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 & Fury Play List for June 4, 2016

Sunday, June 05, 2016 |



*Porcupine Tree~Arriving Somewhere But Not Here

**Avatar~When The Snow Lies Red

**Death Angel~Let The Pieces Fall

**Droids Attack~Claw Hammer Suicide

*Bullet For My Valentine~Tears Don’t Fall

*Slayer~When The Stillness Comes

*Clutch~Earth Rocker

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

*Iced Earth~Dante’s Inferno

*Trivium~Pillars Of Serpents

*Killing Joke~Autonomous Zone

*Prong~Snap Your Fingers,Snap Your Neck

*Bolt Thrower~7th Offensive

**Otep~On The Shore

*Marilyn Manson~The Gardener


*Godbelow~Take & Name Your Poison

*Hatebreed~Destroy Everything(Live)

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

*Murder 1~American Junkie

*Warrior Soul~Drugs, God & The New Republic

*Motorhead~Sympathy For The Devil


*Mr Manly~Actor & Your Date

*Obituary~Final Thoughts

*Satyricon~Black Crow On A Tombstone

**Amon Amarth~A Dream That Cannot Be

*Chimaira~Left For Dead

**Artillery~In Defiance Of Conformity

**Grand Magnus~Freya’s Choice

*Manowar~Metal Warriors

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

**Droids Attack~Brahma Astra

**BTBAM~Memory Palace

**Fascination Alleyway~Creativity’s Final Free For All p316

**If These Trees Could Talk~Earthcrawler

**Katatonia~The Night Subscriber

**Killing Joke~Panopticon

**Combichrist~We Are The Plague

**Saosin~Second Guesses


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

*Black Sabbath~Falling Off The Edge Of The World

**Primal Fear~The End Is Near

**DevilDriver~Trust No One

*Savatage~Gutter Ballet(Live)

*Porcupine Tree~Voyage 34(Live)

*Riverside~Egoist Hedonist

**American Head Charge~Drowning Under Everything

*Suicidal Tendencies~Controlled By Hatred

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

*Monster Magnet~End Of Time

*Mammoth Mammoth~Black Dog

*The Midnight Ghost Train~BC Trucker

**Visions Of Atlantis~Winternight

**Mother Feather~Mother Feather

*The Cult~Rain

*Black Sabbath~Shadow Of The Wind

*Type O Negative~September Sun

**If These Trees Could Talk~One Sky Above Us

Ray Charles~A Song For You