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 5, 2017

Sunday, March 05, 2017 |




*Judas Priest~Out In The Cold

*Psychotica~What Is God?

*Temple Of Thieves~In The Garden

**Metallica~Moth Into Flame

*Godbelow~Take & Name Your Poison

*Godbelow~Kill Devil Hills

*Earth Crisis~Slither

*Pro-Pain~Foul Taste Of Freedom

*West Berlin~104

*The Graviators~Narrow Minded Bastards


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

*Be’Lakor~The Smoke Of Many Fires

**My Sleeping Karma~Brahama



*King Diamond~Shrine

*Mammoth Mammoth~Black Dog

*Type O Negative~Anesthesia

*Hypocrisy~Until The End

*Demons & Wizards~Fiddler On The Green

**Enemy Remains~Empty Inside

*Stampin’ Ground~A New Darkness Upon Us


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

*Stampin’ Ground~Don’t Need A Reason To Hate

*Slayer~Angel Of Death

*Kreator~Demon Prince

*Droids Attack~Brahma Astra

*High On Fire~Gargosa

**Black Sabbath~Behind The Walls Of Sleep(Live)


*Clutch~Escape From The Prison Planet(Live)


*Warrior Soul~Drugs, God & The New Republic

**Trivium~Silence In The Snow

**Trivium~Blind Leading The Blind


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

**Witherfall~End Of Time

*Mr Manly~St Paddy Day #1

**Fascination Alleyway~Embraced By Eminence p147

**Within The Ruins~Beautiful Agony

**Kill The PreCeDent~Two Way Mirrors


**Segregates~Rock n’ Roll

**Segregates~Living Nightmare

**Segregates~Miss  B’ Havin

**Slipknot~The One Who Kills The Least

**Russian Circles~Afrika

**My Sleeping Karma~Enigma4(Live)

*Monster Magnet~She Digs That Hole


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

**Grave Digger~Healed By Metal

**Thobbe England~It Burns




*Big Big Train~Hedgerow


*UFO~Electric Phase

*Riverside~Egoist Hedonist


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

*Riverside~The Same River

*Porcupine Tree~Russia On Ice

*Tori Amos~Icicle(Live)

*Prince~Purple Rain(Live)

*Rush~The Garden

*Ray Charles~A  Song For You