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 February 12, 2017

Sunday, February 12, 2017 |




*Warrior Soul~Ghetto Nation

*Temple Of Thieves~In The Garden

*Sugartooth~Cracks In The Pavement

*Sacred Reich~One Nation(Live)

**KoRn~Everything Falls Apart

**Gojira~The Shooting Star

*Black Sabbath~Over To You

*Shevy~Strange Gods, Strange Altars

*Droids Attack~Claw Hammer Suicide


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

*The Sword~Apocryphon

**High Desert Sky~The Electric Gate

**DevilSkin~We Rise

**Once Human~Mass Murder Frenzy


*Leave’s Eyes~Fading Earth

*Viking Skull~The Blackened Sunrise

*The Midnight Ghost Train~BC Trucker

*Texas Hippie Coalition~Hands Up

*Mental Hippie Blood~I Choke

*Solitude Aeturnus~Heaven & Hell



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

*Be’Lakor~The Smoke Of Many Fires

**Primordial~As Rome Burns(Live)

*Lamb Of God~Now You’ve Got Something To Die For(Live)

*Pantera~Psycho Holiday(Live)


**Metallica~Here Comes Revenge

*Megadeth~Ashes In Your Mouth

*Mammoth Mammoth~Up All Night, Demons To Fight

*Clutch~Earth Rocker

*Monster Magnet~End Of Time


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

**Grave Digger~Healed By Metal

*Mr Manly~Licking Dog & In Laws

**Fascination Alleyway~Drugged Up To Heaven


**Ex Deo~Crossing Of The Alps

**Killswitch Engage~Strength Of The Mind

**Killswitch Engage~No End In Sight(Live)


**King~Desperate Lovers

**Trivium~Silence In The Snow

**The Amity Affliction~I Bring The Weather w/Me


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

*Riverside~Out Of Myself

*If These Trees Could Talk~Earth Crawler


*Big Big Train~London Plane

*Cult Of Luna~In Awe Of

*ISIS~In Fiction

*Acid Bath~Bleed Me An Ocean

*Clutch~Drink To The Dead


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

*Ministry~End Of Days Pt.II

*Nightwish~Shudder Before The Beautiful

*Elis~Innocent Hearts

*Modus~Close To The Bone


*Tori Amos~Tear In My Hand(Live)

*King’s X~Over My Head(Live)

*Ray Charles~A Song For You