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 3, 2017

Sunday, December 03, 2017 |




*Brimstone Coven~Cosmic Communion

*Slayer~Hell Awaits

*Fear Factory~Mechanize

*Lamb Of God~Contractor

*Kopek~Love Is Dead

**Unleash The Archers~Ten Thousand Against One

*Mammoth Mammoth~Black Dog

*Witherfall~What We Are Dying For


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


*Becoming The Archetype~End Of The Age

*My Sleeping Karma~Hymn72(Live)

*Pelican~Specks Of Light

*The Midnight Ghost Train~Red Eyed Junkie Queen

*Viking Skull~Doom, Gloom, Heartache & Whiskey

**Life Of Agony~World Gone Mad

*Warrior Soul~Ha Ha Ha

*GodBelow~Black Dogs Head

*GodBelow~Kill Devil Hills

**Batushka~Yektenia IV Milost

**Moonspell~In Tremor Dei


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


*Killswitch Engage~My Curse

*Killswitch Engage~In Due Time

*AC/DC~Let There Be Rock(Live)

*Rychus Syn~South Of Sanity


*Metallica~The Call Of Ktulu


*Leave’s Eyes~Through Our Veins

**The Bronx~Stranger Danger


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

**Unleash The Archers~Apex

*Mr Manly~Sing Alongs

**Fascination Alleyway~Till The Marrow p55

**Iron Maiden~Powerslave(Live)

**Primal Fear~One Night In December

**Babylon A.D.~Crash & Burn

**Sweet & Lynch~Promised Land

**Jeff Scott Soto~Dedicate To You

**GBH~I Never Asked For Any Of This

**The Bronx~Side Effects

*Judgement Day~Ghost Hunt


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

*Elder~Dead Roots Stirring

*Riverside~The Same River

*Porcupine Tree~Anesthetize

*ISIS~In Fiction

**Allen Thompson Band~Last Passenger


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

*Earth Ship~Reduced To Ashes

*Alice In Chains~Phantom Limb


*Cult Of Luna~In Awe Of

*Bruce Dickinson~The Alchemist

**UFO~Too Rolling Stoned

*Robin Trower~Bridge Of Sighs(Live)

*Ray Charles~A Song For You