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 26, 2018

Sunday, August 26, 2018 |



*High On Fire~Death Is This Communion

*Unleash The Archers~Ten Thousand Against One


*Anabasis~The Chamber

*Antisect~Spirit Level


*Type O Negative~Wolf Moon

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

*Moonspell~Scorpion Flower

*High Desert Sky~The Falling Sky

**ASG~The Heaven Moon


*November 17~Cleanse

*Drown~Tired Of Living Like This

*KMFDM~Hell Yeah

**Orgy~Army To Your Party

*Otep~Run For Cover

*My Ruin~Made To Measure

*Lacuna Coil~Heaven’s A Lie

**Bullet For My Valentine~Over It

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


*Eagle Claw~Tailwind

*Henry Rollins~Low Self Opinion

*Shattered Sun~Hope Within Hatred


*Wayward Sons~Don’t Wanna Go

*Texas Hippie Coalition~Hand’s Up

*Mental Hippie Blood~Beaten Mother

*Clutch~Oh, Isabella

*Novembers Doom~Devils Light

*The Bronx~Cordless Kids

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

*Witherfall~Nobody Sleeps Here

*Mr Manly~Talker On An Airplane

**Fascination Alleyway~Force Feed Innocence p176

**Order Of The Dead~A Grand Design

**Outliar~The Death Of All That Is Sacred

**Van Canto~Hells Bells

**Lana Blac~Suck You In

**Beyond The Black~Heart Of The Hurricane

**Black Mirrors~Burning Warriors

*Borracho~Lost In Time

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

**Burn The Priest~Jesus Built My Hotrod

*Ministry~End Of Days Pt II

*Rammstein~Alter Mann

*A Pale Horse Named Death~As Black As My Heart

*Black Sabbath~Zero The Hero

*Sugartooth~Cracks In The Pavement

*Haste~w/All The Pride & Dignity Of A Drowning Swimmer

*Marilyn Manson~The Reflecting God

*To Die For~In Solitude

*Life Of Agony~Right This Wrong

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

*Be’Lakor~The Smoke Of Many Fires

*Death Angel~Lost

*Orange Goblin~Shine


*Riverside~Out Of Myself

*Modus~Close To The Bone

*Rush~The Garden

*Tori Amos~Tear In Your Hand(Live)

*Aretha Franklin~A Song For You(Live Hall Of Fame)