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 December 13, 2020

Monday, December 14, 2020 |

…..Playlist from December 16, 2018…..



*Mammoth Mammoth~Up All Night, Demons To Fight


*The Company Band~Zombie Barricades

*My Sleeping Karma~Tamas(Live)

*A Perfect Circle~Hourglass

*Type O Negative~Anesthesia



*The Bronx~Cordless Kids

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


*Armored Saint~Aftermath

*Savatage~Hall Of The Mountain King(Live)

*Megadeth~Holy Wars(Live)

*Sahg~Godless Faith

*BTBAM~Memory Palace


*DC4~Baba O’Riley

*Judgement Day~California Legislature

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

*Buckethead~Pike #2 Empty Space

*Borracho~Lost In Time

*Monster Magnet~End Of Time

*Sex Pistols~God Save The Queen

*Marilyn Manson~Angel w/The Scabbed Wings

**High On Fire~Drowning Dog

**The Brew~Seven Days Too Long

**Black Mirrors~Gunther Kimmich


*Sugartooth~Cracks In The Pavement

*Mental Hippie Blood~Beaten Mother

*Accept~Balls To The Wall

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

*Primordial~Where Greater Men Have Fallen

*Mr Manly~Mumsies Big Butt

**Fascination Alleyway~A Pointless Matter Of No Return + 1 p200

**Beyond The Black~Song For The Godless

*Echoes Of Eternity~Lost Beneath A Silent Sky

*Elis~Innocent Hearts

*Solitude Aeturnus~Heaven & Hell

*Dio~A Night In The City

*Black Sabbath~Disturbing The Priest

*Sky Harbor~Evolution

*A Hero A Fake~A Year In Passing

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

*Deep Purple~Child In Time

*Wishbone Ash~Lady Whiskey

*Killing Joke~Autonomous Zone


*The Quill~Set Free Black Crow

*Danzig~Bringer Of Death

*Blue Oyster Cult~Hot Rails To Hell(Live)

*Uriah Heep~Look At Yourself

*Dark Funeral~As I Ascend

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

*Reverend~Heaven On Earth

*Death Angel~Falling Asleep

*To Die For~In Solitude

**Greenleaf~The Rivers Lullaby

*Early Man~Death Is The Answer

*Porcupine Tree~Feel So Low

*Porcupine Tree~3

**Witherfall~Moment Of Silence

*A Perfect Circle~By & Down The River

*Jake Shimabukuro~Heartbeat Dragon