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 27, 2018

Sunday, May 27, 2018 |




*The Sword~Apocryphon


*Drown~I Owe You

**Burn The Priest~Jesus Built My Hotrod

*Warrior Soul~Ha Ha Ha

*ProPain~Foul Taste Of Freedom

*Machine Head~Exhale The Vile

*Life Of Agony~Lost At 22

*Life Of Agony~World Gone Mad

*Mammoth Mammoth~Black Dog

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

*Primordial~Where Greater Men Have Fallen


**Paddy & The Rats~The Way We Wanna Go

*Battlelore~Summon The Wolves

*Korpiklaanl~Running w/The Wolves

*Kivimetsan Druidi~Jaassa Varttunut

*PoisonBlack~Never Enough

*Nightrage~At The Ends Of The Earth


**A Perfect Circle~Hourglass

*BoyHitsCar~I’m A Cloud

**Suicidal Tendencies~Ain’t Mess’n Around

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

*Elder~Dead Roots Stirring

*Wishbone Ash~Phoenix

**Monster Magnet~Want Some

*Motorhead~Sympathy For The Devil

*The Midnight Ghost Train~BC Trucker

*The Bronx~Cordless Kids

**Inhumatus~Systemic Indoctrination

**Octopus~Child Of Destiny

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

*Triptykon~Tree Of Suffocating Souls

*Mr Manly~Female Hockey Player

**Fascination Alleyway~Keeping In Touch p217

**Burn The Priest~Kerosene

**Alien Weaponry~Holding My Breath

**Bleeding Through~Life

**Nervosa~Kill The Silence

**Hate Theory~Ghosts

**Parkway Drive~Chronos

**Kobra & The Lotus~You’re Insane

**Burn The Priest~Dine Alone

*Otep~On The Shore

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

**Midnattsol~Herr Mannelig

*Leave’s Eyes~Sign Of The Dragonhead

*Echoes Of Eternity~Lost Beneath A Silent Sky


*Uriah Heep~July Morning

**The Quill~Set Free Black Crow

*Slave To The System~Slave To The System

*Throwdown~Black Vatican

*Unleash The Archers~Ten Thousand Against One

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

*Elder~The Falling Veil

**Architects Of Chaos~All Play Dead

**Trauma~The Rage

*Black Sabbath~Snowblind(Live)

**A Perfect Circle~So Long & Thanks For The Fish

*Riverside~Egoist Hedonist

*Genesis~Watcher Of The Skies(Live)

*Porcupine Tree~My Ashes

*Ray Charles~A Song For You