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 July 12, 2020

Sunday, July 12, 2020 |



*Killing Joke~Autonomous Zone

*Bolt Thrower~Contact Want Out

*Mastodon~Iron Tusk

*Amon Amarth~An Ancient Sign Of Oncoming Storm

*Stefanie Stuber~Ghost Walking

*Type O Negative~Everyone I Love Is Dead


*Prong~Broken Peace

**Vandenberg~Hell & High Water

   *****1 AM*****

**Katatonia~Neon Epitaph

**Testament~Children Of The Next Level

**August Burns Red~The Narrative

**Wolfheart~The Hammer

**Sojourner~The Monolith

**Carach Angren~Operation Compass

**Aether Realm~Redneck Vikings From Hell

*Bloody Hammers~Fire In The Dark

**Witherfall~Long Time

*Monster Magnet~Dopes To Infinity

*Life Of Agony~Right This Wrong

   *****2 AM*****

*Buckethead~Under Earth (Pike 74)

*Buckethead~Dark Moon

*Buckethead~Ray Cast

*Buckethead~The Land Bleeds

*Buckethead~The Mist

*Buckethead~Forest Guardian


*Buckethead~Infinity Hill

*Primordial~As Rome Burns


*Jinjer~Pit Of Consciousness


   *****3 AM*****

*Lake Of Tears~Last Purple Sky

**Fascination Alleyway~Dinosaurs Of Desolation p325

**SkanHan~Red Glorie

**Maelstrom~Army From Ash

**Libricide~Last Time

**Abysmal Dawn~Hedonistic

**Warbringer~Crushed Beneath The Tracks

**Sojourner~The Event Horizon

**Katatonia~City Glaciers

**Inexorum~Moonlight Navigation

**Testament~Night Of The Witch

   *****4 AM*****


*The Nefilim~Dazuzu

*David T Chastain~Zoned In Danger (Live)

*Godbelow~Take & Name Your Poison

*Dio~Holy Diver (Live)

*Black Sabbath~Heaven & Hell

*W.A.S.P.~Widow Maker

*Black Mirrors~Gunther Kimmich

*Metal Church~The Final Word

   *****5 AM*****


*Acid Bath~Graveflower

*Deicide~They Are The Children Of The Underworld

*Coroner~Paralyzed Mesmerized

*Paradise Lost~Hands Of Reason

*Riverside~Panic Room

*Steve Hackett~Cell 151

*Andy Prieboy~Tomorrow Wendy

*Ray Charles~A Song For You