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 8, 2023…

Sunday, January 08, 2023 |




*DevilDriver~Clouds Over California

*November 17~A Different Kind Of War

*Ministry~Bad Blood


*Rain Fell Within~In My Dreams

*Tristania~Night On Earth

*Kobra & The Lotus~Let Me Love You

**Black Mirrors~Collapsalory

*Theater Of Tragedy~Poppea

*Clutch~Drink To The Dead

   *****1 AM*****

*Type O Negative~Wolf Moon

*Type O Negative~How Could She?

**Elder~Merged In Dreams-Ne Plus Ultra

*Kataklysm~Serenity In Fire

*Kataklysm~Taking The World By Storm

*Bolt Thrower~Granite wall

*Living Sacrifice~Altered Life

*GodBelow~Rehearsal For Tragedy

**Candlemass~Devil Voodoo

   *****2 AM*****

*Buckethead~Florrmat Part 1   (Pike 225)

*Buckethead~Florrmat Part 2

*Buckethead~Florrmat Part 3

*Buckethead~Florrmat Part 4

*Buckethead~Florrmat Part 5

*Buckethead~Florrmat Part 6

*Buckethead~Florrmat Part 7

*Monster Magnet~2000 Light Years From Home

*Monster Magnet~Crop Circles

**Elder~Endless Return

*Throwdown~Black Vatican

**Lamb Of God~Shoulder Of Your God

   *****3 AM*****

*Type O Negative~September Sun

**Fascination Alleyway~Earth Time   p381

**KMFDM~Liquor, Fish & Cigarettes

**Who On Earth~Watch The Fires Burn

**Devin Townsend~Precious Sardine

**League Of Distortion~Wolf Or Lamb

**Held Hostage~Love Me Love Me


**War Kings~Hellfire

**Our 11th Hour~What I’m Here For

   *****4 AM*****


*My Sleeping Karma~Maya Shakti

*King Buffalo~Eye Of The Storm

*Prong~Close The Door

*Rollins Band~Just Like You

*King Diamond~Sleep Tight Little Baby

*The Hu~Through The Never

*Grotus~A Bad Itch

*Zakk Sabbath~Under The Sun-Every Day Comes & Goes

   *****5 AM*****

*Black Sabbath~Heaven & Hell  (Live)

*Krokus~Stayed Awake All Night  (Live)

*Yes~Heart Of The Sunrise

*The Mars Volta~Teflon


*Porcupine Tree~3

*Witherfall~Long Time

*Marillion~That Time Of The Night

*Ray Charles~A Song For You