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 September 18, 2016

Sunday, September 18, 2016 |





*Thinning The Herd~Never Wanted

**Be’Lakor~The Smoke Of Many Fires

**Bloody Hammers~Infinite Gaze To The Sun


*Type O Negative~Nettie

*Clutch~Escape From The Prison Planet(Live)


*God Dethroned~The Grand Grimoire


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

*Killing Joke~Into The Unknown

**KMFDM~A Drug Against War

*Rammstein~Wollt Ihr Das Bett In Flammen Sehen

*Within Temptation~The Cross

*Autumn~State Of Mind

**Otep~On The Shore

*My Ruin~Terror

*Kopek~Love Is Dead

**Delain~The Glory & The Scum

*Leave’s Eyes~Fading Earth

*Leave’s Eyes~The Dream

*Primordial~Where Greater Men Have Fallen


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

*Droids Attack~Claw Hammer Suicide

**Amon Amarth~First Kill

*Agony Column~Brave Words & Bloody Knuckles


*Mr Manly~The Lawnmower Letter

*Black Label Society~Funeral Bell

*Krokus~Stayed Awake All Night(Live)

*Queensryche~I Remember Now(Live)


*Queensryche~Revolution Calling(Live)

*Judas Priest~Love Bites

**Avatar~For The Swarm

*Killswitch Engage~My Last Serenade

*Nightranger~You Can Still Rock In America


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

*Riverside~Beyond The Eyelids

*Cult Of Luna~In Awe Of

**Fascination Alleyway~Zoned Out In The Seventh Dimension p163

**Slaves On Dope~Health Food & Heroin

**Brant Bjork~Dave’s War

**Earth Ship~The Edge Of Time

**Meshiaak~Death Of An Anthem


**Coroner~Golden Cashmire Sleeper Pt.I


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


*Sugartooth~Cracks In The Pavement

‘*Type O Negative~Anesthesia

*Ministry~Brick Wall

*Droids Attack~Brahma Astra

*Mammoth Mammoth~Up All Night Demons To Fight

*Sepultura~Bullet The Blue Sky

*Queensryche~Bullet The Blue Sky


*Monster Magnet~The Last Patrol(Live)


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


**Bloody Hammers~Astral Traveler

*Porcupine Tree~Voyage 34

*Prince~Purple Rain~Demo

*Love Scene Clear~Rotating Sunstone

*Marilyn Manson~The Gardener

*Ray Charles~A Song For You