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 7, 2017

Sunday, May 07, 2017 |


*Killing Joke~Autonomous Zone

*Mammoth Mammoth~Black Dog

**Mammoth Mammoth~Mount The Mountain

**Life Of Agony~Right This Wrong

*Alice In Chains~Phantom Limb

*Type O Negative~Cinnamon Girl(Depressed Mode Mix)

*Warrior Soul~We Cry Out

*Primordial~Bloodied Yet Unbound


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

*Byzantine~To Release

*God Forbid~The New Clear


*ISIS~Not In Rivers, But In Drops

**My Sleeping Karma~Hymn 72

*Trouble~Memory’s Garden

*Tristania~Night On Earth

*The Warriors~Along The Way

*Encrust~Predatory Skin

**High Desert Sky~Doom Buggy

**Fates Warning~Night On Brocken(Live)


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

**Overkill~The Grinding Wheel

*Kataklysm~The Road To Devastation

*Hypocrisy~The Departure

**Memoriam~Surrounded By Death

*Metallica~Spit Out The Bone

*Exodus~Only Death Decides

*Droids Attack~Brahma Astra


*Monster Magnet~Dig That Hole

*Clutch~Abraham Lincoln


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


**Obituary~No Hope

*Mr Manly~Baby Pictures At Work

**Fascination Alleyway~Just Like A Steele In A Cat’s Eye Marble Game p68

**Craving Strange~Nothing But A Chance

**All That Remains~Open Grave

**Body Count~Civil War

**Beltfed Weapon~Mind Rape

**He Is Legend~The Garden

**Eckman Dredge~Me & Dave, Feeling Sensitive To The Minutes

**God Dethroned~The 11th Hour

*Haste~With All The Pride & Dignity Of A Drowning Swimmer

*The Beards~Why Having A Beard Is Better Than Having A Woman


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

*Riverside~Hybrid Times

*Big Big Train~Experimental Gentlemen

*Autumn~State Of Mind

**Novembers Doom~Devils Light

*Merauder~Downfall Of Christ

*Bolt Thrower~K-Machine

*Bolt Thrower~Granite Wall


*Amon Amarth~An Ancient Sign Of Oncoming Storm

*Coliseum~Man Was Never Meant To Fly


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

*Dead Rabbits~Miles Away

**Thobbe England~It Burns

**Demon Hunter~Died In My Sleep

*Iced Earth~Plagues Of Babylon

*BoyHitsCar~Rhythmical Gestures

*UFO~Electric Phase

*Modus~In The Grey Matter


*Tori Amos~Winter(Live)

*Ray Charles~A Song For You