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 February 22, 2015

Sunday, February 22, 2015 |




*Annihilator~The Fun Palace

**Soen~The Others Fall

**Epica~Sense w/o Sanity

*Cradle Of Filth~Nymphetamine

*Leave’s Eyes~The Dream

**Tristania~Night On Earth

*Theater Of Tragedy~Lorelei

*Clutch~Red Horse Rainbow


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

*Factory 81~Diary Of A Serial Killer


*Monster Magnet~Hallucination Bomb

*Type O Negative~Black Sabbath


*Motorhead~God Was Never On Your Side

*Venomous Maximus~Moonchild

**John Garcia~My Mind

**Thulcandra~The First Rebellion


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

**Visigoth~The Revenant King


**Napalm Death~How The Years Condemn

*Mr Manly~Rooster Suit


*Rollins Band~What Do You Do

*Marilyn Manson~Tourniquet


*Savatage~The Dungeons Are Calling(Live)

**Primordial~The Alchemists Head


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


**Fascination Alleyway~Crippled By Scientific Serums

**Motor Sister~This Song Reminds Me Of You

**Saint Ridley~Fool Or King

**The Midnight Ghost Train~BC Trucker

**Torche~Trk. VIII

**Evil Invaders~Master Of Illusion

**Secret Of Boris~Virus

**Ensieferum~Warrior w/o A War

**Ensieferum~Bonus Song

*The Company Band~Zombie Barracades


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

*Triptykon~Tree Of Suffocating Souls

**Monster Magnet~The Last Patrol(Live)

*Texas Hippie Coalition~Paw Paw Hill

*Viking Skull~The Blackened Sunrise

*Slayer~Cast Down

*Bolt Thrower~Pride

*Dagoba~I, Reptile

**Yesterday’s Saints~Fall Of The Ancients

*Clutch~Drink To The Dead

*Rush~Passage To Bankok(Live)


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

*Iron Maiden~Hallowed Be Thy Name(Live)


**Orange Goblin~Heavy Lies The Crown

*ASG~Right Death Before


**If These Trees Could Talk~Barren Lands Of The Modern Dinosaur

**If These Trees Could Talk~Thirty Six Silos

**Pink Floyd~It’s What We Do

*Riverside~Back To The River

*Ray Charles~A Song For You