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 27, 2022

Sunday, February 27, 2022 |



*The Sword~Apocryphon

*Black Sabbath~The Mob Rules (Live)


*Alice In Chains~Rainier Fog

*King Buffalo~Repeater


*High On Fire~Death Is This Communion

   *****1 AM*****

*Savatage~Hall Of The Mountain King

*Type O Negative~Blood & Fire

*Cathedral~Hopkins Witchfinder

*Burning Witches~Flight Of The Valkyries


*Clutch~The Wolf Man Kindly Presents…

*Otep~Run For Cover

*Kalmah~The Evil Kin

*Bolt Thrower~The Killchain

*Killing Joke~Into The Unknown


*Haxan~Damned If You Do

   *****2 AM*****

*Buckethead~Kareem’s Footprint  (Pike 145)

*Buckethead~Inosanto:Kali Master

*Buckethead~Jabbar’s Fly Swatter

*Buckethead~Fake Beard Fight On Macau

*Buckethead~Get Going Fella

*Into Shadow~Uneven

*A Perfect Circle~Hourglass

*Motorlord~Dark Magic



   *****3 AM*****

*Black Sabbath~Heaven & Hell (Live)

**Fascination Alleyway~Thoughts That Can Bring Down Our Creator  p189

**Dream Theater~Invisible Monster


**Tony Martin~Damned By You

**Iced Earth~Dystopia (A Narrative Soundscape)

**Midnite Hellion~Phantomland

**Voodoo Moonshine~Rise Free

**Ashes Of Ares~By My Blade

*Murcielago~Matt Got Roofied

   *****4 AM*****

*The Quill~Evil Omen

*Mammoth Mammoth~Up All Night (Demons To Fight)

*King Buffalo~Eye Of The Storm

*ISIS~In Fiction



*Iron Maiden~Lost In A Lost World

*UDO~Metal Never Dies

   *****5 AM*****

*Samsara Blues Experiment~Midnight Boogie

*Orange Goblin~Shine

*Screaming Trees~Nearly Lost You

*The Mars Volta~Teflon

*The Cult~Born To Be Wild

*Max Scialdone~In Your Eyes

*Tori Amos~Winter  (Live)

*King’s X~Summerland

*Ray Charles~A Song For You