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 28, 2018

Sunday, January 28, 2018 |




*Killing Joke~Autonomous Zone

*White Zombie~Children Of The Grave


**The Quill~Set Free Black Crow

*Sekond Skyn~Rain


**The Bronx~Past Away

*Mammoth Mammoth~Black Dog

**Ronnie Montrose~Love Is An Art


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

*Elder~Thousand Hands

*The Company Band~Zombie Barricades

*Go On, Great Immortal~Harbinger

*Monster Magnet~Last Patrol

*The Young Gods~Gasoline Man(Remix)


*Sword~Stoned Again

*Unleash The Archers~Ten Thousand Against One

*Leave’s Eyes~Fading Earth

**Leave’s Eyes~Sign Of The Dragonhead

**Life Of Agony~World Gone Mad


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

**Antisect~Spirit Level

*Eagle Claw~Diagram Of The Tempest

*The Sword~Apocryphon

*ASG~Right Death Before

*Coliseum~Everything To Everyone

*Byzantine~To Released



*BoyHitsCar~One Kiss Away

*Paradise Lost~No Hope In Sight


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


*Mr Manly~Ghost Stories

**Fascination Alleyway~Mechanical Tinkers p358

**Black Label Society~Room Of Nightmares

*Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals~Mixed Lunatic Results


**Terror Universal~Welcome To Hell

**Avatar~Legend of The King

**The Bronx~Broken Arrow

**Black Label Society~Trampled Down Below

*Otep~On The Shore


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

*Be’Lakor~The Smoke Of Many Fires

*Rollins Band~Disconnect


*My Ruin~Terror

*Warrior Soul~The Wasteland

*Megadeth~Anarchy In The UK(Live)


*Mushroomhead~Rumor Has It

*Type O Negative~Black Sabbath

*Excel~Tapping Into The Emotional Void

*Meshiaak~It Burns At Both Ends


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

*Big Big Train~Hedgerow

*Big Big Train~Experimental Gentlemen

*Moody Blues~Departure

*Moody Blues~Ride My See Saw

*Porcupine Tree~Anesthetize

*Modus~Close To The Bone

*Robin Trower~Alethea(Live)

*Ray Charles~A Song For You