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 January 23, 2022

Sunday, January 23, 2022 |




*November 17~Religion

*Six Feet Under~Hells Bells

*Type O Negative~Black Sabbath

*Metal Church~Metal Church

*Manowar~Metal Warriors

*Manowar~All Men Play On Ten

*Savatage~Midas Knight

*Priestess~Lay Down

   *****1 AM*****

*King Buffalo~Burning

*Rammstein~Mein Teil


*Nailbomb~Religious Cancer

*Helios Creed~XL 35

*The Young Gods~Gasoline Man (Remix)

*Ministry~Jesus Built My Hotrod (Remix)

*Skid Row~Youth Gone Wild

*Life Of Agony~How It would Be

*A Pale Horse Named Death~Believe In Something

*UDO~Holy Invaders

   *****2 AM*****

*Buckethead~Hats  (Pike 140)


*Battlelore~The Great Gathering

*Dio~Fever Dreams  (Live)

*Fight~I Am Alive

*Primordial~Coffin Ships  (Live)

   *****3 AM*****

*Bolt Thrower~Contact Want Out

*Bolt Thrower~Inside The Wire

**Fascination Alleyway~I.V.T.V.’s, Newspapers, Magazines & Trash Cans p139

**Dream Theater~The Alien

**Infected Rain~Postmortem  Pt I

**Black Sabbath~Fairies Wear Boots (Live Paris 1970)

**Dream Theater~Answering The Call

**Whitechapel~When A Demon Defiles A Witch

   *****4 AM*****

*Riverside~The Same River

*King Buffalo~Repeater

*Nine Inch Nails~Erasure Realization Mix




Judas Priest~Locked In

   *****5 AM*****

*BoyHitsCar~Synchronicity I

*Marillion~Hooks In You

*Warrior Soul~Children Of Winter

*Howling Giant~Whale Lord

*King Buffalo~Eye Of The Storm

*Primus~John The Fisherman


*Modus~Close To The Bone

*David Gilmore~Cry From The Street

*Ray Charles~A Song For You