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 14, 2021

Sunday, February 14, 2021 |



*Clutch~Abraham Lincoln

*Black Sabbath~Tomorrows Dream

**Murcielago~Sherman’s March


**Accept~Zombie Apocalypse

*Metal Church~Date W/Poverty

**MSG~Don’t Die On Me Now

*Samsara Blues Experiment~End Of Forever

   *****1 AM*****

*Opeth~Heir Apparent

*Black Sabbath~Snowblind

**Malomorte~They Shall See The Truth

**Nervosa~Perpetual Chaos

*Plague Years~Incantation

*Kopek~Love Is Dead

*Heaven Shall Burn~Architects Of The Apocalypse

*Amon Amarth~Tattered Banners & Bloody Flags

*Uriah Heep~That’s The Way That It Is


*BoyHitsCar~Turning Inward

*Haxan~Damned If You Do

   *****2 AM*****

*Buckethead~Old Lunch Pale (Pike 103)

*Buckethead~Squid Ink Lodge

*Buckethead~Drawing In The Dirt

*Edger Winter Group~Frankenstein (Live)

*Grotus~A Bad Itch

*Greenleaf~The Rumble & The Weight

   *****3 AM*****


**Fascination Alleyway~Fantastic Love Pajamas p129

**Samsara Blues Experiment~Second Birth

**Chmcl Str8 Jckt~1911

**Product Of Hate~Rapture

**Autumn Fire~Antidote

**Frozen Soul~Faceless Enemy

**Samsara Blues Experiment~Orchid Annie

**The Dead Daises~Thirty Days In The Hole

*Unleash The Archers~Return To Me

   *****4 AM*****


*Black Sabbath~Wheels Of Confusion

*Lake Of Tears~Last Purple Sky

*Temple Of Thieves~In The Garden

*Down~Underneath Everything

*Rammstein~Mein Teil


*November 17~Kontrol


**Murcielago~Naked In Night Court

   *****5 AM******


*Mad Season~I Don’t Know Anything

*Big Big Train~Hedgerow


*Peter Gabriel~In Your Eyes

*Mother Love Bone~Chloe Dancer/ Crown Of Thorns

*Marillion~Sugar Mice

*Ray Charles~A Song For You