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 January 15, 2017

Sunday, January 15, 2017 |




*Type O Negative~Everything Dies

*Ministry~Khyber Pass

*ISIS~In Fiction

**Be’Lakor~The Smoke Of Many Fires

*Down~Losing All

**Metallica~Halo On Fire

**RavenEye~Wanna Feel You

*Judgement Day~Ghost Hunt


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

**ONI~The Science

*Filter~It’s Over

*BTBAM~Memory Palace

*BTBAM~Option Oblivion

*Mammoth Mammoth~Black Dog


*Otep~Run For Cover


*Warrior Soul~Four More Years

*The Company Band~Zombie Barricades

*Bolt Thrower~The Killchain


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

*Bolt Thrower~K-Machine

*November 17~A Different Kind Of War

*Rammstein~Der Meister

*WBTBWB~Alles Was Ich Will

*Lindemann~Skills In Pills

*Karbolz~Lass Mich Fliegen

*Kreator~Replicas Of Life

*Byzantine~To Release


*Deep Purple~Speed King


*Dagoba~The Realm Black


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

**Grave Digger~Healed By Metal

**Fascination Alleyway~Shell Shocked & Left Hanging On To Love By A Thread p79

**Grave Digger~When Night Falls

**Grave Digger~Lawbreaker

**Grave Digger~Free Forever

**Grave Digger~Call For War

**Grave Digger~The Commandments Of Metal

**Grave Digger~The Hangman’s Eye

**Grave Digger~Kill Ritual

**Grave Digger~Hallelujah

**Grave Digger~Laughing w/The Dead

*Monster Magnet~Let The Circus Burn


*Darkseed~Cold Under Water


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

*Sahg~Godless Faith

*The Flood~Flood

*Green Carnation~Just When You Think it Is Safe…

*Murder 1~American Junkie

*Ministry~Just One Fix

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

*Porcupine Tree~Time Flies(Live)

**Primordial~The Coffin Ships(Live)

*Savatage~Strange Wings(Live)

**Red Desert~Older, No Wiser


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


*Dark Tranquillity~Atoma

*Death Angel~Falling Asleep

*Leave’s Eyes~Fading Earth

*Tristania~Night On Earth

**Metallica~Spit Out The Bone

*Cinderella~Night Songs

*Riverside~Caterpillar & The Barbed Wire


*Modus~In The Grey Matter

*Ray Charles~A Song For You