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 8, 2017

Sunday, January 08, 2017 |




*DevilDriver~Clouds Over California

*Machine Head~The Rage To Overcome


*Alice In Chains~Phantom Limb


*Bolt Thrower~Anti Tank

*Godbelow~Rehearsal For Tragedy

*BoyHitsCar~One Kiss Away

**Footage Of A Yeti~Death Prayer


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

**Primordial~Where Greater Men Have Fallen(Live)

*Opeth~The Leper Affinity(Live)

*Dream Theater~Only A Matter Of Time(Live)

*Megadeth~Tornado Of Souls(Live)

*Fight~Nailed To The Gun(Live)

*Manowar~Metal Daze(Live)

*Otep~Rise Rebel Resist(Live)

*Clutch~Escape From The Prison Planet(Live)

*Modus~Close To The Bone(Live)


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

*Droids Attack~Brahma Astra

*Chimaira~Left For Dead

*Ministry~End Of Days Pt.I

*Ministry~End Of Days Pt.II

**KMFDM~Professional Killer(Remix)

*King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard~Mr Beat

*Helios Creed~XL-35



*Supersuckers~The Evil Powers Of Rock & Roll


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

**Be’Lakor~The Smoke Of Many Fires

**Fascination Alleyway~A Plane Of Purification p382

**Footage Of A Yeti~Purging The Human Condition 1

**RavenEye~Wanna Feel You

**Cognition~Her Fire

**Pretty Maids~When God Took A Day Off

**ONI~The Science

**Candiria~One Of You Will Betray Me

*Moonspell~Scorpion Flower


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

**Dark Funeral~Unchain My Soul

*Immolation~Whispering Death

*God Dethroned~The Grand Grimoire

*Suicidal Tendencies~Controlled By Hatred

*Mental Hippie Blood~I Choke

*Temple Of Thieves~End Of Misery

*Type O Negative~Everything Dies

*Monster Magnet~Master Of Light


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

*Callenish Circle~Ignorant


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

*Bolt Thrower~At First Light

*Bolt Thrower~Entrenched


**Metallica~Halo On Fire

**Black Sabbath~Fairies Wear Boots(Live)

*Uriah Heep~July Morning

*Riverside~Egoist Hedonist

*The Pineapple Thief~Take Your Shot

*Ray Charles~A Song For You