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

Playlist July 1

Sunday, July 01, 2012 |


  • Brad~Screen
  • Testament~The Burning Times
  • Chimaira~Left For Dead
  • Early Man~Death Is The Answer
  • In Flames~Disconnected
  • Slayer~Angel Of Death(Live)
  • Ex Deo~Cry Havoc
  • As I Lay Dying~The Darkest Nights
  • Still Remains~Blossom The Witch
  • Five Finger Death Punch~White Knuckles

1 AM

  • Hatebreed~This Is Now(Live)
  • Diamond Plate~Casualty Of War
  • Cradle Of Filth~Honey & Sulphur
  • Rammstein~Benzin(Remix)
  • Wayne Static~The Creatures Are Everywhere
  • Meshuggah~Swarm
  • Lamb Of God~Ghost Walking
  • Moonspell~Alpha Noir
  • Hung~Progeny
  • Six Feet Under~Hell’s Bells

2 AM

  • Meshuggah~New Millenium Cyanide Christ
  • Kreator~From Flood Into Fire
  • Circus Maximus~Used
  • Accept~Hellfire
  • Metallica~Broken,Beat & Scarred
  • Mr Manly~Boss’s Ugly Wife
  • In Flames~Come Clarity
  • Marilyn Manson~Beautiful People
  • DevilDriver~Not All Who Wander Are Lost
  • Overdose~Notes From Hell

3 AM

  • Bruce Dickinson~Sabbath Bloody Sabbath
  • Fascination Alleyway~Out Of Sight & Loving Very Minute Of It
  • Gojira~Explosia
  • Venejer~The Haunting
  • Emmure~MDMA
  • Mortillery~Trk I
  • Chaosweaver~Trk III
  • Scar Symmetry~Timewave Zero
  • White Chapel~Devolver
  • Suicide Silence~Wake Up
  • Primal Fear~Strike
  • Madball~Glory Years

4 AM

  • Kataklysm~Like Angels Weeping(The Dark)
  • Kataklysm~Serenity In Fire
  • Kataklysm~Taking The World By Storm
  • Kataklysm~Il Diavolo In Me
  • Kataklysm~Where The Enemy Sleeps
  • Kataklysm~A Soulless God
  • My Ruin~Made To Measure
  • Dormitory Effect~Star You Are
  • Cradle Of Filth~Born In A Burial Gown
  • Unisonic~Star Rider
  • Monster Magnet~Hallucination Bomb
  • Monster Magnet~Baby Gotterdamerung

5 AM

  • Monster Magnet~2000 Lightyears From Home
  • Diamond Plate~Relativity
  • Lamb Of God~Redneck
  • Grand Magus~Starlight Slaughter
  • Flying Colors~Shoulda Coulda Woulda
  • Kill Devil Hill~Revenge
  • The Bunny The Bear~Lonely
  • Porcupine Tree~3
  • Deconstruction~America
  • Tori Amos~Winter(Live)
  • Ray Charles~A Song For You