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 March 11, 2018

Sunday, March 11, 2018 |



*DevilDriver~Clouds Over California

*GodBelow~Take & Name Your Poison


*Life Of Agony~World Gone Mad

*BoyHitsCar~One Kiss Away

*Down~Losing All

*God Forbid~The New Clear

*W.A.S.P.~Chainsaw Charlie

*The Sword~Lawless Lands

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

**Anabasis~The Chamber

*Unleash The Archers~Ten Thousand Against One

*Type O Negative~Anesthesia

*Type O Negative~Set Me On Fire

*Kopek~Love Is Dead

*KMFDM~Hell Yeah

*Rammstein~Der Meister



*Lindemann~Skills In Pills

*Die Krupps~Isolation

*Antisect~Spirit Level

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

*Time Change DST~Clocks Ahead One Hour*

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

*Porcupine Tree~Time Flies(Live)

*Mr Manly~St Paddy’s Day #1

**Fascination Alleyway~An Unlimited Stream Of Unconsciousness +1 p260

*Big Big Train~The Transit Of Venus

*Rush~Far Cry(Live)

*Modus~In The Grey Matter


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


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

*Dream Evil~The Book Of Heavy Metal

*Manowar~Metal Warriors

*Bolt Thrower~7th Offensive

*Overkill~Come Heavy

*Kreator~Pleasure To Kill(Live)


*Savatage~Strange Wings(Live)


*Ministry~Just One Fix(Live)

*Black Sabbath~Supernaut

*W.A.S.P.~The Manimal(Live)

*Mammoth Mammoth~Black Dog

*Go On, Great Immortal~Harbinger

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

*Nahemah~Today Sunshine Ain’t The Same


*Dark Tranquility~Not Built To Last

*Tristania~Night On Earth

*Leave’s Eyes~Fading Earth

**Audrey Horne~This Is War


*Warrior Soul~Drugs, God & The New Republic

*Unida~Wet Pussycat

*Riverside~Feel Like Falling

*Ray Charles~A Song For You