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 25, 2019

Sunday, May 26, 2019 |



*Stoned Jesus~Apathy

*Ministry~Lies, Lies, Lies

*DC4~Atomic Highway

*Megadeth~Holy Wars(Live)

**Dub Trio~World Of Inconvenience

*Brimstone Coven~Cosmic Communion

*Novembers Doom~Devil’s Light

*B.C. Trucker~The Midnight Ghost Train

   *****1 AM*****

*Night Ranger~You Can Still Rock In America

*In Flames~The Jesters Race

*Bolt Thrower~Anti Tank

*Shattered Sun~Hope Within Hatred

*Killswitch Engage~The End Of Heartache

*Murder One~American Junkie

*Black Mirrors~Gunther Kimmich

*Wayward Sons~Killing Time

*Green Leaf~The Rivers Lullaby

*Modus~Soul Fascist

*Beyond The Black~Escape from The Earth

   *****2 AM*****

*Buckethead~Four Ton Chandelier

*Buckethead~Scowl Owl

*The Brew~Seven Days Too Long

*Savatage~Midas Knight

*King Diamond~Shrine

*Mammoth Mammoth~Black Dog

*Clutch~D.C. Sound Attack

*Kyuss~Demon Cleaner

*Genitorturers~One Who Feeds

*Rob Zombie~Brick House


*Band Of Brothers~Night Patrol

   *****3 AM*****


*Mr Manly~Playing Army

**Fascination Alleyway~Feedback In Ultra Mono p212

**Dub Trio~Fought The Line

**Periphery~Follow Your Ghost

**Nine Shrines~Ghost

**1914~War In



**Manegarm~Krakes Sista Strid

   *****4 AM*****


*Deep Purple~Space Trucking(Live)

*Chickenfoot~Highway Star(Live)

*Dream Theater~Pull Me Under(Live)

*AC/DC~Let There Be Rock(Live)

*Amon Amarth~Crack The Sky

   *****5 AM*****

*Type O Negative~September Sun

*A Perfect Circle~By & Down(Live)

*A Pale Horse Named Death~Shallow Grave


*Deadsoul Tribe~The Love Of Hate

*Mother Love Bone~Chloe Dancer/Crown Of Thorns

*Andy Prieboy~Tomorrow Wendy

*Ray Charles~A Song For You