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 18, 2021

Sunday, April 18, 2021 |



*Rotting Christ~As If By Magic

*Metal Church~Gods Of Wrath

**God Is An Astronaut~Adrift

*Monkey3~Once We Were

*Green Leaf~Good God I Better Run Away


*Killswitch Engage~A Light In A Darkened World

*Motorlord~A Little Madness

   *****1 AM*****


*Uada~Snakes & Vultures

*Corrosion Of Conformity~Shake Like You (Bulldozer Mix)

*Corrosion Of Conformity~Diable Blvd.

*Clutch~Profits Of Doom

*Type O Negative~The Profit Of Doom

**The Quill~Left Brain Blues

*Unleash The Archers~Ten Thousand Against One

*Unleash The Archers~Soulbound

*Anabasis~The Chamber

   *****2 AM*****

*Buckethead~Phantom Steamboat (Pike 111)

*Buckethead~Night Of The Snowmole

**Moonspell~The Greater Good

**Evergrey~Where August Mourn

*Life Of Agony~Seasons

*Alesana~Tilting The Hourglass

*Nuclear Winter~Survival Of The Fittest

**Nervosa~Time To Fight


**Marianas Rest~Sacrificial

**Fascination Alleyway~Force Fed Uselessness p86

**Cryptid Shadow~Somethin’ Squatchy

**Marty Friedman~Shukumei

**Marty Friedman~Ikuse Kaitou-Shoujo

**Sanguisugabogg~Dragged By A Truck

**Eyehategod~The Trial Of Johnny Cancer

**Eyehategod~Smoker’s Piece


**Malamorte~Apocalyptic Vision

**Carnal Savagery~Reborn Dead

*Haxan~Damned If I Do

   *****4 AM*****


*Rush~Distant Early Warning

*Rush~Time Stands Still

*Rush~Spirit Of The Radio (Live)

*Stone Temple Pilots~Crackerman

*Nightranger~You Can Still Rock In America

*Warrior Soul~Ha Ha Ha

*W.A.S.P.~King Of Sodom & Gomorrah

*Suicidal Tendencies~Controlled By Hatred

*High Desert Sky~Desert Jam

   *****5 AM*****

*Yes~Heart Of The Sunrise (Live)

*Paradise Lost~Enchantment

*Katatonia~Neon Epitaph

*Sisters Of Mercy~More

*Black Sabbath~Fairies Wear Boots

*Circles Around The Sun~Electric Chair

*Porcupine Tree~Dark Matter (Live)

*Marillion~Warm Wet Circles

*Ray Charles~A Song For You