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 6, 2014

Sunday, July 06, 2014 |




*Cannibal Corpse~Zero The Hero

*Black Sabbath~More Zero


*Clutch~Mr. Freedom

*Clutch~D.C. Sonic Attack!

*Sugartooth~Cracks In The Pavement

*Mental Hippie Blood~Beaten Mother


**Crowbar~Walk w/Knowledge Wisely

**Arch Enemy~War Eternal

**Kyng~Burn The Serum


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

**Mammoth Mammoth~(Up All Night) Demons To Fight

*Skinless~Trample The Weak, Hurdle The Dead

*Bolt Thrower~When Cannons Fade

*Dagoba~The Day After The Apocalypse

**Triptykon~Tree Of Suffocating Souls


**Kingdoom~Drug Dealah

**The Bunny The Bear~High Tides & Swimming Conditions

**Rychus Syn~Abomination Of Devastation


**Anti~Mortem~Words Of Wisdom

**Every Time I Die~Thirst


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

**Leave’s Eyes~Fading Earth

**Kobra & The Lotus~Warhorse

**Pet The Preacher~Let Your Dragon Fly

**Mastodon~High Road

**Dust Bolt~Beneath The Earth

*Mr Manly~Lawnmower Letter

*In Flames~Colony

*Apocalyptica~Creeping Death

*Kittie~What Have I Done?


**Devil You Know~A New Beginning

**Avatar~Hail The Apocalypse


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

**Motorhead~Just ‘Cos You Got The Power(Live)

**Fascination Alleyway~Digging Up Our Future’s Treasures p331

**In Flames~Rusted Sail

**Wings Denied~Maiden

**Deathstars~Temple Of The Insects

**Amberian Dawn~Green-Eyed



**Doomsday Mourning~Perception Management

**Mastodon~The Motherload

**Vader~The End


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

**Rychus Syn~South Of Sanity

**Monster Magnet~Last Patrol

**End Of Green~Hangman’s Joke

*Psychotica~What Is God?

**Black Label Society~Empty Promises

*Killswitch Engage~The Forgotten

**Alice In Chains~Phantom Limb

*Katatonia~The Racing Heart

*Katatonia~Day & Then The Shade

*Chimaira~Wrapped In Violence

*Still Remains~Avalance


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

*Temple Of Thieves~In The Garden

**Gemini Dream~Stardust

**Black Water Rising~Pissed & Driven

**EdGuy~Sabre & Torche

**Marty Friedman~I Can’t Relax

*Cradle Of Filth~Her Ghost In The Fog

*PoisonBlack~Never Enough


*Rammstein~Wollt Ihr Das Bett In Flammen Sehen

*Riverside~Feel Like Falling

*Ray Charles~A Song For You