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 4, 2016

Sunday, September 04, 2016 |




*Annihilator~The Fun Palace

*Rychus Syn~South Of Sanity

**Bloody Hammers~Infinite Gaze To The Sun

**Dark Funeral~Unchain My Soul

**Be’Lakor~Roots To Sever

*Sahg~Godless Faith

*Temple Of Thieves~End Of Misery

*Testament~Native Blood

*Napalm Death~Metaphorically Screw You


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

*Droids Attack~Brahma Astra

**Bloody Hammers~Astral Traveler

*Tree~Cold & Alone


**Otep~On The Shore

*Riverside~Rapid Eye Movement

*Bolt Thrower~Contact Want Out

*Bolt Thrower~Inside The Wire

**Islander~Bad Guy

*Bullet For My Valentine~Fever


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

**Motorhead~Just ‘Cos ou Got The Power(Live)

*Motorhead~Sympathy For The Devil

*Mammoth Mammoth~Black Dog

*Mr Manly~The Company Picnic

*Type O Negative~Der Untermensch

*Type O Negative~Life Is Killing Me

*Type O Negative~Some Stupid Tomorrow

*Type O Negative~An Ode To Locksmiths

*Type O Negative~Cinnamon Girl(Remix)

*Type O Negative~World Coming Down


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

*Killing Joke~Autonomous Zone

*Cattle Decapitation~Not Suitable For Life

**Fascination Alleyway~Disillusioned By Depravity p350

**Coroner~Grin Nails Hurt(Live)

**Delain~Mounds Of Gold

**Be’Lakor~Grasping Light

**Bloody Hammers~Stoke The Fire




*Queensryche~Revolution Calling(Live)


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



*Despised Icon~Fainted Blue Ornaments

*Viking Skull~Blackened Sunrise

*The Midnight Ghost Train~BC Trucker

**Death Angel~Lost

*Visigoth~Dungeon Master

*At The Gates~Upon Pillars Of Dust


*Monster Magnet~Master Of Light


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

*Monster Magnet~End Of Time

*God Forbid~The New Clear

*Acid Bath~Graveflower

*BoyHitsCar~Rhythmical Gestures

*Warrior Soul~Drugs, God & The New Republic


*Theater Of Tragedy~Lorelei

*Twisted Roots~Em

*Ray Charles~A Song For You