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 5, 2020

Saturday, April 04, 2020 |

…The Best of The Sound & the Fury, Featuring A Classic Show from The Past….This Week, We Go Back To April 15, 2012….Enjoy!…

…The Sound & The Fury Play List for April 15, 2012…


*God Forbid~The End Of The World
**God Forbid~Don’t Tell Me What To Dream
*Death Angel~Seemingly Endless Time
*Behemoth~The Nephilim Rising
*Slayer~Dead Skin Mask
*Fear Factory~New Breed
*Ministry~Psalm 69
*As I Lay Dying~The Darkest Nights
*Kopek~Love Is Dead
*Throwdown~Burial At Sea

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

*Porcupine Tree~Arriving Somewhere But Not Here(Live)
*Apocalyptica~Rage Of Poseidon
*Demons & Wizards~Fiddler On The Green
*Bolt Thrower~At First Light
*Mastodon~Aqua Dementia
*Primordial~The Coffin Ships
**Overkill~Save Yourself
*All That Remains~This Calling

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

*Killswitch Engage~My Last Serenade
*Shadows Fall~Going, Going, Gone
*Machine Head~Halo
*Black ~Demiurge
*Type O Negative~Anesthesia
*Down~Beneath The Tides
*Lamb Of God~Remorse Is for The Dead
*Black Sabbath~Children Of The Sea
**Corrosion Of Conformity~Dance With The Dead
*Madball~The End

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

*Theater Of Tragedy~Lorelei
**Fascination Alleyway~A Wayward Windless Night
**Brand New Sin~The Wizard
**Primal Rock Rebellion~No Friendly Neighbour
**Black Spiders~What Goods A Rock Without A Roll?
**Taproot~We Don’t Belong Here
**Moonspell~Trk I
**Huntress~Trk X
**Brand New Sin~The Lord Came Down
*Iron Maiden~Ghost Of The Navigator(Live)
*BoyHitsCar~As I Watch The Sun

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

*Monster Magnet~Radiation Day
*Monster Magnet~Monolithic
*Lake Of Tears~A Crimson Cosmos
**High On Fire~Madness Of An Architect
*Unleashed~The Longships Are Coming
*Borknagar~Gods Of My World
**Dirge Within~Absolution
*Dream Theater~That Dark Eternal Night

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

**Soulfly~World Scum
**Moonspell~Trk IV
*Entwined~Sacrifice Of Spring
**Martyrd~The Keeper
**God Forbid~Overcome
**Bereft~The Coldest Orchestra
*Mother Love Bone~Chloe Crown Of Thorns
*Kings X~Summerland
*Ray Charles~A Song For You