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 18, 2022…

Sunday, December 18, 2022 |



*The Sword~Apocryphon

*Machine Head~The Rage To Overcome

*Testament~The Burning Times


*Soulfly~Touching The Void

*King Buffalo~Burning

*Warrior Soul~The Wasteland

*A Pale Horse Named Death~Shallow Grave

*Clutch~Oh Isabella

   *****1 AM****

**Elder~Endless Return

*Bolt Thrower~Spear Head

*Bolt Thrower~The Killchain


*Pitch Shifter~Cathode

**Candlemass~Black Butterild

**Black Mirrors~Snake Oil

**War Kings~To The King

*My Sleeping Karma~Maya Shakti

   *****2 AM*****

*Buckethead~Cove   (Pike 221)


*Tiamat~Sympathy For The Devil

*Sisters Of Mercy~Gimme Shelter

*Type O Negative~Everything Dies

*Monster Magnet~End Of Time  (Remix)

**Held Hostage~Tonight’s The Nite

*Held Hostage~You Rock Our Way

   *****3 AM*****

**Elder~Merged In Dreams

**Fascination Alleyway~Atonement By Adoration   p 271

**League Of Distortion~My Revenge

**Black Mirrors~Collapsalory

**Black Mirrors~Anthropocene

**War Kings~Legend Untold

**Who On Earth~The Price

**Candlemass~Devil Voodoo

**Triskelyon~Balance Of Terror

**Our 11th Hour~This One Isn’t Over

*Motorlord~Die Alone

   *****4 AM*****

**Moonspell  Trk X  (Live)

*King Buffalo~Mammoth

*Coroner~Status Still Thinking

*Coroner~Theme For Silence

*Coroner~Paralyzed Mesmerized

*Pandemonium~Imprisoned By The Snow  (Live)

*The Hu~Through The Never

*Life Of Agony~Lost At 22

*Howling Giant~Whale Lord


*Sojourner~The Grand Horizon

   *****5 AM*****


*Rush~Working Man  (Live)

*Rush~New World Man

*Onslaught~Welcome To Dying

*Q5~Steel The Light

*David Gilmore~Cry From The Street

*Modus~Soul Fascist

*Ray Charles~A Song For You