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 8, 2016

Sunday, May 08, 2016 |


**Killing Joke~Autonomous Zone

*Killing Joke~The Great Cull

*Amon Amarth~No Fear For The Setting Sun

**Amon Amarth~First Kill


*Mammoth Mammoth~Black Dog

*Type O Negative~Anesthesia

**Droids Attack~Mashenomak

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

*Monster Magnet~End Of Time

**King Gizzard~Robot Stop

**King Gizzard~Big Fig Wasp

*Marilyn Manson~Heart Shaped Glasses

*Brimstone Coven~Cosmic Communion

**Brimstone Coven~Black Magic

*Black Sabbath~Wicked World(Live)

**Artillery~In Defiance Of Conformity

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

**Motorhead~Sympathy For The Devil

*Kyuss~Demon Cleaner

*White Zombie~Blur The Technicolor

*Bolt Thrower~Inside The Wire

*Mr Manly~Jules


*Primus~Pudding Time

*Type O Negative~These Three Things

*Katatonia~Burn The Rememberance

*Clutch~Oh, Isabella

*Judgement Day~Common Denominator

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

**Droids Attack~Brahma Astra

*Godbelow~Master Of Puppets

**Fascination Alleyway~Kissed By Forgiveness p277

**Hatebreed~Looking Down The Barrel Of Today

**Death Angel~Let The Pieces Fall

**Grand Magnus~Freya’s Choice


**Toseland~Too Close To Call

**Shiraz Lane~Momma’s Boy

**Seas Of Wake~Beyond The Frail

**Hatebreed~Us Against Us

*Rammmstein~Der Meister

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

*Dream Evil~The Book Of Heavy Metal

*Texas Hippie Coalition~Hands Up

*Meshuggah~Straws Pulled At Random

**BTBAM~Memory Palace

**BTBAM~Option Oblivion

*Riverside~The Same River


*Soen~Tabula Rasa

*Temple Of Thieves~In The Garden

*Primodial~Where Greater Men Have Fallen

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

*Porcupine Tree~Time Flies

*Pink Floyd~Lost For Words

*Monster Magnet~2000 Light Years From Home

*Nebula~Let It Burn

*Sisters Of Mercy~Dr Jeep

*The Cult~Rain

*King’s X~Over My Head(Live)



*Ray Charles~A Song For You