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 February 11, 2024…

Sunday, February 11, 2024 |



*DevilDriver~Clouds Over California

*Fire Down Below~Cocaine Hippo

*Type O Negative~Be My Druidess

*Dio~The Last In Line

*Bolt Thrower~At First Light

*Bolt Thrower~Inside The Wire

**Witherfall~Ceremony Of Fire

**Max Scialdone~The Long Farewell

   *****1 AM*****

*Lake Of Tears~Last Purple Sky

*Karma To Burn~Thirty One


*Manowar~Riding The Dragon

*Manowar~The Demons Whip

*Savatage~Hall Of The Mountain King

*Brimstone Coven~Cosmic Communion

*King Buffalo~Burning

*Rammstein~Alter Mann

*Ministry~Just One Fix

   *****2 AM*****

*Buckethead~Reflections On The Clouds   (Pike 281)

*Buckethead~The Sea Remembers It’s Own


*Buckethead~The Triangle’s Mind

*Buckethead~Cauldron’s Calling


*Mississippi Bones~The Leopard, The Lion & The She-Wolf

*The Obsessed~Streetside

*Ozzy Osbourne~Fool Like You

*God Forbid~The New Clear

   *****3 AM*****

*Creations End~Creations End

**Fascination Alleyway~Saucers, Crucifixes & Stone   p51

**In Flames~The Beginning Of All Things That Will End

**In Flames~State Of Slow Decay

**In Flames~Meet Your Maker

**In Flames~Bleeding Out

**In Flames~Foregone pt.1

**In Flames~Foregone pt.2

**In Flames~Pure Light Of Mind

**In Flames~The Great Deceiver

**In Flames~In The Dark

**In Flames~A Dialogue In B Flat Minor

   *****4 AM*****


*Rush~Medley:By-Tor & The Snow Dog, In The End, In The Mood (Live)

*Mike Portnoy~By-Tor & The Snow Dog

*Dream Theater~Another Hand-The Killing Hand  (Live)

*Villagers Of Ioannina City~Part V

*BoyHitsCar~I’m A Cloud  (Live)

*Howling Giant~Juggernaut



*King Buffalo~Mammoth

*All Them Witches~Workhorse

*Tori Amos~Winter  (Live)

*Sugartooth~Sheffield Milestone


*My Sleeping Karma~Avatara

*Porcupine Tree~Trains

*Ray Charles~A Song For You