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 June 3, 2018

Sunday, June 03, 2018 |




*In Flames~Colony

*In Flames~The Jesters Race

*Killswitch Engage~The End Of Heartache


*The Bronx~Cordless Kids


*Kopek~Love Is Dead

*Otep~On The Shore


*Mammoth Mammoth~Black Dog

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

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

**Burn The Priest~Jesus Built My Hotrod

*Ministry~Roadhouse Blues


*Killing Joke~The Great Cull

*Idol Hands~Disavow

*Modus~Close To The Bone

*GodBelow~Three Seasons

*Sugartooth~Cracks In The Pavement


*Clutch D.C. Sonic Attack

**Suicidal Tendencies~Ain’t Mess’n Around

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

*The Quill~Set Free Black Crow

*Acid Bath~Scream Of The Butterfly

*Starcastle~Lady Of The Lake

*Type O Negative~September Sun

**A Perfect Circle~Hourglass


*KMFDM~Hell Yeah

*Rammstein~Der Meister

*Life Of Agony~World Gone Mad

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

**Inhumatus~Systemic Indoctrination

*Mr Manly~Female Postal Clerk

**Fascination Alleyway~Pounding Out An Original & Lethal… p144

**Kobra & The Lotus~My Immortal

**Parkway Drive~I Hope You Rot

**Midnattsol~The Purple Sky

**Nils Patrik Johansson~Burning

**Luca Princiotta Band~Ain’t No Love

**Architects Of Chaos~Bloodrain Falls

**Bleeding Through~Remains


**Octopus~Child Of Destiny

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

**Anabasis~The Chamber

*Nektar~Remember The Future Pt I

*Nektar~Remember The Future Pt II

*Styx~Born For Adventure

*The Warriors~Along The Way

*The Bronx~Past Away

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


**Black Label Society~Trampled Down Below

*Iron Maiden~When The River Runs Deep


*Porcupine Tree~Anesthetize

*King’s X~Summerland

*Ray Charles~A Song For You