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 8, 2014

Sunday, June 08, 2014 |




*Rammstein~Wollt Ihr Das Bett In Flammen Sehen

*Ministry~Wrong(Update Mix)

*Helios Creed~Hyperventilation

*Killing Joke~You’ll Never Get To Me

*ISIS~In Fiction

*Type O Negative~Everyone I Love Is Dead

**Mushroomhead~Rumor Has It

*Kopek~Love Is Dead

*Otep~Where The River Ends



*Life Of Agony~Seasons

*Temple Of Thieves~In The Garden

**Leave’s Eyes~Fading Earth



*A Pale Horse Named Death~Pill Head

**Down~Sufferer’s Years

**Killer Be Killed~Face Down

*Kataklysm~The Ambassador Of Pain

*Black Sabbath~Disturbing The Priest

*Death Angel~The Devil Incarnate



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

**Triptykon~Tree Of Suffocating Souls


*Sisters Of Mercy~When You Don’t See Me

**Dagoba~Oblivion Is For The Living

*Mr Manly~Playing Army

*DevilDriver~Hold Back The Day


*Tool~Push It(Live)

*GodBelow~Black Dogs Head

*Godbelow~Kill Devil Hills


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

*Ministry~Fairly Unbalanced

**Fascination Alleyway~Big Time Dividends p160

**Beartooth~The Lines

**Beartooth~Between The Lips

**Islander~Coconut Dracula

**Heavy Glow~Nerve Endings

**Crowbar~Walk With Knowledge Wisely

**Metsatoll~This Is The Land

**Brother Firetribe~Close To The Bone


**From Hell~Soul Crusher

*Clutch~Earth Rocker

**American Sharks~Indian Man


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

*Cult Of Luna~In Awe Of

*Riverside~Back To The River

*BTBAM~Us & Them

*Queensryche~Welcome To The Machine

*Monster Magnet~2000 Light Years From Home

*The Mars Volta~Teflon

*Pelican~Strung Up From The Sky

*Michelle Darkness~Dopecrawler

*Sugartooth~Cracks In The Pavement

**Crowbar~Reflection Of Deceit

*The Paper Sons~Catch & Release


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

*Porcupine Tree~What You Are Listening To

*Porcupine Tree~Synesthesia

*Porcupine Tree~Stranger By The Minute

*Deadsoul Tribe~Why?

**Alice In Chains~Phantom Limb

*Unida~Human Torpedo

*Unida~Wet Pussycat


*Marillion~The Last Straw

*Pink Floyd~Lost For Words

*Andy Prieboy~Tomorrow Wendy

*Ray Charles~A Song For You