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 30, 2023…

Sunday, April 30, 2023 |




*Metal Church~Metal Church

*Nine Inch Nails~Gave Up

*Ministry~Jesus Built My Hotrod  (Remix)

*The Nefilim~Dazuzu

*Helmet~Give It

*November 17~Kontrol

*Warrior Soul~Charlie’s Out Of Prison

*White Zombie~Children Of The Grave

*King Buffalo~Eye Of The Storm

   *****1 AM*****

*Kataklysm~A Soulless God

*Korpiklaanl~Let’s Drink

*Kivimetsan Druidi~Jaassa Varttunut

*Kampfar~Dodens Vee


*Queensryche~Another Rainy Night Without You

*Sisters Of Mercy~When You Don’t See Me

*White Zombie~Blur The Technicolor

*The Company Band~Zombie Barricades

*The Brew~Seven Days Too Long

*Monster Magnet~Dig That Hole

*Frank Zappa~Bobby Brown

*Probot~My Tortured Soul

   *****2 AM*****

*Buckethead~Chart   (Pike 240)

*Buckethead~Glowing Gate

*Buckethead~Granite Track

*Shadows Fall~December

*PoisonBlack~Never Enough

*Soulfly~Blood Fire War Hate

*Type O Negative~Red Water (Christmas Mourning)

*Type O Negative~My Girlfriend’s Girlfriend

*Dio~The Last In Line

   *****3 AM*****

*Unleash The Archers~Ten Thousand Against One

**Fascination Alleyway~A Nip In The Bud   p127

**Kalmah~Drifting In A Dream



**Overkill~Know Her Name

**Hawkwind~Rama (The Prophecy)

**Overkill~Bag O’ Bones

**Manowar~Laut Und Hart Stark Und Schnell

*Candlemass~When Death Sighs

*Motorlord~Dark Magic

   *****4 AM*****

*Zakk Sabbath~Wasp/Behind The Wall Of Sleep/Bassically/N.I.B.

*Deep Purple~The Mule

*Viking Skull~Doom, Gloom, Heartache & Whiskey

*Saxon~Broken Heroes


**Crown Lands~Context: Pt. 1

*Creations End~Creations End

*Kreator~Demon Prince

*Modus~Close To The Bone

   *****5 AM*****

*Supertramp~Fool’s Overture

*Rush~The Garden


**Steve Hackett~Los Endos  (Live)

*Marillion~Alone Again In The Lap Of Luxury  (Live)

**Nektar~I’m On Fire

**Vinnie Moore~In Too Deep

*David Gilmore~Raise My Rent

*Ray Charles~A Song For You