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 31, 2017

Sunday, December 31, 2017 |




*Type O Negative~Wolf Moon

*Warrior Soul~Four More Years

*Warrior Soul~Jump For Joy

*Killing Joke~Into The Unknown

*Eagle Claw~Diagram Of The Tempest

*Viking Skull~The Blackened Sunrise

*Life Of Agony~Lost At 22

*Acid Bath~Paegan Love Song


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


**Unleash The Archers~Apex

*Dark Funeral~Unchain My Soul

*Cradle Of Filth~Dusk & Her Embrace

*Dimmu Borgir~Lepers Among Us

*Tourniquet~Pathogenic Ocular Dissonance

*Novembers Doom~Devils Light

*Red Desert~Older, No Wiser

**Living Colour~Freedom Of Expression


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

**Go On, Great Immortal~Harbinger

*Droids Attack~Brahma Astra

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

*Danzig~It’s Coming Down

*Sugartooth~Cracks In The Pavement

*Killswitch Engage~The End Of Heartache

*GodBelow~Take & Name Your Poison

*Seemless~In This Life

*Shadows Fall~December

**Antisect~Spirit Level


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

*Paul Harvey~If I Were The Devil

*Queensryche~Bullet The Blue Sky(Live)

*Mr Manly~Boss Nicknames

**Fascination Alleyway~Combing Comet Tails p306

*Rychus Syn~Abomination Of Devastation

*Eagle Claw~Tailwind

*Dio~Heaven & Hell(Live)

*Leave’s Eyes~Fading Earth


*God Dethroned~11th Hour


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

*Monster Magnet~Bummer

*Monster Magnet~Monolithic

*Dream Theater~Pull Me Under(Live)

*Riverside~Egoist Hedonist

*Porcupine Tree~Strip The Soul

*Uriah Heep~July Morning




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

**The Quill~Set Free Black Crow


*Soen~Tabula Rasa

*My Sleeping Karma~Hymn72(Live)

*Earth Ship~Reduced To Ashes



*Unida~Wet Pussycat


*Marillion~Sugar Mice

*Ray Charles~A Song For You