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 18, 2018

Sunday, March 18, 2018 |




*Living Sacrifice~Altered Life

*Crossbreed~Pure Energy

*Prong~Snap Your Fingers, Snap Your Neck

*Rammstein~Links 2 3 4


*The Nefilim~Dazuzu

*GodBelow~Black Dogs Head

*GodBelow~Kill Devil Hills

*The Bronx~Past Away

*Shattered Sun~Hope Within Hatred


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

*Primordial~Heathen Tribes(Live)

*Lamb Of God~512

**Corrosion Of Conformity~The Luddite

**Black Label Society~Trampled Down Below

**The Quill~Set Free Black Crow

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

*Warrior Soul~The Wasteland



*Eluveitie~Quoth The Raven


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

*Be’Lakor~The Smoke Of Many Fires

*Elder~The Falling Veil

*Unleash The Archers~Apex

*Life Of Agony~World Gone Mad

**Anabasis~The Chamber


**Thobbe England~The Ghost & The Darkness

**Audrey Horne~This Is War

*Sanctuary~Battle Angels

*The Bronx~Cordless Kids


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

*The Midnight Ghost Train~BC Trucker

*Mr Manly~St Paddy’s Day #2

**Fascination Alleyway~Big Minnow Soup p408 & Ice Cold Fire p409

**Shattered Sun~Blame

**Judas Priest~Firepower

**Judas Priest~Lightning Strike


**Judas Priest~Specter

**BTBAM~Yellow Eyes

**Judas Priest~Sea Of Red

**Tengger Cavalry~Ride Into Grave & Glory


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

*Acid Bath~Scream Of The Butterfly


*Venomous Maximus~Venomous Maximus

**Loudness~Let’s All Rock

*Texas Hippie Coalition~Hands Up

*Sugartooth~Cracks In The Pavement

*Kilgore~Lullaby For Your Casket

*Alice In Chains~Phantom Limb

*Queen~Modern Times Rock & Roll


*KMFDM~Bullets, Bombs & Bigotry


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

*Ministry~Jesus Built My Hotrod(Update Mix)

*Strapping Young Lad~Aftermath

*Rotting Christ~Lucifer Over London

*Styx~Suite Madam Blue

*Theater Of Tragedy~Lorelei

*Killing Joke~War On Freedom

*Rush~Time Stands Still(Live)

*Rush~The Garden

*Andy Prieboy~Tomorrow Wendy

*Ray Charles~A Song For You