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 3,2016

Sunday, April 03, 2016 |




*Monster Magnet~Dopes To Infinity

*The Graviators~BC Trucker


*Communic~Stone Carved Eyes

*Type O Negative~September Sun

*Bullet For My Valentine~Tears Don’t Fall

*Kopek~Love Is Dead


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

**Droids Attack~Brahma Astra

*Black Sabbath~Back Street Kids

*High On Fire~Gargosa

*Coal Chamber~Over My Head

*Killing Joke~I Am The Virus


*Night Ranger~You Can Still Rock In America

*Alice In Chains~Phantom Limb

*Bolt Thrower~At First Light

*Bolt Thrower~Entrenched

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


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

*Iron Maiden~When The River Runs Deep

*Cannibal Corpse~Zero The Hero

*The Flood~Fairy Princess

*KMFDM~Juke Joint Jezebel


*Mr Manly~The Taxi Ride

*Within Temptation~The Cross

*Cradle Of Filth~The 13th Caesar

*Type O Negative~Angry Inch

*Testament~Throne Of Thorns

**Droids Attack~Mashenomak


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

**Droids Attack~Mashenomak Strikes Again


**Fascination Alleyway~Jumping On The Bandwagon Known As Infinite Love p150

**Blood Ceremony~The Devil’s Widow

**Beastmaker~Clouds In The Sky

**Oceans Of Slumber~Winter

**SOTO~In My Darkest Hour

**Dead Day Revolution~Sister

**Amon Amarth~Wanderer

**Entombed A.D.~Not What It Seems

**Motorhead~When The Sky Comes Looking For You


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

**Killing Joke~Into The Unknown

*Metallica~Broken, Beat & Scarred


*Nevermore~The Politics Of Ecstasy

**BTBAM~Memory Palace

**Droids Attack~Claw Hammer Suicide

*Type O Negative~Christian Woman

*Monster Magnet~She Digs That Hole


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

*Echoes Of Eternity~Lost Beneath A Silent Sky

*Nightwish~Wish I Had An Angel

*Rammstein~Alter Mann

**Riverside~Time Travelers

*Tori Amos~Winter(Live)

*God Is An Astronaut~Frozen Twilight

*Warrior Soul~Children Of Winter

*Rush~The Garden

*Porcupine Tree~Last Chance To Evacuate Planet Earth…

*Ray Chales~A Song For You