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 22, 2017

Sunday, October 22, 2017 |



*Warrior Soul~Ghetto Nation


*Clutch~Oh Isabella

**Unleash The Archers~Ten Thousand Against One

**Life Of Agony~World Gone Mad


**Go On, Great Immortal~Harbinger

**The Quill~Set Free Black Crow

**The Bronx~Night Drop At The Glue Factory

*Tree~Cold & Alone

*Judgement Day~California Legislature


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


*Type O Negative~Pyretta Blaze

*A Pale Horse Named Death~Pill Head

*Lindemann~Skills In Pills

*Monster Magnet~2000 Light Years From Home

**KMFDM~Hell Yeah


*Rammstein~Asche Zu Asche

*Mammoth Mammoth~Black Dog

**EMN~Loco Crazy


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


*Ex Deo~The Spoils Of War

**My Children My Bride~Act II: Sonar

*August Burns Red~King Of Sorrow

**The Haunted~Illusions

**Gwar~I’ll Be Your Monster

**Weapons Of Anew~Killshot

**Exit Eden~Unfaithful

*Deadlock~Dead City Sleepers

*Artillery~In Defiance Of Conformity

**Wayward Sons~Until The End

**Seven Kingdoms~Awakened From Nothing

*God Dethroned~Messina Ridge

*Hypocrisy~Until The End


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


*Mr Manly~Spawn Of Satan

**Fascination Alleyway~Alien Bandits & 2 p43

**Motorhead~God Save The Queen

**Ne Obliviscaris~Urn Pt I

**Ne Obliviscaris~Urn Pt II


**Arch Enemy~Dreams Of Retribution

**Unleash The Archers~Apex


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

*Byzantine~To Release…



*Black Sabbath~Falling Off The Edge Of The World

*Black Sabbath~Children Of The Grave(Live)

**Portrait~Burn The World

**Act Of Defiance~M.I.A.

**The Black Dahlia Murder~Nightbringers

**Akercocke~A Particularly Cold September

**Through The Eyes Of The Dead~Hate The Living

*Modus~Close To The Bone


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

**Curse The Son~Side Effects May Include…

**Uncle Acid~Do What Your Love Tells You


*BTBAM~The Coma Machine

**The Contortionist~Absolve

*Porcupine Tree~Hatesong(Live)


*Ray Charles~A Song For You