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 September 16

Sunday, September 16, 2012 |


  • Brad~Screen
  • DevilDriver~Clouds Over California
  • Machine Head~The Rage To Overcome
  • Gojira~Explosia
  • White Zombie~Electric Head Pt. II
  • Pantera~Piss
  • Six Feet Under~Bonesaw
  • Kataklysm~A Soulless God
  • BoyHitsCar~One Kiss Away
  • Times Of Grace~Where The Spirit Leads Me
  • Agnostic Front~My Life, My Way


  • Between The Buried & Me~White Walls
  • Nile~When My Wrath Is Done
  • Wretched~Karma Accomplished
  • Meshuggah~New Millenium Cyanide Christ
  • Testament~Throne Of Thorns
  • Encrust~Shrieking Infestation
  • Kamelot~The Great Pandemonium
  • Trivium~Chaos Reigns
  • Texas Hippie Coalition~Turn It Up


  • Rammstein~Sonne(Remix)
  • KoRn~Kill Mercy Within(Remix)
  • Orange Goblin~Shine
  • Black Label Society~Funeral Bell
  • Dirge Within~For My Enemies
  • Mr Manly~Cheap Roomate
  • Wayne Static~Assassins Of Youth
  • Marilyn Manson~Angel w/ The Scabbed Wings
  • Suicidal Tendencies~Choosing My Own Way Of Life
  • Wayne Static~Static Killer
  • Ministry~Brick Window
  • Grave Digger~Death Angel & The Grave Digger
  • Death Angel~Into The Arms Of Righteous Anger


  • Judas Priest~Feed On Me
  • Mythical Aggression~Devil On My Shoulder
  • Fascination Alleyway~Nonstop Nonsense
  • Mythical Aggression~Cold
  • Tracer~Won’t Let Die
  • Premenishen~War Chorus
  • The Chariot~Cheek
  • Gojira~The Fall
  • Pathology~Tyrannical Decay
  • Type O Negative~September Sun
  • Ministry~Jesus Built My Hotrod


  • Machine Head~Davidian
  • Cradle Of Filth~Nymphetamine(Overdose Mix)
  • Who Cares~Zero The Hero
  • Danzig~Her Black Wings
  • Clutch~Regulator
  • Texas Hippie Coalition~Hands Up
  • Judas Priest~Riding On The Wind
  • Testament~Native Blood
  • Kreator~From Flood Into Fire
  • Diamond Plate~Relativity


  • Gojira~The Gift Of Guilt
  • Ex Deo~Along The Appian Way
  • Katatonia~Dead Letters
  • Rush~Headlong Flight
  • Huntress~Trk III
  • Tarja~Over The Hills & Far Away(Live)
  • Mythical Aggression~Oxygen
  • Porcupine Tree~Russia On Ice(Live)
  • Ray Charles~A Song For You