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 20, 2017

Sunday, August 20, 2017 |



*Warrior Soul~Ghetto Nation

*Motorhead~Sympathy For The Devil

*Stampin’ Ground~Don’t Need A Reason To Hate

*Artillery~In Defiance Of Conformity

*Shattered Sun~Hope Within Hatred

**Shattered Sun~Burn It Down

**KMFDM~Hell Yeah

*November 17~A Different Kind Of War


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

**God Dethroned~The 11th Hour


*Brimstone Coven~Cosmic Communion

*Monster Magnet~Three Kingfishers

*Monster Magnet~Look To Your Orb For The Warning(Remix)

*Type O Negative~September Sun

*Cyclone Temple~Words Are Just Words


**Life Of Agony~Right This Wrong

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

*Overkill~Mean, Green, Killing Machine

**Tau Cross~Killing The King

*Bruce Dickinson~Accident Of Birth

*Mastodon~The Last Baron

**Rex Brown~Train Song

**The Midnight Ghost Train~Red Eyed Junkie Queen

**Band Of Brothers~Night Patrol

*Mammoth Mammoth~Black Dog

***Broken Hope~Swamped In Gorehog Tribute

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

**Iced Earth~Great Heathen Army

*Mr Manly~Showering w/The Wife

**Fascination Alleyway~In Respect For Jean Choteau p66

**Unleash The Archers~Ten Thousand Against One



**Seven Kingdoms~Castles In The Snow

**Dawn Of Disease~The Saviour’s Tomb

**Murder In Rue Morgue~Judgement

**Life Of Agony~World Gone Mad

**Ex Deo~Hispania

**Incantation~Ancients Arise

*Judgement Day~Ghost Hunt

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

**Witherfall~Nobody Sleeps Here

**Novembers Doom~Devil’s Light

*Killing Joke~Autonomous Zone

*Bolt Thrower~Under The Wire

*Bolt Thrower~Anti Tank

*Ministry~Brick Window

*Opeth~Blackwater Park

*BoyHitsCar~One Kiss Away

**Curse The Son~Side Effects May Include…

*The Paper Sons~Catch & Release

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


*Lake Of Tears~Last Purple Sky

*Cinderella~Night Songs

*Uriah Heep~July Morning

*Sword~Stoned Again

*Riverside~The Same River

*Riverside~Panic Room(Remix)

*Ray Charles~A Song For You