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 18, 2021

Sunday, July 18, 2021 |



*Cannibal Corpse~Zero The Hero

*Six Feet Under~Hells Bells

*AC/DC~Let There Be Rock


*Cinderella~Night Songs

*Clutch~Earth Rocker

*W.A.S.P.~I Wanna Be Somebody

*DevilDriver~Clouds Over California

   *****1 AM*****

*Murcielago~Naked In Night Court

*The Quill~Left Brain Blues

*Green Leaf~Good God I Better Run Away

*Borracho~Lost In Time

*Ricky Warwick~When Life Was Hard & Fast

*DC4~Baba O’Reilly



*Bewitcher~Electric Phantoms

   *****2 AM*****

*Buckethead~Glow In The Dark (Pike 114)

*Buckethead~Vacant Space

*Buckethead~Underworld Maze

*Cradle Of Filth~Nymphetamine

*Leave’s Eyes~The Dream

*Tristania~Night On Earth

*Haxan~Killing Time

*Enforced~The Doctrine

   *****3 AM*****

*Demons & Wizards~Diabolic

**Fascination Alleyway~Light’s Echo p359

**Flotsam & Jetsam~Seven Seconds ‘Till The End Of The World

**Bodom After Midnight~Where Dead Angels Lie


**Sorizon~Thanatos Rising

**Sumo Cyco~Vertigo

**Tetrarch~Negative Noise

**Cyber Strike~Shape Shifter

   *****4 AM*****


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

*Moonspell~The Greater Good

*Nuclear Winter~Survival Of The Fittest

*Overkill~Death Comes Out To Play

*Jinjer~Judgement (& Punishment Live)

*Sacred Oath~Root Of All Evil

*Immortal Syn~Eternal Night

*Rush~Between The Wheels

*Warfect~Left To Rot

   *****5 AM*****

*Type O Negative~September Sun

*Big Big Train~London Plane

*Monster Magnet~Master Of Light

*BoyHitsCar~Rhythmical Gestures

*God Is An Astronaut~Adrift

*Porcupine Tree~.3

*King’s X~Summerland

*Ray Charles~A Song For You