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 May 25, 2014

Sunday, May 25, 2014 |




*DevilDriver~Clouds Over California

**Dagoba~I, Reptile


*Deicide~The Stench Of Redemption

**Alice In Chains~Phantom Limb

*Six Feet Under~Nonexistence

*Six Feet Under~Have A Drink On Me

*AC/DC~Live Wire(Live)

*Machine Head~Exhale The Vile

*Grip Inc.~Heretic War Chant

   *****1 AM*****

*Grip Inc.~Scream At The Sky

*Pantera~Psycho Holiday

*Nine Inch Nails~Last

*Revolting Cocks~Dead End Kids(Remix)

*Helios Creed~XL-35



*Strapping Young Lad~Aftermath

*November 17~Kontrol

*Nihil~Hear Me v2.1

   *****2 AM*****

*Rammstein~Asche Zu Asche

**Tristania~Night On Earth

**Leave’s Eyes~Fading Earth

**Within Temptation~Tell Me Why


*Trivium~Becoming The Dragon

*Mr Manly~Flit Boy or Not Flit Boy


*Queen~Keep Yourself Alive

*King’s X~Over My Head(Live)

*OTEP~Run For Cover

*Queen~Now I’m Here

   *****3 AM*****

*Queensryche~Bullet The Blue Sky(Live)

**Fascination Alleyway~In Between Day & Night p254

**Wretched~Cranial Infestation

**Killer Be Killed~Face Down

**Anti-Mortem~Words Of Wisdom


**Crobot~Skull Of Geronimo

**EdGuy~Rock Me Amadeus

**Sylar~Yours Truly…

**Kyng~Burn The Serum

**Epica~The Quantum Enigma


   *****4 AM*****

*Monster Magnet~Master Of Light

*Monster Magnet~Bummer



*American Sharks~Indian Man

*Tree~Cold & Alone


**Black Label Society~Damn The Flood

**Anti-Mortem~Hate Automatic

**Mushroomhead~Rumor Has It

*Genitorturers~One Who Feeds

*Temple Of Thieves~End Of Misery

   *****5 AM*****

*Riverside~Volte Face

*BoyHitsCar~Rhythmical Gestures

*Rain Fell Within~In My Dreams

*Type O Negative~Anesthesia

*Warrior Soul~Jump For Joy

*Life Of Agony~Seasons

*Robin Trower~Bridge Of Sighs(Live)

*Rush~The Garden

*Ray Charles~A Song For You