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 October 16, 2016

Sunday, October 16, 2016 |




*Clutch~Abraham Lincoln

*Fear Factory~Body Hammer

*Callendish Circle~Self Inflicted

*Lamb Of God~Ashes Of The Wake

*Kataklysm~Breaching The Asylum

**Hammers Of Misfortune~The Velvet Inquisistion

*Machine Head~Halo


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

**Be’Lakor~The Smoke Of Many Fires

*Iced Earth~Slaves Of Babylon


*Type O Negative~Love You To Death


*Mammoth Mammoth~Black Dog

*Rychus Syn~South Of Sanity

Soilwork~Spirits Of The Future Son

*Stampin’ Ground~Don’t Need A Reason To Hate


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

*Primordial~As Rome Burns

*As I Lay Dying~The Darkest Nights

**Heaven Shall Burn~They Shall Not Pass

*Mr Manly~Un-Manly Nick Names

*Prong~Snap Your Fingers, Snap Your Neck

*Diamond Plate~Relativity

*Black Label Society~All For You

*Fashion Bomb~Veil Of Megiddo

*Temple Of Thieves~End Of Misery

*Deadsoul Tribe~Why?


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

*Porcupine Tree~Arriving Smewhere But Not Here

**Fascination Alleyway~Get Your Tail On Home….and Jocko p98


*Destrage~Symphony Of The Ego


**Witherfall~What We Are Dying For

**Neurosis~Bending Light

**Make Them Suffer~Blood Moon

**Kyng~Closer To The End

**Armoured Dawn~Too Blind To See


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

*Droids Attack~Brahma Astra

**Artillery~In Defiance Of Conformity

**Heaven Shall Burn~Pray To God

*Dark Tranquillity~Not Built To Last

*Marilyn Manson~Third Day Of A Seven Day Binge

*Saxon~Broken Heroes

**Otep~No Color

*Ministry~Bad Blood

*The Nefilim~Dazuzu


**Brant Bjork~Tao Of The Devil


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

*Cult Of Luna~In Awe Of

*Cradle Of Filth~Hallowed Be Thy Name

*Dream Theater~Metropolis-Part I

*Krokus~Stayed Awake All Night(Live)


**The Pineapple Thief~Take Your Shot

**Riverside~Time Travelers

*Andy Prieboy~Tomorrow Wendy

*Ray Charles~A Song For You