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 Play List for April 12, 2020

Saturday, April 11, 2020 |

…The Best of The Sound & the Fury, Featuring A Classic Show from The Past….This Week, We Go Back To Easter/Passover, 2014….Enjoy!…

The Sound & The Fury Play List for April 20, 2014



*Six Feet Under~Hells Bells

*Iced Earth~Ghost Of Freedom

**Black Label Society~Empty Promises

*Down~Bury Me In Smoke

*Clutch~Red Horse Rainbow

**Clutch~D.C. Sonic Attack

*Corrosion Of Conformity~Damned For All Time

*GWAR~The Insidious Soliloquy Of Skulhedface

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

**Monster Magnet~End Of Time

**Vista Chino~Acidize…The Gambling Moose

**Truckfighters~The Chairman

*Black Sabbath~Back Street Kids

*Viking Skull~The Blackened Sunrise

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

**Rammstein~Wollt Ihr Das Bett In Flammen Sehen


**Thinning The Herd~Never Wanted

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

*Dio~Heaven & Hell(Live)

*Demons & Wizards~Dorian

*Within Temptation~Shot In The Dark

*Mr Manly~German Lesson #1

*Slayer~South Of Heaven(Live)

*Sword~Sweet Dreams

*Cannibal Corpse~Zero The Hero

*AC/DC~Live Wire(Live)

*The Company Band~Zombie Barricades

*A Pale Horse Named Death~Pill Head

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

**A Pale Horse Named Death~Shallow Grave

**Fascination Alleyway~Excited By Resurrection p129

**Emmure~Grave Markings

**Emmure~Hitomi’s Shinobi

**Gamma Ray~Avalon

**Emmure~New Age Rambler

**Gamma Ray~Born To Fly

*Dream Theater~Stream Of Consciousness(Live)

**PSMS~A Change In Seasons Crimson Sunrise

**From Hell~Psycho Killer

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

*Riverside~Voltre Face

*The Sword~Veil Of Isis

*Isis~Threshold Of Transformation

*Spiritu~Fat Man In Thailand

*Theater Of Tragedy~Cassandra

**Tristania~Night On Earth



*Temple Of Thieves~In The Garden

*The Paper Sons~Catch & Release

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

**Iced Earth~Plagues Of Babylon

**Rychus Syn~Sabbathon

*Rychus Syn~Air Raid

*Encrust~Cult Of The Cross

**Lacuna Coil~Die & Rise

*Lake Of Tears~Planet Of The Penguins

*Porcupine Tree~Voyage 34(Live)

*Marillion~Garden Party(Live)


*Ray Charles~A Song For You