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 20, 2020 (On Demand)

Monday, December 21, 2020 |

        ….Playlist from December 20, 2015….



*BoyHitsCar~Rhythmical Gestures

**God Is An Astronaut~Agneya

**Mammoth Mammoth~Black Dog

*Type O Negative~Christian Woman

*Bolt Thrower~Pride

*Rammstein~Wollt Ihr Das Bett In Flammen Sehen


**The Midnight Ghost Train~BC Trucker

    *****1 AM*****

*Suicidal Tendencies~How Will I Laugh Tomorrow

**Killing Joke~Autonomous Zone

*Clutch~Drink To The Dead

*High On Fire~Death Is This Communion

*Amon Amarth~Runes To My Memory

*Geezer~Area Code 51

**Iron Maiden~Book Of Souls

**Motorhead~Sympathy For The Devil

*Savatage~Heal My Soul

**BTBAM~The Coma Machine

    *****2 AM*****

*Cathedral~Midnight Mountain

*Revolting Cocks~Dead End Streets


*Mr Manly~Office Christmas Carols

*Warrior Soul~Ghetto Nation

*Black Label Society~Funeral Bell

*The Sword~Apocryphon

*Mammoth Mammoth(Up All Night) Demons To Fight

*Temple Of Thieves~In The Garden

    *****3 AM*****

**Killing Joke~I Am The Walrus

**Fascination Alleyway~Redemption’s Fugitive p439

*Jimi Hendrix~Red House(Live)

*Black Sabbath~N.I.B.



*God Is An Astronaut~Vetus Memoria


*Cradle Of Filth~Hammer Of The Witches

   *****4 AM*****

*Thinning The Herd~Never Wanted

*Encrust~Predatory Skin

*Deicide~Believe The Lie

*Savatage~Hall Of The Mountain King(Live)


*Brian Posehn~Dork For Thirty Years


*Down~Bury Me In Smoke

**Sekond Skyn~Rain

*Stone Temple Pilots~Crackerman

*Paradise Lost~Cry Out

*God Is An Astronaut~Fall From The Stars

**With Our Arms To The Sun~Tessellation

    *****5 AM*****

*Metal Church~Highway Star

*Monster Magnet~~Dopes To Infinity

*Porcupine Tree~Time Flies

*Modus~Close To The Bone

*Porcupine Tree~She’s Moved on

*Cinderella~Night Songs

*Robin Trower~Twice Removed From Yesterday


*Eva Cassidy~Stormy Monday

*Ray Charles~A Song For You