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 Playlist for April 14, 2024…

Sunday, April 14, 2024 |



*Metal Church~Metal Church

*Armored Saint~Aftermath

*Savatage~Can You Hear Me Now?

*Warrior Soul~Drugs, God & The New Republic

*Killing Joke~The Great Cull

*Rammstein~Der Meister

*November 17~Different Kind Of War

*Crossbreed~Pure Energy

*Fire Down Below~Cocaine Hippo

   *****1 AM*****

*Night Ranger~You Can Still Rock In America

*Clutch~Open Up The Border

*Black Sabbath~Looking For Today

*Anabasis~The Chamber

*Villagers Of Ioannina City~For The Innocent

*Deadsoul Tribe~The Love Of Hate

*Elephant Mountain~The Burden



*Ministry~Thieves  (Live)

*The Cult~Rise

   *****2 AM*****

*Buckethead~Soothsayer      (Pike 293)   (All Live)

*Buckethead~Ghosts Of Broken Eggs


*Buckethead~Oven Mitts

*Buckethead~Welcome To Bucketheadland

*Buckethead~Siege Engine

**Vltimas~Spoils Of War

**High On Fire~Burning Down

**The Rods~Rattle The Cage

**Judas Priest~Devil In Disguise

*Motorlord~Dive Bomb

   *****3 AM*****


**Fascination Alleyway~A Heart Stopping Situation  p199

**Witherfall~Kings & Queens

**Crown Lands~The Oracle  (Live In Session)

**Valeriy Stepanov Fusion Project~Voyage  (Live)

**Witherfall~When It All Falls Away

**High On Fire~Cometh The Storm

   *****4 AM*****

*Type O Negative~Everyone I Love Is Dead

*A Pale Horse Named Death~Shallow Grave

**Unleash The Archers~Ghosts In The Mist

*Max Scialdone~The Darkening

*All Them Witches~1st vs. 2nd


*ISIS~In Fiction


*KMFDM~Godlike Doglike

   *****5 AM*****

*King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard~Motor Spirit

*Mastodon~The Motherload

*Yes~Heart Of The Sunrise

*Temple Of Thieves~In The Garden Collecting Souls

*Rush~The Garden

*David Gilmore~No Way

*Renaissance~Day Of The Dreamer   (BBC Live)

*Ray Charles~a Song For You