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 November 25, 2018

Sunday, November 25, 2018 |



*Metal  Church~Metal Church

*Savatage~Midas Knight

*Mammoth Mammoth~Black Dog

*Monster Magnet~Last Patrol

*Killing Joke~War On Freedom



*Brimstone Coven~Cosmic Communion

*GBH~No News

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

*Eluveitie~Calling The Rain

*Be’Lakor~Roots To Sever

*Pegazus~The Headless Horseman


**DC4~Queen Of Angels

**Black Mirrors~Gunther Kimmich

**The Brew~Seven Days Too Long

**Hear The Rivers~The Rivers Lullaby

**Stoned Jesus~Apathy

*Architects~Death Is Not Defeat

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

*Elder~The Falling Veil


*A Pale Horse Named Death~Pill Head

*Type O Negative~Wolf Moon

*The Quill~Set Free Black Crow

*Borracho~Lost In Time

**Betzefer~Dying Man

*The Bronx~Past Away

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

**Witherfall~Moment Of Silence

*Mr Manly~Airline Food

**Fascination Alleyway~Spiritual Speak Ease p71


**High On Fire~The Pallid Mask

**DC4~Something In My Head

**Days Of Jupiter~Panoptical

**Walking Papers~Death On The Lips

**Central Disorder~Bleed You Dry


*Life Of Agony~World Gone Mad

**Jungle Rot~Burning Cinder

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

*Unleash The Archers~Ten Thousand Against One

*Primordial~The Sons Of Morrigan

**UDO~Rose In The Desert



*White Lion~All The Fallen Men

*Henry Rollins Band~Low Self Opinion

*Soilwork~Spirits Of The Future Sun

*Tristania~Night On Earth

*Leave’s Eyes~Fading Earth

*My Sleeping Karma~Hymn 72(Live)

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

**Van Canto~Hell’s Bells

**Wake The Sun~Squeezebox

*Mastodon~The Last Baron

*Parkway Drive~The Void

*Robin Trower~Long Misty Days

*Creations End~Creations End

*Tori Amos~Icicle(live)

*Marillion~Sugar Mice

*Ray Charles~a Song For You