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 21, 2017

Sunday, May 21, 2017 |




*Lake Of Tears~Last Purple Sky

*Twisted Roots~Trax


*Otep~On The Shore

*Paradise Lost~Cry Out

**Night Demon~Life On The Run

*Megadeth~Symphony Of Destruction

**Metallica~Spit Out The Bone

**My Sleeping Karma~Hymn 72(Live)

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

*Be’Lakor~The Smoke Of Many Fires

*Monster Magnet~Last Patrol

**Overkill~Mean, Green, Killing Machine

**Vile Tyrant~Siege Of The Usurpers Throne


**Novembers Doom~Devils Light


**All That Remains~Open Grave

*The Beards~I’m in The Mood For Beards

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

*Warrior Soul~On The Golden Shore

*Soundgarden~Incessant Mace

*Soundgarden~Fell On Black Days(Early Demo)

*Soundgarden~Smokestack Lightning

*Soundgarden~Homicidal Suicidal

*Soundgarden~Cold Bitch

*Soundgarden~Beyond The Wheel(Live)

*Soundgarden~Jesus Christ Pose(Live)

*Soundgarden~Fell On Black Days(Video Version)

*Clutch~Drink To The Dead

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

**Jake Dreyer~Drawing Of The Three

*Mr Manly~Vicious Sneeze

**Fasciantion Alleyway~Far Fetched Feelings p69

**DragonForce~Judgement Day

**Alestorm~No Grave But The Sea

**Unleash The Archers~Apex

**Unleash The Archers~The Cowards Way

**Beastmaker~Inside The Skull

**Backwordz~Democracy Sucks!

**3Teeth~Away From Me

**Unleash The Archers~The Matriarch

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

**Life Of Agony~Right This Wrong

*A Pale Horse Named Death~Pill Head

*Lindeman~Skills In Pills


*Fear Factory~Zero Signal


*Bolt Thrower~Inside the Wire


*Texas Hippie Coalition~Hands Up

*Texas Hippie Coalition~Don’t Come Lookin’

**Dark Funeral~Unchain My Soul


*Six Feet Under~Bonesaw


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

*Type O Negative~September Sun

**Big Big Train~Experimental Gentlemen


*Modus~Close To The Bone


*Eva Cassidy~Stormy Monday(Live)

*Soundgarden~The Day I Tried To Live

*Andy Prieboy~Tomorrow Wendy

*Ray Charles~A Song For You