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 August 13, 2017

Sunday, August 13, 2017 |



*Porcupine Tree~Arriving Somewhere But Not Here

*End Of Green~Hangman’s Joke

*Volbeat~Hallelujah Goat

*The Midnight Ghost Train~BC Trucker


*Leave’s Eyes~Elegy

*Leave’s Eyes~Fading Earth

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

**Witherfall~End Of Time

*If These Trees Could Talk~Earth Crawler

*MSG~Broken Promises

*UFO~Electric Phase


*White Zombie~Electric Head Pt 2

*Slayer~Skeletons Of Society

**Murder In Rue Morgue~Wait For You

**Tau Cross~Killing The King

**Dying Fetus~Fixated On Devastation

**Broken Hope~Mutilated & Assimilated

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


**Rex Brown~Train Song

**Night Demon~Flight Of The Manticore

**Artillery~In Defiance Of Conformity

*Motorhead~Just ‘Cos You Got The Power(Live)

**KMFDM~Hell Yeah

*King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard~Robot Stop

*Rammstein~Asche Zu Asche


*BoyHitsCar~One Kiss Away

**Shattered Sun~Burn It Down

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

**Ex Deo~The Rise Of Hannibal

*Mr Manly~Father In Laws Ashes

**Fascination Alleyway~A Thesaurus Just For Tears p108

**In The Company Of Wolves~M. U. A.

**Band Of Brothers~Night Patrol

**Murder In Rue Morgue~Carbon Copy

**Integrity~String Up My Teeth

**Incantation~Rites Of The Locust


**Fragile Mortals~Heartbreaker

**Dead Cross~Bela Lugosi’s Dead

**Exit Eden~Fade To Grey

**Curse The Son~Side Effects May Include…

**Life Of Agony~Right This Wrong

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

*Elder~The Falling Veil

*Ministry~End Of Days Pt II

*Black Sabbath~Zero The Hero

*Danzig~Her Black Wings

*Filter~Hey Man, Nice Shot

*Clutch~Oh, Isabella

*Overkill~Mean, Green, Killing Machine

*Novembers Doom~Devils Light

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

**Iced Earth~Great Heathen Army

**DragonForce~Ashes Of The Dawn

*Krokus~Stayed Awake All Night(Live)


*Triptykon~Tree Of Suffocating Souls

*Modus~In The Grey Matter

*King Crimson~Thela Hun Gingeet


*Ray Charles~A Song For You