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 21, 2016

Sunday, August 21, 2016 |




*Killing Joke~Autonomous Zone

*Mastodon~Bedazzled Fingernails

*Mastodon~Iron Tusk

*Amon Amarth~An Ancient Sign Of Oncoming Storm

**Amon Amarth~Wanderer


*Rammstein~Wollt Ihr Das Bett…

**Bloody Hammers~Infinite Gaze To The Sun

*Texas Hippie Coalition~Don’t Come Lookin’

*The Beards~Why Having A Beard Is Better Than Having A Woman


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

*Manowar~Metal Warriors

**Aborted~Termination Redux

**Entrails~Midnight Coffin

**Cattle Decapitation~Clandestine Ways

*Dying Fetus~Unadulterated Hatred

*The Company Band~Zombie Barricades

*Slayer~Skeletons Of Society

*Slayer~Dissident Aggressor


*The Midnight Ghost Train~BC Trucker

**Otep~On The Shore


**Be’Lakor~Roots To Sever


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

*Life Of Agony~Lost At 22

*Life Of Agony~Underground

*A Pale Horse Named Death~Pill Head

*Type O  Negative~Wolf Moon

*Mr Manly~Freezer Repairman

*Slayer~Hell Awaits

*Sepultura~Refuse Resist

*Slipknot~Vermilion(Terry Date Mix)

*Sacred Reich~War Pigs(Live)

*Suicidal Tendencies~Controlled By Hatred


*The Paper Sons~Catch & Release


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

*Dagoba~When Winter

*Black Sabbath~Trashed

**Fascination Alleyway~Alive & Kicking Inside Limbo p125

*Marilyn Manson~Hey Cruel World

*Marilyn Manson~The Reflecting God

*Metallica~Seek & Destroy

*Metallica~Broken, Beat & Scarred

**Droids Attack~Brahma Astra

*The Warriors~Along The Way

**Earth Ship~Reduced To Ashes

*Leave’s Eyes~Fading Earth

*Ministry~End Of Days PtI


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

*Ministry~End Of Days PtII

**Meshiaak~Drowning, Fading, Falling

**Death Angel~Lost

**Be’Lakor~An Embers Arc

*Sword~Stuck In Rock

*Styx~Born For Adventure

*Trouble~Memory’s Garden

*Stone Temple Garden~Wicked Garden


*Jimi Hendrix~The Star Spangled Banner(Live)

*Five Finger Death Punch~Death Before Dishonor


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


**If These Trees Could Talk~Solstice

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

**Hammers Of Misfortune~The Velvet Inquisition

*Monster Magnet~End Of Time(B-3)


*Porcupine Tree~Feel So Low

*Pink Floyd~It’s What We Do

*Ray Charles~A Song For You