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 July 20, 2014

Sunday, July 20, 2014 |




*Annihilator~The Fun Palace

*Devin Townsend Project~Stand

*Exodus~Only Death Decides

*Judas Priest~Out In The Cold

**End Of Green~Hangman’s Joke

**Novembers Doom~Bled White

**Mastodon~Once More ‘Round The Sun

*Slayer~Angel Of Death(Live)


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

**Black Label Society~My Dying Time

*Texas Hippie Coalition~Hands Up

**Anti~Mortem~Words Of Wisdom

**In Flames~Rusty Nail

*Grip Inc~Rusted Nail

*Kataklysm~The Road To Devastation


*Temple Of Thieves~In The Garden

**Kyng~Burn The Serum

**Arch Enemy~War Eternal

**Crowbar~Walk w/Knowledge Wisely

*Torche~Solitary Traveler

**Rychus Syn~South Of Sanity


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


*Type O Negative~Angry Inch

*Chrome Division~The Angel Falls

**Motorhead~The Chase Is Better Than The Catch(Live)

*Mr Manly~Showering w/the Wife

**Mushroomhead~Rumor Has It

*Callenish Circle~Ignorant



*Bolt Thrower~Those Once Loyal

**Triptykon~Tree Of Suffocating Souls

**Devil You Know~A New Beginning


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

*Testament~Throne Of Thorns

**Fascination Alleyway~Cyclones Of Compassion p426


**Mastodon~Aunt Lisa

**El Nino~Breaking The Rules

**Voyager~You, The Shallow

**Black Label Society~Damn The Flood

**Novembers Doom~Clear

**Wretched~To The Flies

**Deadlock~The Great Pretender

**Tristania~Night On Earth

*Demons & Wizards~Fiddler On The Green


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


*Robin Trower~Twice Removed From Yesterday(Live)

*Jimi Hendrix~Voodoo Child(Woodstock)

*Frank Zappa~The Son Of Shut Up & Play Your Guitar(Live)

*Joe Stump~Rapid Fire Rondo(Live)

*Judas Priest~The Hellion

*Judas Priest~Electric Eye

*KMFDM~A Drug Against War(Live)

**The Graviators~Narrow Minded Bastards

*ASG~Right Death Before


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

**WBTBWB~Alles Was Ich Will

*Ministry~Bad Blood(Remix)


**Leave’s Eyes~Fading Earth

**Mastodon~Diamond In The Witch House

*Viking Skull~The Blackened Sunrise

*Tilt~No Superman

*Monster Magnet~Master Of Light

*Porcupine Tree~Lightbulb Sun(Live)

*Warrior Soul~Drugs, God & The New Republic

*Marillion~White Feather

*Ray Charles~A Song For You