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 25, 2024…

Sunday, February 25, 2024 |



*Warrior Soul~Ghetto Nation

*Moonspell~Scorpion Flower

*Brimstone Coven~Cosmic Communion

*Slave To The System~Slave To The System

**High On Fire~Burning Down

*Metal Church~Date w/Poverty

*Kataklysm~Where The Enemy Sleeps


*The Bronx~Past Away

   *****1 AM*****


*Elephant Mountain~The Burden

*Corrosion Of Conformity~Shake Like You


*Killing Joke~Autonomous Zone

*Candlemass~Black As Time

*November 17~Suffer

*Electric Hellfire Club~Highway To Hell

*Murder 1~American Junkie

   *****2 AM*****

*Buckethead~Once Upon A Distant Plane  (Pike 283)

*Buckethead~The Cosmic Mirror

*Buckethead~Space Beyond Question

*Buckethead~The Miners Lamp

*Buckethead~Ghosts Of Broken Eggs  (Live)

*Buckethead~Forneau Cosmique  (Live)

*Warrior Soul~American Band

*Megadeth~Cold Sweat

*Karma To Burn~Sixty~Two

*High Desert Sky~The Black Gate

*All Them Witches~1st vs. 2nd

   *****3 AM*****

*Type O Negative~September Sun

**Fascination Alleyway~The Caul   p367

**Judas Priest~The Serpent & The King

**Rotting Christ~Like Father, Like Son

**The Rods~Metal Highways

**The Rods~Hell Or High Water

**The Rods~Play It Loud

**The Rods~Shockwave

**The Rods~Hearts Of Steel

**Amaranthe~Damnation Flame

*All Them Witches~Talisman

   *****4 AM*****

*Genitorturers~Pleasure In Restraint

*Coroner~Paralyzed Mesmerized

*Q5~Steel The Light

*Type O Negative~Love You To Death

*Villagers Of Ioannina City~Cosmic Soul

*King Buffalo~Mammoth

*Riverside~Panic Room

*Steve Hackett~Cell 151  (BBC Radio)

*Eric Wagner~My Tortured Soul

   *****5 AM*****

*805~Genesis Medley  (Live)

*Genesis~Suppers Ready

*Ray Charles~A Song For You