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 8, 2019

Sunday, December 08, 2019 |



*The Sword~Apocryphon

*Rychus Syn~Anger Within

*Soulfly~Blood, Fire, War, Hate

*Viking Skull~Doom, Gloom, Heartache & Whiskey

*Bolt Thrower~When Cannons Fade

*Type O Negative~September Sun

*Lacuna Coil~Layers Of Time

*BoyHitsCar~As I Watch The Sun


   *****1 AM*****

**Finsterforst~Fluch Des Seins

*Callenish Circle~Ignorant


**Life Of Agony~I Surrender

*Moonspell~Scorpion Flower

**Cyhra~No Halos In Hell

*Battlelore~Summon The Wolves

**Meshiaak~Mask Of All Misery

*King Diamond~Black Hill Sanitarium

*King Diamond~Shrine

   *****2 AM*****

*Buckethead~M (Pike 55)








*DC4~Queen Of Angels

*White Lion~All The Fallen Men

*Cinderella~Somebody Save Me

*Warrior Soul~We Cry Out


   *****3 AM*****


*Mr Manly~The Late Taxi

**Fascination Alleyway~Film Clips From An Invisible Projector p294


*Opeth~To Bid You Farewell


**Bloody Hammers~Let Sleeping Corpses Lie

   *****4 AM*****

*Earthless~Sonic Prayer

*Pandemonium~Imprisoned By The Snow

*GodBelow~Three Seasons

*Monster Magnet~Dopes To Infinity

*Monster Magnet~Space Lord

*Lindemann~Skills In Pills

**Kobra & The Lotus~We Come Undone

**Bask~Noble Daughters Pt I

   *****5 AM*****

**Bask~Noble Daughters Pt II

*Unida~Flower Girl


*Green Leaf~The Rumble & The Weight

*Fish~Grendel (Live)

*Temple Of Thieves~In The Garden

*Andy Prieboy~Tomorrow Wendy

*Ray Charles~A Song For You