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 December 14, 2014

Saturday, December 13, 2014 |




*Solitude Aeturnus~No More Tears

*Type O Negative~Everyone I Love Is Dead

*Temple Of Thieves~End Of Misery


**Soen~Tabula Rasa

*Ministry~Jesus Built My Hotrod(Remix)

*Corrosion Of Conformity~Albatross

**Monster Magnet~End Of Time(B-3)


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

**Monster Magnet~Last Patrol(Live)

**Judas Priest~Halls Of Valhalla

*Meliah Rage~The Pack


**Job For A Cowboy~Eating The Visions Of God

*DevilDriver~I Could Care Less

*Children Of Bodom~Hate Crew Deathroll

*Amon Amarth~Cry Of The Blackbirds


**Liv Kristine~Love Decay 

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

**Soen~The Others Fall

*Opeth~Heir Apparent

*Rush~Temple Of Syrinx(Live)

**At The Gates~Upon Pillars Of Dust

*Mr Manly~Fake Xmas Tree

*Hatebreed~As Diehard As They Come

*Slayer~South Of Heaven

*Black Label Society~In This River

*Floodgate~Through My Days Into My Nights

**Anti Mortem~Words Of Wisdom

*Encrust~Predatory Skin

*Thinning The Herd~Never Wanted


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

**Primordial~Where Greater Men Have Fallen


**Fascination Alleyway~Misfortune’s Last Unlucky Draw p208


*Carnivore~Ground Zero Brooklyn

**Accept~Of Honor

**Wayne Static~Assassins Of Youth

**No Mercy~Widespread Bloodshed…Love Runs Red

**Caligula’s Horse~A Gift To Afterthought

*Kilgore~Lullaby For Your Casket


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

*Factory 81~Diary Of A Serial Killer

*Diecast~Final Word

*Fear Factory~Slave Labor

*Fear Factory~Cyberwaste

*Drown~I Owe You

*Clutch~Oh, Isabella

**Monster Magnet~Mindless Ones,68


*Porcupine Tree~3

*Lid~Window Pane



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

*Iced Earth~Plagues Of Babylon

*Queensryche~Eyes Of A Stranger(Live)

*Viking Skull~The Blackened Sunrise

**Murcielago~Fairlane Swain

*Riverside~Ultimate Trip

*Killing Joke~You’ll Never Get To Me

*Ray Charles~A Song For You