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 3, 2020

Saturday, May 02, 2020 |

   …From February 2, 2014, on the 32nd Anniversary of Cessation From Drinking Alcohol…



*Slayer~Hell Awaits

*Lamb Of God~Walk w/Me In Hell

*Testament~Last Stand For Independence

**End Of Green~Hangman’s Joke

*Candlemass~Under The Oak

*Life Of Agony~Seasons

*Kyuss~Demon Cleaner

**Diamond Plate~All Of It

*Dagoba~When Winter


   *****1 AM*****

**Iced Earth~Plagues Of Babylon

*Black Label Society~In This River

*Black Label Society~Overlord

*Deicide~Blame It On God

*Nile~The Inevitable Degradation Of Flesh

*Six Feet Under~Bonesaw

**Rychus Syn~Sabbathon

**Leave’s Eyes~Fading Earth

**Monster Magnet~Last Patrol

*Mastodon~Sleeping Giant


   *****2 AM*****

*Rammstein~Wollt Ihr Bett In Flammen Sehen

*Ministry~Bad Blood(Remix)

**Ministry~Punch In The Face

**Tristania~Night On Earth

*Killswitch Engage~Holy Diver

*Killswitch Engage~In Due Time

*Mr Manly~Wife Asks If She Is Fat

**Winds Of Plague~United Through Hatred

*Suicide Silence~No Pity For A Coward

*Job For A Cowboy~Embedded

**Autopsy~Mangled Far Below

**Fit For An Autopsy~The Travelers

*Skinless~Trample The Weak, Hurdle The Dead



   *****3 AM*****

**PSMS~Acid Rain(Live)

**Fascination Alleyway~Analyzed Atonement p.364

**Freya~Paragon Of The Crucible

**For Today~Molotov

**Primal Fear~One Night In December

**Gypsy Chief Goliath~Slow Leak

**Rev Horton Heat~Let Me Teach You How To Eat

**Throwdown~Borrowed Time

**Truckfighters~Get Lifted

**Righteous Vendetta~For The Skeptic

**Until Dawn~Strings Of The Damned

*Judgement Day~Ghost Hunt


   *****4 AM*****

**Clutch~The Wolf Man Kindly Presents

*Six Feet Under~TNT

*Blind Guardian~Precious Jerusalem

**Spiral Arms~Drugs & Alcohol

**Orchid~See You On The Other Side

*Nightwish~Wish I Had An Angel

**Mammoth Mammoth~(Up All Night) Demons To Fight

**Temple Of Thieves~End Of Misery

*A Pale Horse Named Death~As Black As My Heart


**Katatonia~First Prayer


   *****5 AM*****

*The Sword~Cloak Of Feathers

*Porcupine Tree~Voyage 34(Live)

*Rammstein~Heirate Mich

**Iceland~Solar Shuffle



*Fish~Sugar Mice


*Ray Charles~A Song For You