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 July 31, 2016

Saturday, July 30, 2016 |





*Encrust~Predatory Skin

*The Midnight Ghost Train~BC Trucker

**Earthship~Reduced To Ashes

**Otep~On The Shore

**Droids Attack~Claw Hammer Suicide

*Shattered Sun~Hope Within Hatred

*BoyHitsCar~Turning Inward


*Unleashed~The Bolt Thrower


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

*Bolt Thrower~Granite Wall

*Novembers Doom~Bled White

*Motorhead~Sympathy For The Devil

*Killing Joke~Into The Unknown

*Porcupine Tree~Don’t Hate Me

*God Is Astronaut~Frozen Twilight

**If These Trees Could Talk~Earth Crawler

*Diamond Plate~Relativity

*Pantera~The Great Southern Trendkill


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

*Droids Attack~Brahma Astra

*Styx~Born For Adventure

*Cannibal Corpse~Zero The Hero

*Mr Manly~Irish Limericks

*Iron Maiden~Hallowed Be Thy Name

*Throwdown~Venom & Tears

*Black Label Society~Spoke In The Wheel(Acoustic)

*Blood Tsunami~Personal Exorcism

*Torche~Trk IV

**Rage~The Dark Side Of The Sun


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

**DarkApathy~Onslaught To Carnage

**Fascination Alleyway~Strung Out On Star Light p240

**Iconicide~Just Dead Bodies

**Dan Reed Network~Infected



**Seek Irony~She

**Bloody Hammers~Infinite Gaze To The Sun

**Necromancing The Stone~The Sirens Call

**The Foreshadowing~17

**Sinsaenum~Splendor & Agony

**DIO~Holy Diver


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

**Dio~The Last In Line

**Dio~Like The Beat Of A Heart

**Dio~Just Another Day

**Dio~Night People

**Dio~Wild One

**Dio~Jesus, Mary & The Holy Ghost

*Type O Negative~Can’t Lose You

*Type O Negative~September Sun

*Black Sabbath~Snow Blind

*Ministry~Kyber Pass(Live)

*Mammoth Mammoth~Black Dog


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

*Riverside~Egoist Hedonist

*Temple Of Thieves~In The Garden

*Cult~She Sells Sanctuary

*Sisters Of Mercy~More

*Rush~The Garden

*Jimi Hendrix~Hear My TrainĀ  Comin’

*David Gilmore~No Way

*Ray Charles~A Song For You