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 22, 2017

Sunday, January 22, 2017 |




*Chimaira~Left For Dead

*Byzantine~To Release

*W.A.S.P.~Jack Action

*Sanctuary~Battle Angels

*Lake Of Tears~Last Purple Sky

*Early Man~Nine Riders


**West Berlin~104

*Devil You Know~Broken By The Cold

*Judgement Day~Redneck Rumble


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

*Cradle Of Filth~Nymphetamine

*Leave’s Eyes~The Dream

*Liv Kristine~Love Decay

*Otep~On The Shore

*Clutch~High Caliber Consecrator

*Dark Apathy~Onslaught To Carnage

**Bloody Hammers~Infinite Gaze To The Sun

*Kyuss~Demon Cleaner

*John Garcia~My Mind

**Red Desert~Older, No Wiser

*God Forbid~End Of The World

*The Beards~Why Having A Beard Is Better Than Having A Woman


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

*Be’Lakor~The Smoke Of Many Fires

**Grave Digger~When Night Falls

*Rage~The Dark Side Of The Sun

*Meshiaak~It Burns At Both Ends

*Death Angel~Lost

*Red Fang~I Am A Ghost

**RavenEye~Wanna Feel You

*Big Black~Kerosene

*Young Gods~Gasoline Man(Remix)

**Operation Mindcrime~Invincible


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

*Iron Maiden~The Red & The Black

*Mr Manly~At The Nude Beach

**Fascination Alleyway~The Rising Of Atlantis p166

**John Garcia~Kylie

**Enemy Remains~Empty Inside

**Big Big Train~London Train

**Big Big Train~Keeper Of The Abbeys

**Big Big Train~Hedgerow

**Dark Funeral~Unchain My Soul


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

**Dark Funeral~Where Shadows Forever Reign

**Primordial~Babels Tower(Live)

**Black Sabbath~N.I.B.(Live)

*Megadeth~Anarchy In The UK(Live)

*Testament~Native Blood(Live)

*Queen~Liar(Live At BBC)

*Krokus~Stayed Awake All Night(Live)

*Ministry~Khyber Pass(Live)


**West Berlin~The Carried  Weight


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

*Paul Harvey~If I Were The Devil

*Monster Magnet~Last Patrol

*Crowbar~Dream Weaver

*Droids Attack~Brahma Astra



*Sisters Of Mercy~When You Don’t See Me


*Modus~In The Grey Matter

*Porcupine Tree~Feel So Low

*Ray Charles~A Song For you