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 September 22, 2013

Saturday, September 21, 2013 |




*The Sword~Apocryphon

*King Diamond~Curse Of The Pharaohs


**Ministry~New World Order(Live)

*Megadeth~Symphony Of Destruction(Live)

*Machine Head~Halo(Live)

*Trivium~When All Light Dies

*Mastodon~Blood & Thunder


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

**Temple Of Thieves~In The Garden

*Tracer~Too Much


**Thinning The Herd~Never Wanted

**Clutch~Earth Rocker

**Tristania~Night On Earth

**WBTBWB~Alles Was Ich Will

**Gemini Syndrome~Pleasure & Pain

**DevilDriver~Winter Kills

**Killswitch Engage~In Due Time

**Doyle~Valley Of The Shadows

**Katatonia~First Prayer

*Torche~Reverse Inverted


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

**PSMS~A Change Of Seasons(Live)

**PSMS~Acid Rain(Live)

*Heaven Shall Burn~Architects Of The Apocalypse

*Diamond Plate~Relativity

*Mr Manly~German Lesson II


*Lacuna Coil~When A Dead Man Walks

*Tool~10,000 Days

*Crowbar~Dream Weaver


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

**Vista Chino~Dark & Lovely

**Fascination Alleyway~Another Mysterious Mystic

**Vista Chino~Planets 1 & 2



**A Fiendish Threat~Watching U Suffer

**Brothers Of The 4X4~Overdrive

**Brothers Of The 4X4~Possum In A Tree

**Cult Of Luna~Shun The Mask

**Ministry~Punch In The Face


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

**Vista Chino~Acidize…The Gambling Moose

**AliceĀ In Chains~Phantom Limb

**Temple Of Thieves~End Of Misery

**The Beards~This Beard Stays

**Trouble~The Greying Chill Of Autumn

**Fit For An Autopsy~Still We Destroy


*Slipknot~The Heretic Song(Live)

**Chimaira~All That’s Left Is Blood


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

*Revolting Cocks~Dead End Streets(Remix)



*Slayer~Hell Awaits

*Kreator~Demon Prince


**Saxon~Crusader(Orchestrated Version)

*Rush~Headlong Flight

*King’s X~King

*Ray Charles~A Song For You