*Testament~Throne Of Thorns

*Mr Manly~Mr Feathers

*WBTBWB~Alles Was Ich Will

*Heretics In The Lab~Vampire

*DevilDriver~Tripping Over Tombstones

*Gojira~The Mouth Of Kala


**Devil You Know~A New Beginning…


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

*Solution 45~The Close Beyond

**Fascination Alleyway~Well Kept Secrets p340

**Brimstone Coven~Cosmic Communion


**Goatwhore~Cold Earth Consumed In Dying Flesh

**Channel Zero~Burn The Nation


**Wovenwar~All Rise

**Falconer~Locust Swarm

**In Flames~Through Oblivion

*Kopek~Love Is Dead

**Overkill~Another Day To Die

**Sever The Drama~Keep It Short


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

**Within The Ruins~Ataxia III




**November’s Doom~Bled White

**John Garcia~Flower

*Monster Magnet~Dopes To Infinity

*Monster Magnet~Space Lord

**Mushroomhead~Rumor Has It

*Coliseum~Everything To Everyone


**Tristania~Night On Earth


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

*Porcupine Tree~Arriving Somewhere, But Not Here

*God Forbid~The New Clear

**The Graviators~Narrow Minded Bastards

*Shevy~Celestial Hi Fi

*Modus~Close To The Bone

*Rush~Headlong Flight

*Robin Trower~Twice Removed From Yesterday(Live)

*Temple Of Thieves~In The Garden

*Torche~Solitary Traveler

*Ray Charles~A Song For You