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 21, 2019

Sunday, April 21, 2019 |



*Monster Magnet~Dopes To Infinity

*Monster Magnet~Negasonic Teenage Warhead

*Blind Dog~Would I Make You Believe

*Early Man~Death Is The Answer

*Unida~Human Torpedo

*Life Of Agony~Lost at 22

*Lake Of Tears~Children Of The Grey

*Black Sabbath~Disturbing The Priest

*The Bronx~Side Effects

   *****1 AM*****

*Iron Maiden~2 Minutes To Midnight

*Mushroomhead~Rumor Has It

*Rammstein~Links 2 3 4

*Accept~Princess Of The Dawn

*Angel City~Face The Day

**Stoned Jesus~Apathy

*Black Mirrors~Gunther Kimmich


*The Brew~Gin Soaked Loving Queen

**Queensryche~Blood Of The Levant

*Kreator~Demon Prince

   *****2 AM*****

*Buckethead~Thaw Pikes #20

*Buckethead~Melting Season

*Buckethead~Room Of Frozen Combs

*Buckethead~Kept In Batteries


*Type O Negative~Christian Woman

*Probot~My Tortured Soul



*Amon Amarth~Wanderer

   *****3 AM*****

*Borracho~Lost In Time

*Mr Manly~Wife Meets Younger Girlfriend

**Fascination Alleyway~Sin & Two, p3

**Spectrus~Wise Man

**Enterprise Earth~There Is No Tomorrow

**Rezet~Pile Of Shards

**Hellfire~On The Loose

**Walls Of Blood~Discordia

**The Infection~There Goes The World


   *****4 AM*****

*Killing Joke~Into The Unknown

*Savoy Brown~Hellbound Train

*Sugartooth~Cracks In The Pavement

*Bolt Thrower~Anti Tank

*Droids Attack~Brahma Astra


*Iced Earth~Plagues Of Babylon

**Witherfall~Vintage Medley


   *****5 AM*****

*Riverside~The Same River

*Deep Purple~Child In Time

*Dream Theater~Perfect Strangers

*Marillion~Easter (Live)

*Modus~In The Grey Matter

*David Gilmore~No Way

*King’s X~Summerland

*Ray Charles~A Song For You