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 August 31, 2014

Saturday, August 30, 2014 |




*Type O Negative~These Three Things

**John Garcia~His Bullets Energy

**Mastodon~The Motherload

**Black Label Society~Damn The Flood

**Clutch~The Wolf Man Kindly Requests…

**Rychus Syn~South Of Sanity

**Deadlock~The Great Pretender

**Judas Priest~Halls Of Valhalla


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

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

*Ministry~Just One Fix

*Slayer~South Of Heaven

*Pitch Shifter~Gatherer Of Data

*Rammstein~Wollt Ihr Das Bett In Flammen Sehen

*Triptykon~Tree Of Suffocating Souls

**Dagoba~I, Reptile


**Downset~One Blood


**Within The Ruins~Ataxia III


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

**Venomous Maximus~Give Up The Witch

**Tristania~Night On Earth

**Incite~To The Depths

*Trivium~Falling To Grey

*Killswitch Engage~In Due Time

**Devil You Know~…A New Beginning

*Mr Manly~Peeping Tom

*Monster Magnet~2000 Light Years From Home

*Anthrax~In My World(Live)

*Iron Maiden~Rime Of The Ancient Mariner(Live)

*Bolt Thrower~Those Once Loyal


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


**Fascination Alleyway~Alpha Comatose Of So Called Being p97

**The Haunted~Time(Will Not Heal)

**Yob~In Our Blood

**Rival Sons~Open My Eyes

**Israfel~Born For War

** Crimson Shadows~A Gathering Of Kings

**Diesel America~Symptom

**Ire Clad~Dead Alive


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

**Lacuna Coil~In The End I Feel Alive

*In Flames~The Jesters Race

**Falconer~Black Moon Rising



**Ministry~Thankx But No Thankx

**Down~Sufferers Years

**Overkill~Bitter Pill


**Wovenwar~All Rise

**Monster Magnet~End Of Time


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

*Emperor~The Tongue Of Fire

**From Hell~Psycho Killer

**John Garcia~My Mind

*Riverside~Feel Like Falling

**Iced Earth~Plagues Of Babylon

**Novembers Doom~Bled White

*Robin Trower~Twice Removed From Yesterday(Live)

*Pink Floyd~Lost For Words

*Tori Amos~Winter(Live)

*Ray Charles~A Song For You