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 26, 2017

Sunday, February 26, 2017 |





*Down~Bury Me In Smoke

*Corrosion Of Conformity~Great Purification


*Cathedral~Hopkins, Witchfinder


*Viking Skull~Doom, Gloom, Heartache & Whiskey

**Earth Ship~Reduced To Ashes

*Crowbar~Dream Weaver

*Testament~Formation Of Damnation

*Judgement Day~Common Denominator


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

*Machine Head~Davidian(Live)


*Black Sabbath~Turn Up The Night

*Megadeth~Cold Sweat

*Lake Of Tears~Last Purple Sky

*Nightwish~Shudder Before The Beautiful



*Dagoba~I, Reptile


**Trivium~Silence In The Snow

**High Desert Sky~Doom Buggy


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


**Grave Digger~Healed By Metal


*Kopek~Love Is Dead

*Killing Joke~You’ll Never Get To Me

*Killing Joke~I am The Virus

**KoRn~Everything Falls Apart

**Killswitch Engage~Cut Me Loose

**Bad Seed Rising~Obvious

*Believer~Dust To Dust

*Tourniquet~Pathogenic Ocular Dissonance



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

*Soen~The Others Fall

*Mr Manly~Stuffed Animal Heads

**Fascination Alleyway~Testing, Cause This Is No Contest At All…p101

**Segregates~Riding w/The Driver

**Nick Douglas~My Lucky Day

**Zeal & Ardor~Devil Is Fine

**Enemy Remains~Empty Inside

**Throbbe England~It Burns

**Slipknot~The Devil In I

**My Sleeping Karma~Brahama(Live)

**Once Human~Mass Murder Frenzy


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

*Big Big Train~East Coast Racer


*BTBAM~The Coma Machine

*Deep Purple~Child In Time

*Blue Oyster Cult~Hot Rails To Hell(Live)

*Monster Magnet~End Of Time(Remix)

*The Midnight Ghost Train~BC Trucker

*The Beards~I’m In The Mood For Beards


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

*Byzantine~To Release

*Bolt Thrower~As The Worlds Burns

*Type O Negative~Christian Woman

*A Pale Horse Named Death~Shallow Grave

*Metallica~Moth Into Flame

*Rammstein~Der Meister

*Riverside~Egoist Hedonist


*Modus~In The Grey Matter

*Ray Charles~A Song For You