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 May 1, 2016

Sunday, May 01, 2016 |



*Metal Church~Metal Church

*In Flames~The Jesters Race

*The Warriors~Along The Way

*Testament~Throne Of Thorns

**Last In Line~Devil In Me

**Grave Digger~Heavy Metal Breakdown

*Fear Factory~Edgecrusher

*Rammstein~Wollt Ihr Das Bett In Flamen Sehen

*Manowar~Metal Warriors

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



*Satyricon~Black Crow On A Tombstone

*Marilyn Manson~Third Day Of A Seven Day Binge

*Sepultura~Roots Bloody Roots

*Slayer~Piano Wire

**Amon Amarth~First Kill

*Killswitch Engage~Temple From Within

*Moonspell~Alpha Noir

*Dream Theater~Metropolis

*Eluvietie~Calling The Rain

*Eluvietie~The Call Of The Mountains

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

**Droids Attack~Brahma Astra


*Killing Joke~Into The Unknown

*Mr Manly~Smashing A Beer Can On Your Forehead

*Clutch~Drink To The Dead


*The Mars Volta~Teflon

*Black Sabbath~Dirty Women

*Mr Plow~Ode To Carlo

**Droids Attack~Mashenomak

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

**Droids Attack~Mashenomak Strikes Again

**Fascination Alleyway~Conversations With Stones p376

**King Gizzard~Robot Stops

**King Gizzard~Big Fig Wasp

**Ace Frehley~Rock & Roll Hell

**Painted Wives~Interstellar Grace

**Wicked Maraya~Suicidal Dawn


**King Gizzard~Evil Death Roll

**King Gizzard~Invisable Face

**Oceans Of Slumber~Devout

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

*Prince~Purple Rain (Live Demo)


**Type O Negative~Christian Womam

*A Pale Horse Named Death~Shallow Grave

*Acid Bath~Graveflower


*The Cult~Wild Hearted Son

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

*Killing Joke~Autonomous Zone

**Droids Attack~Claw Hammer Suicide

*Mastodon~The Motherload

*Bolt Thrower~Anti Tank

*Shattered Sun~Hope Within Hatred


*Riverside~Time Travellers

*Jake Shimabukuro~While My Guitar Gently Weeps

*Ray Charles~A Song For You