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 June 1, 2014

Saturday, May 31, 2014 |




*BoyHitsCar~Rhythmical Gestures

*Wayne Static~The Creatures Are Everywhere

*Devin Townsend Project~Stand

**Dagoba~I, Reptile

**Triptykon~Tree Of Suffocating Souls

**Katatonia~First Prayer

*Encrust~Predatory Skin


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

**Tristania~Night On Earth

*Danzig~It’s Coming Down

**Black Label Society~Empty Promises

**Clutch~Oh, Isabella


**The Sword~Apocryphon

*Dissection~God Of Forbidden Light

**Anti-Mortem~Words Of Wisdom

**Hellbenders~Brand New Year

**Truckfighters~The Chairman

**Kyng~Burn The Serum

**Venomous Maximus~Give Up The Witch


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

**Mammoth Mammoth~Up All Night, Demons to Fight

*Kopek~Love Is Dead

*Bolt Thrower~The Killchain

*Las Cruces~Jeds White Owl

*Echoes Of Eternity~Lost Beneath A Silent Sky

*Mr Manly~Smash A Beer Can On Your Head

*Monster Magnet~Dig That Hole

*White Chapel~Unnerving

**Dagoba~Oblivion Is For The Living


*Warrior Soul~Shine Like It

*Type O Negative~Everything Dies


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

**A Pale Horse Named Death~Shallow Grave

**Fascination Alleyway~Eon After Eon p377

**EdGuy~Sabre & Torch

**Voyager~A Beautiful Mistake

**Bloody Hammer~Necromancer

**Down~Sufferer’s Years

**Killer Be Killed~Melting Of My Marrow

**Dust Bolt~Eternal Waste

*Opeth~The Night & The Silent Water

*Killing Joke~The Great Cull


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

*Black Sabbath~Zero The Hero

*Danzig~Her Black Wings

**Rychus Syn~South Of Sanity

**Crobot~Skull Of Geronimo

*Texas Hippie Coalition~Intervention

**Monster Magnet~The Last Patrol

*Riverside~Panic Room

*Torche~Reverse Inverted

**The Graviators~Narrow Minded Bastards


**Leave’s Eyes~Fading Earth

**American Sharks~Iron Lung


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

**WBTBWB~Alles Was Ich Will

*Rammstein~Der Meister

*Ministry~Bad Blood(Alternate Mix)

**Mushroomhead~Rumor Has It

**The Beards~I’m In The Mood For Beards

*Karma To Burn~32

*The Paper Sons~Catch & Release

*Marillion~This Strange Engine

*David Gilmore~No Way

*King’s X~Summerland

*Ray Charles~A Song For You