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 23, 2018

Sunday, September 23, 2018 |



*Dream Theater~A Change Of Seasons

*Type O Negative~September Sun


**Black Mirrors~Gunther Kimmich

*Testament~Centuries Of Suffering

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

*Primordial~~As Rome Burns


**The Brew~Seven Days Too Long

**UDO~Rose In The Desert

*The Quill~Stone Believer

*Wolftooth~Blackbirds Call

*Ozzy~Over The Mountain

*Burn The Priest~Jesus Built My Hotrod

*Ministry~Bad Blood(Remix)

**ASG~Weekend Money

*The Bronx~Stranger Danger

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


*Monster Magnet~Dopes To Infinity

*Monster Magnet~Crop Circles


*Life Of Agony~Seasons

*Prong~Broken Peace

*Deftones~Engine #9

*Kilgore~Lullaby For Your Casket

*Death Angel~Falling Asleep

**Jungle Rot~Delusional Denial

**Jungle Rot~Burning Cinder

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

*Borracho~Lost In Time

*Mr Manly~The Vegetarian Dinner

**Fascination Alleyway~Misfortunate Luck p252

**Wake The Sun~Squeezebox

**Wake The Sun~What’s My Name

**Black Mirrors~Mind Shape

**The Brew~Gin Soaked Loving Queen

**Outliar~Darken Your Door


**Order Of The Dead~Pit Of Snakes

**Wake The Sun~Muses

*Orange Goblin~Time Traveling Blues

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

*Killing Joke~Into The Unknown

*Triptykon~Tree Of Suffocating Souls


*Crowbar~Dream Weaver


*Solitude Aeturnus~Heaven & Hell

*Mammoth Mammoth~Up All Night, Demons To Fight

*Genitorturers~One Who Feeds

*Otep~On The Shore

*Warrior Soul~Children Of Winter

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

*A Perfect Circle~Hourglass

*Octopus~Child Of Destiny

*Soen~Tabula Rasa

**Stoned Jesus~Thessalia

*Clutch~Escape From The Prison Planet(Live)


*Modus~Close To The Bone

*Riverside~Egoist Hedonist


*King’s X~Summerland

*Ray Charles~A Song For You