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 December 24, 2017

Sunday, December 24, 2017 |



*Only Living Witness~December

**Unleash The Archers~Ten Thousand Against One

*Type O Negative~Anesthesia


**Santa & The Soldier Pt I

*Savatage~Hall Of The Mountain King(Live)

*Modus~Close To The Bone

*Megadeth~Cold Sweat

*Be’Lakor~The Smoke Of Many Fires


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

**KMFDM~Hell Yeah!

*Die Krupps~Bloodsuckers

*Crossbreed~Pure Energy

*Warrior Soul~The Wasteland


*Sisters Of Mercy~When You Don’t See Me

*Killing Joke~Autonomous Zone


*Revolting Cocks~Dead End Streets

*Mammoth Mammoth~Black Dog

*The Sword~Apocryphon

**Living Colour~Freedom Of Expression


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

*Monster Magnet~End Of Time

*Monster Magnet~Space Lord

**The Quill~Set Free Black Crow

*GodBelow~Three Seasons

*Type O Negative~Red Water (Christmas Mourning)

*PitchShifter~Gatherer Of Data

*November 17~Minion

*Otep~Run For Cover


**The Bronx~Night Drop At The Glue Factory



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

**Antisect~Spirit Level

*Mr Manly~Girlfriend Is Away At School

**Fascination Alleyway~Flash Frozen & Micro Waved Across Timelessness p 287

*Eagle Claw~Diagram Of The Tempest

*Eagle Claw~Tailwind

**Santa & The Soldier Pt II

*Mastodon~Cold Dark Place

*Gojira~Low Lands

*Electric Hellfire Club~Highway To Hell

**The Bronx~Channel Islands

**Go On, Great Immortal~Harbinger

*The Paper Sons~Catch & Release


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

*Byzantine~To Release


*Six Feet Under~Bonesaw


*Overkill~Mean, Green, Killing Machine

**Iron Maiden~Wasted Years(Live)

*Bolt Thrower~7th Offensive

*Testament~Practice What You Preach



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

*Erosion~Silver Surfer

**Wayward Sons~Until The End

**Life Of Agony~World Gone Mad

**The Unguided~Legendary

*Moonspell~In Tremor Dei


**Santa & The Soldier Pt III

*Marillion~Pseudo Silk Kimono



*Marillion~Bitter Suite

*Marillion~Heart Of Lothian

*Ray Charles~A Song For You